Bible Verses Related to Thriftiness

3621 oikonomew oikonomeo oy-kon-om-eh’-o

from 3623; ; v

AV-be steward 1; 1

1) to be a steward

2) to manage the affairs of a household

3) to manage, dispense, order, regulate

  • Luke 16:2 And he called him, and said unto him, How is it that I hear this of thee? give an account of thy stewardship; for thou mayest be no longer steward <3621>. 

3622 oikonomia oikonomia oy-kon-om-ee’-ah

from 3623; TDNT-5:151,674; n f

AV-dispensation 4, stewardship 3; 7

1) the management of a household or of household affairs

1a) specifically, the management, oversight, administration, of other’s property

1b) the office of a manager or overseer, stewardship

1c) administration, dispensation

  • Luke 16:2 And he called him, and said unto him, How is it that I hear this of thee? give an account of thy stewardship <3622>; for thou mayest be no longer steward.
  • Luke 16:3 Then the steward said within himself, What shall I do? for my lord taketh away from me the stewardship <3622>: I cannot dig; to beg I am ashamed.
  • Luke 16:4 I am resolved what to do, that, when I am put out of the stewardship <3622>, they may receive me into their houses.
  • 1 Corinthians 9:17 For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation <3622> of the gospel is committed unto me.
  • Ephesians 1:10 That in the dispensation <3622> of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him: {heaven: Gr. the heavens}
  • Ephesians 3:2 If ye have heard of the dispensation <3622> of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward:
  • Colossians 1:25 Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation <3622> of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God; {to fulfil…: or, fully to preach the word} 

3623 oikonomov oikonomos oy-kon-om’-os

from 3624 and the base of 3551; TDNT-5:149,674; n m

AV-steward 8, chamberlain 1, governor 1; 10

1) the manager of household or of household affairs

1a) esp. a steward, manager, superintendent (whether free-born or as was usually the case, a freed-man or a slave) to whom the head of the house or proprietor has intrusted the management of his affairs, the care of receipts and expenditures, and the duty of dealing out the proper portion to every servant and even to the children not yet of age

1b) the manager of a farm or landed estate, an overseer

1c) the superintendent of the city’s finances, the treasurer of a city (or of treasurers or quaestors of kings)

2) metaph. the apostles and other Christian teachers and bishops and overseers

  • Luke 12:42 And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward <3623>, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to givethem their portion of meat in due season?
  • Luke 16:1 And he said also unto his disciples, There was a certain rich man, which had a steward <3623>; and the same was accused unto him that he had wasted his goods.
  • Luke 16:3 Then the steward <3623> said within himself, What shall I do? for my lord taketh away from me the stewardship: I cannot dig; to beg I am ashamed.
  • Luke 16:8 And the lord commended the unjust steward <3623>, because he had done wisely: for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light.
  • Romans 16:23 Gaius mine host, and of the whole church, saluteth you. Erastus the chamberlain <3623> of the city saluteth you, and Quartus a brother.
  • 1 Corinthians 4:1 Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards <3623> of the mysteries of God.
  • 1 Corinthians 4:2 Moreover it is required in stewards <3623>, that a man be found faithful.
  • Galatians 4:2 But is under tutors and governors <3623> until the time appointed of the father.
  • Titus 1:7 For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward <3623> of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre;
  • 1 Peter 4:10 As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards <3623> of the manifold grace of God.