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13 Bible Verses about Contentment

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Ecclesiastes 3:12

I know that there is nothing better for them than to rejoice, and to do good as long as they live.

Luke 3:14

Soldiers also asked him, saying, "What about us? What must we do?" He said to them, "Extort from no one by violence, neither accuse anyone wrongfully. Be content with your wages."

1 Timothy 6:8

But having food and clothing, we will be content with that.

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Contentment » Contentment, the duty of

Luke 3:14

Soldiers also asked him, saying, "What about us? What must we do?" He said to them, "Extort from no one by violence, neither accuse anyone wrongfully. Be content with your wages."

More verses: 1 Timothy 6:8

Contentment » Being content with what you have

Luke 3:14

Soldiers also asked him, saying, "What about us? What must we do?" He said to them, "Extort from no one by violence, neither accuse anyone wrongfully. Be content with your wages."

1 Timothy 6:7-8

For we brought nothing into the world, and we certainly can't carry anything out. But having food and clothing, we will be content with that.

Contentment » The wicked want

Contentment » With Godliness is great gain

Contentment » Exemplified » Paul

Philippians 4:11-12

Not that I speak in respect to lack, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content in it. I know how to be humbled, and I know also how to abound. In everything and in all things I have learned the secret both to be filled and to be hungry, both to abound and to be in need.

Contentment » Saints should exhibit » In their respective callings

Contentment » Exemplified » Barzillai

2 Samuel 19:33-37

The king said to Barzillai, "Come over with me, and I will sustain you with me in Jerusalem." Barzillai said to the king, "How many are the days of the years of my life, that I should go up with the king to Jerusalem? I am this day eighty years old. Can I discern between good and bad? Can your servant taste what I eat or what I drink? Can I hear any more the voice of singing men and singing women? Why then should your servant be yet a burden to my lord the king? read more.
Your servant would but just go over the Jordan with the king. Why should the king repay me with such a reward? Please let your servant turn back again, that I may die in my own city, by the grave of my father and my mother. But behold, your servant Chimham; let him go over with my lord the king; and do to him what shall seem good to you."

Contentment » Exemplified » Agur

Proverbs 30:8-9

Remove far from me falsehood and lies. Give me neither poverty nor riches. Feed me with the food that is needful for me; lest I be full, deny you, and say, 'Who is Yahweh?' or lest I be poor, and steal, and so dishonor the name of my God.

Contentment » Saints should exhibit » With food and raiment

1 Timothy 6:8

But having food and clothing, we will be content with that.

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

The king said to Barzillai, "Come over with me, and I will sustain you with me in Jerusalem." Barzillai said to the king, "How many are the days of the years of my life, that I should go up with the king to Jerusalem? I am this day eighty years old. Can I discern between good and bad? Can your servant taste what I eat or what I drink? Can I hear any more the voice of singing men and singing women? Why then should your servant be yet a burden to my lord the king? read more.
Your servant would but just go over the Jordan with the king. Why should the king repay me with such a reward? Please let your servant turn back again, that I may die in my own city, by the grave of my father and my mother. But behold, your servant Chimham; let him go over with my lord the king; and do to him what shall seem good to you."

Contentment » Exemplified » Shunammite

2 Kings 4:13

He said to him, "Say now to her, 'Behold, you have cared for us with all this care. What is to be done for you? Would you like to be spoken for to the king, or to the captain of the army?'" She answered, "I dwell among my own people."

Contentment » God's promises should lead to

Contentment » Exemplified » David

Psalm 16:6

The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places. Yes, I have a good inheritance.

Contentment » Saints should exhibit » With appointed wages

Luke 3:14

Soldiers also asked him, saying, "What about us? What must we do?" He said to them, "Extort from no one by violence, neither accuse anyone wrongfully. Be content with your wages."

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

2 Kings 4:13

He said to him, "Say now to her, 'Behold, you have cared for us with all this care. What is to be done for you? Would you like to be spoken for to the king, or to the captain of the army?'" She answered, "I dwell among my own people."

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

Genesis 33:9

Esau said, "I have enough, my brother; let that which you have be yours."

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