79 Bible Verses about Diligence

Proverbs 13:4 ESV / 271 helpful votes

The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.

Proverbs 10:4 ESV / 225 helpful votes

A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich.

Galatians 6:9 ESV / 151 helpful votes

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.

1 Corinthians 15:58 ESV / 115 helpful votes

Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.

Proverbs 22:29 ESV / 114 helpful votes

Do you see a man skillful in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men.

2 Peter 3:14 ESV / 101 helpful votes

Therefore, beloved, since you are waiting for these, be diligent to be found by him without spot or blemish, and at peace.

2 Timothy 2:15 ESV / 100 helpful votes

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.

Proverbs 12:24 ESV / 94 helpful votes

The hand of the diligent will rule, while the slothful will be put to forced labor.

2 Peter 1:10 ESV / 74 helpful votes

Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to make your calling and election sure, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall.

Proverbs 11:27 ESV / 69 helpful votes

Whoever diligently seeks good seeks favor, but evil comes to him who searches for it.

Ecclesiastes 9:10 ESV / 64 helpful votes

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might, for there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol, to which you are going.

James 1:12 ESV / 60 helpful votes

Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.

Proverbs 6:6-8 ESV / 51 helpful votes

Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise. Without having any chief, officer, or ruler, she prepares her bread in summer and gathers her food in harvest.

Philippians 3:14 ESV / 43 helpful votes

I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Exodus 15:26 ESV / 41 helpful votes

Saying, “If you will diligently listen to the voice of the Lord your God, and do that which is right in his eyes, and give ear to his commandments and keep all his statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you that I put on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, your healer.”

2 Chronicles 31:21 ESV / 38 helpful votes

And every work that he undertook in the service of the house of God and in accordance with the law and the commandments, seeking his God, he did with all his heart, and prospered.

Hebrews 6:10-12 ESV / 37 helpful votes

For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for his name in serving the saints, as you still do. And we desire each one of you to show the same earnestness to have the full assurance of hope until the end, so that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

2 Peter 1:5-7 ESV / 32 helpful votes

For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.

Proverbs 12:11 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits lacks sense.

2 Corinthians 8:7 ESV / 30 helpful votes

But as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all earnestness, and in our love for you—see that you excel in this act of grace also.

John 9:4 ESV / 30 helpful votes

We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work.

Proverbs 10:22 ESV / 28 helpful votes

The blessing of the Lord makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.

Proverbs 4:23 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.

Romans 12:2 ESV / 27 helpful votes

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Philippians 3:13 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead,

Psalm 77:6 ESV / 25 helpful votes

I said, “Let me remember my song in the night; let me meditate in my heart.” Then my spirit made a diligent search:

Colossians 3:23 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,

Hebrews 11:6 ESV / 23 helpful votes

And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

Psalm 119:60 ESV / 23 helpful votes

I hasten and do not delay to keep your commandments.

2 Peter 1:5 ESV / 21 helpful votes

For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge,

Jeremiah 15:16 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Your words were found, and I ate them, and your words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart, for I am called by your name, O Lord, God of hosts.

1 Chronicles 22:19 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Now set your mind and heart to seek the Lord your God. Arise and build the sanctuary of the Lord God, so that the ark of the covenant of the Lord and the holy vessels of God may be brought into a house built for the name of the Lord.”

Isaiah 55:2 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food.

Proverbs 4:13 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Keep hold of instruction; do not let go; guard her, for she is your life.

Isaiah 55:11 ESV / 18 helpful votes

So shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.

1 Corinthians 2:14 ESV / 17 helpful votes

The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.

Acts 18:25 ESV / 17 helpful votes

He had been instructed in the way of the Lord. And being fervent in spirit, he spoke and taught accurately the things concerning Jesus, though he knew only the baptism of John.

Mark 1:35 ESV / 17 helpful votes

And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed.

2 Timothy 4:2 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.

John 14:1-31 ESV / 16 helpful votes

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?”

Nehemiah 4:6 ESV / 16 helpful votes

So we built the wall. And all the wall was joined together to half its height, for the people had a mind to work.

2 Peter 1:3 ESV / 15 helpful votes

His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence,

Hebrews 6:11 ESV / 15 helpful votes

And we desire each one of you to show the same earnestness to have the full assurance of hope until the end,

Romans 6:13 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness.

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 13 helpful votes

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

Ruth 2:17 ESV / 13 helpful votes

So she gleaned in the field until evening. Then she beat out what she had gleaned, and it was about an ephah of barley.

Colossians 3:2 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.

2 Corinthians 8:22 ESV / 12 helpful votes

And with them we are sending our brother whom we have often tested and found earnest in many matters, but who is now more earnest than ever because of his great confidence in you.

Acts 5:42 ESV / 12 helpful votes

And every day, in the temple and from house to house, they did not cease teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ.

Proverbs 27:23 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Know well the condition of your flocks, and give attention to your herds,

Revelation 22:17 ESV / 11 helpful votes

The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price.

1 Peter 5:10 ESV / 11 helpful votes

And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.

1 Timothy 3:10 ESV / 11 helpful votes

And let them also be tested first; then let them serve as deacons if they prove themselves blameless.

Jeremiah 33:3 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.

1 Peter 2:1-3 ESV / 10 helpful votes

So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.

1 Peter 2:1 ESV / 10 helpful votes

So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander.

Romans 5:3-5 ESV / 10 helpful votes

More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

Proverbs 21:5 ESV / 10 helpful votes

The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty.

Hebrews 12:15 ESV / 9 helpful votes

See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no “root of bitterness” springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled;

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 9 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,

Ephesians 1:13 ESV / 9 helpful votes

In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit,

Romans 10:17 ESV / 9 helpful votes

So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.

Proverbs 12:27 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Whoever is slothful will not roast his game, but the diligent man will get precious wealth.

2 Timothy 1:17 ESV / 8 helpful votes

But when he arrived in Rome he searched for me earnestly and found me—

1 Thessalonians 2:9 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For you remember, brothers, our labor and toil: we worked night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you, while we proclaimed to you the gospel of God.

Galatians 2:16 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Yet we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified.

John 10:10 ESV / 7 helpful votes

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

John 5:39 ESV / 7 helpful votes

You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me,

John 3:16-17 ESV / 7 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Psalm 22:26 ESV / 7 helpful votes

The afflicted shall eat and be satisfied; those who seek him shall praise the Lord! May your hearts live forever!

Jude 1:3 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints.

1 Peter 2:2 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation—

Hebrews 12:1-2 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

Acts 3:1 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Now Peter and John were going up to the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour.

Matthew 28:19 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

James 1:2-4 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

Ephesians 3:20-21 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

1 Corinthians 15:10 ESV / 5 helpful votes

But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me.

Matthew 9:37 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few;

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