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Bible Verses About Laziness

"Diligent hands will rule, but laziness ends in slave labor."
Proverbs 12:24 (NIV)

"Laziness brings on deep sleep, and the shiftless man goes hungry."
Proverbs 19:15 (NIV)

"Lazy people are soon poor; hard workers get rich."

Proverbs 10:4 (NLT)

"Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest. How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep? Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man."
Proverbs 6:6-11 (KJV)

"Lazy people irritate their employers, like vinegar to the teeth or smoke in the eyes."
Proverbs 10: 26 (NLT)

"Work hard and become a leader; be lazy and become a slave."
Proverbs 12:24 (NLT)

"Lazy people don’t even cook the game they catch,
but the diligent make use of everything they find."
Proverbs 12:27 (NLT)

"Lazy people want much but get little, but those who work hard will prosper."
Proverbs 13:4 (NLT)

"A lazy person’s way is blocked with briers,
but the path of the upright is an open highway."
Proverbs 15:9 (NLT)

"A lazy person is as bad as someone who destroys things."
Proverbs 18:9 (NLT)

"Lazy people sleep soundly, but idleness leaves them hungry."
Proverbs 19:15 (NLT)

"Some people are too lazy to lift a hand to feed themselves"
Proverbs 19:24 (CEV)

"If you are too lazy to plow, don't expect a harvest"
Proverbs 20:4 (CEV)

"As the door turns on its hinges, so does the lazy man
[move not from his place]  upon his bed."
Proverbs 26:13 (Amplified Bible)

"Don't be so lazy that you say, "If I go to work, a lion will eat me!""
Proverbs 22:14 (CEV)

"Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed: And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth:  lo, there thou hast that is thine. His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed: Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury. Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents. For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath. And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth."
Matthew 25:24-30 (KJV)

"Then you would never be lazy. You would be following the example of those who had faith and were patient until God kept his promise to them."
Hebrews 6:12 (CEV)

"Those too lazy to plow in the right season will have no food at the harvest."
Proverbs 20:4 (NLT)

"Despite their desires, the lazy will come to ruin,
for their hands refuse to work."
Proverbs 21:25 (NLT)

"Take it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business
and to work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody."
1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 (NIV)

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