More Scripture on the topic of abundance

This list is from a search on the keyword “abundance” at BibleGateway, www.biblegateway.com. This search was limited to New Testament and Psalms.

Do your own search on other Bible sites such as Oremus Bible Browser, http://bible.oremus.org/ Think of other terms that relate to “abundance” such as “plenty.”

As you engage these passages, look at the context in which the particular passage you are considering is set. Read the passages before and after the one you have selected and try to get the entire picture of what the biblical writer is saying.

All scripture quote here is from the  New Revised Standard Version (NRSV).

Matthew 12:34
You brood of vipers! How can you speak good things, when you are evil? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

Matthew 13:12
For to those who have, more will be given, and they will have an abundance; but from those who have nothing, even what they have will be taken away.

Luke 6:45
The good person out of the good treasure of the heart produces good, and the evil person out of evil treasure produces evil; for it is out of the abundance of the heart that the mouth speaks.

Luke 12:15
And he said to them, “Take care! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of possessions.”

Luke 21:4
For all of them have contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty has put in all she had to live on.

Romans 5:17
If, because of the one man’s trespass, death exercised dominion through that one, much more surely will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness exercise dominion in life through the one man, Jesus Christ.

2 Corinthians 8:13-14
I do not mean that there should be relief for others and pressure on you, but it is a question of a fair balance between your present abundance and their need, so that their abundance may be for your need, in order that there may be a fair balance.

2 Corinthians 9:8
And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work.

1 Peter 1:2
To those who have been chosen and destined by God the Father and sanctified by the Spirit to be obedient to Jesus Christ and to be sprinkled with his blood: May grace and peace be yours in abundance.

2 Peter 1:2
May grace and peace be yours in abundance in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.

Psalm 36:8
They feast on the abundance of your house, and you give them drink from the river of your delights.

Psalm 37:16
Better is a little that the righteous person has than the abundance of many wicked.

Psalm 37:19
They are not put to shame in evil times, in the days of famine they have abundance.

This resource is from the Spring/Summer 2015 edition of Reflections magazine, published by the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas.  To see the entire issue, click here.

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