The word “work” occurs 683 times in the Bible. The infographic below identifies the points of each occurrence. This graphic presentation starts with Genesis in the top left and concludes with Revelation in the bottom right.
Here are the 30 most important Bible scriptures on work.
Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.
Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.
1 Corinthians 10:31
So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it.
Whoever is slack in his work is a brother to him who destroys.
1 Corinthians 15:10
But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me.
1 Corinthians 15:58
Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
1 Corinthians 16:14
Let all that you do be done in love.
1 Thessalonians 4:11
And to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you.
1 Timothy 5:8
But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
2 Thessalonians 3:10
For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat.
And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might, for there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol, to which you are going.
Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need.
But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.
For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead.
“Do not labor for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For on him God the Father has set his seal.”
“For nothing will be impossible with God.”
“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich.
Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits lacks sense.
The hand of the diligent will rule, while the slothful will be put to forced labor.
Wealth gained hastily will dwindle, but whoever gathers little by little will increase it.
A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, but the sinner’s wealth is laid up for the righteous.
The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.
In all toil there is profit, but mere talk tends only to poverty.
The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty.
The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender.
Prepare your work outside; get everything ready for yourself in the field, and after that build your house.
Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands!
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.