Bible Verses Related to Dissatisfaction

Dissatisfaction

Some people are always greedy for more, but the godly love to give! (Proverbs 21:26, NLT2)

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.” (Hebrews 13:5, NIV)

Do not take money from anyone by force, or accuse anyone falsely, and be content with your wages. (Luke 3:14, NASB95)

I have learned how to be content with whatever I have. (Philippians 4:11, NLT2)

Godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. (1 Timothy 6:6-7, KJV)

Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income. This too is meaningless. (Ecclesiastes 5:10, NIV)

Envy

Resentment kills a fool, and envy slays the simple. (Job 5:2, NIV)

Do not envy a man of violence And do not choose any of his ways. (Proverbs 3:31, NASB95)

A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones. (Proverbs 14:30, NIV)

Don’t envy sinners, but always continue to fear the LORD. (Proverbs 23:17, NLT2)

Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy? (Proverbs 27:4, KJV)

Don’t worry about the wicked or envy those who do wrong. (Psalm 37:1, NLT2)

Don’t envy evil people or desire their company. (Proverbs 24:1, NLT2)

Do not fret because of evildoers or be envious of the wicked. (Proverbs 24:19, NASB95)

You are still worldly. For since there is jealousy and quarrelling among you, are you not worldly? (1 Corinthians 3:3, NIV)

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. (1 Corinthians 13:4, NIV)

Envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God. (Galatians 5:21, NLT2)

Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another. (Galatians 5:26, NKJV)

Coveting

You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife or his male servant or his female servant or his ox or his donkey or anything that belongs to your neighbor. (Exodus 20:17, NASB95)

Give me an eagerness for your laws rather than a love for money! (Psalm 119:36, NLT2)

All day long he craves for more, but the righteous give without sparing. (Proverbs 21:26, NIV)

Yet your eyes and your heart are for nothing but your covetousness. (Jeremiah 22:17, NKJV)

When you want a piece of land, you find a way to seize it. When you want someone’s house, you take it by fraud and violence. You cheat a man of his property, stealing his family’s inheritance. (Micah 2:2, NLT2)

What sorrow awaits you who build big houses with money gained dishonestly! You believe your wealth will buy security, putting your family’s nest beyond the reach of danger. (Habakkuk 2:9, NLT2)

Do not covet. (Romans 13:9, NIV)

People will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred. (2 Timothy 3:2, NASB95)

Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5, NKJV)

Complaining

Do not grumble. (1 Corinthians 10:10, NIV)

Do all things without grumbling or disputing; so that you will prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world. (Philippians 2:14-15, NASB95)

Do not complain, brethren, against one another, so that you yourselves may not be judged. (James 5:9, NASB95)

These people are grumblers and complainers, living only to satisfy their desires. (Jude 1:16, NLT2)

Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. (1 Peter 4:9, NIV)

Stop grumbling among yourselves. (John 6:43, NIV)

 

Ingratitude

The houses will be richly stocked with goods you did not produce. You will draw water from cisterns you did not dig, and you will eat from vineyards and olive trees you did not plant. When you have eaten your fill in this land, be careful not to forget the LORD, who rescued you from slavery in the land of Egypt. (Deuteronomy 6:11-12, NLT2)

Jesus asked, “Didn’t I heal ten men? Where are the other nine? Has no one returned to give glory to God except this foreigner?” (Luke 17:17-18, NLT2)

Yes, they knew God, but they wouldn’t worship him as God or even give him thanks. (Romans 1:21, NLT2)

People will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred. (2 Timothy 3:2, NLT2)

But giving thanks is a sacrifice that truly honors me. If you keep to my path, I will reveal to you the salvation of God. (Psalm 50:23, NLT2)

Whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father. (Colossians 3:17, NLT2)

Let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful. (Colossians 3:15, NLT2)

Since we are receiving a Kingdom that is unshakable, let us be thankful and please God by worshiping him with holy fear and awe. (Hebrews 12:28, NLT2)

Giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 5:20, NKJV)

Theft

A thief must certainly make restitution. (Exodus 22:3, NIV)

You shall not steal. (Deuteronomy 5:19, NASB95)

I, the LORD, love justice. I hate robbery and wrong doing. (Isaiah 61:8, NLT2)

Do not steal. (Matthew 19:18, NIV)

For from within, out of men’s hearts, come … theft. (Mark 7:21, NIV)

You know the commandments: Do not steal. (Luke 18:20, NKJV)

You, therefore, who teach another, do you not teach yourself? You who preach that one shall not steal, do you steal? (Romans 2:21, NASB95)

Thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. (1 Corinthians 6:10, NIV)

If you are a thief, quit stealing. Instead, use your hands for good hard work, and then give generously to others in need. (Ephesians 4:28, NLT2)

You shall not steal. (Exodus 20:15, NKJV)

 

Greed

Greed brings grief to the whole family. (Proverbs 15:27, NLT2)

Give me an eagerness for your laws rather than a love for money! (Psalm 119:36, NLT2)

Such is the fate of all who are greedy for money; it robs them of life. (Proverbs 1:19, NLT2)

A person who gets ahead by oppressing the poor or by showering gifts on the rich will end in poverty. (Proverbs 22:16, NLT2)

Don’t wear yourself out trying to get rich. Be wise enough to know when to quit. In the blink of an eye wealth disappears, for it will sprout wings and fly away like an eagle. (Proverbs 23:4-5, NLT2)

Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income. (Ecclesiastes 5:10, NIV)

From the least to the greatest, all are greedy for gain. (Jeremiah 6:13, NIV)

My people come to you, as they usually do, and sit before you to listen to your words, but they do not put them into practice. With their mouths they express devotion, but their hearts are greedy for unjust gain. (Ezekiel 33:31, NIV)

Let there be no sexual immorality, impurity, or greed among you. Such sins have no place among God’s people. (Ephesians 5:3, NLT2)

They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. (Romans 1:29, NIV)

But now I am writing to you that you must not associate with anyone who calls himself a brother but is sexually immoral or greedy. (1 Corinthians 5:11, NIV)

Thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. (1 Corinthians 6:10, NIV)

Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, serving as overseers—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not greedy for money, but eager to serve. (1 Peter 5:2, NIV)

For from within, out of a person’s heart, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, wickedness, deceit, lustful desires, envy, slander, pride, and foolishness. All these vile things come from within; they are what defile you. (Mark 7:21-23, NLT2)

Beware! Guard against every kind of greed. Life is not measured by how much you own. (Luke 12:15, NLT2)

You can be sure that no immoral, impure, or greedy person will inherit the Kingdom of Christ and of God. For a greedy person is an idolater, worshiping the things of this world. (Ephesians 5:5, NLT2)

Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God. And when Christ, who is your life, is revealed to the whole world, you will share in all his glory. So put to death the sinful, earthly things lurking within you. Have nothing to do with sexual immorality, impurity, lust, and evil desires. Don’t be greedy, for a greedy person is an idolater, worshiping the things of this world. Because of these sins, the anger of God is coming. (Colossians 3:2-6, NLT2)

Be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5, NIV)

 

Contentment

True godliness with contentment is itself great wealth. (1 Timothy 6:6, NLT2)

Be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5, NIV)

A heart at peace gives life to the body. (Proverbs 14:30, NIV)

Those who seek the LORD lack no good thing. (Psalm 34:10, NIV)

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. I can do everything through him who gives me strength. (Philippians 4:12-13, NIV)

God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others. (2 Corinthians 9:8, NLT2)

For the LORD God is our sun and our shield. He gives us grace and glory. The LORD will withhold no good thing from those who do what is right. (Psalm 84:11, NLT2)