2:15And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.
23:12Six 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.
35:2Six 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.
5:13Six days thou shalt labour, and do all thy work:
10:4He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.
10:5He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.
12:11He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that followeth vain persons is void of understanding.
12:24The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute.
12:27The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious.
13:4The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.
13:11Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.
13:23Much food is in the tillage of the poor: but there is that is destroyed for want of judgment.
14:4Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: but much increase is by the strength of the ox.
14:23In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.
16:26He that laboureth laboureth for himself; for his mouth craveth it of him.
20:13Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread.
21:5The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want.
22:29Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.
27:23Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.
27:24For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation?
27:25The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered.
27:26The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field.
27:27And thou shalt have goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens.
28:19He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough.
30:25The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer;
30:26The conies are but a feeble folk, yet make they their houses in the rocks;
30:27The locusts have no king, yet go they forth all of them by bands;
30:28The spider taketh hold with her hands, and is in kings' palaces.
31:13She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.
31:14She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.
31:15She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.
31:16She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.
31:17She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.
31:18She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.
31:19She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.
31:20She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.
31:21She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.
31:22She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.
31:23Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.
31:24She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.
31:25Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.
31:26She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
31:27She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.
1:3What profit hath a man of all his labour which he taketh under the sun?
2:10And 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.
2:11Then 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.
2:17Therefore I hated life; because the work that is wrought under the sun is grievous unto me: for all is vanity and vexation of spirit.
2:18Yea, 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.
2:19And 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.
2:20Therefore I went about to cause my heart to despair of all the labour which I took under the sun.
2:21For 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.
2:22For what hath man of all his labour, and of the vexation of his heart, wherein he hath laboured under the sun?
9:10Whatsoever 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.
11:4He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap.
11:6In 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.
12:11Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;
4:28Let 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.
4:11And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;
4:12That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing.
3:10For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.
3:11For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies.
3:12Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.
5:8But 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.