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46 Bible Verses about Thrift
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Go to the ant, thou slothful one; see her ways, and be wise: Which no leader to her, scribe and ruler; She will prepare in summer her bread, gathering her food in harvest.
He gathering in summer, is a prudent son: he lying in deep sleep in harvest, a son causing shame.
Knowing, thou shalt know the face of thy flock; set thy heart to thy herds. For not strength forever, and not consecration to generation and generation. The grass was uncovered and the young herbage was seen; and the green plants of the mountains were gathered.read more.
Lambs for thy clothing, and the he goats the price of the field. And enough of goats' milk for thy bread, and for the bread of thy house, and the life of thy girls.
From men of thy hand, O Jehovah, from men of this world their portion in life, and thou wilt fill their belly with thy hidden things: they will be filled with sons, they left the remaining things to their children.
The good shall cause his sons' sons to inherit: and the wealth of him sinning was treasured up for the just.
Behold, I have prepared to come to you the third time; and I will not act with negligence to you: for I seek not your things, but you: for children ought not to treasure up for parents, but parents for children.
From the end of three years thou shalt bring all the tenth of thy produce in that year, and place thou it in thy gates: And the Levite came (because no portion and inheritance to him with thee) and the stranger, and the orphan, and the widow which is in thy gates, and ate and were satisfied; so that Jehovah thy God shall bless thee in all the work of thy hand which thou shalt do.
According to one day of the sabbaths let each of you put by himself, treasuring up that which he is prospered in, that when I come there be no collections.
He stealing let him steal no more: and rather let him be wearied from fatigue, working good with the hands, that he have to impart to him having need.
This the word which I spake to Pharaoh: what God did, he showed Pharaoh. Behold, seven years coming of great plenty, in all the land of Egypt And seven years of famine arose after them, and all the plenty was forgotten in the land of Egypt; and the famine consumed the land.read more.
And the plenty shall not be known in the land on account of the famine after this; for it shall be exceedingly heavy. And because of the repeating of Pharaoh's dream twice, that the word was prepared from God; and God is hastening to do it And now will Pharaoh look out a man discerning and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt And will Pharaoh make and appoint overseers over the land, exacting a fifth part of the land of Egypt, in the seven years of plenty. And they shall gather all the food of these good years coming, and they shall heap up the grain under the hand of Pharaoh, and they shall watch food in the cities. And the food was for a deposit to the land, for the seven years of famine, which shall be in the land of Egypt; and the land shall not be cut off in the famine.
And Solomon will build Gezer, and the house of the hollow below, And Baalath and Tadmor in the desert, in the land. And all the cities of stores which were to Solomon, and the cities of chariots, and the cities of horsemen, and the pleasure of Solomon which he pleased to build in Jerusalem, and in Lebanon; and in all the land of his ruling.
And he will build Tadmor in the desert, and all the cities of the stores which he built in Hamath. And he will build the house of the hollow the high, and the house of the hollow the low, fortified cities, the walls, doors, and bar: And Baalath and all the cities of the stores which were to Solomon, and all the cities of the chariots, and the cities of the horsemen, and all the desire of Solomon which he delighted to build in Jerusalem and Lebanon, and in all the land of his dominion.
And there will be to Hezekiah riches and honor exceedingly much: and he made to him treasuries for silver and for gold, and for precious stone, and for spices and for shields, and for all vessels of desire: And stores for produce of grain and new wine, and new oil, and stalls for all cattle, and cattle and flocks for the stalls. And he made cities to him and possession of flocks and oxen for abundance: for God gave to him exceeding much substance.
She sought wool and flax, and she will work in delight with her hands. She was as the ships of the merchant; from far off she will bring her bread. She will rise while yet night, and she will give food to her house, and a portion to her girls.read more.
She purposed a field, and he will take it: from the fruit of her hands she planted a vineyard.
And when they were filled, he says to his disciples, Gather the fragments remaining over, that nothing should be lost. Then gathered they, and filled twelve baskets of the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over to them having eaten.
Then says one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, of Simon, being about to deliver him up, Wherefore was not this perfumed oil sold for three hundred drachmas, and given to the poor? And this he said, not that care was to him for the poor: but because he was a thief, and had the small coffer, and carried things deposited.
And his disciples seeing, felt pain, saying, For what this loss? For this perfumed oil could have been sold for much, and have been given to the poor.
And there were some displeased in themselves, and saying, For what has been the loss of this perfumed oil? For this could have been sold for above three hundred drachmas, and have been given to the poor. And they raged against her.
Thou shalt not withhold good from those possessing it in its being to the power of thy hand to do. Thou shalt not say to thy neighbor, Go, and turn back, and to-morrow I will give; and there is with thee.
Thou shalt not eat the bread of an evil eye, and ye shall not long for its dainties: Like him estimating evil in his soul, so is he: Eat and drink, he will say to thee; and his heart not with thee. Thy morsel which thou didst eat thou shalt vomit forth and destroy thy pleasant words.
And he said to them, See, and watch yourselves from covetousness: for not in the abounding to any one of his possessions is his life.
Thou shalt eat and not be satisfied; and thine emptiness in the midst of thee; and thou shalt remove and shalt not deliver; and what thou shalt save I will give to the sword.
And he spake a parable to them, saying, The farm of a certain rich man bore well: And he calculated in himself, saying, What shall I do, for I have not where I shall collect together my fruits? And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my stores, and build greater; and there will I collect all my produce and my good things.read more.
And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast many good things laid up for many years; rest, eat, drink, be gladdened. And God said to him, O foolish one, this night they require thy soul from thee: and what thou hast prepared, to whom shall it be? So he treasuring up for himself, and not rich toward God.
And he said to his disciples, Therefore I say to you, Have no anxiety for your soul, what ye eat; nor for the body what ye put on. The soul is more than food, and the body than clothing. Consider the ravens: for they sow not neither do they reap; to them there is not store-house nor store; and God nourishes them: how much more have ye preeminence of the fowls?read more.
And which of you having anxiety can add to his size one cubit? If then ye cannot do the least, why have ye anxiety for the rest? Consider the white lilies, how they grow; they are not wearied, neither do they spin; and I say to you, neither was Solomon in all his glory clothed as one of these. And if the grass, to day being in the field and to morrow cast into the furnace, God so clothes; how much rather you, ye of little faith? And ye, seek ye not what ye eat, or what ye drink, and keep not in anxiety. For all these things the nations of the world seek for: and your Father knows that ye have need of these. But seek the kingdom of God; and all these shall be added to you.
For this I say to you, Be not anxious about your soul, what ye eat, and what ye drink; nor about your body, what ye put on. Is not the soul more than food, and the body than dress? Look ye upon the fowls of heaven; for they neither sow, nor reap, nor collect into stores; and your heavenly Father nourishes them. Do ye not rather differ from them Which of you, being anxious, can add one cubit to his size?read more.
And about dress, why are ye anxious? Consider the white lilies of the field, how they grow; they are not wearied, neither do they spin: And I say to you that neither Solomon in all his glory was surrounded as one of these. And if the grass of the field, being this day, and to morrow cast into the furnace, God so clothes much rather you, ye of little faith! Therefore be ye not anxious, saying: What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, What shall we put round us? For all these the nations seek for; for your heavenly Father knows that ye have need of all these. But seek first the kingdom of God and his justice, and all these shall be added to you. Therefore should ye not be anxious about the morrow: for the morrow shall be anxious about the things of itself. Sufficient for the day its evil.
And not many days after, having gathered all things, the younger son went abroad into a far-off country, and there disposed his property, living in a profligate manner.
A man of poverty loving joy: he loving wine and oil shall not be rich.
Thou shalt not be with those drinking wine to excess, and with squanderers of flesh to them: For the drunkard and the squanderer shall be dispossessed: and slumber shall clothe with rags.
Treasure not up to you treasures upon earth, where moth and gnawing destroy, and thieves dig through and steal: But treasure to you treasures in heaven, where neither moth, nor gnawing destroy; and where thieves dig not through, nor steal. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
See therefore how ye walk accurately, not as unwise, but as wise, Making purchase of time, for the days are evil.
And according to thy hardness and impenitent heart thou treasurest up to thyself anger in the day of anger and revelation of the just judgment of God; Who will give back to each according to his works:
To them truly by perseverance of the good work they seek glory and honour and immortality, eternal life: But to them of intrigue, and are truly disobedient to the truth, and yielding to injustice, anger and wrath, Affliction and distress, upon every soul of man working evil, both of the Jew first, and of the Greek;read more.
But glory, and honour, and peace, to every one working good, both to the Jew first, and to the Greek:
Give back to her as also she gave back to you, and double to her double things according to her works: in the cup in which she mixed, mix to her double. As much as she glorified herself, and led an insolent life, give her so much torture and grief: for in her heart she says, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and I should see no grief.