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bible verses about business

Seeking God’s Guidance in Business:

  • Proverbs 3:5-6: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
  • Proverbs 16:3: “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.”
  • Proverbs 15:22: “Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers, they succeed.”
  • Psalm 90:17: “May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us—yes, establish the work of our hands.”
  • James 1:5: “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”
  • Colossians 3:23: “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.”

Integrity and Honesty in Business:

  • Proverbs 11:1: “The Lord detests dishonest scales, but accurate weights find favor with him.”
  • Proverbs 16:11: “Honest scales and balances belong to the Lord; all the weights in the bag are of his making.”
  • Leviticus 19:36: “Use honest scales and honest weights, an honest ephah and an honest hin. I am the Lord your God.”
  • Proverbs 20:10: “Differing weights and differing measures—the Lord detests them both.”
  • Proverbs 21:3: “To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.”
  • Colossians 3:9: “Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices.”

Prosperity and Success in Business:

  • Deuteronomy 8:18: “But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth.”
  • Joshua 1:8: “Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.”
  • Psalm 1:1-3: “Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—whatever they do prospers.”

Financial Stewardship and Generosity:

  • Luke 6:38: “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
  • Proverbs 3:9-10: “Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.”
  • 2 Corinthians 9:6: “Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.”
  • Malachi 3:10: “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.”
  • Proverbs 22:9: “The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor.”
  • 1 Timothy 6:10: “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.”

Trust in God’s Provision:

  • Matthew 6:31-33: “So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”
  • Philippians 4:19: “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.”
  • Psalm 23:1: “The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.”
  • Psalm 34:10: “The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.”

Hard Work and Diligence:

  • Proverbs 10:4: “Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth.”
  • Proverbs 14:23: “All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.”

Seeking God’s Blessings in Business:

  • Proverbs 22:4: “Humility is the fear of the Lord; its wages are riches and honor and life.”
  • Psalm 127:1: “Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain.”

Contentment and Avoiding Greed:

  • Hebrews 13:5: “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.'”
  • 1 Timothy 6:6: “But godliness with contentment is great gain.”

Prioritizing Eternal Wealth:

  • Matthew 6:19-21: “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

Dependence on God in Business:

  • Proverbs 16:9: “In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.”
  • 1 Chronicles 29:12: “Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all.”
  • Psalm 20:4: “May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.”