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22 Bible Verses about Frugality

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John 6:12

When they had all had enough, He said to His disciples, Gather up now the fragments (the broken pieces that are left over), so that nothing may be lost and wasted.

Genesis 41:35

And let them gather all the food of these good years that are coming and lay up grain under the direction and authority of Pharaoh, and let them retain food [in fortified granaries] in the cities.

Genesis 41:36

And that food shall be put in store for the country against the seven years of hunger and famine that are to come upon the land of Egypt, so that the land may not be ruined and cut off by the famine.

Proverbs 21:20

There are precious treasures and oil in the dwelling of the wise, but a self-confident and foolish man swallows it up and wastes it.

1 Kings 17:5

So he did according to the word of the Lord; he went and dwelt by the brook Cherith, east of 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. When he came to the gate of the city, behold, a widow was there gathering sticks. He called to her, Bring me a little water in a vessel, that I may drink. As she was going to get it, he called to her and said, Bring me a morsel of bread in your hand. And she said, As the Lord your God lives, I have not a loaf baked but only a handful of meal in the jar and a little oil in the bottle. See, I am gathering two sticks, that I may go in and bake it for me and my son, that we may eat it -- "and die.read more.
Elijah said to her, Fear not; go and do as you have said. But make me a little cake of [it] first and bring it to me, and afterward prepare some for yourself and your son.

Proverbs 11:16

A gracious and good woman wins honor [for her husband], and violent men win riches but a woman who hates righteousness is a throne of dishonor for him.

Proverbs 12:27

The slothful man does not catch his game or roast it once he kills it, but the diligent man gets precious possessions.

Proverbs 13:22

A good man leaves an inheritance [of moral stability and goodness] to his children's children, and the wealth of the sinner [finds its way eventually] into the hands of the righteous, for whom it was laid up.

Proverbs 22:3

A prudent man sees the evil and hides himself, but the simple pass on and are punished [with suffering].

Proverbs 31:27

She looks well to how things go in her household, and the bread of idleness (gossip, discontent, and self-pity) she will not eat.

Matthew 14:20

And they all ate and were satisfied. And they picked up twelve [ small hand] baskets full of the broken pieces left over.

Matthew 15:37

And they all ate and were satisfied. And they gathered up seven [ large provision] baskets full of the broken pieces that were left over.

Mark 7:28

But she answered Him, Yes, Lord, yet even the small pups under the table eat the little children's scraps of food.

Mark 14:4

But there were some who were moved with indignation and said to themselves, To what purpose was the ointment ( perfume) thus wasted?

Mark 14:5

For it was possible to have sold this [perfume] for more than 300 denarii [a laboring man's wages for a year] and to have given [the money] to the poor. And they censured and reproved her.

Proverbs 13:11

Wealth [not earned but] won in haste or unjustly or from the production of things for vain or detrimental use [such riches] will dwindle away, but he who gathers little by little will increase [his riches].

From Thematic Bible


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

Genesis 41:48-49

And he gathered up all the [surplus] food of the seven [good] years in the land of Egypt and stored up the food in the cities; he stored away in each city the food from the fields around it. And Joseph gathered grain as the sand of the sea, very much, until he stopped counting, for it could not be measured.

Genesis 41:53-54

When the seven years of plenty were ended in the land of Egypt, The seven years of scarcity and famine began to come, as Joseph had said they would; the famine was in all [the surrounding] lands, but in all of Egypt there was food.

Frugality » Instances of » The gathering of manna

Exodus 16:17-18

The [people] did so, and gathered, some more, some less. When they measured it with an omer, he who gathered much had nothing over, and he who gathered little had no lack; each gathered according to his need.

Exodus 16:22-24

And on the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread, two omers for each person; and all the leaders of the congregation came and told Moses. He said to them, The Lord has said, Tomorrow is a solemn rest, a holy Sabbath to the Lord; bake and boil what you will bake and boil today; and all that remains over put aside for you to keep until morning. They laid it aside till morning, as Moses told them; and it did not become foul, neither was it wormy.