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Want to know what the Bible says about Work? Here are 121 Bible verses about 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 16:3 NIV
Commit to the Lord whatever you do,
    and he will establish your plans.
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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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Proverbs 18:9 NIV
One who is slack in his work
    is brother to one who destroys.
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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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Ephesians 4:28 NIV
Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.
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2 Thessalonians 3:10 NIV
For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: “The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.”
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Colossians 3:22-24 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.
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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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Luke 1:37 NIV
For no word from God will ever fail.”
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John 6:27 NIV
Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on him God the Father has placed his seal of approval.”
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1 Corinthians 15:10 NIV
But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them —yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me.
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1 Thessalonians 4:11 NIV
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,
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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 Corinthians 16:14 NIV
Do everything in love.
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Proverbs 21:5 NIV
The plans of the diligent lead to profit
    as surely as haste leads to poverty.
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Galatians 6:4-5 NIV
4 Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else, 5 for each one should carry their own load.
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Matthew 11:28 NIV
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
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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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Colossians 3:23-25 NIV
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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