Labor Day Quotes from the Bible

Today is Labor Day, and so I hope that many of you have the opportunity to take a break from your work and labors of life. And as it is Labor Day, I thought to share some “labor quotes” from the Bible. Notice that there is a common thread in the scriptures – we should labor for the things of God because while everything else comes up empty and passes away, the work we do in the service of God is never in vain. Enjoy and God bless!

Bible Labor Day Quotes


“Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy?” – Isaiah 55:2 NIV

“They will not labor in vain, nor will they bear children doomed to misfortune; for they will be a people blessed by the Lord, they and their descendants with them.” – Isaiah 65:23 NIV

“Woe to him who builds his palace by unrighteousness, his upper rooms by injustice, making his own people work for nothing, not paying them for their labor.” – Jeremiah 22:13 NIV

“And Ephraim said, ‘Surely I have become rich, I have found wealth for myself; In all my labors They shall find in me no iniquity that is sin.’ ” – Hosea 12:8 NKJV

“So I will come to put you on trial. I will be quick to testify against sorcerers, adulterers and perjurers, against those who defraud laborers of their wages” – Malachi 3:5 NIV

“Then He said to His disciples, ‘The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few.’ ” -Matthew 9:37 NKJV

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” – Matthew 11:28 NKJV

“Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set His seal on Him.” – John 6:27 NKJV

“The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor.” – 1 Corinthians 3:8 NIV

“Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” – 1 Corinthians 15:58 NIV

“Let him who stole steal no longer, but rather let him labor, working with his hands what is good, that he may have something to give him who has need.” – Ephesians 4:28

“To this end I also labor, striving according to His working which works in me mightily.” – Colossians 1:29 NKJV

“We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers, remembering without ceasing your work of faith, labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.” – 1 Thessalonians 1:2-3 NKJV

“For to this end we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe.” – 1 Timothy 4:10 NKJV

“For God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister.” – Hebrews 6:10 NKJV

“I know your works, your labor, your patience, and that you cannot bear those who are evil.” – Revelation 2:2 NKJV

“Then I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, ‘Write: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on. Yes,’ says the Spirit, ‘that they may rest from their labors, and their works follow them.’ ” – Revelation 14:13 NKJV


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