Scriptures on Laziness and Procrastination

Scriptures on Laziness and Procrastination: Do you like procrastinating your plans, ideas or work?  What does the bible say about laziness and procrastination? Below Bible verses about being lazy will help paint a clear picture of the ways Christians should view laziness or procrastination

Scriptures on Laziness and Procrastination

1. 2 Thessalonians 3:11-12 

We hear that some among you are idle and disruptive. They are not busy; they are busybodies. Such people we command and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ to settle down and earn the food they eat. (NIV)

2. Ecclesiastes 11:4 

“Whoever watches the wind will not plant; whoever looks at the clouds will not reap.”(NIV)

3. Proverbs 21:25 

“The craving of a sluggard will be the death of him because his hands refuse to work.”(NIV)

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4. Proverbs 20:4 

The lazy man will not plow because of winter; He will beg during harvest and have nothing. (NKJV)

5. Proverbs 6:6-11 

Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. How long will you lie there, you sluggard? When will you get up from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest— and poverty will come on you like a thief and scarcity like an armed man. (NIV)

6. Colossians 3:23-24 

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. (NIV)

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Bible Verses about Laziness

1. Proverbs 13:4 

The soul of a lazy man desires, and has nothing; But the soul of the diligent shall be made rich.(NKJV)

2. 2 Thessalonians 3:10b 

If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat. (NKJV)

bible verses on laziness and procrastination

3. Proverbs 10:4 

Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth. (NIV)

4. Hebrews 6:12 

We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised. (NIV)

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5. Proverbs 14:23 

In all labor there is profit, But idle chatter leads only to poverty. (NKJV)

6. Proverbs 12:27 

The lazy man does not roast what he took in hunting, But diligence is man’s precious possession. (NKJV)

7. Proverbs 18:9

One who is slack in his work is brother to one who destroys. (NIV)

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