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Want to know what the Bible says about Idle? Here are 6 Bible verses about Idle 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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1 Timothy 5:13 NIV
Besides, they get into the habit of being idle and going about from house to house. And not only do they become idlers, but also busybodies who talk nonsense, saying things they ought not to.
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Proverbs 19:15 NIV
Laziness brings on deep sleep,
    and the shiftless go hungry.
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Matthew 12:36 NIV
But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken.
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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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2 Thessalonians 3:11 NIV
We hear that some among you are idle and disruptive. They are not busy; they are busybodies.
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Hebrews 11:6 NIV
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
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