'Content' in the Bible
Come, and let us sell him to the Ishmeelites, and let not our hand be upon him; for he is our brother and our flesh. And his brethren were content.
And Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter.
You may spend the money to your heart's content to buy livestock, flocks, wine, strong drink, and whatever you desire. You and your household may eat there and rejoice in the presence of the LORD your God."
And Joshua said, Alas, O Lord GOD, wherefore hast thou at all brought this people over Jordan, to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to destroy us? would to God we had been content, and dwelt on the other side Jordan!
And the Levite was content to dwell with the man; and the young man was unto him as one of his sons.
And they sat down, and did eat and drink both of them together: for the damsel's father had said unto the man, Be content, I pray thee, and tarry all night, and let thine heart be merry.
After Boaz had finished eating and drinking to his heart's content, he went over and lay down next to the pile of threshed grain. Ruth came in quietly, uncovered his feet, and lay down.
So then, be content and bless the house of your servant to be forever in your presence, for you, my Lord Yahweh, have spoken, and because of your blessing, may the house of your servant be blessed forever."
On the fifteenth day after the festival started, he dismissed the people. They asked God to empower the king and then went to their homes, happy and content because of all the good the Lord had done for his servant David and his people Israel.
And Naaman said, Be content, take two talents. And he urged him, and bound two talents of silver in two bags, with two changes of garments, and laid them upon two of his servants; and they bare them before him.
And one said, Be content, I pray thee, and go with thy servants. And he answered, I will go.
Now therefore be content, look upon me; for it is evident unto you if I lie.
Will the wild-ox be content to serve thee? Or will he abide by thy crib?
Indeed I am composed and quiet, like a young child carried by its mother; I am content like the young child I carry.
He will not regard any ransom; neither will he rest content, though thou givest many gifts.
I was with him ordering everything; I was his delight every day, being content before him at all times;
I am content in the circumference of his earth, and my contentment is with the sons of men.
A righteous person eats to his heart's content, but the stomach of the wicked remains hungry.
All this monotony is tiresome; no one can bear to describe it: The eye is never satisfied with seeing, nor is the ear ever content with hearing.
There is a person without a companion, without even a son or brother, and though there is no end to all his struggles, his eyes are still not content with riches. "So who am I struggling for," [he asks,] "and depriving myself from good?" This too is futile and a miserable task.
There is no end of all the people that have been before them; those also that come after shall not be content in him. Surely this also is vanity and vexation of spirit.
Whoever loves money will never have enough money. Whoever loves luxury will not be content with abundance. This also is pointless.
Furthermore, though they never saw the sun nor learned anything, they are more content than the other.
It is better to be content with what the eyes can see than for one's heart always to crave more. This continual longing is futile -- like chasing the wind.
In measure, when thou sendest them away, thou dost content with them; he hath removed them with his rough blast in the day of the east wind.
He is near that justifieth me; who will content with me? let us stand up together: who is mine adversary? let him come near to me.
Does it make you any more of a king that you outstrip everyone else in building with cedar? Just think about your father. He was content that he had food and drink. He did what was just and right. So things went well with him.
"I, Nebuchadnezzar, was content in my house and prospering in my palace.
Ephraim is oppressed, he is crushed in judgment; because he was content to walk after man's command.
The LORD will say to his people, "Look! I will send you grain, new wine, and oil, and you will be content with them. I will no longer cause you to be a disgrace among the nations."
Thus the Lord Jehovah showed me: and, behold, the Lord Jehovah called to content by fire; and it devoured the great deep, and would have eaten up the land.
Salt [is] good, but if the salt becomes deprived of its salt content, by what can you make it salty? Have salt among yourselves, and be at peace with one another."
And so Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas unto them, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified.
And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with your wages.
John answered, A man can receive nothing [he can claim nothing, he can take unto himself nothing] except as it has been granted to him from heaven. [A man must be content to receive the gift which is given him from heaven; there is no other source.]
How is it possible for you to believe [how can you learn to believe], you who [are content to seek and] receive praise and honor and glory from one another, and yet do not seek the praise and honor and glory which come from Him Who alone is God?
Philip said, "Lord, show us the Father, and we will be content."
an instructor of ignorant people, and a teacher of infants because you have the full content of knowledge and truth in the Law
Have full sympathy with one another. Do not give your mind to high things, but let humble ways content you. Do not be wise in your own conceits.
[ You behave as if] you are already filled and think you have enough [you are full and content, feeling no need of anything more]! Already you have become rich [in spiritual gifts and graces]! [Without any counsel or instruction from us, in your conceit], you have ascended your thrones and come into your kingdom without including us! And would that it were true and that you did reign, so that we might be sharing the kingdom with you!
But to the rest say I, not the Lord: If any brother hath an unbelieving wife, and she is content to dwell with him, let him not leave her.
And the woman that hath an unbelieving husband, and he is content to dwell with her, let her not leave her husband.
Let married women be silent in the Churches, for they are not permitted to speak. They must be content with a subordinate place, as the Law also says;
Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ's sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.
And God's peace [shall be yours, that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace] which transcends all understanding shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.
I know both how to have a little, and I know how to have a lot. In any and all circumstances I have learned the secret [of being content]-whether well-fed or hungry, whether in abundance or in need.
And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
Anyone who runs on ahead [of God] and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ [who is not content with what He taught] does not have God; but he who continues to live in the doctrine (teaching) of Christ [does have God], he has both the Father and the Son.
Wherefore, if I come, I will remember his deeds which he doeth, prating against us with malicious words: and not content therewith, neither doth he himself receive the brethren, and forbiddeth them that would, and casteth them out of the church.
Search Results by Versions
Search Results by Book
- Contented (4 instances in 3 translations)
- Contenting (1 instance in 1 translation)
- Contention (42 instances in 13 translations)
- Contentions (22 instances in 11 translations)
- Contentious (15 instances in 12 translations)
- Contentiousness (2 instances in 2 translations)
- Contentment (8 instances in 13 translations)
- Capacity (17 instances)
- Cheerful (19 instances)
- Cheerfulness (3 instances)
- Comfort (150 instances)
- Complacency (3 instances)
- Conciliatory (1 instance)
- Content (52 instances)
- Contented (4 instances)
- Contentment (8 instances)
- Ease (67 instances)