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What the Bible says about being lazy and waisting time, 26 Related Verses

Old Testament

1. Genesis 2:15, (esv) The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.

2. Proverbs 6:6-12, (esv) 6 Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise. 7 Without having any chief, officer, or ruler, 8 she prepares her bread in summer and gathers her food in harvest. 9 How long will you lie there, you sluggard? When will you get up from your sleep? 10 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest— 11 and poverty will come on you like a thief and scarcity like an armed man. 12 A troublemaker and a villain, who goes about with a corrupt mouth,

3. Proverbs 10:4–5, (esv) 4 A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich. 5 He who gathers in summer is a prudent son, but he who sleeps in harvest is a son who brings shame.

4. Proverbs 10:26, (esv) Like vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to those who send him.

5. Proverbs 12:11, (esv) Those who work their land will have abundant food, but those who chase fantasies have no sense.

6. Proverbs 12:24, (esv) The hand of the diligent will rule, while the slothful will be put to forced labor.

7. Proverbs 12:27, (esv) Whoever is slothful will not roast his game, but the diligent man will get precious wealth.

8. Proverbs 13:4, (esv) The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.

9. Proverbs 14:23, (esv) All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.

10. Proverbs 15:19, (esv) The way of a sluggard is like a hedge of thorns, but the path of the upright is a level highway.

11. Proverbs 19:15, (esv) Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep, and an idle person will suffer hunger.

12. Proverbs 19:24–25, (esv) 24 The sluggard buries his hand in the dish and will not even bring it back to his mouth. 25 Strike a scoffer, and the simple will learn prudence; reprove a man of understanding, and he will gain knowledge.

13. Proverbs 20:4, (esv) The sluggard does not plow in the autumn; he will seek at harvest and have nothing.

14. Proverbs 21:25–26, (esv) 25 The desire of the sluggard kills him, for his hands refuse to labor. 26 All day long he craves and craves, but the righteous gives and does not hold back.

15. Proverbs 22:13, (esv) The sluggard says, “There is a lion outside! I shall be killed in the streets!” (They have many excuses.)

16. Proverbs 24:30–34, (esv) 30 I passed by the field of a sluggard, by the vineyard of a man lacking sense, 31 and behold, it was all overgrown with thorns; the ground was covered with nettles, and its stone wall was broken down. 32 Then I saw and considered it; I looked and received instruction. 33 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest, 34 and poverty will come upon you like a robber, and want like an armed man.

17. Proverbs 26:13–16, (esv) 13 The sluggard says, “There is a lion in the road! There is a lion in the streets!” 14 As a door turns on its hinges, so does a sluggard on his bed. 15 The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; it wears him out to bring it back to his mouth. 16 The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven men who can answer sensibly.

18. Proverbs 28:19, (esv) Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits will have plenty of poverty.

19. Ecclesiastes 9:10, (esv) Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the realm of the dead, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.

New Testament

20. Matthew 25:24-29, (esv) 24 “Then the man who had received one bag of gold came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed. 25 So I was afraid and went out and hid your gold in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.’ 26 “His master replied, ‘You wicked, lazy servant! So you knew that I harvest where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed? 27 Well then, you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest. 28 “ ‘So take the bag of gold from him and give it to the one who has ten bags. 29 For whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them.

21. Luke 16:10, (esv) “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.

22. Ephesians 5:15-17, (esv) 15 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.

23. Colossians 3:17, (esv) 17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

24. Colossians 3:23, (esv) Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,

25. 2 Thessalonians 3:6-10, (esv) 6 In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we command you, brothers and sisters, to keep away from every believer who is idle and disruptive and does not live according to the teaching you received from us. 7 For you yourselves know how you ought to follow our example. We were not idle when we were with you, 8 nor did we eat anyone’s food without paying for it. On the contrary, we worked night and day, laboring and toiling so that we would not be a burden to any of you. 9 We did this, not because we do not have the right to such help, but in order to offer ourselves as a model for you to imitate. 10 For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: “The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.”

26. 1 Timothy 5:8, (esv) Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

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What the Bible says about being lazy and wasiting time, 26 verses

Some people claim that all christian doctrine is a personal opinion, these verses state clearly and without question, God's opinion and judgement.