16 Bible Verses about Shortages
Most Relevant Verses
One person is generous and yet grows more wealthy, but another withholds more than he should and comes to poverty.
Better is a person of humble standing who nevertheless has a servant, than one who pretends to be somebody important yet has no food.
The appetite of the sluggard craves but gets nothing, but the desire of the diligent will be abundantly satisfied.
The sluggard will not plow during the planting season, so at harvest time he looks for the crop but has nothing.
The righteous has enough food to satisfy his appetite, but the belly of the wicked lacks food.
lest I become satisfied and act deceptively and say, "Who is the Lord?" Or lest I become poor and steal and demean the name of my God.
As for teqel -- you are weighed on the balances and found to be lacking.
The Lord will terrify them, for he will weaken all the gods of the earth. All the distant nations will worship the Lord in their own lands.
Then after he had spent everything, a severe famine took place in that country, and he began to be in need.
Then Jesus said to them, "When I sent you out with no money bag, or traveler's bag, or sandals, you didn't lack anything, did you?" They replied, "Nothing."
When I was with you and was in need, I was not a burden to anyone, for the brothers who came from Macedonia fully supplied my needs. I kept myself from being a burden to you in any way, and will continue to do so.
I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content in any circumstance.
But whoever has the world's possessions and sees his fellow Christian in need and shuts off his compassion against him, how can the love of God reside in such a person?
Then I heard something like a voice from among the four living creatures saying, "A quart of wheat will cost a day's pay and three quarts of barley will cost a day's pay. But do not damage the olive oil and the wine!"
The leech has two daughters: "Give! Give!" There are three things that are never satisfied, four that never say, "Enough" --
the grave, the barren womb, land that is not satisfied with water, and fire that never says, "Enough!"