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Key Verse

  • I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance1 (to the full, till it overflows). John 10:10 AMPC
Abundance = superabundant (in quantity) or superior (in quality)

Superabundant in Quantity

1. Promises

  • And the LORD said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.” Genesis 6:3 NKJV
  • I will give you a full life span Exodus 23:26 NIV
Other versions
  • Then the LORD said, “My Spirit will not remain with man forever, because
    he is also flesh; nevertheless his days shall be 120 years.” Genesis 6:3 NASB
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2. Examples

  • Moses was a hundred and twenty years old when he died, yet his eyes were not weak, and his vitality had not diminished. Deuteronomy 34:7 BSB
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  • It happened after these things that Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of the LORD, died, at the age of a hundred and ten years. Joshua 24:29 AMP

Superior in Quality

1. Health

  • … why are you angry with Me for making a man’s whole body well on the Sabbath? John 7:23 AMP
  • And on the basis of faith in His name, it is the name of Jesus which has strengthened this man whom you see and know; and the faith which comes through Him has given him this perfect health and complete wholeness in your presence. Acts 3:16 AMP
  • And now, look, the Lord has let me live, just as He said, these forty-five years since the Lord spoke this word to Moses, when Israel wandered in the wilderness; and now, look at me, I am eighty-five years old today. I am still as strong today as I was the day Moses sent me; as my strength was then, so is my strength now, for war and for going out and coming in. Joshua 14:10-11 AMP

2. Prosperity

  • Abraham: Abrama was very rich in livestock, silver, and gold. Genesis 13:2 NASB
  • Solomon: All King Solomon’s drinking vessels were of gold, and all the vessels of the house of the forest of Lebanon were of pure gold; silver was not considered valuable in the days of Solomon. 2 Chronicles 9:20 NASB
  • All King Solomon’s drinking vessels were gold, and all the vessels of the House of the Forest of Lebanon were pure gold. Not one was silver, for this was accounted as nothing in the days of Solomon. 1 Kings 10:21 NKJV
  • Job: He also possessed 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 yoke (pairs) of oxen,
    500 female donkeys, and a very great number of servants, so that this man was the greatest [and wealthiest and most respected] of all the men of the east (northern Arabia). Job 1:3 AMP
aBetween the three generations starting from Abraham, prosperity encompassed various things. 
Abraham: livestock, silver, and gold. Genesis 13:2 NASB 
Isaac: flocks and possessions of herds and a great number of servants. Genesis 26:14 NKJV 
acob: large flocks, maidservants and menservants, and camels and donkeys Genesis 30:43 BSB 

3. Evangelism

  • So then, those who accepted his message were baptized; and on that day about 3,000 souls were added [to the body of believers]. Acts 2:41 AMP
  • But many of those who heard the message [of salvation] believed [in Jesus and accepted Him as the Christ]. And the number of the men came to be about 5,000aActs 4:4 AMP
aImplying possibly that there were now around 20,000 believers considering a family to have 4 members.

4. Miracles

  • Peter: believers were increasingly added to the Lord, multitudes of both men and women, so that they brought the sick out into the streets and laid them on beds and couches, that at least the shadow of Peter passing by might fall on some of them. Also a multitude gathered from the surrounding cities to Jerusalem, bringing sick people and those who were tormented by unclean spirits, and they were all healed. Acts 5:14-16 NKJV
  • Paul: God was doing extraordinary and unusual miracles by the hands of Paul, so that even handkerchiefs or face-towels or aprons that had touched his skin were brought to the sick, and their diseases left them and the evil spirits came out [of them]. Acts 19:11-12 AMP

5. Servants

  • Now when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, he armed his three hundred and eighteen trained servants who were born in his own house, and went in pursuit as far as Dan. Genesis 14:14 NKJV
  • He also possessed 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 yoke (pairs) of oxen, 500 female donkeys, and a very great number of servants, so that this man was the greatest [and wealthiest and most respected] of all the men of the east (northern Arabia). Job 1:3 AMP

6. Good Ending

  • Abraham: Now as for you, you shall go to your fathers in peace; you shall be buried at a good old age… This is the sum of the years of Abraham’s life which he lived: one hundred and seventy-five years. Then Abraham breathed his last and died in a good old age, an old man and full of years, and was gathered to his people. Genesis 15:15 NKJV & 25:7-8 NKJV
  • Daniel: “But you, go your way till the end; for you shall rest, and will arise to your inheritance at the end of the days.” Daniel 12:13 NKJV
  • Paul: I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith; in the future there is reserved for me the crown of righteousness 2 Timothy 4:7-8 NASB



  1. 4053 περισσός [PERISSO/S] {perissós} \per-is-sos'\ from 4012 (in the sense of beyond); superabundant (in quantity) or superior (in quality); by implication, excessive; adverbially (with 1537) violently; neuter (as noun) preeminence:--exceeding abundantly above, more abundantly, advantage, exceedingly, very highly, beyond measure, more, superfluous, vehement(-ly).