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"He who has a slack hand becomes poor, But the hand of the diligent makes rich. He who gathers in summer is a wise son; He who sleeps in harvest is a son who causes shame."
"Do not love sleep, lest you come to poverty; Open your eyes, and you will be satisfied with bread."
1 Thessalonians 4:11,12
"that you also aspire to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you, that you may walk properly toward those who are outside, and that you may lack nothing."
"The way of the lazy man is like a hedge of thorns, But the way of the upright is a highway."
"The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty, But those of everyone who is hasty, surely to poverty."
"not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord;"
"He who tills his land will have plenty of bread, But he who follows frivolity will have poverty enough!"
"The soul of a lazy man desires, and has nothing; But the soul of the diligent shall be made rich."
"Poverty and shame will come to him who disdains correction, But he who regards a rebuke will be honored."
"For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat. For we hear that there are some who walk among you in a disorderly manner, not working at all, but are busybodies. Now those who are such we command and exhort through our Lord Jesus Christ that they work in quietness and eat their own bread."
"Be diligent to know the state of your flocks, And attend to your herds;"
"You shall have enough goats’ milk for your food, For the food of your household, And the nourishment of your maidservants."
"Here is what I have seen: It is good and fitting for one to eat and drink, and to enjoy the good of all his labor in which he toils under the sun all the days of his life which God gives him; for it is his heritage. As for every man to whom God has given riches and wealth, and given him power to eat of it, to receive his heritage and rejoice in his labor - this is the gift of God."
"Much food is in the fallow ground of the poor, And for lack of justice there is waste." 2
"The hardworking farmer must be first to partake of the crops."
"Let him who stole steal no longer, but rather let him labor, working with his hands what is good, that he may have something to give him who has need."
"I went by the field of the lazy man, And by the vineyard of the man devoid of understanding; And there it was, all overgrown with thorns; Its surface was covered with nettles; Its stone wall was broken down. When I saw it, I considered it well; I looked on it and received instruction: A little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to rest; So shall your poverty come like a prowler, And your need like an armed man."
"He who tills his land will be satisfied with bread, But he who follows frivolity is devoid of understanding."