Diligent • Diligently • Industrious • Industriousness • Tenacity
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Diligence; Diligent; Diligently
Diligence; Diligent; Diligently [Heb. ḥārûṣ] (Prov. 10:4; 12:24, 27; 13:4; 21:5); NEB also BUSY, INDUSTRIOUS; [šāḥar] (Prov. 1:28; 8:17; 11:27; 13:24); AV also EARLY (Prov. 1:28; 8:17); BETIMES (Prov. 13:24); NEB also EAGERLY (Prov. 11:27); [hiphil of yāṭaḇ] (Dt. 13:14; 17:4; 19:18; Mic. 7:3);
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
DILIGENCE; DILIGENT; DILIGENTLY<dil’-i-jens>, <dil’-i-jent-li>: This word is used in various senses in our English Bibles.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Diligence, Diligent, Diligently
DILIGENCE, dilʹi-jens, DILIGENT, DILIGENTLY, dilʹi-jent-li: This word is used in various senses in our Eng. Bible.
Key passages
Pr 10:4–5

A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent enriches. He who gathers in the summer is a child who is prudent; he who sleeps at the harvest is a child who brings shame.

Pr 13:4

The soul of the lazy craves, but there is nothing, but the person of diligence is richly supplied.

Pr 22:29

A man who is skillful in his work, you shall see: before kings, he will serve; he will not serve before the commoners.

Ec 9:10–11

Whatever your hand finds to do—do it with all your might; for in Sheol—where you are going—no one works, plans, knows, or thinks about anything. I looked again and saw under the sun that the race does not belong to the swift, the battle does not belong to …

Heb 11:6

Now without faith it is impossible to please him, for the one who approaches God must believe that he exists and is a rewarder of those who seek him.

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