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22 Bible Verses about Frugality

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John 6:12

And when they had been filled, he says to his disciples, Gather together the fragments which are over and above, that nothing may be lost.

Genesis 41:35

and let them gather all the food of these coming good years, and lay up corn under the hand of Pharaoh, for food in the cities, and keep it.

Genesis 41:36

And let the food be as store for the land for the seven years of famine, which will be in the land of Egypt, that the land perish not through the famine.

1 Kings 17:5

And he went and did according to the word of Jehovah; he went and abode by the torrent Cherith, which 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 torrent.

1 Kings 17:10-13

And he arose and went to Zarephath; and when he came to the entrance of the city, behold, a widow woman 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 she went to fetch it, and he called to her and said, Bring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread in thy hand. And she said, As Jehovah thy God liveth, I have not a cake, but a handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a 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, and die.read more.
And Elijah said to her, Fear not; go, do as thou hast said; but make me thereof a little cake first; and bring it to me; and afterwards make for thee and for thy son.

Proverbs 12:27

The slothful roasteth not what he took in hunting; but man's precious substance is to the diligent.

Matthew 14:20

And all ate and were filled, and they took up what was over and above of fragments twelve hand-baskets full.

Matthew 15:37

And all ate and were filled; and they took up what was over and above of the fragments seven baskets full;

Mark 7:28

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

Mark 14:4

And there were some indignant in themselves, and saying, Why has this waste been made of the ointment?

Mark 14:5

for this ointment could have been sold for more than three hundred denarii and given to the poor. And they spoke very angrily 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 that was in the land of Egypt, and put the food in the cities; the food of the fields of the city, which were round about it, he laid up in it. And Joseph laid up corn as sand of the sea exceeding much, until they left off numbering; for it was without number.

Genesis 41:53-54

And the seven years of plenty that were in the land of Egypt were ended; and the seven years of the dearth began to come, according as Joseph had said. And there was dearth 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 children of Israel did so, and gathered, some much, some little. And they measured with the omer: then he that gathered much had nothing over, and he that gathered little wanted nothing: they had gathered every man according to the measure of his eating.

Exodus 16:22-24

And it came to pass on the sixth day, that they gathered twice as much bread, two omers for one; and all the princes of the assembly came and told Moses. And he said to them, This is what Jehovah has said: To-morrow is the rest, the holy sabbath, of Jehovah: bake what ye will bake, and cook what ye will cook; and lay up for yourselves all that remains over, to be kept for the morning. And they laid it up for the morning, as Moses had commanded; and it did not stink, neither was there any worm in it.