25 Bible Verses About Idle (ESV)

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This is a hand-curated and ranked list of the most relevant Bible verses about Idle (ESV). Verses are ranked by number of votes.

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Bible Verses About Idle

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1 Timothy 5:13

13 Besides that, they learn to be idlers, going about from house to house, and not only idlers, but also gossips and busybodies, saying what they should not.

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Proverbs 19:15

15   Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep,
    and an idle person will suffer hunger.

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7

Matthew 12:36

36 I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak,

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6

2 Thessalonians 3:11

11 For we hear that some among you walk in idleness, not busy at work, but busybodies.

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5

1 Timothy 5:8

But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

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6

Hebrews 11:6

And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

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5

1 Thessalonians 5:17

17 pray without ceasing,

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Ephesians 4:28

28 Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need.

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5

Ecclesiastes 10:18

18   Through sloth the roof sinks in,
    and through indolence the house leaks.

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5

Proverbs 31:27

27   She looks well to the ways of her household
    and does not eat the bread of idleness.

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5

1 Thessalonians 5:14

14 And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all.

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5

Proverbs 18:9

  Whoever is slack in his work
    is a brother to him who destroys.

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4

2 Thessalonians 3:12

12 Now such persons we command and encourage in the Lord Jesus Christ to do their work quietly and to earn their own living.

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6

Ephesians 5:4

Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving.

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4

Proverbs 12:24

24   The hand of the diligent will rule,
    while the slothful will be put to forced labor.

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3

Proverbs 10:4

  A slack hand causes poverty,
    but the hand of the diligent makes rich.

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2

Philippians 4:8

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

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3

1 Corinthians 15:58

58 Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.

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Romans 14:12

12 So then each of us will give an account of himself to God.

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John 3:16

16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

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2 Thessalonians 3:10

10 For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat.

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2 Thessalonians 3:6

Now we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you keep away from any brother who is walking in idleness and not in accord with the tradition that you received from us.

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2 Corinthians 5:17

17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

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John 8:44

44 You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

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Proverbs 24:33

33   A little sleep, a little slumber,
    a little folding of the hands to rest,

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