Bible verses about "being lazy" | MKJV

Genesis 2:1-25

1 And the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. 2 And on the seventh day God ended 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 in it He had rested from all His work which God created to make. 4 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created in the day that Jehovah God made the earth and the heavens. 5 And every shrub of the field was not yet on the earth, and every plant of the field had not yet sprung up, for Jehovah God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was no man to till the ground. 6 But there went up from the earth a mist and watered all the face of the ground. 7 And Jehovah God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. 8 And Jehovah God planted a garden eastward in Eden. And there He put the man whom He had formed. 9 And out of the ground Jehovah God caused to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food. The tree of life also was in the middle of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil. 10 And a river went out of Eden to water the garden. And from there it was divided and became four heads. 11 The name of the first is Pishon; that is it which surrounds all the land of Havilah, where there is gold. 12 And the gold of that land is good. There is bdellium and the onyx stone. 13 And the name of the second river is Gihon; it is the one that surrounds the whole land of Cush. 14 And the name of the third river is Tigris; it is that which goes toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates. 15 And Jehovah God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to work it and keep it. 16 And Jehovah God commanded the man, saying, You may freely eat of every tree in the garden, 17 but you shall not eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. For in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die. 18 And Jehovah God said, It is not good that the man should be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him. 19 And out of the ground Jehovah God formed every animal of the field and every fowl of the air, and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them. And whatever Adam called each living creature, that was its name. 20 And Adam gave names to all the cattle, and to the birds of the air, and to every animal of the field. But there was not found a suitable helper for Adam. 21 And Jehovah God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept. And He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh underneath. 22 And Jehovah God made the rib (which He had taken from the man) into a woman. And He brought her to the man. 23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh. She shall be called Woman because she was taken out of man. 24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave to his wife and they shall be one flesh. 25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife; and they were not ashamed.

Psalms 119:44-47

44 And I shall keep Your Law continually forever and ever. 45 And I will always walk in a broad place; for I seek Your Commandments. 46 I will speak of Your testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed. 47 And I will delight myself in Your Commandments, which I have loved.

Proverbs 3:1-2

1 My son, forget not my law; but let your heart keep my commandments; 2 for they shall add length of days, and long life, and peace to you.

Proverbs 26:1-28

1 As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honor is not becoming for a fool. 2 As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse without cause shall not come. 3 A whip 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 foolishness, lest you also be like him. 5 Answer a fool according to his foolishness, so that he may not be wise in his own eyes. 6 He who sends a message by the hand of a fool cuts off the feet and drinks down damage. 7 The legs of the lame are not equal; so is a parable in the mouth of fools. 8 As he who binds a stone in a sling, so is he who gives honor to a fool. 9 As a thorn goes up into the hand of a drunkard, so is a parable in the mouth of fools. 10 Great is the Former of all, but he who hires a fool is like one who hires one passing by. 11 As a dog returns to its vomit, so a fool returns to his folly. 12 Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him. 13 The lazy one says, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets. 14 As the door turns upon its hinges, so does the lazy man turn upon his bed. 15 The lazy man hides his hand in his bosom; it grieves him to bring it again to his mouth. 16 The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven men who can give a reason. 17 He who passes by enraging himself over strife not his own is like one who takes a dog by the ears, 18 or like a madman who throws firebrands, arrows, and death. 19 so is the man who deceives his neighbor and says, Am I not joking? 20 Where there is no wood, the fire goes out; and where there is no talebearer, the fighting ceases. 21 As coals to burning coals, and wood to fire, so is a quarrelsome man to kindle fighting. 22 The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly. 23 Burning lips and a wicked heart are like a broken piece of pottery with silver waste. 24 He who hates pretends with his lips and stores up deceit within him. 25 When he makes his voice gracious, do not believe him; for seven hateful things are in his heart. 26 He whose hatred is covered by deceit, his wickedness shall be shown before the congregation. 27 Whoever digs a pit shall fall into it; and he who rolls a stone, it will turn back to him. 28 A lying tongue hates those afflicted by it, and a flattering mouth works ruin.

Isaiah 11:4-12

4 But with righteousness He shall judge the poor, and shall decide with uprightness for the meek of the earth. And He shall strike the earth with the rod of His mouth, and with the breath of His lips He shall slay the wicked. 5 And righteousness shall be the girdle of His loins, and faithfulness the girdle of His heart. 6 Also the wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the cub lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. 7 And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. 8 And the suckling child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the adder's den. 9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of Jehovah, as the waters cover the sea. 10 And in that day there shall be the Root of Jesse standing for a banner of the people; to Him the nations shall seek; and His resting place shall be glorious. 11 And it shall be in that day, the Lord shall again set His hand, the second time, to recover the remnant of His people that remains, from Assyria and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Ethiopia, and from Persia, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the coasts of the sea. 12 And He shall lift up a banner for the nations, and shall gather the outcasts of Israel and gather together the scattered ones of Judah from the four corners of the earth.

Matthew 7:21-23

21 Not everyone who says to Me, Lord! Lord! shall enter the kingdom of Heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in Heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, Lord! Lord! Did we not prophesy in Your name, and through Your name throw out demons, and through Your name do many wonderful works? 23 And then I will say to them I never knew you! Depart from Me, those working lawlessness!

Mark 2:27

27 And He said to them, The sabbath came into being for man's sake, and not man for the sabbath's sake.

1 Corinthians 9:26

26 So then I run, not as if I were uncertain. And so I fight, not as one who beats the air.

2 Thessalonians 3:10

10 For even when we were with you, we commanded you this, that if anyone would not work, neither should he eat.

Proverbs 12:24

24 The hand of the hard worker shall bear rule, but the lazy shall be under service.

Ephesians 6:11-18

11 Put on the whole armor of God so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the world's rulers, of the darkness of this age, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 13 Therefore take to yourselves the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Therefore stand, having your loins girded about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness 15 and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace. 16 Above all, take the shield of faith, with which you shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God, 18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching to this very thing with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.

Proverbs 19:15

15 Laziness throws one into a deep sleep, and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.

Matthew 25:14-30

14 For it is as if a man going abroad called his own servants and gave them his goods. 15 And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to each according to his ability. And he went abroad at once. 16 And going he who had received the five talents traded with them, and made another five talents. 17 And likewise he who had received two, he also gained another two. 18 But he who had received the one talent went and dug in the earth and hid his lord's silver. 19 After a long time the lord of those servants came and took account with them. 20 And so he who had received five talents came and brought another five talents, saying, Lord, you delivered five talents to me. Behold, I have gained five talents above them. 21 His lord said to him, Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful over a few things; I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord. 22 He also who had received two talents came and said, Lord, you delivered two talents to me. Behold, I have gained two other talents above them. 23 His lord said to him, Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord. 24 And he who had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew that you were a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you did not scatter. 25 And I was afraid and went and hid your talent in the earth. Lo, you have yours. 26 His lord answered and said to him, Evil and slothful servant! You knew that I reaped where I did not sow, and gathered where I did not scatter, 27 then you should have put my money to the exchangers, and coming I would have received my own with interest. 28 Therefore take the talent from him and give it to him who has ten talents. 29 For to everyone who has, more shall be given, and he will abound. But from him who has not, even that which he has shall be taken away from him. 30 And throw the unprofitable servant into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Proverbs 6:6-11

6 Go to the ant, sluggard; consider her ways and be wise; 7 who, having no guide, overseer, or ruler, 8 provides her food in the summer and gathers her food in the harvest. 9 How long will you sleep, O sluggard? When will you arise out of your sleep? 10 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to lie down; 11 so shall your poverty come as one who travels, and your need like an armed man.

Proverbs 21:25

25 The desire of the lazy man kills him, for his hands have refused to work.

Proverbs 10:4-5

4 He who deals with a lazy hand becomes poor; but the hand of the hard worker makes rich. 5 He who gathers in summer is a wise son; but he who sleeps in harvest is a son who causes shame.

Proverbs 13:4

4 The soul of the sluggard desires and has nothing; but the soul of the hard worker shall be made fat.

Proverbs 18:9

9 Also he who is slack in his work is brother to a great destroyer.

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