Exod 5:8

(NIV)
But require them to make the same number of bricks as before; don’t reduce the quota. They are lazy; that is why they are crying out, “Let us go and sacrifice to our God.”
(ESV)
But the number of bricks that they made in the past you shall impose on them, you shall by no means reduce it, for they are idle. Therefore they cry, ‘Let us go and offer sacrifice to our God.’

Exod 5:17

(NIV)
Pharaoh said, ‘Lazy, that’s what you are – lazy! That is why you keep saying, “Let us go and sacrifice to the  Lord.”
(ESV)
But he said, “You are idle, you are idle; that is why you say, ‘Let us go and sacrifice to the  Lord.’

Deut 32:47

(NIV)
They are not just idle words for you – they are your life. By them you will live long in the land you are crossing the Jordan to possess.’

(ESV)
For it is no empty word for you, but your very life, and by this word you shall live long in the land that you are going over the Jordan to possess.”

Job 11:3

(NIV)
Will your idle talk reduce others to silence?
Will no one rebuke you when you mock?
(ESV)
Should your babble silence men,
and when you mock, shall no one shame you?

Prov 19:15

(NIV)
Laziness brings on deep sleep,
and the shiftless go hungry.
(ESV)
Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep,
and an idle person will suffer hunger.

Eccl 10:18

(NIV)
Through laziness, the rafters sag;
because of idle hands, the house leaks.
(ESV)
Through sloth the roof sinks in,
and through indolence the house leaks.

Eccl 11:6

(NIV)
Sow your seed in the morning,
and at evening let your hands not be idle,
for you do not know which will succeed,
whether this or that,
or whether both will do equally well.
(ESV)
In the morning sow your seed, and at evening withhold not your hand, for you do not know which will prosper, this or that, or whether both alike will be good.

Isa 16:6

(NIV)
We have heard of Moab’s pride –
how great is her arrogance! –
of her conceit, her pride and her insolence;
but her boasts are empty.
(ESV)
We have heard of the pride of Moab
how proud he is!—
of his arrogance, his pride, and his insolence;
in his idle boasting he is not right.

Isa 58:13

(NIV)
‘If you keep your feet from breaking the Sabbath
and from doing as you please on my holy day,
if you call the Sabbath a delight
and the  Lord’s holy day honourable,
and if you honour it by not going your own way
and not doing as you please or speaking idle words,
(ESV)
If you turn back your foot from the Sabbath,
from doing your pleasure on my holy day,
and call the Sabbath a delight
and the holy day of the  Lord honorable;
if you honor it, not going your own ways,
or seeking your own pleasure, or talking idly;

Amos 6:5

(NIV)
You strum away on your harps like David
and improvise on musical instruments.
(ESV)
who sing idle songs to the sound of the harp
and like David invent for themselves instruments of music,

Matt 20:3

(NIV)
‘About nine in the morning he went out and saw others standing in the market-place doing nothing.
(ESV)
And going out about the third hour he saw others standing idle in the marketplace,

Matt 20:6

(NIV)
About five in the afternoon he went out and found still others standing around. He asked them, “Why have you been standing here all day long doing nothing?”

(ESV)
And about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing. And he said to them, ‘Why do you stand here idle all day?’

Luke 24:11

(NIV)
But they did not believe the women, because their words seemed to them like nonsense.
(ESV)
but these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they did not believe them.

Col 2:18

(NIV)
Do not let anyone who delights in false humility and the worship of angels disqualify you. Such a person also goes into great detail about what they have seen; they are puffed up with idle notions by their unspiritual mind.
(ESV)
Let no one disqualify you, insisting on asceticism and worship of angels, going on in detail about visions, puffed up without reason by his sensuous mind,

1Thess 5:14

(NIV)
And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone.
(ESV)
And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle encourage the fainthearted help the weak be patient with them all.

2Thess 3:6

(NIV)
In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we command you, brothers and sisters, to keep away from every believer who is idle and disruptive and does not live according to the teaching you received from us.
(ESV)
Now we command you, brothers in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ that you keep away from any brother who is walking in idleness and not in accord with the tradition that you received from us.

2Thess 3:7

(NIV)
For you yourselves know how you ought to follow our example. We were not idle when we were with you,
(ESV)
For you yourselves know how you ought to imitate us, because we were not idle when we were with you,

2Thess 3:11

(NIV)
We hear that some among you are idle and disruptive. They are not busy; they are busybodies.
(ESV)
For we hear that some among you walk in idleness, not busy at work, but busybodies.

1Tim 5:13

(NIV)
Besides, they get into the habit of being idle and going about from house to house. And not only do they become idlers, but also busybodies who talk nonsense, saying things they ought not to.
(ESV)
Besides that, they learn to be idlers, going about from house to house, and not only idlers, but also gossips and busybodies, saying what they should not.

2Pet 2:3

(NIV)
In their greed these teachers will exploit you with fabricated stories. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping.

(ESV)
And in their greed they will exploit you with false words. Their condemnation from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.

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