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125 Bible Verses on Contentment

Contentment in the Bible is about finding peace and satisfaction through a close relationship with God, not just a lack of desire for material things. It involves joy in everyday moments, trusting God’s plan, and believing He is enough. This collection of 125 Bible verses on contentment explores teachings on satisfaction and inner peace from both the Old and New Testaments, offering guidance for a life of peace, gratitude, and trust. 

Contentment and Trusting God

  • Philippians 4:11-12 – “I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.”
  • 1 Timothy 6:6 – “But godliness with contentment is great gain.”
  • Hebrews 13:5 – “Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have.”
  • Psalm 23:1 – “The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.”
  • Proverbs 19:23 – “The fear of the Lord leads to life; then one rests content, untouched by trouble.”
  • Matthew 6:33 – “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”
  • Proverbs 30:8-9 – “Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread.”
  • Isaiah 26:3 – “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.”
  • 2 Corinthians 12:10 – “That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
  • Psalm 34:10 – “The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.”

Contentment in Non-Material Possessions

  • Luke 12:15 – “Then he said to them, ‘Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.'”
  • Ecclesiastes 5:10 – “Whoever loves money never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income. This too is meaningless.”
  • 1 Timothy 6:7-8 – “For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.”
  • Proverbs 15:16 – “Better a little with the fear of the Lord than great wealth with turmoil.”
  • Proverbs 16:8 – “Better a little with righteousness than much gain with injustice.”
  • Philippians 4:19 – “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.”
  • Matthew 6:19-21 – “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven.”
  • Ecclesiastes 4:6 – “Better one handful with tranquillity than two handfuls with toil and chasing after the wind.”
  • Psalm 37:16 – “Better the little that the righteous have than the wealth of many wicked.”
  • Proverbs 13:7 – “One person pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.”

Contentment in God’s Provision

  • Matthew 6:25-26 – “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?”
  • Psalm 37:25 – “I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.”
  • Deuteronomy 2:7 – “The Lord your God has blessed you in all the work of your hands. He has watched over your journey through this vast wilderness.”
  • Philippians 4:6-7 – “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”
  • Matthew 7:11 – “If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!”
  • Psalm 34:9 – “Fear the Lord, you his holy people, for those who fear him lack nothing.”
  • Psalm 23:5 – “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.”
  • Psalm 145:15-16 – “The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food at the proper time. You open your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing.”
  • 1 Kings 17:16 – “For the jar of flour was not used up and the jug of oil did not run dry, in keeping with the word of the Lord spoken by Elijah.”
  • Isaiah 55:2 – “Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and you will delight in the richest of fare.”

Contentment and Inner Peace

  • Psalm 62:1 – “Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him.”
  • John 14:27 – “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
  • Isaiah 26:12 – “Lord, you establish peace for us; all that we have accomplished you have done for us.”
  • Psalm 4:8 – “In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.”
  • Romans 8:6 – “The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace.”
  • John 16:33 – “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
  • Isaiah 32:17 – “The fruit of that righteousness will be peace; its effect will be quietness and confidence forever.”
  • Colossians 3:15 – “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.”
  • Philippians 4:7 – “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
  • Isaiah 48:18 – “If only you had paid attention to my commands, your peace would have been like a river, your well-being like the waves of the sea.”

Humility and Contentment

  • Philippians 2:3 – “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.”
  • James 4:10 – “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.”
  • 1 Peter 5:6 – “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.”
  • Proverbs 22:4 – “Humility is the fear of the Lord; its wages are riches and honor and life.”
  • Micah 6:8 – “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”
  • Romans 12:3 – “For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.”
  • Matthew 23:12 – “For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”
  • Proverbs 11:2 – “When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.”
  • 2 Chronicles 7:14 – “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
  • Zephaniah 2:3 – “Seek the Lord, all you humble of the land, you who do what he commands. Seek righteousness, seek humility; perhaps you will be sheltered on the day of the Lord’s anger.”

Gratitude and Contentment

  • 1 Thessalonians 5:18 – “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
  • Colossians 3:17 – “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”
  • Ephesians 5:20 – “Always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
  • Psalm 107:1 – “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.”
  • Psalm 118:24 – “The Lord has done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad.”
  • Philippians 4:6 – “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”
  • 1 Chronicles 16:34 – “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.”
  • Colossians 2:7 – “Rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.”
  • Psalm 100:4 – “Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.”
  • James 1:17 – “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”

Self-Control and Contentment

  • Galatians 5:22-23 – “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.”
  • 2 Timothy 1:7 – “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.”
  • Proverbs 25:28 – “Like a city whose walls are broken through is a person who lacks self-control.”
  • Titus 2:11-12 – “For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say ‘No’ to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age.”
  • 1 Corinthians 9:25 – “Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.”
  • Proverbs 16:32 – “Better a patient person than a warrior, one with self-control than one who takes a city.”
  • 1 Peter 4:7 – “The end of all things is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray.”
  • 1 Corinthians 9:27 – “No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.”
  • 2 Peter 1:5-6 – “For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness.”
  • Romans 13:14 – “Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh.”

Faithfulness and Contentment

  • Proverbs 3:5-6 – “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
  • Lamentations 3:22-23 – “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”
  • 1 Corinthians 10:13 – “No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear.”
  • Psalm 36:5 – “Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies.”
  • Hebrews 10:23 – “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.”
  • 2 Thessalonians 3:3 – “But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.”
  • 1 John 1:9 – “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”
  • Psalm 33:4 – “For the word of the Lord is right and true; he is faithful in all he does.”
  • Psalm 89:8 – “Who is like you, Lord God Almighty? You, Lord, are mighty, and your faithfulness surrounds you.”
  • Deuteronomy 7:9 – “Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments.”

Simplicity and Contentment

  • Matthew 6:11 – “Give us today our daily bread.”
  • 1 Timothy 6:8 – “But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.”
  • Proverbs 15:17 – “Better a small serving of vegetables with love than a fattened calf with hatred.”
  • Proverbs 16:19 – “Better to be lowly in spirit along with the oppressed than to share plunder with the proud.”
  • Ecclesiastes 7:29 – “This only have I found: God created mankind upright, but they have gone in search of many schemes.”
  • Matthew 6:34 – “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
  • Proverbs 15:13 – “A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit.”
  • Psalm 16:5-6 – “Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup; you make my lot secure. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance.”
  • Proverbs 14:30 – “A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.”
  • Psalm 131:2 – “But I have calmed and quieted myself, I am like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child I am content.”

Contentment and Patience

  • Romans 12:12 – “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”
  • James 1:4 – “Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”
  • Psalm 37:7 – “Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.”
  • Romans 8:25 – “But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.”
  • Galatians 6:9 – “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”
  • Hebrews 6:12 – “We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.”
  • Psalm 40:1 – “I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry.”
  • Proverbs 16:32 – “Better a patient person than a warrior, one with self-control than one who takes a city.”
  • Colossians 1:11 – “Being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience.”
  • Ephesians 4:2 – “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.”

Perseverance and Contentment 

  • James 1:12 – “Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.”
  • Romans 5:3-4 – “Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.”
  • Hebrews 10:36 – “You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.”
  • James 5:11 – “As you know, we count as blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.”
  • 2 Peter 1:6 – “And to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness.”
  • Romans 2:7 – “To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life.”
  • Hebrews 12:1 – “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.”
  • Luke 21:19 – “Stand firm, and you will win life.”
  • James 1:3 – “Because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.”
  • Revelation 2:2 – “I know your deeds, your hard work and your perseverance. I know that you cannot tolerate wicked people, that you have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not, and have found them false.”

Contentment in God’s Promises 

  • 2 Corinthians 1:20 – “For no matter how many promises God has made, they are ‘Yes’ in Christ. And so through him the ‘Amen’ is spoken by us to the glory of God.”
  • Joshua 23:14 – “Now I am about to go the way of all the earth. You know with all your heart and soul that not one of all the good promises the Lord your God gave you has failed.”
  • 1 Kings 8:56 – “Praise be to the Lord, who has given rest to his people Israel just as he promised. Not one word has failed of all the good promises he gave through his servant Moses.”
  • 2 Peter 1:4 – “Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.”
  • Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
  • Deuteronomy 31:8 – “The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
  • Isaiah 41:10 – “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
  • Matthew 28:20 – “And teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
  • Romans 8:28 – “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
  • Psalm 91:4 – “He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.”

Contentment in Circumstances

  • Philippians 4:12 – “I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation.”
  • 1 Timothy 6:6-7 – “But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.”
  • Hebrews 13:5-6 – “Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.'”
  • Proverbs 30:8 – “Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread.”
  • Psalm 16:8 – “I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.”

Conclusion

These 125 Bible verses on contentment offer timeless wisdom for finding true satisfaction and peace. They remind us that real contentment comes from trusting God’s plan, living in the moment, and finding joy in Him. May these verses inspire you to cultivate gratitude and serenity, regardless of your circumstances!

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