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Want to know what the Bible says about Hard Work? Here are 127 Bible verses about Hard Work from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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Colossians 3:23 NIV
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,
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Proverbs 13:4 NIV
A sluggard’s appetite is never filled,
    but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.
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Proverbs 14:23 NIV
All hard work brings a profit,
    but mere talk leads only to poverty.
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Philippians 4:13 NIV
I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
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2 Thessalonians 3:10-12 NIV
10 For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: “The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.”
11 We hear that some among you are idle and disruptive. They are not busy; they are busybodies. 12 Such people we command and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ to settle down and earn the food they eat.
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Proverbs 16:3 NIV
Commit to the Lord whatever you do,
    and he will establish your plans.
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Philippians 2:14-15 NIV
14 Do everything without grumbling or arguing, 15 so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky
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Proverbs 12:24 NIV
Diligent hands will rule,
    but laziness ends in forced labor.
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1 Corinthians 10:31 NIV
So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
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1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 NIV
11 and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you, 12 so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.
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Luke 1:37 NIV
For no word from God will ever fail.”
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Ecclesiastes 9:10 NIV
Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the realm of the dead, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.
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1 Timothy 5:8 NIV
Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
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Colossians 3:17 NIV
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
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Galatians 6:9 NIV
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
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Colossians 3:24 NIV
since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.
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2 Timothy 2:6 NIV
The hardworking farmer should be the first to receive a share of the crops.
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Proverbs 12:11 NIV
Those who work their land will have abundant food,
    but those who chase fantasies have no sense.
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Titus 2:7-8 NIV
7 In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness 8 and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us.
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Genesis 2:15 NIV
The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.
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