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85 Bible Verses About Being Lazy

Here are 85 Bible verses about being lazy from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible (King James Version), sorted from most to least relevant.

Proverbs 18:9 KJV

He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.

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Proverbs 13:4 KJV

The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

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Proverbs 10:4-5 KJV

He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich. He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.

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Proverbs 21:25 KJV

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

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Proverbs 19:15 KJV

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

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Matthew 25:14-30 KJV

For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods. And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey. Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents. And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two. But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord’s money. After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them. And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more. His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents beside them. His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed: And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine. His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed: Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury. Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents. For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath. And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

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Proverbs 12:24 KJV

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

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2 Thessalonians 3:10 KJV

For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.

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Mark 2:27 KJV

And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:

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Matthew 7:21-23 KJV

Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

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Proverbs 6:6 KJV

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

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1 Corinthians 9:26 KJV

I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:

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Proverbs 10:4 KJV

He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.

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Psalms 119:44-47 KJV

So shall I keep thy law continually for ever and ever.

And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts.

I will speak of thy testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed.

And I will delight myself in thy commandments, which I have loved.

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Hebrews 6:12 KJV

That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

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Proverbs 20:4 KJV

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

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Proverbs 12:27 KJV

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

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Luke 19:17 KJV

And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities.

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Matthew 25:34 KJV

Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

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Proverbs 3:1-2 KJV

My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments: For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.

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Colossians 3:23 KJV

And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;

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Ecclesiastes 10:18 KJV

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

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Proverbs 21:5 KJV

The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want.

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Proverbs 14:23 KJV

In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.

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James 4:17 KJV

Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.

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1 Timothy 5:8 KJV

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.

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2 Thessalonians 3:11-12 KJV

For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies. Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.

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Romans 12:11 KJV

Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;

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Proverbs 20:13 KJV

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

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Proverbs 24:30-34 KJV

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

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John 5:17 KJV

But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.

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Matthew 25:26 KJV

His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed:

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Proverbs 22:13 KJV

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

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Proverbs 12:11 KJV

He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that followeth vain persons is void of understanding.

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Proverbs 10:5 KJV

He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.

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Proverbs 6:9-11 KJV

How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep? Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.

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Genesis 2:15 KJV

And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.

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2 Thessalonians 3:10-12 KJV

For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat. For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies. Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.

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1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 KJV

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

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Colossians 3:23-24 KJV

And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.

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John 9:4 KJV

I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.

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Proverbs 26:13 KJV

The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets.

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Proverbs 10:2-7 KJV

Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness delivereth from death. The LORD will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish: but he casteth away the substance of the wicked. He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich. He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame. Blessings are upon the head of the just: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked. The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot.

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James 1:22 KJV

But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

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Hebrews 6:10 KJV

For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.

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Ephesians 5:15-17 KJV

See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.

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Ephesians 4:28 KJV

Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.

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Ephesians 2:10 KJV

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

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Isaiah 11:9 KJV

They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.

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Ecclesiastes 9:10 KJV

Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.

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Ecclesiastes 4:5 KJV

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

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Proverbs 26:13-16 KJV

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

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Proverbs 22:29 KJV

Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.

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Proverbs 19:24 KJV

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

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Proverbs 15:19 KJV

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

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Proverbs 10:26 KJV

As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him.

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2 Timothy 2:15 KJV

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

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1 Thessalonians 4:11 KJV

And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;

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Colossians 3:17 KJV

And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

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James 2:26 KJV

For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

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Philippians 1:6 KJV

Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

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1 Corinthians 15:58 KJV

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

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Luke 16:10 KJV

He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.

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Matthew 6:34 KJV

Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

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Proverbs 31:19 KJV

She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.

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Proverbs 31:13 KJV

She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.

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Proverbs 26:14 KJV

As the door turneth upon his hinges, so doth the slothful upon his bed.

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Proverbs 24:31 KJV

And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down.

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Proverbs 24:30 KJV

I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding;

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Proverbs 22:6 KJV

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

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Proverbs 6:6-8 KJV

Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.

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1 Peter 5:7 KJV

Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

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James 2:18 KJV

Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.

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Hebrews 13:16 KJV

But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

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2 Timothy 1:7 KJV

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

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2 Thessalonians 3:11 KJV

For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies.

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John 14:27 KJV

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

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Luke 1:37 KJV

For with God nothing shall be impossible.

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Matthew 7:23 KJV

And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

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Matthew 7:21 KJV

Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

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Matthew 7:12 KJV

Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.

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Proverbs 26:16 KJV

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

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Proverbs 26:15 KJV

The slothful hideth his hand in his bosom; it grieveth him to bring it again to his mouth.

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Proverbs 6:8 KJV

Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.

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Proverbs 4:23 KJV

Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

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