20 Bible Verses about Frugality

Most Relevant Verses

John 6:12

And when they were filled, he says to his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain over, so that not anything may be lost.

Genesis 41:35

And let them gather all the food of these good years that come, and lay up grain under the hand of Pharaoh for food in the cities, and let them keep it.

Genesis 41:36

And the food shall be for a store to the land against the seven years of famine, which shall be in the land of Egypt, that the land not perish through the famine.

1 Kings 17:5

So he went and did according to the word of LORD, for he went and dwelt by the brook Cherith that is before the Jordan.

1 Kings 17:6

And the ravens brought him bread and flesh in the morning, and bread and flesh in the evening, and he drank of the brook.

1 Kings 17:10-13

So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, behold, a widow was there gathering sticks. And he called to her, and said, Fetch me, I pray thee, a little water in a vessel that I may drink. And as she was going to fetch it, he called to her, and said, Bring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread in thy hand. And she said, As LORD thy God lives, I do not have a cake, but a handful of meal in the jar, and a little oil in the cruse. And, behold, I am gathering two sticks, that I may go in and dress it for me and my son that we may eat it,read more.
And Elijah said to her, Fear not, go and do as thou have said. But make me of it a little cake first, and bring it forth to me, and afterward make for thee and for thy son.

Proverbs 12:27

The slothful man roasts not that which he took in hunting, but the substance of a diligent man [is] precious.

Matthew 14:20

And they all ate, and were filled. And they took up that which remained of the fragments, twelve baskets full.

Matthew 15:37

And they all ate and were filled. And they took up seven hampers full of the fragments that remained.

Mark 7:28

But she answered and says to him, Yes, Lord, for even the house dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs.

Mark 14:4

And some were indignant within themselves, saying, Why has this waste of the ointment happened?

Mark 14:5

For this could have been sold for over three hundred denarii, and given to the poor. And they grumbled at her.

From Thematic Bible

Frugality » Instances of » The provisions made by the egyptians against famine

Genesis 41:48-49

And he gathered up all the food of the seven years which were in the land of Egypt, and laid up the food in the cities. The food of the field, which was round about every city, he laid up in the same. And Joseph laid up grain as the sand of the sea, very much, until he left off numbering, for it was without number.

Genesis 41:53-54

And the seven years of plenty, that was in the land of Egypt, came to an end. And the seven years of famine began to come, according as Joseph had said. And there was famine in all lands, but in all the land of Egypt there was bread.

Frugality » Instances of » The gathering of manna

Exodus 16:17-18

And the sons of Israel did so, and gathered, some more, some less. And when they measured it with an omer, he who gathered much had nothing over, and he who gathered little had no lack; they gathered every man according to his eating.

Exodus 16:22-24

And it came to pass, that on the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread, two omers for each one. And all the rulers of the congregation came and told Moses. And he said to them, This is that which LORD has spoken, Tomorrow is a solemn rest, a holy Sabbath to LORD. Bake that which ye will bake, and boil that which ye will boil, and all that remains over lay up for you to be kept until t And they laid it up till the morning, as Moses bade, and it did not become foul, neither was there any worm in it.

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