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Bible Verses About Idleness

"Through sloth the roof sinks in, and through indolence the house leaks."

Ecclesiastes 10:18 ESV

"For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat."

2 Thessalonians 3:10 ESV

"For we hear that some among you walk in idleness, not busy at work, but busybodies."

2 Thessalonians 3:11 ESV

"I passed by the field of a sluggard, by the vineyard of a man lacking sense, and behold, it was all overgrown with thorns; the ground was covered with nettles, and its stone wall was broken down. Then I saw and considered it; I looked and received instruction. A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest, and poverty will come upon you like a robber, and want like an armed man."

Proverbs 24:30-34 ESV

"Besides that, they learn to be idlers, going about from house to house, and not only idlers, but also gossips and busybodies, saying what they should not."

1 Timothy 5:13 ESV

"Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy."

Ezekiel 16:49 KJV

"By much slothfulness the building decayeth; and through idleness of the hands the house droppeth through."

Ecclesiastes 10:18 KJV

"She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness."

Proverbs 31:27 KJV

"[ Warning Against Idleness ] In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we command you, brothers and sisters, to keep away from every believer who is idle and disruptive and does not live according to the teaching you received from us."

2 Thessalonians 3:6 NIV

"She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness."

Proverbs 31:27 NIV

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