25 Bible Verses About Idleness (NIV)

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

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1 Timothy 5:13

13 Besides, they get into the habit of being idle and going about from house to house. And not only do they become idlers, but also gossips and busybodies, saying things they ought not to.

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Ecclesiastes 10:18

18 If a man is lazy, the rafters sag; if his hands are idle, the house leaks.

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Proverbs 19:15

15 Laziness brings on deep sleep, and the shiftless man goes hungry.

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Proverbs 13:4

4 The sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.

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2 Thessalonians 3:10

10 For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: "If a man will not work, he shall not eat."

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2 Thessalonians 3:11

11 We hear that some among you are idle. They are not busy; they are busybodies.

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Proverbs 31:27

27 She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.

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Proverbs 12:24

24 Diligent hands will rule, but laziness ends in slave labor.

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Proverbs 24:30-34

30 I went past the field of the sluggard, past the vineyard of the man who lacks judgment; 31 thorns had come up everywhere, the ground was covered with weeds, and the stone wall was in ruins. 32 I applied my heart to what I observed and learned a lesson from what I saw: 33 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest- 34 and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man.

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Ezekiel 16:49

49 "'Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy.

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Proverbs 20:13

13 Do not love sleep or you will grow poor; stay awake and you will have food to spare.

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Proverbs 18:9

9 One who is slack in his work is brother to one who destroys.

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Proverbs 20:4

4 A sluggard does not plow in season; so at harvest time he looks but finds nothing.

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Proverbs 10:4

4 Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth.

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Proverbs 14:23

23 All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.

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Proverbs 21:25

25 The sluggard's craving will be the death of him, because his hands refuse to work.

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1 Thessalonians 5:14

14 And we urge you, brothers, warn those who are idle, encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone.

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Matthew 12:36

36 But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken.

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Proverbs 6:6

6 Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise!

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2 Thessalonians 3:6

6 In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we command you, brothers, to keep away from every brother who is idle and does not live according to the teaching you received from us.

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Matthew 20:6

6 "He went out again about the sixth hour and the ninth hour and did the same thing. About the eleventh hour he went out and found still others standing around. He asked them, 'Why have you been standing here all day long doing nothing?'

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Proverbs 12:27

27 The lazy man does not roast his game, but the diligent man prizes his possessions.

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Ephesians 4:28

28 He who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with his own hands, that he may have something to share with those in need.

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Proverbs 26:13-16

13 The sluggard says, "There is a lion in the road, a fierce lion roaming the streets!" 14 As a door turns on its hinges, so a sluggard turns on his bed. 15 The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; he is too lazy to bring it back to his mouth. 16 The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven men who answer discreetly.

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Proverbs 23:21

21 for drunkards and gluttons become poor, and drowsiness clothes them in rags.

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