Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
"You are slackers, " Pharaoh replied. "Slackers! That is why you keep saying, 'Let us go and sacrifice to the LORD.'
Walk in the manner of the ant, O sluggard; observe its ways and be wise: . . .
Like vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to those who send him.
The slacker craves, yet gets nothing, but the soul of the diligent is fully satisfied.
Whoever is slothful in his work is brother to him who destroys.
Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will be stationed in the presence of kings; he will not stand before obscure men.
I went past the field of a sluggard and by the vineyard of a man lacking judgment. . . .
The slacker says, "A lion is in the road! A fierce lion roams the public square!" . . .
Whatever you find to do with your hands, do it with all your might, for in Sheol, where you are going, there is no work or planning or knowledge or wisdom.
Israel's watchmen are blind, they are all oblivious; they are all mute dogs, they cannot bark; they are dreamers lying around, loving to slumber.
You wicked, lazy servant!' replied his master. 'You knew that I reap where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed.
Acts 20:34, 35
You yourselves know that these hands of mine have ministered to my own needs and those of my companions. . . .
He who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing good with his own hands, that he may have something to share with the one in need.
1 Thessalonians 4:11, 12
and to aspire to live quietly, to attend to your own matters, and to work with your own hands, as we instructed you. . . .
2 Thessalonians 3:6-12
Now we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to keep away from any brother who leads an undisciplined life that is not in keeping with the tradition you received from us. . . .
1 Timothy 5:13
At the same time they will also learn to be idle, going from house to house and being not only idle, but also gossips and busybodies, speaking of things they should not mention.
Hebrews 6:10, 11
God is not unjust. He will not forget your work and the love you have shown for His name as you have ministered to the saints and continue to do so. . . .
Because of the multiplication of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold.
He had been instructed in the way of the Lord and was fervent in spirit. He spoke and taught accurately about Jesus, though he knew only the baptism of John.
Colossians 4:12, 13
Epaphras, who is one of you and a servant of Christ Jesus, sends you greetings. He is always wrestling in prayer for you, so that you may stand mature and fully assured in the full will of God. . . .
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man has great power to prevail.
1 Peter 1:22
Since you have purified your souls by obedience to the truth so that you have a genuine love for your brothers, love one another deeply, from a pure heart.
1 Peter 4:8
Above all, love one another deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
But I have this against you: You have abandoned your first love.
Revelation 3:15, 16
I know your deeds; you are neither cold nor hot. How I wish you were one or the other! . . .
1 Corinthians 7:22
For he who was a slave when he was called by the Lord is the Lord's freedman. Conversely, he who was a free man when he was called is Christ's slave.
Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear and sincerity of heart, just as you would show to Christ. . . .
Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything, not only to please them while they are watching, but with sincerity of heart and fear of the Lord. . . .
Masters, supply your slaves with what is right and fair, since you know that you also have a Master in heaven.
Titus 2:9, 10
Slaves are to submit to their own masters in everything, to be well-pleasing, not argumentative, . . .
Therefore, since we are receiving an unshakable kingdom, let us be filled with gratitude, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe.
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