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Want to know what the Bible says about time management? Here are 98 Bible verses about time management 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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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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Colossians 4:5 NIV
Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity.
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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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Ecclesiastes 3:8 NIV
    a time to love and a time to hate,
    a time for war and a time for peace.
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Luke 14:28 NIV
“Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it?
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Proverbs 16:9 NIV
In their hearts humans plan their course,
    but the Lord establishes their steps.
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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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Ephesians 5:15-16 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.
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Ecclesiastes 3:11 NIV
He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.
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Matthew 24:36 NIV
“But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.
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Proverbs 3:9 NIV
Honor the Lord with your wealth,
    with the firstfruits of all your crops;
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Galatians 4:4 NIV
But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law,
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Proverbs 10:4 NIV
Lazy hands make for poverty,
    but diligent hands bring wealth.
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1 Corinthians 14:40 NIV
But everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way.
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Habakkuk 2:3 NIV
For the revelation awaits an appointed time;
    it speaks of the end
    and will not prove false.
Though it linger, wait for it;
    it will certainly come
    and will not delay.
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Acts 1:7-8 NIV
7 He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
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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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James 4:14 NIV
Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.
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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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Romans 13:11 NIV
And do this, understanding the present time: The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.
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