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13 Bible Verses about Contentment

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Ecclesiastes 3:12

I have learned that there is nothing better for them, but to rejoice and to do good in his life.

Luke 3:14

And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Oppress no one, neither accuse anyone falsely; and be content with your wages.

1 Timothy 6:8

So that, sustenance and covering, let us be content with this.

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Contentment » Contentment, the duty of

Luke 3:14

And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Oppress no one, neither accuse anyone falsely; and be content with your wages.

More verses: 1 Timothy 6:8

Contentment » Being content with what you have

Luke 3:14

And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Oppress no one, neither accuse anyone falsely; and be content with your wages.

1 Timothy 6:7-8

For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. So that, sustenance and covering, let us be content with this.

Contentment » The wicked want

Contentment » With Godliness is great gain

Contentment » Exemplified » Paul

Philippians 4:11-12

Not that I speak in respect of want, for I have learned, in whatever state I am, to be content. I know both how to be humbled, and I know how to have an abundance; in everything and by all things I am instructed, both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.

Contentment » Saints should exhibit » In their respective callings

Contentment » Exemplified » Barzillai

2 Samuel 19:33-37

And the king said unto Barzillai, Come thou over with me, and I will feed thee with me in Jerusalem. And Barzillai said unto the king, How long have I to live, that I should go up with the king unto Jerusalem? I am this day eighty years old, and shall I tell the difference between the good and the bad? Shall thy slave enjoy what I eat or what I drink? Shall I hear any more the voice of singing men and singing women? Why then should thy slave be yet a burden unto my lord the king? read more.
Thy slave will go a little way over the Jordan with the king, and why should the king recompense it me with such a reward? Let thy slave, I pray thee, turn back again, that I may die in my own city and be buried by the grave of my father and of my mother. But behold thy slave Chimham; let him go over with my lord the king, and do to him what shall seem good unto thee.

Contentment » Exemplified » Agur

Proverbs 30:8-9

Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the bread of my judgment: Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and blaspheme the name of my God.

Contentment » Saints should exhibit » With food and raiment

1 Timothy 6:8

So that, sustenance and covering, let us be content with this.

Contentment » Godliness with contentment

Contentment » Saints should exhibit » With what things they have

Contentment » Instances of » Barzillai, in refusing to go with david to jerusalem

2 Samuel 19:33-37

And the king said unto Barzillai, Come thou over with me, and I will feed thee with me in Jerusalem. And Barzillai said unto the king, How long have I to live, that I should go up with the king unto Jerusalem? I am this day eighty years old, and shall I tell the difference between the good and the bad? Shall thy slave enjoy what I eat or what I drink? Shall I hear any more the voice of singing men and singing women? Why then should thy slave be yet a burden unto my lord the king? read more.
Thy slave will go a little way over the Jordan with the king, and why should the king recompense it me with such a reward? Let thy slave, I pray thee, turn back again, that I may die in my own city and be buried by the grave of my father and of my mother. But behold thy slave Chimham; let him go over with my lord the king, and do to him what shall seem good unto thee.

Contentment » Exemplified » Shunammite

2 Kings 4:13

And he said unto Gehazi, Say now unto her, Behold, thou hast been diligent for us with all this care; what shall I do for thee? Dost thou have need that I speak for thee unto the king or to the captain of the host? And she answered, I dwell among my own people.

Contentment » God's promises should lead to

Contentment » Exemplified » David

Psalm 16:6

The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a beautiful inheritance.

Contentment » Saints should exhibit » With appointed wages

Luke 3:14

And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Oppress no one, neither accuse anyone falsely; and be content with your wages.

Contentment » Instances of » The shunammite, in refusing to make a request of elisha

2 Kings 4:13

And he said unto Gehazi, Say now unto her, Behold, thou hast been diligent for us with all this care; what shall I do for thee? Dost thou have need that I speak for thee unto the king or to the captain of the host? And she answered, I dwell among my own people.

Contentment » Instances of » Esau, in refusing jacob's present

Genesis 33:9

And Esau said, I have enough, my brother; keep what thou hast unto thyself.

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