Proverbs dealing with our Work

[6] Go to the ant, O sluggard;
consider her ways, and be wise.
[7] Without having any chief,
officer, or ruler,
[8] she prepares her bread in summer
and gathers her food in harvest.
[9] How long will you lie there, O sluggard?
When will you arise from your sleep?
[10] A little sleep, a little slumber,
a little folding of the hands to rest,
[11] and poverty will come upon you like a robber,
and want like an armed man.
(Proverbs 6:6-11 ESV)

[4] A slack hand causes poverty,
but the hand of the diligent makes rich.
[5] He who gathers in summer is a prudent son,
but he who sleeps in harvest is a son who brings shame
(Proverbs 10:4-5 ESV)

[22] The blessing of the LORD makes rich,
and he adds no sorrow with it.
(Proverbs 10:22 ESV)

[11] Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread,
but he who follows worthless pursuits lacks sense.
[12] Whoever is wicked covets the spoil of evildoers,
but the root of the righteous bears fruit.
[13] An evil man is ensnared by the transgression of his lips,
but the righteous escapes from trouble.
[14] From the fruit of his mouth a man is satisfied with good,
and the work of a man’s hand comes back to him.
(Proverbs 12:11-14 ESV)

[11] Wealth gained hastily will dwindle,
but whoever gathers little by little will increase it.
(Proverbs 13:11 ESV)

[23] In all toil there is profit,
but mere talk tends only to poverty.
[24] The crown of the wise is their wealth,
but the folly of fools brings folly.
(Proverbs 14:23-24 ESV)

[3] Commit your work to the LORD,
and your plans will be established.
(Proverbs 16:3 ESV)

[26] A worker’s appetite works for him;
his mouth urges him on.
(Proverbs 16:26 ESV)

[9] Whoever is slack in his work
is a brother to him who destroys.
(Proverbs 18:9 ESV)

[16] Whoever oppresses the poor to increase his own wealth,
or gives to the rich, will only come to poverty.
(Proverbs 22:16 ESV)

[29] Do you see a man skillful in his work?
He will stand before kings;
he will not stand before obscure men.
(Proverbs 22:29 ESV)

[27] Prepare your work outside;
get everything ready for yourself in the field,
and after that build your house.
(Proverbs 24:27 ESV)

[18] Whoever tends a fig tree will eat its fruit,
and he who guards his master will be honored.
(Proverbs 27:18 ESV)

[23] Know well the condition of your flocks,
and give attention to your herds,
[24] for riches do not last forever;
and does a crown endure to all generations?
[25] When the grass is gone and the new growth appears
and the vegetation of the mountains is gathered,
[26] the lambs will provide your clothing,
and the goats the price of a field.
[27] There will be enough goats’ milk for your food,
for the food of your household
and maintenance for your girls.
(Proverbs 27:23-27 ESV)

[19] Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread,
but he who follows worthless pursuits will have plenty of poverty.
(Proverbs 28:19 ESV)

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