'Enough' in the Bible
Look, this town is close enough for me to run to. It is a small place. Please let me go there—it’s only a small place, isn’t it?—so that I can survive.”
When she had finished giving him a drink, she said, “I’ll also draw water for your camels until they have had enough to drink.”
But Leah replied to her, “Isn’t it enough that you have taken my husband? Now you also want to take my son’s mandrakes?”“Well,” Rachel said, “you can sleep with him tonight in exchange for your son’s mandrakes.”
“I have enough, my brother,” Esau replied. “Keep what you have.”
“These men are peaceful toward us,” they said. “Let them live in our land and move about in it, for indeed, the region is large enough for them. Let us take their daughters as our wives and give our daughters to them.
Then Israel said, “Enough! My son Joseph is still alive. I will go to see him before I die.”
Make an appeal to Yahweh. There has been enough of God’s thunder and hail. I will let you go; you don’t need to stay any longer.”
Then the Lord said to Moses, “I am going to rain bread from heaven for you. The people are to go out each day and gather enough for that day. This way I will test them to see whether or not they will follow My instructions.
The materials were sufficient for them to do all the work. There was more than enough.
If a man has no family redeemer, but he prospers and obtains enough to redeem his land,
But if he cannot obtain enough to repay him, what he sold will remain in the possession of its purchaser until the Year of Jubilee. It is to be released at the Jubilee, so that he may return to his property.
If flocks and herds were slaughtered for them, would they have enough? Or if all the fish in the sea were caught for them, would they have enough?”
Isn’t it enough for you that the God of Israel has separated you from the Israelite community to bring you near to Himself, to perform the work at the Lord’s tabernacle, and to stand before the community to minister to them?
Is it not enough that you brought us up from a land flowing with milk and honey to kill us in the wilderness? Do you also have to appoint yourself as ruler over us?
“The Lord our God spoke to us at Horeb: ‘You have stayed at this mountain long enough.
‘You’ve been traveling around this hill country long enough; turn north.
“But the Lord was angry with me on account of you and would not listen to me. The Lord said to me, ‘That’s enough! Do not speak to Me again about this matter.
You provoked the Lord at Horeb, and He was angry enough with you to destroy you.
The Lord was angry enough with Aaron to destroy him. But I prayed for Aaron at that time also.
Instead, you are to open your hand to him and freely loan him enough for whatever need he has.
But the descendants of Joseph said, “The hill country is not enough for us, and all the Canaanites who inhabit the valley area have iron chariots, both at Beth-shean with its towns and in the Jezreel Valley.”
Wasn’t the sin of Peor, which brought a plague on the Lord’s community, enough for us, so that we have not cleansed ourselves from it even to this day,
Benjamin returned at that time, and Israel gave them the women they had kept alive from Jabesh-gilead. But there were not enough for them.
When their fathers or brothers come to us and protest, we will tell them, ‘Show favor to them, since we did not get enough wives for each of them in the battle. You didn’t actually give the women to them, so you are not guilty of breaking your oath.’”
I gave your master’s house to you and your master’s wives into your arms, and I gave you the house of Israel and Judah, and if that was not enough, I would have given you even more.
Then the angel extended his hand toward Jerusalem to destroy it, but the Lord relented concerning the destruction and said to the angel who was destroying the people, “Enough, withdraw your hand now!” The angel of the Lord was then at the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite.
and he built an altar with the stones in the name of Yahweh. Then he made a trench around the altar large enough to hold about four gallons.
but he went on a day’s journey into the wilderness. He sat down under a broom tree and prayed that he might die. He said, “I have had enough! Lord, take my life, for I’m no better than my fathers.”
Then God sent an angel to Jerusalem to destroy it, but when the angel was about to destroy the city, the Lord looked, relented concerning the destruction, and said to the angel who was destroying the people, “Enough, withdraw your hand now!” The angel of the Lord was then standing at the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite.
May the Lord your God be praised! He delighted in you and put you on His throne as king for the Lord your God. Because Your God loved Israel enough to establish them forever, He has set you over them as king to carry out justice and righteousness.”
However, since there were not enough priests, they weren’t able to skin all the burnt offerings, so their Levite brothers helped them until the work was finished and until the priests consecrated themselves. For the Levites were more conscientious to consecrate themselves than the priests were.
because they were not able to observe it at the appropriate time. Not enough of the priests had consecrated themselves and the people hadn’t been gathered together in Jerusalem.
Are God’s consolations not enough for you,even the words that deal gently with you?
Why do you persecute me as God does?Will you never get enough of my flesh?
Even if his children increase, they are destined for the sword;his descendants will never have enough food.
Haven’t the members of my household said,“Who is there who has not had enough to eat at Job’s table?”
No one is ferocious enough to rouse Leviathan;who then can stand against Me?
For I have had enough troubles,and my life is near Sheol.
Show us favor, Lord, show us favor,for we’ve had more than enough contempt.
We’ve had more than enoughscorn from the arrogantand contempt from the proud.
Don’t love sleep, or you will become poor;open your eyes, and you’ll have enough to eat.
there will be enough goat’s milk for your food—food for your householdand nourishment for your female servants.
The leech has two daughters: “Give, Give!”Three things are never satisfied;four never say, “Enough!”:
Sheol; a childless womb;earth, which is never satisfied with water;and fire, which never says, “Enough!”
“What are all your sacrifices to Me?”asks the Lord.“I have had enough of burnt offerings and ramsand the fat of well-fed cattle;I have no desire for the blood of bulls,lambs, or male goats.
Isaiah said, “Listen, house of David! Is it not enough for you to try the patience of men? Will you also try the patience of my God?
Its collapse will be like the shatteringof a potter’s jar, crushed to pieces,so that not even a fragment of potterywill be found among its shattered remains—no fragment large enough to take fire from a hearthor scoop water from a cistern.”
Lebanon is not enough for fuel,or its animals enough for a burnt offering.
He says,“It is not enough for you to be My Servantraising up the tribes of Jacoband restoring the protected ones of Israel.I will also make you a light for the nations,to be My salvation to the ends of the earth.”
These dogs have fierce appetites;they never have enough.And they are shepherdswho have no discernment;all of them turn to their own way,every last one for his own gain.
Who is the man wise enough to understand this? Who has the Lord spoken to, that he may explain it? Why is the land destroyed and scorched like a wilderness, so no one can pass through?
Instead, we will do everything we said we would: burn incense to the queen of heaven and offer drink offerings to her just as we, our fathers, our kings, and our officials did in Judah’s cities and in Jerusalem’s streets. Then we had enough food and good things and saw no disaster,
We made a treaty with Egyptand with Assyria, to get enough food.
And He said to me, “Do you see this, son of man? Is it not enough for the house of Judah to commit the detestable things they are practicing here, that they must also fill the land with violence and repeatedly provoke Me to anger, even putting the branch to their nose?
No one cared enough about you to do even one of these things out of compassion for you. But you were thrown out into the open field because you were despised on the day you were born.
“You even took your sons and daughters you bore to Me and sacrificed them to these images as food. Wasn’t your prostitution enough?
“Son of man, I have broken the arm of Pharaoh king of Egypt. Look, it has not been bandaged—no medicine has been applied and no splint put on to bandage it so that it can grow strong enough to handle a sword.
Isn’t it enough for you to feed on the good pasture? Must you also trample the rest of the pasture with your feet? Or isn’t it enough that you drink the clear water? Must you also muddy the rest with your feet?
“Say to the rebellious people, the house of Israel: This is what the Lord God says: I have had enough of all your detestable practices, house of Israel.
Again he measured off a third of a mile, and it was a river that I could not cross on foot. For the water had risen; it was deep enough to swim in, a river that could not be crossed on foot.
I saw him approaching the ram, and infuriated with him, he struck the ram, shattering his two horns, and the ram was not strong enough to stand against him. The goat threw him to the ground and trampled him, and there was no one to rescue the ram from his power.
Then God asked Jonah, “Is it right for you to be angry about the plant?”“Yes,” he replied. “It is right. I’m angry enough to die!”
You have planted muchbut harvested little.You eatbut never have enough to be satisfied.You drinkbut never have enough to become drunk.You put on clothesbut never have enough to get warm.The wage earner puts his wagesinto a bag with a hole in it.”
I will bring them back from the land of Egyptand gather them from Assyria.I will bring them to the land of Gileadand to Lebanon,but it will not be enough for them.
Therefore don’t worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
It is enough for a disciple to become like his teacher and a slave like his master. If they called the head of the house ‘Beelzebul,’ how much more the members of his household!
For whoever has, more will be given to him, and he will have more than enough. But whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him.
The disciples said to Him, “Where could we get enough bread in this desolate place to fill such a crowd?”
“The sensible ones answered, ‘No, there won’t be enough for us and for you. Go instead to those who sell, and buy oil for yourselves.’
For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have more than enough. But from the one who does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him.
because he often had been bound with shackles and chains, but had snapped off the chains and smashed the shackles. No one was strong enough to subdue him.
His disciples answered Him, “Where can anyone get enough bread here in this desolate place to fill these people?”
Then He came a third time and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and resting? Enough! The time has come. Look, the Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of sinners.
“For which of you, wanting to build a tower, doesn’t first sit down and calculate the cost to see if he has enough to complete it?
When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired hands have more than enough food, and here I am dying of hunger!
“Then the manager said to himself, ‘What should I do, since my master is taking the management away from me? I’m not strong enough to dig; I’m ashamed to beg.
“Lord,” they said, “look, here are two swords.”“Enough of that!” He told them.
Philip answered, “Two hundred denarii worth of bread wouldn’t be enough for each of them to have a little.”
“Lord,” said Philip, “show us the Father, and that’s enough for us.”
When they had eaten enough, they began to lighten the ship by throwing the grain overboard into the sea.
True enough; they were broken off by unbelief, but you stand by faith. Do not be arrogant, but be afraid.
For this I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I might be bold enough in Him to speak as I should.
Be aware that our brother Timothy has been released. If he comes soon enough, he will be with me when I see you.
For there has already been enough time spent in doing what the pagans choose to do: carrying on in unrestrained behavior, evil desires, drunkenness, orgies, carousing, and lawless idolatry.