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83 Bible Verses About Sloth

Here are 83 Bible verses about sloth 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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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

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

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Colossians 3:23 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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Proverbs 15:19 KJV

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

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Ecclesiastes 10:18 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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Romans 12:11 KJV

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

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Proverbs 21:25-26 KJV

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

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Proverbs 19:15 KJV

The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour. He coveteth greedily all the day long: but the righteous giveth and spareth not.

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Matthew 25:26 KJV

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

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Proverbs 18:9 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 21:25 KJV

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

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Proverbs 20:4 KJV

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

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Proverbs 10:4 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 6:6-8 KJV

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

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Proverbs 22:13 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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Proverbs 6:6 KJV

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

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Proverbs 20:13 KJV

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

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Proverbs 6:9 KJV

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

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Philippians 4:13 KJV

How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?

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Proverbs 26:16 KJV

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

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Proverbs 12:27 KJV

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

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Proverbs 19:24 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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Isaiah 56:10 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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1 Timothy 5:13 KJV

His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber.

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2 Thessalonians 3:11 KJV

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.

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Proverbs 24:34 KJV

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

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Hebrews 6:12 KJV

So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth; and thy want as an armed man.

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Proverbs 10:26 KJV

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

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1 Timothy 5:8 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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Acts 17:21 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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Proverbs 24:30 KJV

(For all the Athenians and strangers which were there spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some new thing.)

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Proverbs 12:11 KJV

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

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Proverbs 26:15 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 26:14 KJV

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

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Proverbs 26:13-16 KJV

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

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Proverbs 31:27 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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Ephesians 4:28 KJV

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

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Matthew 25:18 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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Proverbs 10:4-5 KJV

But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord’s money.

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Ezekiel 16:49 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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Judges 18:9 KJV

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.

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Proverbs 26:13 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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James 2:26 KJV

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

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Luke 1:37 KJV

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

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Genesis 2:15 KJV

For with God nothing shall be impossible.

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Acts 17:10-11 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 3:6 KJV

And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews. These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

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Revelation 1:1 KJV

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.

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John 10:10 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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Philippians 4:6 KJV

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

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Acts 17:11 KJV

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

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John 8:12 KJV

These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

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1 John 4:8 KJV

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

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Titus 1:12 KJV

He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

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Philippians 4:8 KJV

One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.

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Galatians 6:7 KJV

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

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1 Corinthians 6:19-20 KJV

Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

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Romans 12:11-13 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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Romans 3:23 KJV

Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.

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John 13:7 KJV

For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

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John 3:16 KJV

Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter.

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Luke 1:39 KJV

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.

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Matthew 5:16 KJV

And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Juda;

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Proverbs 23:21 KJV

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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Revelation 3:20 KJV

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

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1 Peter 5:7 KJV

Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

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Hebrews 11:1 KJV

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

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2 Thessalonians 3:10-12 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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Philippians 4:11-12 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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Ephesians 3:20 KJV

Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.

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Galatians 5:22 KJV

Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,

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Galatians 2:20 KJV

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

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1 Corinthians 15:58 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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1 Corinthians 10:31 KJV

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmovable, 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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Romans 12:2 KJV

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

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Romans 8:31 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 8:18 KJV

What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

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Romans 5:8 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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Romans 1:16 KJV

But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

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Acts 2:38 KJV

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

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John 16:33 KJV

Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

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John 15:13 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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John 15:12 KJV

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

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John 14:27 KJV

This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.

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John 14:6 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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John 8:32 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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Proverbs 24:33 KJV

And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

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