Wealth obtained by fraud dwindles, but the one who gathers by labor increases it. Proverbs 13:11
In all labor there is profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty. Proverbs 14:23
There is nothing better for a man than to eat and drink and tell himself that his labor is good. This also I have seen that it is from the hand of God. Ecclesiastes 2:24
… moreover, that every man who eats and drinks sees good in all his labor ~ it is the gift of God. Ecclesiastes 3:13
He who steals must steal no longer; but rather he must labor, performing with his own hands what is good, so that he will have something to share with one who has need. Ephesians 4:28
2 Thessalonians 3: 8
Blessed is the one
who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
or sit in the company of mockers,
but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
and who meditates on his law day and night.
That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither ~
whatever they do prospers.