Bible verses about "being lazy" | MSTC

Genesis 2:1-25

1 Thus was heaven and earth finished with all their apparel: 2 and in the seventh day God ended his work which he had made and rested in the seventh day from all his works which he had made. 3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it; for in it he rested from all his works which he had created and made. 4 These are the generations of heaven and earth when they were created, in the time when the LORD God created heaven and earth 5 and all the shrubs of the field before they were in the earth. And all the herbs of the field before they sprang: for the LORD God had yet sent no rain upon the earth, neither was there yet any man to till the earth. 6 But there arose a mist out of the ground and watered all the face of the earth. 7 Then the LORD God shope man, even of the mold of the earth, and breathed into his face the breath of life. So man was made a living soul. 8 The LORD God also planted a garden in Eden from the beginning, and there he set man whom he had formed. 9 And the LORD God made to spring out of the earth, all manner trees beautiful to the sight and pleasant to eat; and the tree of life in the midst of the garden, and also the tree of knowledge of good and evil. 10 And there sprung a river out of Eden to water the garden, and thence divided itself, and grew into four principal waters. 11 The name of the one is Pishon; he it is that compasseth all the land of Havilah, where gold groweth. 12 And the gold of that country is precious; there is found bdellium and a stone called Onyx. 13 The name of the second river is Gihon, which compasseth all the land of Cush. 14 And the name of the third river is Hiddekel, which runneth on the east side of the Assyrians; And the fourth river is Euphrates. 15 And the LORD God took Adam and put him in the garden of Eden, to dress it and to keep it. 16 And the LORD God commanded Adam, saying, "Of all the trees of the garden see thou eat: 17 But of the tree of knowledge of good and bad see that thou eat not: For even the same day thou eatest of it, thou shalt surely die. 18 And the LORD God said, "It is not good that man should be alone. I will make him a helper to bear him company." 19 And after that the LORD God had made of the earth all manner beasts of the field, and all manner fowls of the air, he brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them. And as Adam called all manner living beasts: even so are their names. 20 And Adam gave names unto all manner cattle, and unto the fowls of the air, and unto all manner beasts of the field. But there was no help found unto Adam to bear him company. 21 Then the LORD God cast a slumber on Adam, and he slept. And then he took out one of his ribs, and in stead thereof he filled up the place with flesh. 22 And the LORD God made of the rib which he took out of Adam, a woman, and brought her unto Adam. 23 Then said Adam, "This is once bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh. This shall be called woman: because she was taken of the man." 24 For this cause shall a man leave father and mother and cleave unto his wife, and they shall be one flesh. 25 And they were either of them naked, both Adam and his wife, and were not ashamed.

Psalms 119:44-47

44 So shall I always keep thy law; yea, for ever and ever. 45 And I will walk at liberty, for I seek thy commandments. 46 I will speak of thy testimonies even before kings, and will not be ashamed. 47 My delight shall be in thy commandments, which I love.

Proverbs 3:1-2

1 My son, forget not my law, but see that thine heart keep my commandments. 2 For they shall prolong the days and years of thy life, and bring thee peace.

Proverbs 26:1-28

1 Like as snow is not mete in summer, nor rain in harvest; even so is worship unseemly for a fool. 2 Like as the bird, and the swallow take their flight and flee here and there; so the curse that is given in vain, shall not light upon a man. 3 Unto the horse belongeth a whip, to the Ass a bridle, and a rod to the fool's back. 4 Give not the fool an answer after his foolishness, lest thou become like unto him; 5 but make the fool an answer to his foolishness, lest he be wise in his own conceit. 6 He is lame of his feet, yea drunken is he in vanity, that committeth any message to a fool. 7 Like as in a lame man his legs are not equal, even so is a parable in the fool's mouth. 8 He that setteth a fool in high dignity, that is even as if a man would bind a stone in a sling. 9 A parable in a fools mouth is like a thorn that pricketh a drunken man in the hand. 10 A man of experience discerneth all things well, but whoso hireth a fool, hireth such one as will take no heed. 11 Like as the dog turneth again to his vomit, even so a fool beginneth his foolishness again afresh. 12 If thou seest a man that is wise in his own conceit, there is more hope in a fool than in him. 13 The slothful sayeth, "There is a leopard in the way, and a lion in the midst of the streets." 14 Like as the door turneth about upon the threshold, even so doth the slothful welter himself in his bed. 15 The slothful body thrusteth his hand into his bosom, and it grieveth him to put it again to his mouth. 16 The sluggard thinketh himself wiser than seven men that sit and teach. 17 Whoso goeth by and meddleth with other men's strife, he is like one that taketh a dog by the ears. 18 Like as one shooteth deadly arrows and darts out of a privy place, even so doth a dissembler with his neighbour. 19 And then sayeth he, "I did it but in sport!" 20 Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out; and where the backbiter is taken away, there the strife ceaseth. 21 Coals kindle heat, and wood the fire; even so doth a brawling fellow stir up variance. 22 A slanderer's words are like flattery, but they pierce the inward parts of the body. 23 Venomous lips and a wicked heart are like a potsherd covered with silver dross. 24 An enemy dissembleth with his lips, and in the mean season he imagineth mischief; 25 but when he speaketh fair, believe him not, for there are seven abominations in his heart. 26 Whoso keepeth evil will secretly, to do hurt, his malice shall be showed before the whole congregation. 27 Whoso diggeth up a pit, shall fall therein; and he that weltereth a stone, shall stumble upon it himself. 28 A dissembling tongue hateth one that rebuketh him; and a flattering mouth worketh mischief.

Isaiah 11:4-12

4 But he shall judge the causes of the poor with righteousness, and shall rebuke with equity for the humble of the earth. And he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall slay the wicked. 5 And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins. 6 Then shall the wolf dwell with the lamb, and the Leopard shall lie down by the goat. Bullocks, Lions and cattle shall keep company together, so that a little child shall rule them. 7 The cow and the Bear shall feed together, and their young ones shall lie together. The Lion shall eat straw like the ox, or the cow. 8 The child while he sucketh, shall have a desire to the serpents nest, and when he is weaned, he shall put his hand in to the Cockatrice den. 9 No man shall do evil to another, no man shall destroy another, in all the hill of my Sanctuary. For the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, even as though the water of the sea flowed over the earth. 10 Then shall the Gentiles enquire after the root of Jesse, which shall be set up for a token unto the Gentiles; for his dwelling shall be glorious. 11 At the same time shall the LORD take in hand again, to conquer the remnant of his people which are left alive: From the Assyrians, Egyptians, Arabians, Ethiopians, Elamites, Chaldeans, Antiochians and Islands of the sea. 12 And he shall set up a token among the Gentiles, and gather together the dispersed of Israel; yea, and the outcasts of Judah from the four corners of the world.

Matthew 7:21-23

21 "Not all they that say unto me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter in to the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth my father's will which is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not in thy name prophesied? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name have done many miracles?' 23 And then will I knowledge unto them, that I never knew them: 'Depart from me, ye workers of iniquity.'

Mark 2:27

27 And he said to them, "The Sabbath day was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath day.

2 Thessalonians 3:10

10 For when we were with you, this we warned you of, that if there were any which would not work, that the same should not eat.

1 Corinthians 9:26

26 I therefore so run, not as at an uncertain thing. So fight I, not as one that beateth the air:

Proverbs 12:24

24 A diligent hand shall bear rule; but the idle shall be under tribute.

Ephesians 6:11-18

11 Put on the armour of God, that ye may stand steadfast against the crafty assaults of the devil. 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood: but against rule, against power, and against worldly rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness for heavenly things. 13 For this cause, take unto you the armour of God, that ye may be able to resist in the evil day, and to stand perfect in all things. 14 Stand, therefore, and your loins gird about with verity, having on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and shod with shoes prepared by the gospel of peace. 16 Above all, take to you the shield of faith, wherewith ye may 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 and pray always with all manner prayer and supplication — and that in the spirit — and watch thereunto with all instance and supplication for all saints,

Proverbs 19:15

15 Slothfulness bringeth sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.

Matthew 25:14-30

14 "Likewise, as a certain man, ready to take his journey to a strange country, called his servants to him, and delivered to them his goods. 15 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one: to every man after his ability, and straightway departed. 16 Then he that had received the five talents, went and bestowed them, and won other five talents. 17 Likewise, he that received two gained other two. 18 But he that received the one, went and digged a pit in the earth and hid his master's money. 19 After a long season, the Lord of those servants came, and reckoned with them. 20 Then came he that had received five talents, and brought other five talents saying, 'Master, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: Behold, I have gained with them five talents more.' 21 Then his master said unto him, 'Well, good servant and faithful; Thou hast been faithful in little, I will make thee ruler over much: enter in into thy master's joy.' 22 Also, he that received two talents came, and said, 'Master, thou deliveredest unto me two talents: Behold, I have won two other talents with them.' 23 And his master said unto him, 'Well, good servant and faithful; Thou hast been faithful in little, I will make thee ruler over much: go in into thy master's joy.' 24 Then he which had received the one talent came also, and said, 'Master, I considered that thou wast a hard man, which reapest where thou sowedst not, and gatherest where thou strawedst not, 25 and was therefore afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: Behold, thou hast thine own.' 26 His master answered, and said unto him, 'Thou evil servant and slothful, thou knowest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I strawed not: 27 Thou oughtest therefore to have had my money to the changers, and then at my coming should I have received my mine own with vantage. 28 Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents. 29 For unto every man that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance. And from him that hath not, shall be taken away, even that he hath. 30 And cast that unprofitable servant into utter darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'

Proverbs 6:6-11

6 Go to the Emmet, thou sluggard: consider her ways, and learn to be wise. 7 She hath no guide, no teacher, no leader: 8 yet in the summer she provideth her meat, and gathereth her food together in the harvest. 9 How long wilt thou sleep, thou sluggish man? When wilt thou arise out of thy sleep? 10 Yea, sleep on still a little, slumber a little, fold thy hands together yet a little, that thou mayest sleep: 11 so shall poverty come unto thee as one that travaileth by the way, and necessity like a weaponed man.

Proverbs 21:25

25 The voluptuousness of the slothful is his own death, for his hands will not labour.

Proverbs 10:4-5

4 An idle hand maketh poor; but a quick laboring hand maketh rich. 5 Whoso gathereth in summer is wise; but he that is sluggish in harvest, bringeth himself to confusion.

Proverbs 13:4

4 The sluggard would fain have, and cannot get his desire; but the soul of the diligent shall have plenty.

Proverbs 18:9

9 Whoso is slothful and slack in his labor, is the brother of him that is a waster.

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