Bible verses about "being lazy" | Leeser

Genesis 2:1-25

1 Thus were finished the heavens and the earth, and all their host. 2 And God had finished on the seventh day his work which he had made, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. 3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it; because thereon he had rested from all his work which God had created in making it. 4 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, on the day that the Lord God made earth and heaven. 5 And every plant of the field was not yet on the earth, and every herb of the field had not yet grown; for the Lord God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and man was not yet there to till the ground. 6 But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground. 7 And the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and the man became a living being. 8 And the Lord God planted a garden in Eden to the eastward, and he put there the man whom he had formed. 9 And the Lord God caused to grow out of the ground every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food; and the tree of life in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. 10 And a river went out of Eden to water the garden, and from there it was parted, and became four principal streams. 11 The name of the first is Pishon, the same which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold. 12 And the gold of that land is good; there is the bdellium and the onyx stone. 13 And the name of the second river is Gihon, the same which compasseth the whole land of Cush. 14 And the name of the third river is Hiddekel, the same which floweth towards the east of Assyria; and the fourth river is the Euphrates. 15 And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden, to till it, and to keep it. 16 And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat; 17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it; for on the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. 18 And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a help suitable for him. 19 And the Lord God had formed out of the ground every beast of the field, and every fowl of the heaven, and he brought them unto the man to see what he would call them; and whatsoever the man would call every living creature, that should be its name. 20 And the man gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the heaven, and to every beast of the field; but for man there was not found a help suitable for him. 21 And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept; and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof. 22 And the Lord God formed the rib which he had taken from the man into a woman, and brought her unto the man. 23 And the man said, This time it is bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh; this shall be called Woman, [Ishah,] because out of Man [Ishi] was this one taken. 24 Therefore doth a man leave his father and his mother, and cleave unto his wife, and they become one flesh. 25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

Psalms 119:44-47

44 So shall I observe thy law continually for ever and ever. 45 And I will walk in an open space; for thy precepts have I sought. 46 And I will speak of thy testimonies before kings, and will not be ashamed. 47 And I will delight myself in thy commandments, which I love.

Proverbs 3:1-2

1 My son, forget not my teaching, and let thy heart keep my commandments; 2 For length of days, and years of life, and peace, will they increase unto thee.

Isaiah 11:4-12

4 But he shall judge with righteousness the poor, and decide with equity for the suffering ones of the earth; and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked. 5 And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his hips. 6 And the wolf shall dwell with the sheep, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling shall be together, and a little boy shall lead them. 7 And the cow and the she-bear shall feed, together shall their young ones lie down: and the lion shall like the ox eat straw. 8 And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and on the basilisk’s den shall the weaned child stretch out his hand. 9 They shall not do hurt nor destroy on all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea. 10 And it shall happen on that day, that he of the root of Jesse, who shall stand as an ensign of the people, to him shall nations come to inquire: and his resting-place shall be glorious. 11 And it shall happen on that day, that the Lord will put forth his hand again the second time to acquire the remnant of his people, which shall remain, from Asshur and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from ‘Elam, and from Shin’ar, and from Chamath, and from the islands of the sea. 12 And he will lift up an ensign unto the nations, and will assemble the outcasts of Israel; and the dispersed of Judah will he collect together from the four corners of the earth.

Proverbs 26:1-28

1 As snow is in summer, and as rain in harvest: so is honor not seemly to a fool. 2 As the bird cometh to flit away, as the swallow, to fly off: so will an undeserved curse not come to fulfillment. 3 A whip is for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool’s back. 4 Do not answer a fool according to his folly, lest thou also become equal unto him. 5 Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own eyes. 6 He choppeth off the feet, and drinketh vexation, that sendeth important messages by the hand of a fool. 7 Too feebly hang down the thighs on a lame man: so is a parable in the mouth of fools. 8 As is the one that bindeth a stone fast in a sling, so is he that giveth honor to a fool. 9 As a thorn that is come into the hand of a drunkard, so is a parable in the mouth of fools. 10 A master injureth all things when he hireth a fool or hireth mere rovers. 11 As a dog returneth to his vomit, so doth a fool repeat to act in his folly. 12 When thou seest a man wise in his own eyes, then is there more hope for a fool than for him. 13 The slothful saith, There is a leopard in the way: a lion is between the streets. 14 As a door turneth upon its hinges, so doth the slothful upon his bed. 15 Hath the slothful hidden his hand in the dish, it wearieth him to bring it back again to his mouth. 16 The slothful is wiser in his own eyes, than seven men that can give wise answers. 17 As is one that taketh hold of a dog by the ears, so is he that passing by becometh excited about a dispute which concerneth him not. 18 As one fatigueth himself shooting off firebrands, arrows, and death: 19 So is the man that hath cheated his neighbor, and saith, Behold, I am only jesting. 20 Where there is no wood, the fire goeth out: so where there is no whisperer, strife is silenced. 21 As charcoals are added to burning coals, and wood to fire, so is a contentious man fitted to enkindle a dispute. 22 The words of a whisperer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost chambers of the body. 23 Like silver dross laid over an earthen vessel, so are burning lips with a bad heart. 24 With his lips dissembleth he that hateth, and within himself layeth he up deceit: 25 Though he make his voice sound ever so graciously, believe him not; for there are seven abominations in his heart. 26 If one’s hatred be covered by deception, then shall be laid bare his wickedness before a whole assembly. 27 Whoso diggeth a pit will fall therein; and upon him that rolleth a stone, will it return. 28 A lying tongue hateth those that are crushed by it; and a flattering mouth prepareth others’ downfall.

Proverbs 12:24

24 The hand of the diligent will bear rule; but the indolent must become tributary.

Proverbs 19:15

15 Slothfulness casteth man into a deep sleep; and an indolent soul will suffer hunger.

Proverbs 6:6-11

6 Go to the ant, thou sluggard; look on her ways, and become wise. 7 She, that hath no prince, officer, or ruler, 8 Provideth in the summer her provision, gathereth in harvest-time her food. 9 How long, O sluggard, wilt thou lie down? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep? 10 “A little more sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands in lying down;” 11 But then will thy poverty come like a rover, and thy want as a man armed with a shield.

Proverbs 21:25

25 The longing of the slothful will kill him; for his hands refuse to labor.

Proverbs 10:4-5

4 He becometh poor that laboreth with an indolent hand, but the hand of the diligent maketh rich. 5 He that gathereth in summer is an intelligent son; but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.

Proverbs 13:4

4 The sluggard longeth in his soul, and there cometh nothing; but the soul of the diligent will be abundantly gratified.

Proverbs 18:9

9 He also that showeth himself slothful in his work is a brother to the destroyer.

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