Genesis 3:19 In
the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till
thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust
unto dust shalt thou return.
And, behold, there came an old man from his work
out of the field at even, which [was
] also of mount Ephraim; and he sojourned in Gibeah: but the men of the place [were
The sleep of a labouring man [is
] sweet, whether he eat little or much: but the abundance of the rich will not suffer him to sleep.
Let him that
stole steal no more
: but rather let him labour
, working with [his
] hands the thing which is good, that he
may have to give
to him that needeth.
2 Thessalonians 3:8
Neither did we eat
any man's bread for nought; but
wrought with labour and travail night
and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you: ... Now them that are such we
command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with
quietness they work, and eat
their own bread.