10 bible verses about work


We spend a large part of our life working. It is also a recurring subject in the Bible. So what do the scriptures tell us about this? What does the Lord expect of us in this area?

14 Proverbs: 23

“All work brings abundance, But empty words only lead to scarcity. »

12 Proverbs: 11

“He who cultivates his field is filled with bread, but he who pursues vain things is meaningless. »

Psalms 128: 2-4

« You then enjoy the work of your hands, You are happy, you prosper. Your wife is like a fruitful vine Within your house; Your sons are like olive plants Around your table. Thus is blessed the man who fears the Lord. »

Ecclesiastes 5:12

“The worker's sleep is sweet, whether he has a little or a lot to eat; but the satisfaction of the rich does not allow him to sleep. »

1 Corinthians 15: 58

“So, my beloved brethren, be firm, steadfast, working better and better at the work of the Lord, knowing that your work will not be in vain in the Lord. »

Exodus 20: 8-10

« Remember the day of rest, to keep it holy. You will work six days, and you will do all your work. But the seventh day is the sabbath day of the LORD your God: you shall do no work, neither you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your manservant, nor your maidservant, nor your cattle, nor the stranger. who is within your gates. »

Colossians 3: 23

“Whatever you do, do it with a good heart, as for the Lord and not for men. »

Ephesians 4: 28

“Let him who stole steal no more; but rather that he works, doing with his hands what is good, in order to have something to give to those in need. »

Ecclesiastes 2: 24

“There is no happiness for man except to eat and drink, and to make his soul enjoy well-being, in the midst of his work; but I saw that this also comes from the hand of God. »

1 Thessalonians 4:10-12

« And this is also what you do towards all the brothers in all of Macedonia. But we urge you, brothers, to abound ever more in this love, and to make it your honor to live quietly, to mind your own business, and to work with your hands, as we have commanded you, so that you behave honestly towards those outside, and that you need no one. »


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