46 Bible Verses about Employment

Colossians 3:23 ESV / 61 helpful votes

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

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 34 helpful votes

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Matthew 25:14-28 ESV / 32 helpful votes

“For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted to them his property. To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and he made five talents more. So also he who had the two talents made two talents more. But he who had received the one talent went and dug in the ground and hid his master's money. ...

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 29 helpful votes

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

1 Timothy 5:18 ESV / 27 helpful votes

For the Scripture says, “You shall not muzzle an ox when it treads out the grain,” and, “The laborer deserves his wages.”

Colossians 3:22 ESV / 27 helpful votes

Slaves, obey in everything those who are your earthly masters, not by way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but with sincerity of heart, fearing the Lord.

1 Peter 2:18 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Servants, be subject to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the unjust.

Exodus 20:8-10 ESV / 20 helpful votes

“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates.

Proverbs 22:7 ESV / 18 helpful votes

The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender.

2 Chronicles 26:5 ESV / 18 helpful votes

He set himself to seek God in the days of Zechariah, who instructed him in the fear of God, and as long as he sought the Lord, God made him prosper.

Colossians 4:1 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Masters, treat your slaves justly and fairly, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.

Matthew 6:24 ESV / 17 helpful votes

“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.

1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 ESV / 14 helpful votes

And to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you, so that you may walk properly before outsiders and be dependent on no one.

Luke 10:7 ESV / 14 helpful votes

And remain in the same house, eating and drinking what they provide, for the laborer deserves his wages. Do not go from house to house.

James 3:1 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness.

1 Timothy 3:5 ESV / 12 helpful votes

For if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God's church?

Psalm 127:2 ESV / 12 helpful votes

It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep.

Matthew 5:16 ESV / 11 helpful votes

In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

Proverbs 22:29 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

2 Chronicles 2:7 ESV / 11 helpful votes

So now send me a man skilled to work in gold, silver, bronze, and iron, and in purple, crimson, and blue fabrics, trained also in engraving, to be with the skilled workers who are with me in Judah and Jerusalem, whom David my father provided.

1 Samuel 16:18 ESV / 11 helpful votes

One of the young men answered, “Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, who is skillful in playing, a man of valor, a man of war, prudent in speech, and a man of good presence, and the Lord is with him.”

Exodus 35:10 ESV / 11 helpful votes

“Let every skillful craftsman among you come and make all that the Lord has commanded:

Exodus 31:1-18 ESV / 11 helpful votes

The Lord said to Moses, “See, I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with ability and intelligence, with knowledge and all craftsmanship, to devise artistic designs, to work in gold, silver, and bronze, in cutting stones for setting, and in carving wood, to work in every craft. ...

1 Corinthians 12:18 ESV / 10 helpful votes

But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose.

1 Chronicles 15:22 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Chenaniah, leader of the Levites in music, should direct the music, for he understood it.

Acts 13:2 ESV / 9 helpful votes

While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.”

Exodus 18:20-21 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And you shall warn them about the statutes and the laws, and make them know the way in which they must walk and what they must do. Moreover, look for able men from all the people, men who fear God, who are trustworthy and hate a bribe, and place such men over the people as chiefs of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties, and of tens.

Proverbs 6:6-8 ESV / 8 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.

Daniel 1:3-4 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Then the king commanded Ashpenaz, his chief eunuch, to bring some of the people of Israel, both of the royal family and of the nobility, youths without blemish, of good appearance and skillful in all wisdom, endowed with knowledge, understanding learning, and competent to stand in the king's palace, and to teach them the literature and language of the Chaldeans.

Matthew 20:1-16 ESV / 6 helpful votes

“For the kingdom of heaven is like a master of a house who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. After agreeing with the laborers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard. And going out about the third hour he saw others standing idle in the marketplace, and to them he said, ‘You go into the vineyard too, and whatever is right I will give you.’ So they went. Going out again about the sixth hour and the ninth hour, he did the same. ...

Proverbs 13:4 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Psalm 113:7-8 ESV / 6 helpful votes

He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap, to make them sit with princes, with the princes of his people.

Exodus 28:3 ESV / 6 helpful votes

You shall speak to all the skillful, whom I have filled with a spirit of skill, that they make Aaron's garments to consecrate him for my priesthood.

Exodus 18:20-22 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And you shall warn them about the statutes and the laws, and make them know the way in which they must walk and what they must do. Moreover, look for able men from all the people, men who fear God, who are trustworthy and hate a bribe, and place such men over the people as chiefs of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties, and of tens. And let them judge the people at all times. Every great matter they shall bring to you, but any small matter they shall decide themselves. So it will be easier for you, and they will bear the burden with you.

Titus 1:1-16 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the sake of the faith of God's elect and their knowledge of the truth, which accords with godliness, in hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began and at the proper time manifested in his word through the preaching with which I have been entrusted by the command of God our Savior; To Titus, my true child in a common faith: Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior. This is why I left you in Crete, so that you might put what remained into order, and appoint elders in every town as I directed you— ...

1 Timothy 3:1-16 ESV / 5 helpful votes

The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God's church? ...

Galatians 6:4 ESV / 5 helpful votes

But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor.

Matthew 20:7 ESV / 5 helpful votes

They said to him, ‘Because no one has hired us.’ He said to them, ‘You go into the vineyard too.’

Proverbs 16:33 ESV / 5 helpful votes

The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the Lord.

Proverbs 16:3 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.

Matthew 13:55 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Is not this the carpenter's son? Is not his mother called Mary? And are not his brothers James and Joseph and Simon and Judas?

Matthew 7:7 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

Proverbs 17:1-22:29 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Better is a dry morsel with quiet than a house full of feasting with strife. A servant who deals wisely will rule over a son who acts shamefully and will share the inheritance as one of the brothers. The crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold, and the Lord tests hearts. An evildoer listens to wicked lips, and a liar gives ear to a mischievous tongue. Whoever mocks the poor insults his Maker; he who is glad at calamity will not go unpunished. ...

Psalm 126:1-6 ESV / 4 helpful votes

A Song of Ascents. When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream. Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.” The Lord has done great things for us; we are glad. Restore our fortunes, O Lord, like streams in the Negeb! Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy! ...

Psalm 84:1-12 ESV / 4 helpful votes

To the choirmaster: according to The Gittith. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of hosts! My soul longs, yes, faints for the courts of the Lord; my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God. Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, at your altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God. Blessed are those who dwell in your house, ever singing your praise! Selah Blessed are those whose strength is in you, in whose heart are the highways to Zion. ...

Psalm 75:1-10 ESV / 4 helpful votes

To the choirmaster: according to Do Not Destroy. A Psalm of Asaph. A Song. We give thanks to you, O God; we give thanks, for your name is near. We recount your wondrous deeds. “At the set time that I appoint I will judge with equity. When the earth totters, and all its inhabitants, it is I who keep steady its pillars. Selah I say to the boastful, ‘Do not boast,’ and to the wicked, ‘Do not lift up your horn; do not lift up your horn on high, or speak with haughty neck.’” ...

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