37 Bible Verses About Hard Work And Perseverance

Bible Verses About Hard Work And Perseverance (1)

The Bible is rich with sound advice on how to lead a meaningful life.

The value of diligence and tenacity in reaching our objectives and carrying out our God-given purposes is a recurrent theme throughout the Bible.

The Bible teaches us that if we want to succeed, we must be diligent and persistent in our efforts, whether it be in our personal life, our relationships, or our employment.

Bible Verses About Hard Work And Perseverance

We will look at some of the most motivating Bible verses on perseverance and hard work in this post, which can be a source of inspiration and motivation as we face the difficulties of life.

These Bible verses might offer a source of encouragement and hope if you’re having trouble staying motivated or need a reminder to keep going.

Proverbs 13:4 (KJV) – Importance Of Deligence

The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

Proverbs 13_4 (Kjv)

Matthew 10:22 (KJV)  – Endure To The End

And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.

Matthew 10_22 (Kjv)

Hebrews 6:19 (KJV) – Sure And Steadfast

Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil;

Hebrews 6_19 (Kjv)

Ephesians 6:18 (KJV) – Perseverance And Supplication

Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

Ephesians 6_18 (Kjv)

Hebrews 10:23 (KJV) – Hold Fast Your Faith

Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)

Hebrews 10_23 (Kjv)

1 John 2:27 (KJV) – The Anointing

But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.

1 John 2_27 (Kjv)

Psalm 119:11(KJV) – Hid In My Heart

Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.

Psalm 119_11(Kjv)

Proverbs 19:21 (KJV) – You Shall Stand

There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the Lord, that shall stand.

Proverbs 19_21 (Kjv)

Hebrews 3:14 (KJV) – Partakers Of Christ

For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end;

Hebrews 3_14 (Kjv)

1 Timothy 5:8 (KJV) – Provide For Your Household

But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.

1 Timothy 5_8 (Kjv)

Proverbs 12:24 (KJV) – Hands Of The Diligent

The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute.

Romans 12:2 (KJV)

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

John 14:15 (KJV)

If ye love me, keep my commandments.

Colossians 3:17 (KJV)

And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

Philippians 4:13 (KJV)

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

2 Thessalonians 3:13 (KJV)

But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing.

Philippians 2:14-15 (KJV)

Do all things without murmurings and disputings: That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;

James 5:11 (KJV)

Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.

Proverbs 6:6-8 (KJV)

Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.

2 Peter 1:10 (KJV)

Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:

Ecclesiastes 9:10 (KJV)

Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.

John 6:37 (KJV)

All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.

Proverbs 16:3 (KJV)

Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.

Job 17:9 (KJV)

The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he that hath clean hands shall be stronger and stronger.

John 15:4 (KJV)

Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.

Titus 2:7-8 (KJV)

In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity, Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.

Romans 15:13 (KJV)

Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

Psalm 86:11 (KJV)

Teach me thy way, O Lord; I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name.

Acts 20:19 (KJV)

Serving the Lord with all humility of mind, and with many tears, and temptations, which befell me by the lying in wait of the Jews:

Romans 12:11 (ESV)

Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord.

2 Timothy 4:7 (ESV)

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

1 Corinthians 15:58 (ESV)

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.

Ephesians 5:15-17 (ESV)

Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

James 2:17 (ESV)

So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.

Ecclesiastes 2:24 (ESV)

There is nothing better for a person than that he should eat and drink and find enjoyment in his toil. This also, I saw, is from the hand of God,

Romans 12:11-12 (ESV)

Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.

Proverbs 10:4 (ESV)

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

2 Timothy 2:15 (ESV)

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.

1 Corinthians 4:12 (ESV)

And we labor, working with our own hands. When reviled, we bless; when persecuted, we endure;

Jeremiah 31:16-17 (ESV)

Thus says the Lord: “Keep your voice from weeping, and your eyes from tears, for there is a reward for your work, declares the Lord, and they shall come back from the land of the enemy. There is hope for your future, declares the Lord, and your children shall come back to their own country.

Psalm 138:8 (ESV)

The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.

Proverbs 21:5 (ESV)

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

John 3:34 (ESV)

For he whom God has sent utters the words of God, for he gives the Spirit without measure.

Ephesians 2:10 (ESV)

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Nehemiah 4:6 (ESV)

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

Jeremiah 29:5 (ESV)

Build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat their produce.

Proverbs 16:26 (ESV)

A worker’s appetite works for him; his mouth urges him on.

Psalm 127:1 (ESV)

A Song of Ascents. Of Solomon. Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.

Ephesians 5:15-16 (ESV)

Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.

Genesis 1:31 (ESV)

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.

Isaiah 40:31 (ESV)

But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 (KJV)

And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you; That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing.

Jeremiah 29:11 (KJV)

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

Hebrews 12:1 (KJV)

Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

Psalm 27:14 (KJV)

Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.

Romans 2:7 (KJV)

To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life:


In conclusion, everyone who wants to succeed and lead a meaningful life must possess the attributes of work and perseverance.

These traits are significant in our spiritual journey, as we have seen from the Bible verses examined in this essay, not just in our professional or personal endeavors.

We can overcome any difficulties and accomplish the objectives we have set for ourselves by remaining committed, working hard, and enduring in the face of difficulties.

Let us be motivated by the wisdom of the Bible and resolve to work hard and persevere in all areas of our lives, knowing that everything is possible with God’s assistance.

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