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Want to know what the Bible says about Lazy? Here are 20 Bible verses about Lazy 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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Proverbs 6:9 NIV
How long will you lie there, you sluggard?
    When will you get up from your sleep?
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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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James 1:22 NIV
Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.
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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 21:25 NIV
The craving of a sluggard will be the death of him,
    because his hands refuse to work.
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2 Thessalonians 3:11-12 NIV
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 22:13 NIV
The sluggard says, “There’s a lion outside!
    I’ll be killed in the public square!”
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Proverbs 6:6 NIV
Go to the ant, you sluggard;
    consider its ways and be wise!
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Proverbs 10:4 NIV
Lazy hands make for poverty,
    but diligent hands bring wealth.
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Proverbs 20:4 NIV
Sluggards do not plow in season;
    so at harvest time they look but find nothing.
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2 Timothy 3:17 NIV
so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
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Proverbs 26:13-16 NIV
13 A sluggard says, “There’s a lion in the road,
    a fierce lion roaming the streets!”
14 As a door turns on its hinges,
    so a sluggard turns on his bed.
15 A sluggard buries his hand in the dish;
    he is too lazy to bring it back to his mouth.
16 A sluggard is wiser in his own eyes
    than seven people who answer discreetly.
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Proverbs 12:27 NIV
The lazy do not roast any game,
    but the diligent feed on the riches of the hunt.
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Proverbs 20:13 NIV
Do not love sleep or you will grow poor;
    stay awake and you will have food to spare.
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Proverbs 22:29 NIV
Do you see someone skilled in their work?
    They will serve before kings;
    they will not serve before officials of low rank.
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John 15:7 NIV
If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
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Colossians 3:22-25 NIV
22 Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything; and do it, not only when their eye is on you and to curry their favor, but with sincerity of heart and reverence for the Lord. 23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, 24 since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. 25 Anyone who does wrong will be repaid for their wrongs, and there is no favoritism.
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Jeremiah 15:16 NIV
When your words came, I ate them;
    they were my joy and my heart’s delight,
for I bear your name,
    Lord God Almighty.
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Proverbs 19:15 NIV
Laziness brings on deep sleep,
    and the shiftless go hungry.
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Ecclesiastes 10:18 NIV
Through laziness, the rafters sag;
    because of idle hands, the house leaks.
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