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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 5634 work, and the fall
5634 work, and the fall

5634 work, and the fall

Human work, which was once a pleasure, became a burden only on account of human disobedience.

Work is under God’s judgment

Ge 3:17-19 See also Ge 5:29

Work is often frustrating

Ecc 2:22-23 See also Ecc 2:11,18; Ecc 4:8; Ecc 5:16-17

Work may exploit rather than enhance society

Through dishonesty Lev 19:35; Dt 25:13; Hos 12:7

Through oppression Ex 1:11-14; 1Ki 12:4,10-14

Work may be undervalued or overvalued

Some people avoid work to their cost Pr 6:6-11; Pr 13:4; Pr 19:15; Pr 24:30-34; Ecc 10:18; 2Th 3:10-11

Some people overwork to their cost Ex 18:17-18; Ps 127:2; Lk 10:41-42; Lk 12:15-21

See also

5343idleness
5418monotony
5864futility
6154fall, the
7446slavery
8713discouragement
8714dishonesty
8718disobedience
8778materialism
8790oppression

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