Leadership Bible Verses

The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.

Six days do your work, but on the seventh day do not work, so that your ox and your donkey may rest, and so that the slave born in your household and the foreigner living among you may be refreshed.

He has filled them with skill to do all kinds of work as engravers, designers, embroiderers in blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen, and weavers—all of them skilled workers and designers.

You shall not oppress your neighbor, nor rob him. The wages of a hired man are not to remain with you all night until morning.

You shall not have in your bag differing weight, a large and a small. You shall not have in your house differing measures, a large and a small. You shall have a full and just weight; you shall have a full and just measure, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the Lord you God gives you.

“If I have despised the claim of my male or female slaves when they filed a complaint against me, what then could I do when God arises? And when He calls me to account, what will I answer Him?

They were all trying to frighten us, thinking, “Their hands will get too weak for the work, and it will not be completed.” But I prayed, “Now strengthen my hands.”

It is well with man who deals generously and lends, who conducts his affairs with justice.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the first fruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.

My son, preserve sound judgment and discernment, do not let them out of your sight.

Put away perversity from your mouth; keep corrupt talk far from your lips.

“Go to the ant, you sluggard! Consider her ways and be wise, which having no captain, overseer or ruler, provides her supplies in the summer, and gathers her food in the harvest.”

Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than choice gold, for wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her.

With me are riches and honor, enduring wealth and prosperity.

Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth.

The man of integrity walks securely, but he who takes crooked paths will be found out.

The blessings of the Lord brings wealth and he adds no trouble to it.

A false balance is an abomination to the lord, but a just weight is his delight.

The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the soul of the diligent is made fat.

Wealth obtained by fraud dwindles, but the one who gathers by labor increases it.

All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.

A patient man has great understanding, but a quick-tempered man displays folly.

The house of the righteous contains great treasure, but the income of the wicked brings them troubles.

The Lord detests the way of the wicked but he loves those who pursue righteousness.

The way of the sluggard is blocked with thorns, but the path of the upright is a highway.

Folly delights a man who lacks judgment, but a man of understanding keeps a straight course.

Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisors they succeed.

A greedy man brings trouble to his family, but he who hates bribes will live.

Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.

In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.

Better is a little with righteousness than great income with injustice.

A sluggard does not plow in season; so at harvest time he looks but finds nothing.

Do not love sleep or you will grow poor; stay awake and you will have food to spare.

The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty, but those of everyone who is hasty, surely to poverty.

A fortune made by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor and deadly snare.

A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better that silver and gold.

Humility and fear of the Lord bring wealth and honor and life.

He who oppresses the poor to make more for himself Or who gives to the rich, will only come to poverty.

Do not wear yourself out to get rich; have the wisdom to show restraint.

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the grave, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.

Woe to him who builds his house without righteousness And his upper rooms without justice, Who uses his neighbor’s services without pay And does not give him his wages,

“Then I will draw near to you for judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers and against the adulterers and against those who swear falsely, and against those who oppress the wage earner in his wages, the widow and the orphan, and those who turn aside the alien and do not fear Me,” says the Lord of hosts.

He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much; and he who is unrighteous in a very little thing is unrighteous also in much.

And masters, do the same things to them, and give up threatening, knowing that both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no partiality with Him.

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men,

For the scripture says, “Do not muzzle the ox while it is treading out the grain,” and “The worker deserves his wages.”

Look! The wages you failed to pay the workmen who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty.