Bible verses about "wasting" | Rotherham

Psalms 90:12

12 How to number our days, so grant us to know, That we may win us a heart that hath wisdom.

Matthew 25:14-30

14 For it is, just as a man, who, going from home, called his own servants, and delivered up to them his substance; 15 And, to one, indeed, gave he five talents, and, to another, two, and, to another, one,—to each according to his particular ability, and went from home. 16 Straightway, he who, the five talents, had received, went and traded with them, and gained other five: 17 Likewise, he of the two, gained other two: 18 But, he who the one had received, went away, and digged up ground, and hid the silver of his lord. 19 And, after a long time, cometh the lord of those servants, and reckoneth with them. 20 And he who the five talents had received, coming forward, brought other five talents, saying,—Lord! five talents, to me, thou didst deliver up: See! other five talents, I gained. 21 His lord said unto him—Well-done! good and faithful servant,—Over a few things wast thou faithful, over many things, will I appoint thee: Enter into the joy of thy lord. 22 He also of the two talents, coming forward, said—Lord! two talents, to me, didst thou deliver up: See! other two talents, I gained. 23 His lord said unto him—Well-done! good and faithful servant,—Over a few things, wast thou faithful, over many things, will I appoint thee: Enter into the joy of thy lord. 24 But he also who, the one talent, had received, coming forward, said—Lord I knew thee, that thou art a, hard, man, reaping, where thou hast not sown,—and gathering, whence thou hast not winnowed; 25 And, overcome with fear, I went away, and hid thy talent in the ground: See! thou hast what is thine! 26 And his lord, answering, said unto him—O wicked servant, and cowardly, knewest thou that I reap, where I have not sown, and gather, whence I have not winnowed? 27 It was binding on thee, therefore, to cast my silver into the money-changers,—and, I, when I, came, might have obtained what was mine, with interest. 28 Therefore take away, from him, the talent, and give unto him that hath the ten talents; 29 For, to every one that hath, shall be given, and he shall be made to abound; but, from him that hath not, even what he hath, shall be taken away from him: 30 And, the unprofitable servant, cast ye forth into the darkness, outside: There, shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

Leviticus 19:9-10

9 And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not wholly clear the border of thy field, in reaping,—nor shalt thou gather up the gleaning of thy harvest. 10 And, thy vineyard, shalt thou not go over again, nor gather, every single grape: for the poor and for the sojourner, shalt thou leave them, I—Yahweh, am your God.

John 6:12-14

12 And, when they were well-filled, he saith unto his disciples—Gather up the broken pieces left over, that nothing be lost. 13 So they gathered them up, and filled twelve baskets, with broken pieces out of the five barley loaves,—which were left over by them who had eaten. 14 The people, therefore, seeing what signs he wrought, began to say—This, is, of a truth, the prophet who was to come into the world.

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