1 Timothy 5:8
But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.
Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I had laboured to do: and, behold, all [was] vanity and vexation of spirit, and [there was] no profit under the sun.
And whatsoever mine eyes desired I kept not from them, I withheld not my heart from any joy; for my heart rejoiced in all my labour: and this was my portion of all my labour.
What profit hath a man of all his labour which he taketh under the sun?
She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.
She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue [is] the law of kindness.
Strength and honour [are] her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.
She maketh fine linen, and selleth [it]; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.
Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.
She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing [is] silk and purple.
She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household [are] clothed with scarlet.
She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.
She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.
She perceiveth that her merchandise [is] good: her candle goeth not out by night.
Therefore I hated life; because the work that is wrought under the sun [is] grievous unto me: for all [is] vanity and vexation of spirit.
Yea, I hated all my labour which I had taken under the sun: because I should leave it unto the man that shall be after me.
And who knoweth whether he shall be a wise [man] or a fool? yet shall he have rule over all my labour wherein I have laboured, and wherein I have shewed myself wise under the sun. This [is] also vanity.
2 Thessalonians 3:12
Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.
2 Thessalonians 3:11
For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies.
2 Thessalonians 3:10
For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.
1 Thessalonians 4:12
That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and [that] ye may have lack of nothing.
1 Thessalonians 4:11
And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;
Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with [his] hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.
Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;
In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand: for thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both [shall be] alike good.
He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap.
Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do [it] with thy might; for [there is] no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.
For what hath man of all his labour, and of the vexation of his heart, wherein he hath laboured under the sun?
For there is a man whose labour [is] in wisdom, and in knowledge, and in equity; yet to a man that hath not laboured therein shall he leave it [for] his portion. This also [is] vanity and a great evil.
Therefore I went about to cause my heart to despair of all the labour which I took under the sun.
She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.
She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.
She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.
In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips [tendeth] only to penury.
Where no oxen [are], the crib [is] clean: but much increase [is] by the strength of the ox.
Much food [is in] the tillage of the poor: but there is [that is] destroyed for want of judgment.
Wealth [gotten] by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.
The soul of the sluggard desireth, and [hath] nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.
The slothful [man] roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man [is] precious.
The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute.
He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that followeth vain [persons is] void of understanding.
He that gathereth in summer [is] a wise son: [but] he that sleepeth in harvest [is] a son that causeth shame.
He becometh poor that dealeth [with] a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.
Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be to you an holy day, a sabbath of rest to the LORD: whosoever doeth work therein shall be put to death.
Six days thou shalt do thy work, and on the seventh day thou shalt rest: that thine ox and thine ass may rest, and the son of thy handmaid, and the stranger, may be refreshed.
He that laboureth laboureth for himself; for his mouth craveth it of him.
Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, [and] thou shalt be satisfied with bread.
The thoughts of the diligent [tend] only to plenteousness; but of every one [that is] hasty only to want.
She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.
She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.
The spider taketh hold with her hands, and is in kings' palaces.
The locusts have no king, yet go they forth all of them by bands;
The conies [are but] a feeble folk, yet make they their houses in the rocks;
The ants [are] a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer;
He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that followeth after vain [persons] shall have poverty enough.
And [thou shalt have] goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and [for] the maintenance for thy maidens.
The lambs [are] for thy clothing, and the goats [are] the price of the field.
The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered.
For riches [are] not for ever: and doth the crown [endure] to every generation?
Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, [and] look well to thy herds.
Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean [men].
And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.