The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant [places]; yea, I have a goodly heritage.
Better [is] the sight of the eyes than the wandering of the desire: this [is] also vanity and vexation of spirit.
Then I commended mirth, because a man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry: for that shall abide with him of his labour the days of his life, which God giveth him under the sun.
Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart; for God now accepteth thy works.
Let thy garments be always white; and let thy head lack no ointment.
Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest all the days of the life of thy vanity, which he hath given thee under the sun, all the days of thy vanity: for that [is] thy portion in [this] life, and in thy labour which thou takest under the sun.
And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Do violence to no man, neither accuse [any] falsely; and be content with your wages.
1 Corinthians 7:17
But as God hath distributed to every man, as the Lord hath called every one, so let him walk. And so ordain I in all churches.
1 Corinthians 7:21
Art thou called [being] a servant? care not for it: but if thou mayest be made free, use [it] rather.
Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.
Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, [therewith] to be content.
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.
1 Timothy 6:7
For we brought nothing into [this] world, [and it is] certain we can carry nothing out.
1 Timothy 6:8
And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
For what hath the wise more than the fool? what hath the poor, that knoweth to walk before the living?
All the labour of man [is] for his mouth, and yet the appetite is not filled.
Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.
A little that a righteous man hath [is] better than the riches of many wicked.
The heart knoweth his own bitterness; and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy.
The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man [shall be satisfied] from himself.
A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.
All the days of the afflicted [are] evil: but he that is of a merry heart [hath] a continual feast.
The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart: [and] a good report maketh the bones fat.
Better [is] a little with righteousness than great revenues without right.
Better [is] a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices [with] strife.
A merry heart doeth good [like] a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me:
[There is] nothing better for a man, [than] that he should eat and drink, and [that] he should make his soul enjoy good in his labour. This also I saw, that it [was] from the hand of God.
I know that [there is] no good in them, but for [a man] to rejoice, and to do good in his life.
And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it [is] the gift of God.
Better [is] an handful [with] quietness, than both the hands full [with] travail and vexation of spirit.
The sleep of a labouring man [is] sweet, whether he eat little or much: but the abundance of the rich will not suffer him to sleep.
[Let your] conversation [be] without covetousness; [and be] content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
Related Topics and Bible Verses
a state of mind in which one's desires are confined to his lot
whatever it may be (1 Tim. 6:6; 2 Cor. 9:8). It is opposed to
envy (James 3:16), avarice (Heb. 13:5), ambition (Prov. 13:10),
anxiety (Matt. 6:25, 34), and repining (1 Cor. 10:10). It arises
from the inward disposition, and is the offspring of humility,
and of an intelligent consideration of the rectitude and
benignity of divine providence (Ps. 96:1, 2; 145), the greatness
of the divine promises (2 Pet. 1:4), and our own unworthiness
(Gen. 32:10); as well as from the view the gospel opens up to us
of rest and peace hereafter (Rom. 5:2).