Why Labour? and Who Cares?


“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.”Ecc-5:12

I am no preacher, but, am a sinner and living in this world in HIS mercy. For a sinner like me too, when I read the Holy Bible (The Holy Bible-KJV), the following verses were given in the context of “Labour. Although, in the title I have mentioned “Who Cares?”, there is some one watching from High above. He cares, so I am, still alive and He takes care of me.

Word Web Meaning for “Labour”

verb: Labour  (leybur) Usage: Brit, Cdn (=labor)
Noun: Labour (Usage: UK)
  1. A social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages
  2. Productive work (especially physical work done for wages)
  3. Concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child
  4. An organized attempt by workers to improve their status by united action (particularly via labor unions) or the leaders of this movement
  5. Any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
Synonyms -British Labour Party, Childbed, confinement, dig, drive, 
drudge, fag, grind, Labor, labor movement, lying-in, moil, parturiency, 
Project, proletariat, proletariate [archaic], push, task, toil, 
trade union movement, travail, tug undertaking working class

Mat-9:37 Then saith he unto his disciples,
The harvest truly  is plenteous, but
the labourers  are few;

Mat-9:38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest,
that he will send forth
labourers into his harvest.

Mat-11:28 Come unto me,
all  ye that labour and are heavy laden,
and I will  give you rest.

Mat-20:1 For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man
that is an householder,
which went out early in the morning
to hire labourers into his vineyard.

Mat-20:2 And when he had agreed with the labourers
for a penny a day, he sent  them into his vineyard.

Mat-20:8 So when even was come,
the lord of the vineyard saith unto his
steward, Call the labourers,
and give them  their hire,
beginning from the last  unto the first.

Luk-10:2 Therefore said he unto them,
The harvest truly  is great,
but the  labourers  are few:
pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest,
that he would  send forth labourers into his harvest.

Luk-10:7 And in the same house remain,
eating and drinking such things as they give:
for the labourer is worthy of his hire.
Go not from house to house.

Joh-4:38 I sent you to reap that
whereon ye bestowed no labour:
other men  laboured,
and ye are entered into their labours.

Joh-6:27 Labour not for the meat which perisheth,
but for that meat which  endureth unto everlasting life,
which the Son of man shall give unto you:
for  him hath God the Father sealed.

Act-20:35 I have shewed you all things,
how that so labouring ye ought to  support the weak,
and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus,
how he said, It  is more blessed to give than to receive.

Rom-16:6 Greet Mary, who bestowed much labour on us.

Rom-16:12 Salute Tryphena and Tryphosa,
who labour in the Lord.
Salute the  beloved Persis, which laboured much in the Lord.

1Co-3:8 Now he that planteth
and he that watereth are one:
and every man shall  receive his own reward according to his own labour.

1Co-3:9 For we are labourers together with God:
ye are God’s husbandry,
ye are  God’s building.

1Co-4:12 And labour,
working with our own hands:
being reviled, we bless;
being  persecuted, we suffer it:

1Co-15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am:
and his grace which  was  bestowed upon me was not in vain;
but I laboured more abundantly than they all:
yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.

1Co-15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren,
be ye stedfast, unmoveable,
always  abounding in the work of the Lord,
forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not  in vain in the Lord.

1Co-16:16 That ye submit yourselves unto such,
and to every one that helpeth
with  us, and laboureth.

2Co-5:9 Wherefore we labour, that,
whether present or absent,
we may be  accepted of him.

2Co-6:5 In stripes,
in imprisonments,
in tumults,
in labours,
in watchings,
in  fastings;

2Co-10:15 Not boasting of things without  our measure,
that is, of other men’s  labours;
but having hope, when your faith is increased,
that we shall be  enlarged by you according to our rule abundantly,

2Co-11:23  Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool)I  am more;
in  labours more abundant,
in stripes above measure,
in prisons more frequent,
in  deaths oft.

Gal-4:11 I am afraid of you,
lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain.

Eph-4:28 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.

Phi-1:22 But if I live in the flesh,
this  is the fruit of my labour:
yet what  I shall choose I wot not.

Phi-2:16 Holding forth the word of life;
that I may rejoice in the day of Christ,
that I have not run in vain,
neither laboured in vain.

Phi-2:25 Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus,
my brother, and companion in labour, and fellowsoldier,
but your messenger, and he that ministered to my wants.

Phi-4:3 And I intreat thee also, true yokefellow,
help those women which laboured with me in the gospel,
with Clement also, and
with other my fellowlabourers,
whose names  are in the book of life.

Col-1:29 Whereunto I also labour,
striving according to his working,
which worketh in me mightily.

Col-4:12 Epaphras, who is  one of you,
a servant of Christ, saluteth you,
always labouring fervently for you in prayers,
that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.

1Th-1:3 Remembering without ceasing your work of faith,
and labour of love,
and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ,
in the sight of God and our Father;

1Th-2:9 For ye remember, brethren,
our labour and travail:
for labouring night and day,
because we would not be chargeable unto any of you,
we preached unto you the gospel of God.

1Th-3:5 For this cause, when I could no longer forbear,
I sent to know your faith,
lest by some means the tempter have tempted you,
and our labour be in vain.

1Th-5:12 And we beseech you, brethren,
to know them which labour among you,
and are over you in the Lord,
and admonish you;

2Th-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:

1Ti-4:10 For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach,
because we trust in the living God,
who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.

1Ti-5:17 Let the elders that rule well
be counted worthy of double honour,
especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.

1Ti-5:18 For the scripture saith,
Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn.
And, The labourer  is worthy of his reward.

2Ti-2:6 The husbandman that laboureth
must be first partaker of the fruits.

Heb-4:11 Let us labour therefore
to enter into that rest,
lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.

Heb-6:10 For God  is not unrighteous to forget
your work and labour of love,
which ye have shewed toward his name,
in that ye have ministered to the saints,
and do minister.

Jam-5:4 Behold, the hire of the labourers
who have reaped down your fields,
which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth:
and the cries of them which have reaped
are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth.

Rev-2:2 I know thy works,
and thy labour,
and thy patience,
and how thou canst not bear them which are evil:
and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles,
and are not,
and hast found them liars:

Rev-2:3 And hast borne,
and hast patience,
and for my name’s sake hast laboured,
and hast not fainted.

Rev-14:13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me,
Write, Blessed  are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth:
Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours;
and their works do follow them.

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About David Mathi Raj Samuel
I am engaged in the computer field since 1977, particularly in Documentation, Desktop Publishing & Training field since 1986. The design work provides me creative satisfaction and motivates me to look for more challenging activities. I have a taste for Technical Writing. Presently, I am a Freelancer. My SME (Subject-Matter Expert) is "The Holy Bible (KJV)" and publishing the "Subject" from the Holy Bible only. I use CorelDraw X5 & X6 to create my flyers. I emphasize, that, I am no preacher, I am nothing special, but, an average man. Personally, I am from the bottom of the society, Tamil speaking 'Adhi-Dravida' community in Tamil Nadu, India. Father was Head-master of a municipal Higher Secondary School, passed at the age of 50 (05/05/1922 – 03/07/1972). Mother was a Teacher in a Municipal Higher Secondary School, passed after her retirement (08/04/1927 – 17/12/1993). Now I am living in New Delhi, India.

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