Lord’s Library editors answer the question “What does the Bible say about abundance?” with specific Bible references.
Have you ever asked yourself the question “What does the Bible say about abundance?” If you have, you’re definitely not alone! And since the Bible helps Christians form a foundational understanding of important topics, it’s imperative that one know how Scripture describes testimony in different contexts. The Webster’s 1828 Dictionary defines abundance as “Great plenty; an overflowing quantity; ample sufficiency; in strictness applicable to quantity only; but customarily used of number, as an abundance of peasants.”
Now armed with a basic definition of abundance, Lord’s Library editors thought it would be a helpful exercise to provide Biblical context. As a result, we compiled this short resource which captures all notable mentions of the word abundance, as well as its other forms. If you’ve been wondering what the King James Bible says about abundance, scroll on for additional detail.
Note: If you want to know what the Bible says about abundance and 206 other important topics (to be exact), our editors recommend Spencer Smith’s Doctrine Matters: Bible Topic Guidebook.
What Does the Bible Say About Abundance?
“For by them judgeth he the people; he giveth meat in abundance.”
2 Chronicles 2:9
“Even to prepare me timber in abundance: for the house which I am about to build shall be wonderful great.”
“In his days shall the righteous flourish; and abundance of peace so long as the moon endureth.”
1 Kings 18:41
“And Elijah said unto Ahab, Get thee up, eat and drink; for there is a sound of abundance of rain.”
“O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.”
“Because thou servedst not the LORD thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things; Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which the LORD shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have destroyed thee.”
“And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.”
“But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.”
“For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)”
2 Corinthians 8:2
“How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality.”
“Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength; but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness.”
“He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance with increase: this is also vanity.”
“For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living.”
“For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.”
“A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.”
“I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.”
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