Idle, Idleness Inactive and uninvolved in righteous works. If any would not work, neither should he eat, 2 Thes. 3:10. They did become an idle people, full of mischief, 2 Ne. 5:24. Refrain from idleness, Alma 38:12. He that is idle shall not eat the bread of the laborer, D&C 42:42. Wo unto you who will not labor with your own hands, D&C 56:17. Be anxiously engaged in a good cause, D&C 58:27. Cease to be idle, D&C 88:124.