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What Does the Bible Say About Contentment? Bible Verses About Being Content

Updated on December 29, 2012

Contentment is something that is hard to achieve. When we are content, we are happy and satisfied with what God has given us. However, contentment does not mean being complacent, neither does it mean being conceited.

In this hub, I have searched for Bible Verses that talk about contentment. Most of these verses are from the NIV, New International Version. I encourage you to look up these verses in their context should you seek to understand them deeper.


Job 36:11
If they obey and serve him, they will spend the rest of their days in prosperity and their years in contentment.

Proverbs 19:23
The fear of the LORD leads to life; then one rests content, untouched by trouble.

Proverbs 13:25
The righteous eat to their hearts’ content, but the stomach of the wicked goes hungry.

Philippians 4:11
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, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”

Job 1:21
and said:
“Naked I came from my mother’s womb, 
 and naked I will depart. 
The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; 
 may the name of the LORD be praised.”
Proverbs 15:15
All the days of the oppressed are wretched, 
 but the cheerful heart has a continual feast.



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, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.

1 Timothy 6:8
But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.

Luke 3:14
Then some soldiers asked him, “And what should we do?” He replied, “Don’t extort money and don’t accuse people falsely—be content with your pay.”

Song of Solomon 8:10
She I am a wall, and my breasts are like towers. Thus I have become in his eyes like one bringing contentment.

Ecclesiastes 4:8
There was a man all alone; he had neither son nor brother. There was no end to his toil, yet his eyes were not content with his wealth. “For whom am I toiling,” he asked, “and why am I depriving myself of enjoyment?” This too is meaningless— a miserable business!

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.

Genesis 25:27
The boys grew up, and Esau became a skillful hunter, a man of the open country, while Jacob was content to stay at home among the tents.

Joshua 7:7
And Joshua said, “Alas, Sovereign LORD, why did you ever bring this people across the Jordan to deliver us into the hands of the Amorites to destroy us? If only we had been content to stay on the other side of the Jordan!

Daniel 4:4
I, Nebuchadnezzar, was at home in my palace, contented and prosperous.


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      FROM: WATERSTAR 3 years ago

      FROM: WATERSTAR The world we Live in is full of unrest and to be truly be content in anything you must have peace of heart and peace of mind if you can truly say you are contented in this evil and murderous society and that you feel very safe you and your Children and future Grandchildren then you are Living in the 17 Century and still riding in a buggy and horse drawn cart, True contentment is not a whole lot of money$ but rather knowing you have a Loving relation ship with Jesus Christ by accepting Jesus as your Lord and still Living for Him and how do we do that Well go to the Bible and read acts of the apostles Chapter 2 verse 38 and start from there when you do what His apostles tell you to do in obedience to God word you then can take true comfort and real contentment that in the very near future you will spend all of Eternity in joy and safety peace and Love with God wonderful Family where you will never die that is true Hope and true Contentment the Earth is a Rumbling The Rapture is near Jesus his Coming soon go to a Holy Ghost Church and get yourself ready it Glory time so indeed be content with your small paycheque don't envy the rich and wealthy the more money you have the more Headache and a whole Lot of friends who really don't Love you only your money $ so be a happy person with a whole Lot of Love for everybody. Heaven door is open to the Faithfull Humble Believers that Love God. so be kind to others for Love is the fullfillment of the whole Law. Love is still the answer.BY: WATERSTAR

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      oceansider 4 years ago

      I really enjoyed reading your hub because you are speaking about contentment, and that is what Jesus wants....for us to be content with what He provides....whether we are struggling with hardly anything or we have plenty, whether we are healthy or we are ill....yes, in all things we need to be content and thankful at all times....also, God gives us His Peace and Joy no matter what we are going through, when we belong to Him and ask Him to carry our burdens! My Lord Jesus has brought me a long way because I used to be worried about everything, but since I am come to know His Heart and His great Love for me, I have been content in all circumstances, and this is a miracle!........

      God bless you Charlotte for writing this & take care,


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      Sabby 5 years ago

      Thank this really helped, I was trying to find verses on contentment for this paper for my bible class. Thank you!

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      sweetguide 5 years ago from River side

      Interesting information. Thank you.

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      Charlotte B Plum 5 years ago

      Thank you so much bluebird and kawme asamoah! I am just so glad this collection of verses has helped you!

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      bluebird 5 years ago

      Good job, a lot of wonderful scriptures and good place to come when you're in a bad attitude! Really!


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      kwame asamoah 6 years ago

      This site is tremendous. It has rewlly inspired me with of the word of the Lord. The quotations are very inspiring. From now onwards I will try as much as possible with God by my side to be content with all my current and future circumstances. Thank you all for u good work. Mqy the lord bless you keep you on With the good work you are doing. Amen