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46 Bible Verses about Thrift

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Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, lazy! Consider its ways and be wise. It has no chief, officer, or ruler. In the summer, it prepares its food; in the harvest, it gathers its sustenance.

Proverbs 27:23-27

You will surely know the {condition} of your flock; your heart attends to the herds. For riches [are] not forever, nor a crown for generation [after] generation. When the grass is gone, then green growth will appear, and the herbs of the mountains will be gathered.read more.
Lambs [will be] your clothing, and goats the price of the field. And [there will be] enough goats' milk for your food, for [the] food of your household and [the] {nourishment} of your maidservants.

Proverbs 30:25

The ants [are] a people [who are] not strong, yet they prepare their food in the summer;

Psalm 17:14

from men by your hand, O Yahweh, from men of [this] world. Their share [is] in {this life}, and you fill their stomach [with] your treasure. They are satisfied [with] children. They bequeath their excess to their children.

Deuteronomy 14:28-29

"At the end of three years you shall bring out all [of] the tithe of your yield for that year, and you shall store [it] in your {towns}. And [so] the Levite may come, because there is no plot of ground for him or an inheritance with you, and the alien [also may come] and the orphan and the widow that [are] in your {towns}, and {they may eat their fill}, so that Yahweh your God may bless you in all [of] the work of your hand that you undertake."

1 Corinthians 16:2

On the first [day] of the week, each one of you {put aside} [something], saving up {to whatever extent he has prospered}, in order that whenever I come, at that time collections do not take place.

Genesis 6:21

And [as for] you, take for yourself from every kind of food that is eaten. And you must gather [it] to yourself. And it shall be for you and for them for food."

Genesis 41:48

And he gathered all the food of the seven years which [occurred] in the land of Egypt. And he stored the food in the cities. The food of the field that surrounded [each] city he stored in its midst.

Genesis 41:28-36

This [is] the word that I have spoken to Pharaoh; God has shown Pharaoh what he is about to do. Behold, seven years of great abundance are coming throughout the whole land of Egypt. Then seven years of famine will arise after them, and all the abundance in the land of Egypt will be forgotten. The famine will consume the land.read more.
Abundance in the land will not be known because of the famine {that follows}, for it will be very heavy. Now concerning the repetition of the dream twice to Pharaoh, [it is] because the matter [is] established by God, and God will do [it] quickly. Now then, let Pharaoh select a man [who is] discerning and wise, and let him set him over the land of Egypt. Let Pharaoh do [this], and let him appoint supervisors over the land, and let him take one-fifth from the land of Egypt in the seven years of abundance. Then let them gather all the food of these coming good years and let them pile up grain under the hand of Pharaoh [for] food in the cities, and let them keep [it]. Then the food shall be as a deposit for the land for the seven years of the famine that will be in the land of Egypt, that the land will not perish on account of the famine."

1 Kings 9:17-19

Solomon rebuilt Gezer and Lower Beth-Horon, [as well as] Baalath and Tamar in the wilderness in the land; and [he also built] all of the storage cities which were Solomon's, the cities [for] the chariots, the cities [for] the cavalry, and all of Solomon's desire that he wanted to build in Jerusalem and in Lebanon and in all the land of his dominion.

2 Chronicles 8:4-6

And he built Tadmor in the desert, and he built all the storage cities in Hamath. He also built Upper Beth-Horon and Lower Beth-Horon, fortified cities [with] walls, gates, and bars; Baalath and all the storage cities that belonged to Solomon; all the cities for chariots and cities for horses; and any desire of Solomon that he desired to build in Jerusalem, in Lebanon, and in all the land of his dominion.

2 Chronicles 17:12

And Jehoshaphat {grew greater and greater}, and he built fortresses and storage cities in Judah.

2 Chronicles 32:27-29

And Hezekiah had very much wealth and honor, and he made storehouses for himself for silver, gold, precious stones, spices, small shields, and all [sorts of] desirable objects; and storage buildings for the yield of grain, new wine, and olive oil; and animal stalls for all [kinds of] animals, and animals and herds for animal stalls. And he made cities for himself, and livestock of sheep and abundant cattle, for God had given to him very abundant possessions.

Proverbs 31:13-16

She seeks wool and flax, and she works with the diligence of {her hands}. She is like the ships of a merchant; from far off she brings her food; And she arises while [it is] still night, and gives food to her household, and tasks to her servant girls.read more.
She considers a field and buys it, from the fruit of {her hand} she plants a vineyard.

John 6:12-13

And when they were satisfied, he said to his disciples, "Gather the remaining fragments so that nothing is lost." So they gathered [them], and filled twelve baskets with fragments from the five barley loaves which were left over by those who had eaten.

John 12:4-6

But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (the one who was going to betray him) said, "{Why} was this ointment not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?" (Now he said this not because {he was concerned} about the poor, but because he was a thief, and having the money box, he used to steal what was put into [it].)

Matthew 26:8-9

And [when] the disciples saw [it] they were indignant, saying, "{Why} this waste? For this could have been sold for a large sum and given to the poor!"

Mark 14:4-5

But some were expressing indignation to one another: "Why has there been this waste of perfumed oil? For this perfumed oil could have been sold for more than three hundred denarii and given to the poor!" And they began to scold her.

Proverbs 3:27-28

Do not withhold good from its owner when it is in the power of your hand to do. Do not say to your neighbor, "Go and return and tomorrow I will give [it]," {when it is with you}.

Proverbs 23:6-8

Do not eat the bread of {the stingy}, and do not desire his delicacies. For, like hair in his {throat}, so it is. "Eat and drink!" he will say to you, but his heart will not be with you. Your morsel you have eaten, you will vomit it up, and you will waste your pleasant words.

Proverbs 28:22

He who hurries for wealth is {a man with an evil eye}, but he does not know that poverty will come upon him.

2 Corinthians 9:6

Now [the point is] this: the one who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the one who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.

Micah 6:14

You yourself will eat but not be satisfied; your hunger [will be] in your midst, and you will put away, but you will not save, and what you save I will hand over to the sword.

Luke 12:16-21

And he told a parable to them, saying, "The land of a certain rich man yielded an abundant harvest. And he reasoned to himself, saying, 'What should I do? For I do not have anywhere I can gather in my crops.' And he said, 'I will do this: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and I will gather in there all my grain and possessions.read more.
And I will say to my soul, "Soul, you have many possessions stored up for many years. Relax, eat, drink, celebrate!" ' But God said to him, 'Fool! This night your life is demanded from you, and [the things] which you have prepared--whose will they be?' So [is] the one who stores up treasure for himself, and who is not rich toward God!"

Luke 12:22-31

And he said to his disciples, "For this [reason] I tell you, do not be anxious for [your] life, what you will eat, or for [your] body, what you will wear. For life is more than food, and the body [more than] clothing. Consider the ravens, that they neither sow nor reap; to them there is neither storeroom nor barn, and God feeds them. How much more are you worth than the birds?read more.
And which of you [by] being anxious is able to add an hour to his life span? If then you are not even able [to do] a very little thing, why are you anxious about the rest? Consider the lilies, how they grow: they do not toil or spin, but I say to you, not even Solomon in all his glory was dressed like one of these. But if God clothes the grass in the field in this way, [although it] is [here] today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more [will he do so for] you, you of little faith? And you, do not consider what you will eat and what you will drink, and do not be anxious. For all the nations of the world seek after these [things], and your Father knows that you need these [things]. But seek his kingdom and these [things] will be added to you.

Matthew 6:25-34

"For this [reason] I say to you, do not be anxious for your life, what you will eat, and not for your body, what you will wear. Is your life not more than food and your body [more than] clothing? Consider the birds of the sky, that they do not sow or reap or gather [produce] into barns, and your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth more than they [are]? And who among you, [by] being anxious, is able to add one hour to his life span?read more.
And why are you anxious about clothing? Observe the lilies of the field, how they grow: they do not toil or spin, but I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory was dressed like one of these. But if God dresses the grass of the field in this way, [although it] is [here] today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not [do so] much more [for] you, you of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, 'What will we eat?' or 'What will we drink?' or 'What will we wear?,' for the pagans seek after all these [things]. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these [things]. But seek first his kingdom and righteousness, and all these [things] will be added to you. Therefore do not be anxious for tomorrow, because tomorrow will be anxious for itself. {Each day has enough trouble of its own.}

Luke 15:13

And after not many days, the younger son gathered everything [and] went on a journey to a distant country, and there he squandered his wealth [by] living wastefully.

Proverbs 23:20-21

Do not be among drinkers of wine, among gluttonous eaters of {their meat}. For the drunkard and gluttonous, they will become poor, and [with] rags, drowsiness will clothe them

Luke 16:1

And he also said to the disciples, "A certain man was rich, who had a manager. And charges were brought to him that this person was squandering his possessions.

Matthew 6:19-21

"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and consuming [insect] destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor consuming [insect] destroy and where thieves do not break in or steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Ephesians 5:15-16

Therefore, consider carefully how you live, not as unwise but as wise, making the most of the time because the days are evil.

Proverbs 10:14

Those who are wise lay up knowledge, but [to] the mouth of the fool, ruin draws near.

1 Timothy 6:19

storing up for themselves a good foundation for the future, in order that they may take hold of [what is] truly life.

Romans 2:5-6

But because of your stubbornness and unrepentant heart, you are storing up for yourself wrath in the day of wrath and of the revelation of the righteous judgment of God, who will reward each one according to his works:

Romans 2:7-10

to those who, by perseverance in good work, seek glory and honor and immortality, eternal life, but to those [who act] from selfish ambition and who disobey the truth, but who obey unrighteousness, wrath and anger. [There will be] affliction and distress for every {human being} who does evil, of the Jew first and of the Greek,read more.
but glory and honor and peace to everyone who does good, to the Jew first and to the Greek.

Revelation 18:6-7

Pay back to her as she herself also paid out, and {pay back double} according to her deeds; in the cup that she mixed, mix double for her. As much as she glorified herself and lived in luxury, give to her so much torment and mourning, because in her heart she said, 'I sit as a queen, and am not a widow, and I will never see mourning!'