bible verses about Work

Bible Verses about Work - Inspirational & Encouraging Scriptures

The Bible has much to say about work and the value of labor. From creation until Revelation, God demonstrates his love for all kinds of work and reminds us that we were made to work hard and to glorify Him. Whether we work in the office or at home, paid or unpaid, God has a specific plan and purpose for our work, and we can find meaning and satisfaction as we delight in Him. These inspirational Bible verses about work and faith can offer hope and encouragement to anyone seeking to honor God in their daily efforts.

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76 Bible Scriptures about Work

And Laban said unto Jacob, Because thou art my brother, shouldest thou therefore serve me for nought? tell me, what shall thy wages be?

Genesis, Chapter: 29, Verse: 15

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And he said, What shall I give thee? And Jacob said, Thou shalt not give me any thing: if thou wilt do this thing for me, I will again feed and keep thy flock:

Genesis, Chapter: 30, Verse: 31

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Thus have I been twenty years in thy house; I served thee fourteen years for thy two daughters, and six years for thy cattle: and thou hast changed my wages ten times.

Genesis, Chapter: 31, Verse: 41

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Let there more work be laid upon the men, that they may labour therein; and let them not regard vain words.

Exodus, Chapter: 5, Verse: 9

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And the taskmasters hasted them, saying, Fulfil your works, your daily tasks, as when there was straw.

Exodus, Chapter: 5, Verse: 13

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Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:

Exodus, Chapter: 20, Verse: 9

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To devise cunning works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass,

Exodus, Chapter: 31, Verse: 4

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And in cutting of stones, to set them, and in carving of timber, to work in all manner of workmanship.

Exodus, Chapter: 31, Verse: 5

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And in the cutting of stones, to set them, and in carving of wood, to make any manner of cunning work.

Exodus, Chapter: 35, Verse: 33

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Of a talent of pure gold made he it, and all the vessels thereof.

Exodus, Chapter: 37, Verse: 24

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And he reared up the court round about the tabernacle and the altar, and set up the hanging of the court gate. So Moses finished the work.

Exodus, Chapter: 40, Verse: 33

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From thirty years old and upward until fifty years old shalt thou number them; all that enter in to perform the service, to do the work in the tabernacle of the congregation.

Numbers, Chapter: 4, Verse: 23

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From thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old shalt thou number them, every one that entereth into the service, to do the work of the tabernacle of the congregation.

Numbers, Chapter: 4, Verse: 30

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From thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old, every one that entereth into the service, for the work in the tabernacle of the congregation,

Numbers, Chapter: 4, Verse: 39

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From thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old, every one that entereth into the service, for the work in the tabernacle of the congregation,

Numbers, Chapter: 4, Verse: 43

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Six days thou shalt labour, and do all thy work:

Deuteronomy, Chapter: 5, Verse: 13

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And she said, I pray you, let me glean and gather after the reapers among the sheaves: so she came, and hath continued even from the morning until now, that she tarried a little in the house.

Ruth, Chapter: 2, Verse: 7

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And he will appoint him captains over thousands, and captains over fifties; and will set them to ear his ground, and to reap his harvest, and to make his instruments of war, and instruments of his chariots.

1 Samuel, Chapter: 8, Verse: 12

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Now therefore command thou that they hew me cedar trees out of Lebanon; and my servants shall be with thy servants: and unto thee will I give hire for thy servants according to all that thou shalt appoint: for thou knowest that there is not among us any that can skill to hew timber like unto the Sidonians.

1 Kings, Chapter: 5, Verse: 6

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And Solomon had threescore and ten thousand that bare burdens, and fourscore thousand hewers in the mountains;

1 Kings, Chapter: 5, Verse: 15

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Beside the chief of Solomon's officers which were over the work, three thousand and three hundred, which ruled over the people that wrought in the work.

1 Kings, Chapter: 5, Verse: 16

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These were the chief of the officers that were over Solomon's work, five hundred and fifty, which bare rule over the people that wrought in the work.

1 Kings, Chapter: 9, Verse: 23

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And let them deliver it into the hand of the doers of the work, that have the oversight of the house of the LORD: and let them give it to the doers of the work which is in the house of the LORD, to repair the breaches of the house,

2 Kings, Chapter: 22, Verse: 5

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These were the potters, and those that dwelt among plants and hedges: there they dwelt with the king for his work.

1 Chronicles, Chapter: 4, Verse: 23

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And these are the singers, chief of the fathers of the Levites, who remaining in the chambers were free: for they were employed in that work day and night.

1 Chronicles, Chapter: 9, Verse: 33

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Moreover there are workmen with thee in abundance, hewers and workers of stone and timber, and all manner of cunning men for every manner of work.

1 Chronicles, Chapter: 22, Verse: 15

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And Solomon told out threescore and ten thousand men to bear burdens, and fourscore thousand to hew in the mountain, and three thousand and six hundred to oversee them.

2 Chronicles, Chapter: 2, Verse: 2

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Send me now therefore a man cunning to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, and in iron, and in purple, and crimson, and blue, and that can skill to grave with the cunning men that are with me in Judah and in Jerusalem, whom David my father did provide.

2 Chronicles, Chapter: 2, Verse: 7

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And Huram made the pots, and the shovels, and the basons. And Huram finished the work that he was to make for king Solomon for the house of God;

2 Chronicles, Chapter: 4, Verse: 11

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And the king and Jehoiada gave it to such as did the work of the service of the house of the LORD, and hired masons and carpenters to repair the house of the LORD, and also such as wrought iron and brass to mend the house of the LORD.

2 Chronicles, Chapter: 24, Verse: 12

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And it came to pass from that time forth, that the half of my servants wrought in the work, and the other half of them held both the spears, the shields, and the bows, and the habergeons; and the rulers were behind all the house of Judah.

Nehemiah, Chapter: 4, Verse: 16

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So we laboured in the work: and half of them held the spears from the rising of the morning till the stars appeared.

Nehemiah, Chapter: 4, Verse: 21

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Yea, also I continued in the work of this wall, neither bought we any land: and all my servants were gathered thither unto the work.

Nehemiah, Chapter: 5, Verse: 16

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Man goeth forth unto his work and to his labour until the evening.

Psalm, Chapter: 104, Verse: 23

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They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters;

Psalm, Chapter: 107, Verse: 23

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Wherewith the mower filleth not his hand; nor he that bindeth sheaves his bosom.

Psalm, Chapter: 129, Verse: 7

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

Proverbs, Chapter: 12, Verse: 24

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The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious.

Proverbs, Chapter: 12, Verse: 27

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Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: but much increase is by the strength of the ox.

Proverbs, Chapter: 14, Verse: 4

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He that laboureth laboureth for himself; for his mouth craveth it of him.

Proverbs, Chapter: 16, Verse: 26

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He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.

Proverbs, Chapter: 18, Verse: 9

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Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.

Proverbs, Chapter: 19, Verse: 15

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The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.

Proverbs, Chapter: 20, Verse: 4

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Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.

Proverbs, Chapter: 22, Verse: 29

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She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.

Proverbs, Chapter: 31, Verse: 13

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She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.

Proverbs, Chapter: 31, Verse: 18

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She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.

Proverbs, Chapter: 31, Verse: 19

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She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.

Proverbs, Chapter: 31, Verse: 24

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What profit hath a man of all his labour which he taketh under the sun?

Ecclesiastes, Chapter: 1, Verse: 3

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Therefore I hated life; because the work that is wrought under the sun is grievous unto me: for all is vanity and vexation of spirit.

Ecclesiastes, Chapter: 2, Verse: 17

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Therefore I went about to cause my heart to despair of all the labour which I took under the sun.

Ecclesiastes, Chapter: 2, Verse: 20

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What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboureth?

Ecclesiastes, Chapter: 3, Verse: 9

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All the labour of man is for his mouth, and yet the appetite is not filled.

Ecclesiastes, Chapter: 6, Verse: 7

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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.

Ecclesiastes, Chapter: 9, Verse: 10

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By much slothfulness the building decayeth; and through idleness of the hands the house droppeth through.

Ecclesiastes, Chapter: 10, Verse: 18

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Doth the plowman plow all day to sow? doth he open and break the clods of his ground?

Isaiah, Chapter: 28, Verse: 24

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The smith with the tongs both worketh in the coals, and fashioneth it with hammers, and worketh it with the strength of his arms: yea, he is hungry, and his strength faileth: he drinketh no water, and is faint.

Isaiah, Chapter: 44, Verse: 12

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But Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard left certain of the poor of the land for vinedressers and for husbandmen.

Jeremiah, Chapter: 52, Verse: 16

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Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

Matthew, Chapter: 5, Verse: 13

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And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard.

Matthew, Chapter: 20, Verse: 2

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And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle?

Matthew, Chapter: 20, Verse: 6

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So when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward, Call the labourers, and give them their hire, beginning from the last unto the first.

Matthew, Chapter: 20, Verse: 8

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But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord's money.

Matthew, Chapter: 25, Verse: 18

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And when he had gone a little further thence, he saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were in the ship mending their nets.

Mark, Chapter: 1, Verse: 19

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And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin:

Luke, Chapter: 19, Verse: 20

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I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.

John, Chapter: 9, Verse: 4

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But Paul thought not good to take him with them, who departed from them from Pamphylia, and went not with them to the work.

Acts, Chapter: 15, Verse: 38

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And because he was of the same craft, he abode with them, and wrought: for by their occupation they were tentmakers.

Acts, Chapter: 18, Verse: 3

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Whom he called together with the workmen of like occupation, and said, Sirs, ye know that by this craft we have our wealth.

Acts, Chapter: 19, Verse: 25

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Or I only and Barnabas, have not we power to forbear working?

1 Corinthians, Chapter: 9, Verse: 6

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Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.

2 Corinthians, Chapter: 5, Verse: 9

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Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;

Ephesians, Chapter: 6, Verse: 6

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And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;

1 Thessalonians, Chapter: 4, Verse: 11

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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:

2 Thessalonians, Chapter: 3, Verse: 8

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

2 Thessalonians, Chapter: 3, Verse: 10

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The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits.

2 Timothy, Chapter: 2, Verse: 6

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