Bible Verses About Idleness

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But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.

1 Timothy 5:8

Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.

Ezekiel 16:49

Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:

Proverbs 6:6

The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour.

Proverbs 21:25

The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.

Proverbs 20:4

30 I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding;
31 And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down.
32 Then I saw, and considered it well: I looked upon it, and received instruction.
33 Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:
34 So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth; and thy want as an armed man.

Proverbs 24:30-34

11 And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;
12 That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing.

1 Thessalonians 4:11-12

And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.

1 Timothy 5:13

The slothful man saith, There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets.

Proverbs 22:13

For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.

Proverbs 23:21

The way of the slothful man is as an hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous is made plain.

Proverbs 15:19

She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.

Proverbs 31:27

13 The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets.
14 As the door turneth upon his hinges, so doth the slothful upon his bed.
15 The slothful hideth his hand in his bosom; it grieveth him to bring it again to his mouth.
16 The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason.

Proverbs 26:13-16

The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious.

Proverbs 12:27

The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason.

Proverbs 26:16

The fool foldeth his hands together, and eateth his own flesh.

Ecclesiastes 4:5

A slothful man hideth his hand in his bosom, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.

Proverbs 19:24

By much slothfulness the building decayeth; and through idleness of the hands the house droppeth through.

Ecclesiastes 10:18

Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us.

2 Thessalonians 3:6

Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread.

Proverbs 20:13

Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.

Proverbs 19:15

And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle?

Matthew 20:6

The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute.

Proverbs 12:24

Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.

1 Thessalonians 5:14

And their words seemed to them as idle tales, and they believed them not.

Luke 24:11

13 The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets.
14 As the door turneth upon his hinges, so doth the slothful upon his bed.
15 The slothful hideth his hand in his bosom; it grieveth him to bring it again to his mouth.
16 The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason.

Proverbs 26:13-16

30 I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding;
31 And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down.
32 Then I saw, and considered it well: I looked upon it, and received instruction.
33 Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:
34 So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth; and thy want as an armed man.

Proverbs 24:30-34

11 And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;
12 That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing.

1 Thessalonians 4:11-12

Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:

Proverbs 6:6

She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.

Proverbs 31:27

The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason.

Proverbs 26:16

For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.

Proverbs 23:21

The slothful man saith, There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets.

Proverbs 22:13

The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour.

Proverbs 21:25

The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.

Proverbs 20:4

Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread.

Proverbs 20:13

A slothful man hideth his hand in his bosom, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.

Proverbs 19:24

Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.

Proverbs 19:15

The way of the slothful man is as an hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous is made plain.

Proverbs 15:19

The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious.

Proverbs 12:27

The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute.

Proverbs 12:24

And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle?

Matthew 20:6

And their words seemed to them as idle tales, and they believed them not.

Luke 24:11

Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.

Ezekiel 16:49

The fool foldeth his hands together, and eateth his own flesh.

Ecclesiastes 4:5

By much slothfulness the building decayeth; and through idleness of the hands the house droppeth through.

Ecclesiastes 10:18

Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us.

2 Thessalonians 3:6

But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.

1 Timothy 5:8

And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.

1 Timothy 5:13

Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.

1 Thessalonians 5:14

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