100 Bible Verses about Contentment

Hebrews 13:5 ESV / 621 helpful votes

Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

Philippians 4:11-13 ESV / 587 helpful votes

Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

1 Timothy 6:6-8 ESV / 465 helpful votes

But godliness with contentment is great gain, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content.

Luke 12:15 ESV / 336 helpful votes

And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”

1 Timothy 6:6-11 ESV / 321 helpful votes

But godliness with contentment is great gain, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs. ...

1 Timothy 6:6 ESV / 306 helpful votes

But godliness with contentment is great gain,

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 276 helpful votes

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

2 Corinthians 12:10 ESV / 260 helpful votes

For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Philippians 4:19 ESV / 234 helpful votes

And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

Isaiah 26:3 ESV / 200 helpful votes

You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.

Psalm 37:3-5 ESV / 188 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.

1 Corinthians 7:17 ESV / 161 helpful votes

Only let each person lead the life that the Lord has assigned to him, and to which God has called him. This is my rule in all the churches.

Philippians 4:11 ESV / 159 helpful votes

Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.

Matthew 6:25 ESV / 141 helpful votes

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?

Proverbs 16:8 ESV / 128 helpful votes

Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues with injustice.

Philippians 4:11-12 ESV / 127 helpful votes

Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need.

Matthew 6:19-24 ESV / 115 helpful votes

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. “The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness! ...

Proverbs 30:8-9 ESV / 112 helpful votes

Remove far from me falsehood and lying; give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the food that is needful for me, lest I be full and deny you and say, “Who is the Lord?” or lest I be poor and steal and profane the name of my God.

Proverbs 3:5 ESV / 112 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.

Philippians 4:12 ESV / 97 helpful votes

I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need.

Proverbs 28:25 ESV / 90 helpful votes

A greedy man stirs up strife, but the one who trusts in the Lord will be enriched.

Psalm 23:1 ESV / 87 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

1 Timothy 6:10-11 ESV / 73 helpful votes

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs. But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness.

Psalm 118:24 ESV / 72 helpful votes

This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Psalm 37:16 ESV / 69 helpful votes

Better is the little that the righteous has than the abundance of many wicked.

Ecclesiastes 3:13 ESV / 67 helpful votes

Also that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil—this is God's gift to man.

1 Timothy 6:17-19 ESV / 64 helpful votes

As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.

Proverbs 28:6 ESV / 62 helpful votes

Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity than a rich man who is crooked in his ways.

Psalm 16:11 ESV / 61 helpful votes

You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

Proverbs 19:23 ESV / 59 helpful votes

The fear of the Lord leads to life, and whoever has it rests satisfied; he will not be visited by harm.

Luke 3:14 ESV / 58 helpful votes

Soldiers also asked him, “And we, what shall we do?” And he said to them, “Do not extort money from anyone by threats or by false accusation, and be content with your wages.”

James 4:2 ESV / 56 helpful votes

You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask.

Matthew 5:6 ESV / 56 helpful votes

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.

James 4:8 ESV / 55 helpful votes

Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

Ecclesiastes 3:12 ESV / 53 helpful votes

I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live;

Proverbs 14:14 ESV / 52 helpful votes

The backslider in heart will be filled with the fruit of his ways, and a good man will be filled with the fruit of his ways.

Psalm 55:22 ESV / 51 helpful votes

Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.

Ecclesiastes 4:6 ESV / 50 helpful votes

Better is a handful of quietness than two hands full of toil and a striving after wind.

Job 36:11 ESV / 50 helpful votes

If they listen and serve him, they complete their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasantness.

Romans 14:17 ESV / 47 helpful votes

For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

Psalm 37:7 ESV / 45 helpful votes

Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices!

1 Timothy 6:7-8 ESV / 44 helpful votes

For we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content.

Proverbs 30:8 ESV / 44 helpful votes

Remove far from me falsehood and lying; give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the food that is needful for me,

1 Timothy 6:8 ESV / 43 helpful votes

But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content.

1 Corinthians 7:24 ESV / 42 helpful votes

So, brothers, in whatever condition each was called, there let him remain with God.

Romans 12:2 ESV / 42 helpful votes

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Romans 12:16 ESV / 40 helpful votes

Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight.

Ecclesiastes 6:9 ESV / 39 helpful votes

Better is the sight of the eyes than the wandering of the appetite: this also is vanity and a striving after wind.

John 14:8 ESV / 38 helpful votes

Philip said to him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.”

Luke 12:22-23 ESV / 38 helpful votes

And he said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing.

Job 1:20-21 ESV / 38 helpful votes

Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head and fell on the ground and worshiped. And he said, “Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked shall I return. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.”

Ecclesiastes 6:7-9 ESV / 37 helpful votes

All the toil of man is for his mouth, yet his appetite is not satisfied. For what advantage has the wise man over the fool? And what does the poor man have who knows how to conduct himself before the living? Better is the sight of the eyes than the wandering of the appetite: this also is vanity and a striving after wind.

Proverbs 28:20 ESV / 37 helpful votes

A faithful man will abound with blessings, but whoever hastens to be rich will not go unpunished.

Proverbs 10:22 ESV / 37 helpful votes

The blessing of the Lord makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.

Romans 8:28 ESV / 36 helpful votes

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

Matthew 24:45 ESV / 34 helpful votes

“Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his master has set over his household, to give them their food at the proper time?

Psalm 34:8 ESV / 34 helpful votes

Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!

Deuteronomy 8:18 ESV / 34 helpful votes

You shall remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth, that he may confirm his covenant that he swore to your fathers, as it is this day.

James 2:5 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Listen, my beloved brothers, has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to those who love him?

Matthew 6:28-34 ESV / 32 helpful votes

And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. ...

Matthew 6:25-26 ESV / 30 helpful votes

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?

Proverbs 27:20 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied, and never satisfied are the eyes of man.

1 Timothy 6:1-21 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Let all who are under a yoke as bondservants regard their own masters as worthy of all honor, so that the name of God and the teaching may not be reviled. Those who have believing masters must not be disrespectful on the ground that they are brothers; rather they must serve all the better since those who benefit by their good service are believers and beloved. Teach and urge these things. If anyone teaches a different doctrine and does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching that accords with godliness, he is puffed up with conceit and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy craving for controversy and for quarrels about words, which produce envy, dissension, slander, evil suspicions, and constant friction among people who are depraved in mind and deprived of the truth, imagining that godliness is a means of gain. ...

Philippians 4:10-13 ESV / 28 helpful votes

I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at length you have revived your concern for me. You were indeed concerned for me, but you had no opportunity. Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Proverbs 16:1-18:24 ESV / 27 helpful votes

The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord. All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the spirit. Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established. The Lord has made everything for its purpose, even the wicked for the day of trouble. Everyone who is arrogant in heart is an abomination to the Lord; be assured, he will not go unpunished. ...

Proverbs 15:16 ESV / 27 helpful votes

Better is a little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure and trouble with it.

Habakkuk 3:16-18 ESV / 26 helpful votes

I hear, and my body trembles; my lips quiver at the sound; rottenness enters into my bones; my legs tremble beneath me. Yet I will quietly wait for the day of trouble to come upon people who invade us. Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will take joy in the God of my salvation.

Proverbs 30:7-9 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Two things I ask of you; deny them not to me before I die: Remove far from me falsehood and lying; give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the food that is needful for me, lest I be full and deny you and say, “Who is the Lord?” or lest I be poor and steal and profane the name of my God.

1 Corinthians 7:20 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Each one should remain in the condition in which he was called.

John 14:1-18:40 ESV / 24 helpful votes

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” ...

Mark 10:23 ESV / 24 helpful votes

And Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How difficult it will be for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!”

Ecclesiastes 5:10 ESV / 24 helpful votes

He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves wealth with his income; this also is vanity.

Psalm 127:2 ESV / 24 helpful votes

It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep.

James 4:1-2 ESV / 23 helpful votes

What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask.

Galatians 5:26 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.

2 Corinthians 9:8 ESV / 23 helpful votes

And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.

Acts 15:7-10 ESV / 23 helpful votes

And after there had been much debate, Peter stood up and said to them, “Brothers, you know that in the early days God made a choice among you, that by my mouth the Gentiles should hear the word of the gospel and believe. And God, who knows the heart, bore witness to them, by giving them the Holy Spirit just as he did to us, and he made no distinction between us and them, having cleansed their hearts by faith. Now, therefore, why are you putting God to the test by placing a yoke on the neck of the disciples that neither our fathers nor we have been able to bear?

Luke 12:13-15 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.” But he said to him, “Man, who made me a judge or arbitrator over you?” And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”

Proverbs 17:22 ESV / 23 helpful votes

A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

Proverbs 17:1 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Better is a dry morsel with quiet than a house full of feasting with strife.

Psalm 34:17 ESV / 23 helpful votes

When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles.

1 Peter 5:6-7 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

2 Corinthians 12:9-10 ESV / 22 helpful votes

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

1 John 5:20 ESV / 21 helpful votes

And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.

Philippians 3:7-8 ESV / 21 helpful votes

But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ

Philippians 2:13 ESV / 21 helpful votes

For it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.

Matthew 22:37-39 ESV / 21 helpful votes

And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

Jeremiah 15:16 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Your words were found, and I ate them, and your words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart, for I am called by your name, O Lord, God of hosts.

Ecclesiastes 8:15 ESV / 21 helpful votes

And I commend joy, for man has nothing better under the sun but to eat and drink and be joyful, for this will go with him in his toil through the days of his life that God has given him under the sun.

Proverbs 15:13 ESV / 21 helpful votes

A glad heart makes a cheerful face, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is crushed.

Psalm 131:2 ESV / 21 helpful votes

But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me.

1 Samuel 2:7-8 ESV / 21 helpful votes

The Lord makes poor and makes rich; he brings low and he exalts. He raises up the poor from the dust; he lifts the needy from the ash heap to make them sit with princes and inherit a seat of honor. For the pillars of the earth are the Lord's, and on them he has set the world.

Proverbs 15:30 ESV / 20 helpful votes

The light of the eyes rejoices the heart, and good news refreshes the bones.

Psalm 103:1-5 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Of David. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.

Psalm 17:15 ESV / 20 helpful votes

As for me, I shall behold your face in righteousness; when I awake, I shall be satisfied with your likeness.

Matthew 6:25-34 ESV / 19 helpful votes

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. ...

Ecclesiastes 9:7-9 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Go, eat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a merry heart, for God has already approved what you do. Let your garments be always white. Let not oil be lacking on your head. Enjoy life with the wife whom you love, all the days of your vain life that he has given you under the sun, because that is your portion in life and in your toil at which you toil under the sun.

Psalm 2:12 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish in the way, for his wrath is quickly kindled. Blessed are all who take refuge in him.

Psalm 1:1-3 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.

Proverbs 22:7 ESV / 18 helpful votes

The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender.

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