Ecclesiastes 3:9-15 - The God-Given Task
9 What profit is there to the worker from that in which he toils? 10 I have seen the task which God has given the sons of men with which to occupy themselves. 11 He has made everything appropriate in its time He has also set eternity in their heart, yet so that man will not find out the work which God has done from the beginning even to the end. 12 I know that there is nothing better for them than to rejoice and to do good in one's lifetime; 13 moreover, that every man who eats and drinks sees good in all his labor--it is the gift of God. 14 I know that everything God does will remain forever; there is nothing to add to it and there is nothing to take from it, for God has so worked that men should fear Him. 15 That which is has been already and that which will be has already been, for God seeks what has passed by.
Ecclesiastes 8:14-17 - Man Cannot Know God's Ways
Ecclesiastes 9:7-10 - Enjoy Life While It Lasts
Ecclesiastes 10:1-20 - The Burden Of Folly
Ecclesiastes 11:1-6 - Living In The Light Of The Limits Of Human Knowledge
Ecclesiastes 12:1-7 - Advice To The Young: Life Is Short And Then You Die
Ecclesiastes 3:9-15 - The God-Given Task
Song of Songs 1:1-1 - Title
Song of Songs 2:1-3 - Dialogue Between Maiden And Her Beloved
Song of Songs 3:1-4 - Maiden's Dream (?): Seeking And Finding
Song of Songs 4:1-7 - Groom's Praise Of His Bride
Song of Songs 5:8-8 - Adjuration Refrain
2 Thessalonians 3:10
For even when we were with you, we used to give you this order: if anyone is not willing to work, then he is not to eat, either.
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.
Then the LORD God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it.
1 Timothy 3:2
An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,
1 Thessalonians 4:11-12
and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands, just as we commanded you, so that you will behave properly toward outsiders and not be in any need.
2 Kings 2:23-24
Then he went up from there to Bethel; and as he was going up by the way, young lads came out from the city and mocked him and said to him, "Go up, you baldhead; go up, you baldhead!" When he looked behind him and saw them, he cursed them in the name of the LORD. Then two female bears came out of the woods and tore up forty-two lads of their number.
A lazy man does not roast his prey, But the precious possession of a man is diligence.
Every word of God is tested; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him. Do not add to His words Or He will reprove you, and you will be proved a liar.
Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men,
"Then there will be two men in the field; one will be taken and one will be left.
Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will stand before kings; He will not stand before obscure men.
"But what do you think? A man had two sons, and he came to the first and said, 'Son, go work today in the vineyard.'
["Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other will be left."]
2 Chronicles 2:7
"Now send me a skilled man to work in gold, silver, brass and iron, and in purple, crimson and violet fabrics, and who knows how to make engravings, to work with the skilled men whom I have in Judah and Jerusalem, whom David my father provided.
"He seals the hand of every man, That all men may know His work.
"We must work the works of Him who sent Me as long as it is day; night is coming when no one can work.
Her mother-in-law then said to her, "Where did you glean today and where did you work? May he who took notice of you be blessed." So she told her mother-in-law with whom she had worked and said, "The name of the man with whom I worked today is Boaz."
For what does a man get in all his labor and in his striving with which he labors under the sun?
What profit is there to the worker from that in which he toils?
With good will render service, as to the Lord, and not to men,
2 Thessalonians 3:12
Now such persons we command and exhort in the Lord Jesus Christ to work in quiet fashion and eat their own bread.
Then behold, an old man was coming out of the field from his work at evening. Now the man was from the hill country of Ephraim, and he was staying in Gibeah, but the men of the place were Benjamites.
1 Chronicles 22:15
"Moreover, there are many workmen with you, stonecutters and masons of stone and carpenters, and all men who are skillful in every kind of work.