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102 Bible Verses About Procrastination

Here are 102 Bible verses about procrastination from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible (King James Version), sorted from most to least relevant.

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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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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Proverbs 12:24 KJV

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

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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 27:1 KJV

Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.

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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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Luke 9:59-62 KJV

And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father. Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God. And another also said, Lord, I will follow thee; but let me first go bid them farewell, which are at home at my house. And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.

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Philippians 4:13 KJV

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

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Hebrews 12:11 KJV

Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.

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Matthew 6:33 KJV

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

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Proverbs 12:25 KJV

Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad.

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Luke 12:40 KJV

Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.

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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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Luke 12:35 KJV

Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning;

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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 11:4 KJV

He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap.

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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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Galatians 6:9 KJV

And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

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Romans 7:20-21 KJV

Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me.

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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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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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1 Thessalonians 5:2 KJV

For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.

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Proverbs 3:28 KJV

Say not unto thy neighbour, Go, and come again, and to morrow I will give; when thou hast it by thee.

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Psalms 119:60 KJV

I made haste, and delayed not to keep thy commandments.

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1 Corinthians 14:40 KJV

Let all things be done decently and in order.

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2 Corinthians 8:10-14 KJV

And herein I give my advice: for this is expedient for you, who have begun before, not only to do, but also to be forward a year ago. Now therefore perform the doing of it; that as there was a readiness to will, so there may be a performance also out of that which ye have. For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not. For I mean not that other men be eased, and ye burdened: But by an equality, that now at this time your abundance may be a supply for their want, that their abundance also may be a supply for your want: that there may be equality:

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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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Colossians 4:5 KJV

Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.

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2 Timothy 4:2 KJV

Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.

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Proverbs 5:23 KJV

He shall die without instruction; and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.

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Hosea 10:12 KJV

Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.

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Acts 24:25 KJV

And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.

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Ezekiel 12:28 KJV

Therefore say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; There shall none of my words be prolonged any more, but the word which I have spoken shall be done, saith the Lord GOD.

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Psalms 90:12 KJV

So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.

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Exodus 22:29 KJV

Thou shalt not delay to offer the first of thy ripe fruits, and of thy liquors: the firstborn of thy sons shalt thou give unto me.

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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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Galatians 5:22-23 KJV

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

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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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2 Corinthians 6:2 KJV

(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)

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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 21:17 KJV

He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man: he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.

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Galatians 2:20 KJV

I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

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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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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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Psalms 39:4-5 KJV

LORD, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is; that I may know how frail I am.Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah.

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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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Hebrews 3:15 KJV

While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.

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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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Matthew 25:2-13 KJV

And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

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Haggai 1:4-6 KJV

Is it time for you, O ye, to dwell in your cieled houses, and this house lie waste? Now therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways. Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink; ye clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes.

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James 4:13-15 KJV

Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.

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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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Judges 18:9 KJV

And they said, Arise, that we may go up against them: for we have seen the land, and, behold, it is very good: and are ye still? be not slothful to go, and to enter to possess the land.

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Isaiah 55:6 KJV

Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:

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Isaiah 41:10 KJV

Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

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Ezekiel 12:22 KJV

Son of man, what is that proverb that ye have in the land of Israel, saying, The days are prolonged, and every vision faileth?

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Luke 1:37 KJV

For with God nothing shall be impossible.

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James 4:13-14 KJV

Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.

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Job 7:13-14 KJV

When I say, My bed shall comfort me, my couch shall ease my complaint; Then thou scarest me with dreams, and terrifiest me through visions:

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Psalms 132:3-5 KJV

Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of my house, nor go up into my bed; I will not give sleep to mine eyes, or slumber to mine eyelids, Until I find out a place for the LORD, an habitation for the mighty God of Jacob.

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James 4:14 KJV

Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.

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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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Ephesians 5:16 KJV

Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

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Ephesians 5:15-16 KJV

See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

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Galatians 5:22 KJV

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

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1 Corinthians 15:32 KJV

If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not? let us eat and drink; for to morrow we die.

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Matthew 8:21 KJV

And another of his disciples said unto him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.

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Deuteronomy 23:21 KJV

When thou shalt vow a vow unto the LORD thy God, thou shalt not slack to pay it: for the LORD thy God will surely require it of thee; and it would be sin in thee.

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Revelation 1:1 KJV

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:

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James 1:5 KJV

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

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Hebrews 3:12-13 KJV

Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God. But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.

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Romans 12:2 KJV

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

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Romans 8:28 KJV

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

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John 14:6 KJV

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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Luke 12:46-48 KJV

The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers. And that servant, which knew his lord’s will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.

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Luke 9:61 KJV

And another also said, Lord, I will follow thee; but let me first go bid them farewell, which are at home at my house.

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Matthew 19:26 KJV

But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

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Jeremiah 29:11 KJV

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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Proverbs 3:5 KJV

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

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Romans 8:1 KJV

There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

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John 16:33 KJV

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

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Psalms 46:10 KJV

Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

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1 Corinthians 10:31 KJV

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

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Romans 12:1 KJV

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

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Romans 8:18 KJV

For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

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Luke 14:21 KJV

So that servant came, and shewed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind.

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Ecclesiastes 5:4 KJV

When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed.

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Proverbs 11:29 KJV

He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.

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1 Corinthians 6:19-20 KJV

What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

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Luke 13:25 KJV

When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are:

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Matthew 5:25 KJV

Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.

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Jeremiah 13:16 KJV

Give glory to the LORD your God, before he cause darkness, and before your feet stumble upon the dark mountains, and, while ye look for light, he turn it into the shadow of death, and make it gross darkness.

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Ecclesiastes 12:1 KJV

Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them;

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Psalms 95:7-8 KJV

For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To day if ye will hear his voice, Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness:

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Deuteronomy 1:41 KJV

Then ye answered and said unto me, We have sinned against the LORD, we will go up and fight, according to all that the LORD our God commanded us. And when ye had girded on every man his weapons of war, ye were ready to go up into the hill.

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Psalms 27:8 KJV

When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek.

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Proverbs 29:1 KJV

He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.

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Ecclesiastes 11:3-4 KJV

If the clouds be full of rain, they empty themselves upon the earth: and if the tree fall toward the south, or toward the north, in the place where the tree falleth, there it shall be. He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap.

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Proverbs 26:13-15 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.

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Proverbs 6:4 KJV

Give not sleep to thine eyes, nor slumber to thine eyelids.

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Matthew 8:21-22 KJV

And another of his disciples said unto him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father. But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.

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2 Corinthians 6:1 KJV

We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.

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Proverbs 6:2 KJV

Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.

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