100 Bible Verses about Men Working

Here are 100 Bible verses about men working, curated from both the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, King James Version, arranged from most to least relevant.

1 Timothy 5:8 KJV

8 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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Genesis 2:15 KJV

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

Ephesians 4:28 KJV

28 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.

Colossians 3:23 KJV

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

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1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 KJV

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.

2 Thessalonians 3:10 KJV

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

Proverbs 22:29 KJV

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

Proverbs 12:24 KJV

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

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Proverbs 18:9 KJV

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

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1 Timothy 3:2 KJV

2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;

Revelation 1:1 KJV

1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:

Proverbs 10:4 KJV

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

Proverbs 16:3 KJV

3 Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.

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Psalm 90:17 KJV

17 And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.

Luke 1:37 KJV

37 For with God nothing shall be impossible.

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Proverbs 13:4 KJV

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

1 Corinthians 15:58 KJV

58 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.

Proverbs 14:23 KJV

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

Colossians 3:23-24 KJV

23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; 24 Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.

John 3:16-17 KJV

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

Philippians 4:13 KJV

13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

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2 Timothy 3:16-17 KJV

16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

Proverbs 12:11 KJV

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

Genesis 2:3 KJV

3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.

Colossians 3:24 KJV

24 Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.

Colossians 3:17 KJV

17 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.

John 6:27 KJV

27 Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.

Galatians 6:4-5 KJV

4 But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another. 5 For every man shall bear his own burden.

Proverbs 13:11 KJV

11 Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.

Ecclesiastes 4:9 KJV

9 Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.

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Ecclesiastes 3:12-13 KJV

12 I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life. 13 And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God.

Jeremiah 29:11 KJV

11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

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2 Timothy 2:15 KJV

15 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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2 Thessalonians 3:12 KJV

12 Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.

1 Corinthians 16:14 KJV

14 Let all your things be done with charity.

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2 Thessalonians 3:10-12 KJV

10 For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat. 11 For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies. 12 Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.

Proverbs 10:4-5 KJV

4 He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich. 5 He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.

Proverbs 12:27 KJV

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

Proverbs 30:5-6 KJV

5 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. 6 Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.

2 Kings 2:23-24 KJV

23 And he went up from thence unto Bethel: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, thou bald head; go up, thou bald head. 24 And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the Lord. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them.

2 Peter 1:21 KJV

21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

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Proverbs 20:4 KJV

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

2 Thessalonians 3:7-9 KJV

7 For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you; 8 Neither did we eat any man’s bread for nought; but wrought with labour and travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you: 9 Not because we have not power, but to make ourselves an ensample unto you to follow us.

1 Corinthians 10:31 KJV

31 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

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1 John 5:19 KJV

19 And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.

Matthew 5:18 KJV

18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

Acts 18:3 KJV

3 And because he was of the same craft, he abode with them, and wrought: for by their occupation they were tentmakers.

Romans 12:19 KJV

19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

1 Timothy 5:1-25 KJV

1 Rebuke not an elder, but intreat him as a father; and the younger men as brethren; 2 The elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with all purity. 3 Honour widows that are widows indeed. 4 But if any widow have children or nephews, let them learn first to shew piety at home, and to requite their parents: for that is good and acceptable before God. …

Proverbs 20:13 KJV

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

Ecclesiastes 9:10 KJV

10 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.

John 5:17 KJV

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

1 Thessalonians 4:11 KJV

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;

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Genesis 1:1 KJV

1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

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Matthew 5:16 KJV

16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

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Exodus 20:8-11 KJV

8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: 10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: 11 For in six days the Lord made heaven and …

Colossians 3:22-24 KJV

22 Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God; 23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; 24 Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.

Acts 20:35 KJV

35 I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.

Luke 4:4 KJV

4 And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.

Proverbs 24:30-34 KJV

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 …

Genesis 3:17-19 KJV

17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; 18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; 19 In the sweat of thy face shalt …

Ephesians 6:7 KJV

7 With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men:

Ecclesiastes 2:24 KJV

24 There is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat and drink, and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labour. This also I saw, that it was from the hand of God.

Ephesians 2:10 KJV

10 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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Deuteronomy 24:14 KJV

14 Thou shalt not oppress an hired servant that is poor and needy, whether he be of thy brethren, or of thy strangers that are in thy land within thy gates:

1 Corinthians 15:2 KJV

2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.

1 Corinthians 15:10 KJV

10 But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.

Ecclesiastes 5:18 KJV

18 Behold that which I have seen: it is good and comely for one to eat and to drink, and to enjoy the good of all his labour that he taketh under the sun all the days of his life, which God giveth him: for it is his portion.

1 Corinthians 4:12 KJV

12 And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it:

Joshua 1:9 KJV

9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

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Proverbs 21:5 KJV

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

Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV

5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Genesis 1:31 KJV

31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

Ecclesiastes 5:18-20 KJV

18 Behold that which I have seen: it is good and comely for one to eat and to drink, and to enjoy the good of all his labour that he taketh under the sun all the days of his life, which God giveth him: for it is his portion. 19 Every man also to whom God hath given riches and wealth, and hath given him power to eat thereof, and to take his portion, and to rejoice in his labour; this is the gift of God. …

Ecclesiastes 5:19 KJV

19 Every man also to whom God hath given riches and wealth, and hath given him power to eat thereof, and to take his portion, and to rejoice in his labour; this is the gift of God.

Ecclesiastes 3:22 KJV

22 Wherefore I perceive that there is nothing better, than that a man should rejoice in his own works; for that is his portion: for who shall bring him to see what shall be after him?

John 14:6 KJV

6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

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1 Corinthians 3:16 KJV

16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

Colossians 3:23-25 KJV

23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; 24 Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. 25 But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.

Hebrews 6:10 KJV

10 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.

2 Corinthians 9:8 KJV

8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:

John 14:12 KJV

12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

2 John 1:8 KJV

8 Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.

1 Peter 3:13 KJV

13 And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good?

Acts 20:24 KJV

24 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.

Hebrews 4:9-10 KJV

9 There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. 10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.

Matthew 6:26 KJV

26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?

Ecclesiastes 4:4 KJV

4 Again, I considered all travail, and every right work, that for this a man is envied of his neighbour. This is also vanity and vexation of spirit.

Matthew 11:28 KJV

28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

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Leviticus 23:22 KJV

22 And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not make clean riddance of the corners of thy field when thou reapest, neither shalt thou gather any gleaning of thy harvest: thou shalt leave them unto the poor, and to the stranger: I am the Lord your God.

Micah 6:8 KJV

8 He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?

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2 Thessalonians 3:8 KJV

8 Neither did we eat any man’s bread for nought; but wrought with labour and travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you:

Proverbs 13:22 KJV

22 A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.

Proverbs 10:22 KJV

22 The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.

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Genesis 2:7 KJV

7 And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

2 Timothy 2:6 KJV

6 The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits.

John 17:4 KJV

4 I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.

James 2:26 KJV

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

Proverbs 10:5 KJV

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

Psalm 128:2 KJV

2 For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.