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113 Bible Verses About Work Ethic

Here are 113 Bible verses about work ethic from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible (King James Version), sorted from most to least relevant.

Colossians 3:23 KJV

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

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Proverbs 16:3 KJV

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

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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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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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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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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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Acts 20:35 KJV

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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Psalms 128:2 KJV

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

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1 Corinthians 15:58 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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Matthew 5:16 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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Proverbs 21:25 KJV

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

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Proverbs 11:1 KJV

A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.

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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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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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Psalms 90:17 KJV

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.

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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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Proverbs 12:24 KJV

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

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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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John 5:17 KJV

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

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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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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 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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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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Luke 6:31 KJV

And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.

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Ecclesiastes 4:9 KJV

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

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Luke 1:37 KJV

For with God nothing shall be impossible.

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Proverbs 28:19 KJV

He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough.

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1 Timothy 5:18 KJV

For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. And, The labourer is worthy of his reward.

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Philippians 4:8 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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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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Ecclesiastes 5:12 KJV

The sleep of a labouring man is sweet, whether he eat little or much: but the abundance of the rich will not suffer him to sleep.

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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 Timothy 6:10 KJV

For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

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1 Corinthians 4:12 KJV

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

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2 Thessalonians 3:8 KJV

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:

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Deuteronomy 24:14 KJV

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:

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Philippians 2:12 KJV

Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

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Ecclesiastes 3:22 KJV

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?

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1 Thessalonians 5:14 KJV

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

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Deuteronomy 8:18 KJV

But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.

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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 6:6 KJV

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

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Philippians 4:13 KJV

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

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Psalms 127:1 KJV

Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.

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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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John 3:16 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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Deuteronomy 15:10 KJV

Thou shalt surely give him, and thine heart shall not be grieved when thou givest unto him: because that for this thing the LORD thy God shall bless thee in all thy works, and in all that thou puttest thine hand unto.

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James 1:4 KJV

But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

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Hebrews 4:10 KJV

For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.

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Psalms 127:2 KJV

It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.

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Proverbs 22:7 KJV

The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.

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Proverbs 11:3 KJV

The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them.

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Colossians 3:22 KJV

Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God:

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Isaiah 49:4 KJV

Then I said, I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength for nought, and in vain: yet surely my judgment is with the LORD, and my work with my God.

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Hosea 14:9 KJV

Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the LORD are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein.

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1 Thessalonians 5:7 KJV

For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.

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Proverbs 16:1 KJV

The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD.

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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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2 Peter 3:14 KJV

Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.

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Isaiah 64:8 KJV

But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.

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Ecclesiastes 10:10 KJV

If the iron be blunt, and he do not whet the edge, then must he put to more strength: but wisdom is profitable to direct.

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Leviticus 23:22 KJV

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.

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Genesis 1:31 KJV

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.

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Proverbs 13:11 KJV

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

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Romans 12:13 KJV

Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.

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1 Timothy 4:12 KJV

Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

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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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2 Corinthians 5:7 KJV

(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)

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Romans 12:11 KJV

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

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Job 34:17 KJV

Shall even he that hateth right govern? and wilt thou condemn him that is most just?

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Job 26:8 KJV

He bindeth up the waters in his thick clouds; and the cloud is not rent under them.

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Acts 5:33 KJV

When they heard that, they were cut to the heart, and took counsel to slay them.

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Job 34:11 KJV

For the work of a man shall he render unto him, and cause every man to find according to his ways.

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Titus 1:16 KJV

They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.

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Ecclesiastes 8:12 KJV

Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and his days be prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before him:

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Titus 3:10 KJV

A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject;

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Titus 3:2 KJV

To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.

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Job 34:10 KJV

Therefore hearken unto me, ye men of understanding: far be it from God, that he should do wickedness; and from the Almighty, that he should commit iniquity.

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Job 34:29 KJV

When he giveth quietness, who then can make trouble? and when he hideth his face, who then can behold him? whether it be done against a nation, or against a man only:

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Titus 3:8 KJV

This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.

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Titus 1:15 KJV

Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.

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Job 34:14 KJV

If he set his heart upon man, if he gather unto himself his spirit and his breath;

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Job 34:31 KJV

Surely it is meet to be said unto God, I have borne chastisement, I will not offend any more:

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Acts 5:38 KJV

And now I say unto you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought:

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Job 34:12 KJV

Yea, surely God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almighty pervert judgment.

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Job 39:19 KJV

Hath thou given the horse strength? hast thou clothed his neck with thunder?

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Titus 1:12 KJV

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

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Exodus 36:6 KJV

And Moses gave commandment, and they caused it to be proclaimed throughout the camp, saying, Let neither man nor woman make any more work for the offering of the sanctuary. So the people were restrained from bringing.

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Titus 1:3 KJV

But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour;

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Job 26:7 KJV

He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing.

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John 20:22 KJV

And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:

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Acts 5:12 KJV

And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people; (and they were all with one accord in Solomon’s porch.

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Matthew 5:1 KJV

And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him:

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Acts 5:13 KJV

And of the rest durst no man join himself to them: but the people magnified them.

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Job 34:26 KJV

He striketh them as wicked men in the open sight of others;

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Micah 7:11 KJV

In the day that thy walls are to be built, in that day shall the decree be far removed.

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Micah 7:7 KJV

Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.

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Titus 3:9 KJV

But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.

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Job 35:5 KJV

Look unto the heavens, and see; and behold the clouds which are higher than thou.

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Titus 3:6 KJV

Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;

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Acts 5:39 KJV

But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God.

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Romans 4:4 KJV

Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt.

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Job 26:12 KJV

He divideth the sea with his power, and by his understanding he smiteth through the proud.

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2 Corinthians 10:5 KJV

Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

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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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John 4:24 KJV

God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

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Ecclesiastes 7:16 KJV

Be not righteous over much; neither make thyself over wise: why shouldest thou destroy thyself?

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Job 34:15 KJV

All flesh shall perish together, and man shall turn again unto dust.

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