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Want to know what the Bible says about Procrastination? Here are 128 Bible verses about Procrastination 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 13:4 NIV
A sluggard’s appetite is never filled,
    but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.
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Ephesians 5:15-17 NIV
15 Be very careful, then, how you live —not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.
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Proverbs 12:24 NIV
Diligent hands will rule,
    but laziness ends in forced labor.
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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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Proverbs 27:1 NIV
Do not boast about tomorrow,
    for you do not know what a day may bring.
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James 4:17 NIV
If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them.
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Luke 9:59-62 NIV
59 He said to another man, “Follow me.”
But he replied, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.”
60 Jesus said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God.”
61 Still another said, “I will follow you, Lord; but first let me go back and say goodbye to my family.”
62 Jesus replied, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.”
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Philippians 4:13 NIV
I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
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Hebrews 12:11 NIV
No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.
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Matthew 6:33 NIV
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
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Proverbs 12:25 NIV
Anxiety weighs down the heart,
    but a kind word cheers it up.
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Luke 12:40 NIV
You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.”
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John 9:4 NIV
As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work.
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Luke 12:35 NIV
“Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning,
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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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Ecclesiastes 11:4 NIV
Whoever watches the wind will not plant;
    whoever looks at the clouds will not reap.
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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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Romans 7:20-21 NIV
20 Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.
21 So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me.
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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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Proverbs 10:4 NIV
Lazy hands make for poverty,
    but diligent hands bring wealth.
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128 Bible Verses about Procrastination

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