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Genesis 2:15 — Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it.

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.

2 Thessalonians 3:7-15 — For you yourselves know how you ought to follow us, for we were not disorderly among you; nor did we eat anyone’s bread free of charge, but worked with labor and toil night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you, not because we do not have authority, but to make ourselves an example of how you should follow us. 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. But as for you, brethren, do not grow weary in doing good. And if anyone does not obey our word in this epistle, note that person and do not keep company with him, that he may be ashamed. Yet do not count him as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.

1 Timothy 5:8 — But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

Colossians 3:23-24 — And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.

Exodus 34:21 — “Six days you shall work, but on the seventh day you shall rest; in plowing time and in harvest you shall rest.

Exodus 36:1 — “And Bezalel and Aholiab, and every gifted artisan in whom the Lord has put wisdom and understanding, to know how to do all manner of work for the service of the sanctuary, shall do according to all that the Lord has commanded.”

Proverbs 12:27 — The lazy man does not roast what he took in hunting, But diligence is man’s precious possession.

Proverbs 18:9 — He who is slothful in his work Is a brother to him who is a great destroyer.

Unless noted otherwise, all Scripture verses are from The New King James Version. 1996, ©1982. Nashville: Thomas Nelson.