100 Bible Verses about Working For Fair Pay

James 5:4 ESV / 472 helpful votes

Behold, the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, are crying out against you, and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts.

Leviticus 19:13 ESV / 472 helpful votes

“You shall not oppress your neighbor or rob him. The wages of a hired servant shall not remain with you all night until the morning.

1 Timothy 5:18 ESV / 450 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 22:13 ESV / 406 helpful votes

“Woe to him who builds his house by unrighteousness, and his upper rooms by injustice, who makes his neighbor serve him for nothing and does not give him his wages,

Luke 10:7 ESV / 402 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.

Ephesians 4:28 ESV / 372 helpful votes

Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need.

Matthew 20:1-16 ESV / 368 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. ...

Colossians 3:23 ESV / 348 helpful votes

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

Malachi 3:5 ESV / 332 helpful votes

“Then I will draw near to you for judgment. I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, against the adulterers, against those who swear falsely, against those who oppress the hired worker in his wages, the widow and the fatherless, against those who thrust aside the sojourner, and do not fear me, says the Lord of hosts.

Proverbs 16:3 ESV / 324 helpful votes

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

Romans 4:4 ESV / 321 helpful votes

Now to the one who works, his wages are not counted as a gift but as his due.

Colossians 4:1 ESV / 313 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 24:14-15 ESV / 310 helpful votes

“You shall not oppress a hired servant who is poor and needy, whether he is one of your brothers or one of the sojourners who are in your land within your towns. You shall give him his wages on the same day, before the sun sets (for he is poor and counts on it), lest he cry against you to the Lord, and you be guilty of sin.

Proverbs 13:4 ESV / 308 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 12:11 ESV / 306 helpful votes

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

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 303 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

Psalm 90:17 ESV / 300 helpful votes

Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands!

Luke 1:37 ESV / 294 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Proverbs 12:24 ESV / 294 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 13:11 ESV / 293 helpful votes

Wealth gained hastily will dwindle, but whoever gathers little by little will increase it.

Colossians 3:23-24 ESV / 274 helpful votes

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.

Proverbs 14:23 ESV / 272 helpful votes

In all toil there is profit, but mere talk tends only to poverty.

Deuteronomy 24:15 ESV / 270 helpful votes

You shall give him his wages on the same day, before the sun sets (for he is poor and counts on it), lest he cry against you to the Lord, and you be guilty of sin.

Genesis 2:15 ESV / 259 helpful votes

The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it.

Luke 3:14 ESV / 258 helpful votes

Soldiers also asked him, “And we, what shall we do?” And he said to them, “Do not extort money from anyone by threats or by false accusation, and be content with your wages.”

1 Timothy 5:8 ESV / 256 helpful votes

But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

Proverbs 3:27-28 ESV / 247 helpful votes

Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it. Do not say to your neighbor, “Go, and come again, tomorrow I will give it”—when you have it with you.

1 Corinthians 15:58 ESV / 245 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.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 238 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.

Romans 6:23 ESV / 237 helpful votes

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Ecclesiastes 3:12-13 ESV / 233 helpful votes

I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live; also that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil—this is God's gift to man.

Deuteronomy 25:4 ESV / 230 helpful votes

“You shall not muzzle an ox when it is treading out the grain.

1 Timothy 5:17-18 ESV / 229 helpful votes

Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching. For the Scripture says, “You shall not muzzle an ox when it treads out the grain,” and, “The laborer deserves his wages.”

1 Timothy 5:17 ESV / 227 helpful votes

Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching.

1 Timothy 3:2 ESV / 227 helpful votes

Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,

Matthew 25:23 ESV / 227 helpful votes

His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’

Proverbs 22:29 ESV / 226 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 221 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 221 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.

2 Thessalonians 3:10 ESV / 219 helpful votes

For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat.

Ephesians 6:9 ESV / 210 helpful votes

Masters, do the same to them, and stop your threatening, knowing that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and that there is no partiality with him.

Matthew 20:1-34 ESV / 210 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. ...

Colossians 3:17 ESV / 208 helpful votes

And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

2 Timothy 2:15 ESV / 205 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.

John 6:27 ESV / 204 helpful votes

Do not labor for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For on him God the Father has set his seal.”

Acts 20:35 ESV / 203 helpful votes

In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”

2 Timothy 2:6 ESV / 202 helpful votes

It is the hard-working farmer who ought to have the first share of the crops.

Galatians 6:4-5 ESV / 200 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. For each will have to bear his own load.

Genesis 2:3 ESV / 200 helpful votes

So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation.

2 Corinthians 9:8 ESV / 199 helpful votes

And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.

1 Corinthians 9:8 ESV / 199 helpful votes

Do I say these things on human authority? Does not the Law say the same?

Ecclesiastes 4:9 ESV / 199 helpful votes

Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil.

Hebrews 6:10 ESV / 198 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.

1 Corinthians 16:2 ESV / 198 helpful votes

On the first day of every week, each of you is to put something aside and store it up, as he may prosper, so that there will be no collecting when I come.

Deuteronomy 15:9 ESV / 195 helpful votes

Take care lest there be an unworthy thought in your heart and you say, ‘The seventh year, the year of release is near,’ and your eye look grudgingly on your poor brother, and you give him nothing, and he cry to the Lord against you, and you be guilty of sin.

James 5:1-6 ESV / 193 helpful votes

Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you. Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver have corroded, and their corrosion will be evidence against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up treasure in the last days. Behold, the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, are crying out against you, and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts. You have lived on the earth in luxury and in self-indulgence. You have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter. ...

Deuteronomy 8:18 ESV / 191 helpful votes

You shall remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth, that he may confirm his covenant that he swore to your fathers, as it is this day.

1 Thessalonians 4:11 ESV / 182 helpful votes

And to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you,

1 Corinthians 16:14 ESV / 180 helpful votes

Let all that you do be done in love.

Proverbs 10:4 ESV / 175 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 2:18 ESV / 171 helpful votes

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

Job 31:38 ESV / 170 helpful votes

“If my land has cried out against me and its furrows have wept together,

Titus 2:7-8 ESV / 168 helpful votes

Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us.

Proverbs 22:7 ESV / 167 helpful votes

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

Exodus 22:23 ESV / 166 helpful votes

If you do mistreat them, and they cry out to me, I will surely hear their cry,

Proverbs 10:22 ESV / 164 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 5:18 ESV / 163 helpful votes

Behold, what I have seen to be good and fitting is to eat and drink and find enjoyment in all the toil with which one toils under the sun the few days of his life that God has given him, for this is his lot.

Matthew 20:1 ESV / 162 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.

Proverbs 21:5 ESV / 162 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 5:18 ESV / 159 helpful votes

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Matthew 6:24 ESV / 158 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.

Mark 12:14-17 ESV / 157 helpful votes

And they came and said to him, “Teacher, we know that you are true and do not care about anyone's opinion. For you are not swayed by appearances, but truly teach the way of God. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not? Should we pay them, or should we not?” But, knowing their hypocrisy, he said to them, “Why put me to the test? Bring me a denarius and let me look at it.” And they brought one. And he said to them, “Whose likeness and inscription is this?” They said to him, “Caesar's.” Jesus said to them, “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's.” And they marveled at him.

Proverbs 18:9 ESV / 157 helpful votes

Whoever is slack in his work is a brother to him who destroys.

1 Timothy 2:15 ESV / 156 helpful votes

Yet she will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith and love and holiness, with self-control.

Acts 20:24 ESV / 156 helpful votes

But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.

Acts 18:3 ESV / 156 helpful votes

And because he was of the same trade he stayed with them and worked, for they were tentmakers by trade.

Colossians 3:3 ESV / 154 helpful votes

For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 153 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.

Ecclesiastes 9:10 ESV / 151 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.

Romans 13:2 ESV / 146 helpful votes

Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment.

Colossians 3:22 ESV / 143 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.

Matthew 9:37 ESV / 136 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV / 135 helpful votes

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

Romans 13:8 ESV / 130 helpful votes

Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.

Exodus 23:12 ESV / 130 helpful votes

“Six days you shall do your work, but on the seventh day you shall rest; that your ox and your donkey may have rest, and the son of your servant woman, and the alien, may be refreshed.

1 Thessalonians 2:9 ESV / 129 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.

Matthew 25:14-30 ESV / 127 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. ...

Esther 5:1-14 ESV / 127 helpful votes

On the third day Esther put on her royal robes and stood in the inner court of the king's palace, in front of the king's quarters, while the king was sitting on his royal throne inside the throne room opposite the entrance to the palace. And when the king saw Queen Esther standing in the court, she won favor in his sight, and he held out to Esther the golden scepter that was in his hand. Then Esther approached and touched the tip of the scepter. And the king said to her, “What is it, Queen Esther? What is your request? It shall be given you, even to the half of my kingdom.” And Esther said, “If it please the king, let the king and Haman come today to a feast that I have prepared for the king.” Then the king said, “Bring Haman quickly, so that we may do as Esther has asked.” So the king and Haman came to the feast that Esther had prepared. ...

Mark 12:31 ESV / 126 helpful votes

The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

Matthew 5:16 ESV / 126 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.

John 4:36 ESV / 125 helpful votes

Already the one who reaps is receiving wages and gathering fruit for eternal life, so that sower and reaper may rejoice together.

Ecclesiastes 5:18-20 ESV / 115 helpful votes

Behold, what I have seen to be good and fitting is to eat and drink and find enjoyment in all the toil with which one toils under the sun the few days of his life that God has given him, for this is his lot. Everyone also to whom God has given wealth and possessions and power to enjoy them, and to accept his lot and rejoice in his toil—this is the gift of God. For he will not much remember the days of his life because God keeps him occupied with joy in his heart.

Deuteronomy 24:14 ESV / 114 helpful votes

“You shall not oppress a hired servant who is poor and needy, whether he is one of your brothers or one of the sojourners who are in your land within your towns.

Genesis 1:31 ESV / 113 helpful votes

And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.

Esther 3:1-15 ESV / 112 helpful votes

After these things King Ahasuerus promoted Haman the Agagite, the son of Hammedatha, and advanced him and set his throne above all the officials who were with him. And all the king's servants who were at the king's gate bowed down and paid homage to Haman, for the king had so commanded concerning him. But Mordecai did not bow down or pay homage. Then the king's servants who were at the king's gate said to Mordecai, “Why do you transgress the king's command?” And when they spoke to him day after day and he would not listen to them, they told Haman, in order to see whether Mordecai's words would stand, for he had told them that he was a Jew. And when Haman saw that Mordecai did not bow down or pay homage to him, Haman was filled with fury. ...

Colossians 3:22-24 ESV / 109 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. Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.

Psalm 128:1-6 ESV / 107 helpful votes

A Song of Ascents. Blessed is everyone who fears the Lord, who walks in his ways! You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you. Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table. Behold, thus shall the man be blessed who fears the Lord. The Lord bless you from Zion! May you see the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days of your life! ...

Matthew 20:2 ESV / 103 helpful votes

After agreeing with the laborers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard.

Deuteronomy 15:10 ESV / 102 helpful votes

You shall give to him freely, and your heart shall not be grudging when you give to him, because for this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in all that you undertake.

1 Corinthians 15:10 ESV / 84 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.

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