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46 Bible Verses about Thrift
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Go unto the ant, O slothful one, See her ways and be wise; Which hath not captain, overseer, and ruler, She doth prepare in summer her bread, She hath gathered in harvest her food.
Whoso is gathering in summer is a wise son, Whoso is sleeping in harvest is a son causing shame.
Know well the face of thy flock, Set thy heart to the droves, For riches are not to the age, Nor a crown to generation and generation. Revealed was the hay, and seen the tender grass, And gathered the herbs of mountains.read more.
Lambs are for thy clothing, And the price of the field are he-goats, And a sufficiency of goats' milk is for thy bread, For bread to thy house, and life to thy damsels!
From men, Thy hand, O Jehovah, From men of the world, their portion is in life, And with Thy hidden things Thou fillest their belly, They are satisfied with sons; And have left their abundance to their sucklings.
A good man causeth sons' sons to inherit, And laid up for the righteous is the sinner's wealth.
Lo, a third time I am ready to come unto you, and I will not be a burden to you, for I seek not yours, but you, for the children ought not for the parents to lay up, but the parents for the children,
At the end of three years thou dost bring out all the tithe of thine increase in that year, and hast placed it within thy gates; and come in hath the Levite (for he hath no part and inheritance with thee), and the sojourner, and the fatherless, and the widow, who are within thy gates, and they have eaten, and been satisfied, so that Jehovah thy God doth bless thee in all the work of thy hand which thou dost.
on every first day of the week, let each one of you lay by him, treasuring up whatever he may have prospered, that when I may come then collections may not be made;
whoso is stealing let him no more steal, but rather let him labour, working the thing that is good with the hands, that he may have to impart to him having need.
this is the thing which I have spoken unto Pharaoh: That which God is doing, he hath shewn Pharaoh. 'Lo, seven years are coming of great abundance in all the land of Egypt, and seven years of famine have arisen after them, and all the plenty is forgotten in the land of Egypt, and the famine hath finished the land,read more.
and the plenty is not known in the land because of that famine afterwards, for it is very grievous. 'And because of the repeating of the dream unto Pharaoh twice, surely the thing is established by God, and God is hastening to do it. 'And now, let Pharaoh provide a man, intelligent and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt; let Pharaoh make and appoint overseers over the land, and receive a fifth of the land of Egypt in the seven years of plenty, and they gather all the food of these good years that are coming, and heap up corn under the hand of Pharaoh -- food in the cities; and they have kept it, and the food hath been for a store for the land, for the seven years of famine which are in the land of Egypt; and the land is cut off by the famine.'
And Solomon buildeth Gezer, and Beth-Horon the lower, and Baalath, and Tadmor in the wilderness, in the land; and all the cities of stores that king Solomon hath, and the cities of the chariots, and the cities of the horsemen, and the desire of Solomon that he desired to build in Jerusalem, and in Lebanon, and in all the land of his dominion.
and he buildeth Tadmor in the wilderness, and all the cities of store that he hath built in Hamath. And he buildeth Beth-Horon the upper, and Beth-Horon the lower -- cities of defence, with walls, two-leaved doors, and bar -- and Baalath, and all the cities of store that Solomon had, and all the cities of the chariot, and the cities of the horsemen, and all the desire of Solomon that he desired to build in Jerusalem, and in Lebanon, and in all the land of his dominion.
And Hezekiah hath riches and honour very much, and treasures he hath made to himself of silver, and of gold, and of precious stone, and of spices, and of shields, and of all kinds of desirable vessels, and storehouses for the increase of corn, and new wine, and oil, and stalls for all kinds of cattle, and herds for stalls; and cities he hath made for himself, and possessions of flocks and herds in abundance, for God hath given to him very much substance.
She hath sought wool and flax, And with delight she worketh with her hands. She hath been as ships of the merchant, From afar she bringeth in her bread. Yea, she riseth while yet night, And giveth food to her household, And a portion to her damsels.read more.
She hath considered a field, and taketh it, From the fruit of her hands she hath planted a vineyard.
And when they were filled, he saith to his disciples, 'Gather together the broken pieces that are over, that nothing may be lost;' they gathered together, therefore, and filled twelve hand-baskets with broken pieces, from the five barley loaves that were over to those having eaten.
Therefore saith one of his disciples -- Judas Iscariot, of Simon, who is about to deliver him up -- 'Wherefore was not this ointment sold for three hundred denaries, and given to the poor?' and he said this, not because he was caring for the poor, but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and what things were put in he was carrying.
And having seen it, his disciples were much displeased, saying, 'To what purpose is this waste? for this ointment could have been sold for much, and given to the poor.'
and there were certain much displeased within themselves, and saying, 'For what hath this waste of the ointment been made? for this could have been sold for more than three hundred denaries, and given to the poor;' and they were murmuring at her.
Withhold not good from its owners, When thy hand is toward God to do it. Say not thou to thy friend, 'Go, and return, and to-morrow I give,' And substance with thee.
There is who is scattering, and yet is increased, And who is keeping back from uprightness, only to want.
Eat not the bread of an evil eye, And have no desire to his dainties, For as he hath thought in his soul, so is he, 'Eat and drink,' saith he to thee, And his heart is not with thee. Thy morsel thou hast eaten thou dost vomit up, And hast marred thy words that are sweet.
And he said unto them, 'Observe, and beware of the covetousness, because not in the abundance of one's goods is his life.'
Thou -- thou eatest, and thou art not satisfied, And thy pit is in thy midst, And thou removest, and dost not deliver, And that which thou deliverest, to a sword I give.
And he spake a simile unto them, saying, 'Of a certain rich man the field brought forth well; and he was reasoning within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have not where I shall gather together my fruits? and he said, This I will do, I will take down my storehouses, and greater ones I will build, and I will gather together there all my products and my good things,read more.
and I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast many good things laid up for many years, be resting, eat, drink, be merry. And God said to him, Unthinking one! this night thy soul they shall require from thee, and what things thou didst prepare -- to whom shall they be? so is he who is treasuring up to himself, and is not rich toward God.'
And he said unto his disciples, 'Because of this, to you I say, Be not anxious for your life, what ye may eat; nor for the body, what ye may put on; the life is more than the nourishment, and the body than the clothing. 'Consider the ravens, that they sow not, nor reap, to which there is no barn nor storehouse, and God doth nourish them; how much better are ye than the fowls?read more.
and who of you, being anxious, is able to add to his age one cubit? If, then, ye are not able for the least -- why for the rest are ye anxious? 'Consider the lilies, how do they grow? they labour not, nor do they spin, and I say to you, not even Solomon in all his glory was arrayed as one of these; and if the herbage in the field, that to-day is, and to-morrow into an oven is cast, God doth so clothe, how much more you -- ye of little faith? And ye -- seek not what ye may eat, or what ye may drink, and be not in suspense, for all these things do the nations of the world seek after, and your Father hath known that ye have need of these things; but, seek ye the reign of God, and all these things shall be added to you.
'Because of this I say to you, be not anxious for your life, what ye may eat, and what ye may drink, nor for your body, what ye may put on. Is not the life more than the nourishment, and the body than the clothing? look to the fowls of the heaven, for they do not sow, nor reap, nor gather into storehouses, and your heavenly Father doth nourish them; are not ye much better than they? 'And who of you, being anxious, is able to add to his age one cubit?read more.
and about clothing why are ye anxious? consider well the lilies of the field; how do they grow? they do not labour, nor do they spin; and I say to you, that not even Solomon in all his glory was arrayed as one of these. And if the herb of the field, that to-day is, and to-morrow is cast to the furnace, God doth so clothe -- not much more you, O ye of little faith? therefore ye may not be anxious, saying, What may we eat? or, What may we drink? or, What may we put round? for all these do the nations seek for, for your heavenly Father doth know that ye have need of all these; but seek ye first the reign of God and His righteousness, and all these shall be added to you. Be not therefore anxious for the morrow, for the morrow shall be anxious for its own things; sufficient for the day is the evil of it.
'And not many days after, having gathered all together, the younger son went abroad to a far country, and there he scattered his substance, living riotously;
Whoso is loving mirth is a poor man, Whoso is loving wine and oil maketh no wealth.
Be not thou among quaffers of wine, Among gluttonous ones of flesh, For the quaffer and glutton become poor, And drowsiness clotheth with rags.
'Treasure not up to yourselves treasures on the earth, where moth and rust disfigure, and where thieves break through and steal, but treasure up to yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth disfigure, and where thieves do not break through nor steal, for where your treasure is, there will be also your heart.
See, then, how exactly ye walk, not as unwise, but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil;
but, according to thy hardness and impenitent heart, thou dost treasure up to thyself wrath, in a day of wrath and of the revelation of the righteous judgment of God, who shall render to each according to his works;
to those, indeed, who in continuance of a good work, do seek glory, and honour, and incorruptibility -- life age-during; and to those contentious, and disobedient, indeed, to the truth, and obeying the unrighteousness -- indignation and wrath, tribulation and distress, upon every soul of man that is working the evil, both of Jew first, and of Greek;read more.
and glory, and honour, and peace, to every one who is working the good, both to Jew first, and to Greek.
Render to her as also she did render to you, and double to her doubles according to her works; in the cup that she did mingle mingle to her double. 'As much as she did glorify herself and did revel, so much torment and sorrow give to her, because in her heart she saith, I sit a queen, and a widow I am not, and sorrow I shall not see;