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bible verses about money

Stewardship and Responsibility

  • Proverbs 22:7 – “The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender.”
  • Matthew 25:21 – “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!'”
  • Luke 14:28 – “Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it?”
  • Proverbs 27:23 – “Be sure you know the condition of your flocks, give careful attention to your herds.”
  • 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.”
  • Proverbs 13:11 – “Dishonest money dwindles away, but whoever gathers money little by little makes it grow.”
  • Luke 16:11 – “So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches?”
  • Proverbs 21:20 – “The wise store up choice food and olive oil, but fools gulp theirs down.”
  • Ecclesiastes 5:10 – “Whoever loves money never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income. This too is meaningless.”
  • 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.”

Generosity and Giving

  • 2 Corinthians 9:7 – “Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”
  • Proverbs 19:17 – “Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward them for what they have done.”
  • Acts 20:35 – “In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.'”
  • 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 11:25 – “A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.”
  • Matthew 6:2 – “So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.”
  • Proverbs 22:9 – “The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor.”
  • 1 Timothy 6:18 – “Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.”
  • Hebrews 13:16 – “And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.”
  • 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.”

Wealth and Its Dangers

  • 1 Timothy 6:9 – “Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.”
  • Matthew 19:24 – “Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”
  • Luke 12:15 – “Then he said to them, ‘Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.'”
  • Ecclesiastes 5:13 – “I have seen a grievous evil under the sun: wealth hoarded to the harm of its owners.”
  • Proverbs 23:4 – “Do not wear yourself out to get rich; do not trust your own cleverness.”
  • Mark 8:36 – “What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?”
  • Proverbs 28:22 – “The stingy are eager to get rich and are unaware that poverty awaits them.”
  • Proverbs 11:28 – “Those who trust in their riches will fall, but the righteous will thrive like a green leaf.”
  • James 5:1-3 – “Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming on you. Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes. Your gold and silver are corroded.”
  • Proverbs 18:11 – “The wealth of the rich is their fortified city; they imagine it a wall too high to scale.”

Planning and Diligence

  • Proverbs 6:6-8 – “Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest.”
  • Proverbs 21:5 – “The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.”
  • Proverbs 16:3 – “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.”
  • Proverbs 24:27 – “Put your outdoor work in order and get your fields ready; after that, build your house.”
  • Luke 14:30 – “Saying, ‘This person began to build and wasn’t able to finish.'”
  • Proverbs 12:11 – “Those who work their land will have abundant food, but those who chase fantasies have no sense.”
  • Proverbs 13:4 – “A sluggard’s appetite is never filled, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.”
  • Proverbs 20:4 – “Sluggards do not plow in season; so at harvest time they look but find nothing.”
  • Proverbs 14:23 – “All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.”
  • 2 Thessalonians 3:10 – “For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: ‘The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.'”

Contentment and Trust in God

  • 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.'”
  • Philippians 4:12-13 – “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 all this through him who gives me strength.”
  • 1 Timothy 6:6-7 – “But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.”
  • 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.”
  • Proverbs 15:16 – “Better a little with the fear of the Lord than great wealth with turmoil.”
  • Luke 12:22-23 – “Then Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes.'”
  • Philippians 4:19 – “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.”
  • Proverbs 30:8-9 – “Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread. Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you and say, ‘Who is the Lord?’ Or I may become poor and steal, and so dishonor the name of my God.”
  • Ecclesiastes 4:6 – “Better one handful with tranquillity than two handfuls with toil and chasing after the wind.”
  • 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 – “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”

Debt and Lending

  • Romans 13:8 – “Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law.”
  • Psalm 37:21 – “The wicked borrow and do not repay, but the righteous give generously.”
  • Proverbs 22:26-27 – “Do not be one who shakes hands in pledge or puts up security for debts; if you lack the means to pay, your very bed will be snatched from under you.”
  • Deuteronomy 15:6 – “For the Lord your God will bless you as he has promised, and you will lend to many nations but will borrow from none. You will rule over many nations but none will rule over you.”
  • Proverbs 22:7 – “The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender.”
  • Matthew 5:42 – “Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.”
  • Exodus 22:25 – “If you lend money to one of my people among you who is needy, do not treat it like a business deal; charge no interest.”
  • Leviticus 25:35-37 – “If any of your fellow Israelites become poor and are unable to support themselves among you, help them as you would a foreigner and stranger, so they can continue to live among you. Do not take interest or any profit from them, but fear your God, so that they may continue to live among you. You must not lend them money at interest or sell them food at a profit.”
  • Deuteronomy 28:12 – “The Lord will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations but will borrow from none.”
  • Proverbs 19:17 – “Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward them for what they have done.”

Prosperity and Blessings

  • Deuteronomy 8:18 – “But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today.”
  • 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 10:22 – “The blessing of the Lord brings wealth, without painful toil for it.”
  • Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
  • Psalm 112:3 – “Wealth and riches are in their houses, and their righteousness endures forever.”
  • Proverbs 8:18-21 – “With me are riches and honor, enduring wealth and prosperity. My fruit is better than fine gold; what I yield surpasses choice silver. I walk in the way of righteousness, along the paths of justice, bestowing a rich inheritance on those who love me and making their treasuries full.”
  • 2 Corinthians 9:8 – “And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.”
  • Philippians 4:19 – “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.”
  • 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.”
  • Psalm 34:10 – “The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.”

The Love of Money

  • 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.”
  • Hebrews 13:5 – “Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.'”
  • Ecclesiastes 5:10 – “Whoever loves money never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income. This too is meaningless.”
  • Luke 12:15 – “Then he said to them, ‘Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.'”
  • Matthew 6:24 – “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.”
  • Ephesians 5:5 – “For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a person is an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.”
  • Proverbs 11:28 – “Those who trust in their riches will fall, but the righteous will thrive like a green leaf.”
  • Proverbs 15:27 – “Whoever is greedy for unjust gain troubles his own household, but he who hates bribes will live.”
  • Proverbs 23:4-5 – “Do not wear yourself out to get rich; have the wisdom to show restraint. Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone, for they will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle.”
  • Luke 16:13 – “No servant can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.”

The Right Use of Wealth

  • Luke 16:9 – “I tell you, use worldly wealth to gain friends for yourselves, so that when it is gone, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings.”
  • 1 Timothy 6:17-19 – “Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way, they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.”
  • Proverbs 31:8-9 – “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.”
  • Matthew 19:21 – “Jesus answered, ‘If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.'”
  • Acts 4:32-35 – “All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had. With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all that there were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned land or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales and put it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to anyone who had need.”
  • Galatians 6:2 – “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”
  • Proverbs 14:31 – “Whoever oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.”
  • James 2:15-16 – “Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,’ but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?”
  • Proverbs 22:16 – “Whoever oppresses the poor to increase his own wealth, or gives to the rich, will only come to poverty.”
  • Luke 12:33 – “Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys.”

Wisdom and Money

  • Proverbs 13:22 – “A good person leaves an inheritance for their children’s children, but a sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous.”
  • Proverbs 15:22 – “Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.”
  • Proverbs 21:20 – “The wise store up choice food and olive oil, but fools gulp theirs down.”
  • Ecclesiastes 7:12 – “For wisdom is a defense as money is a defense, But the excellence of knowledge is that wisdom gives life to those who have it.”
  • Proverbs 16:16 – “How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver!”
  • Proverbs 24:3-4 – “By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.”
  • Luke 14:28-30 – “Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it? For if you lay the foundation and are not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule you, saying, ‘This person began to build and wasn’t able to finish.'”
  • Proverbs 22:29 – “Do you see someone skilled in their work? They will serve before kings; they will not serve before obscure men.”
  • Proverbs 11:4 – “Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.”
  • Proverbs 28:27 – “Those who give to the poor will lack nothing, but those who close their eyes to them receive many curses.”

Faithfulness in Giving

  • 2 Corinthians 8:12 – “For if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what one does not have.”
  • Proverbs 3:27 – “Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act.”
  • Psalm 41:1-3 – “Blessed is the one who considers the poor! In the day of trouble the Lord delivers him; the Lord protects him and keeps him alive; he is called blessed in the land; you do not give him up to the will of his enemies.”
  • Proverbs 28:8 – “Whoever increases wealth by taking interest or profit from the poor amasses it for another, who will be kind to the poor.”
  • Luke 6:30 – “Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back.”
  • Matthew 10:8 – “Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give.”
  • Acts 2:44-45 – “All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need.”
  • Proverbs 11:24-25 – “One person gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty. A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.”
  • 2 Corinthians 9:6 – “Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.”
  • Luke 3:11 – “John answered, ‘Anyone who has two shirts should share with the one who has none, and anyone who has food should do the same.'”

The Impact of Money on Relationships

  • Proverbs 17:17 – “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.”
  • 1 Timothy 5:8 – “Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.”
  • Proverbs 22:22-23 – “Do not exploit the poor because they are poor and do not crush the needy in court, for the Lord will take up their case and will exact life for life.”
  • Proverbs 15:27 – “The greedy bring ruin to their households, but the one who hates bribes will live.”
  • Ephesians 4:28 – “Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.”
  • Proverbs 14:20 – “The poor is disliked even by his neighbor, but the rich has many friends.”
  • Luke 16:10-12 – “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches? And if you have not been trustworthy with someone else’s property, who will give you property of your own?”
  • Proverbs 19:4 – “Wealth attracts many friends, but even the closest friend of the poor person deserts them.”
  • James 4:4 – “You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.”
  • Proverbs 13:20 – “Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.”

The Temporary Nature of Wealth

  • Proverbs 23:5 – “Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone, for they will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle.”
  • 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.”
  • 1 Peter 1:24-25 – “For, ‘All people are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord endures forever.'”
  • Proverbs 11:4 – “Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.”
  • Luke 12:20-21 – “But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’ This is how it will be with whoever stores up things for themselves but is not rich toward God.”
  • James 5:2-3 – “Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes. Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the last days.”
  • Proverbs 27:24 – “For riches do not endure forever, and a crown is not secure for all generations.”
  • Ecclesiastes 5:15 – “As he came from his mother’s womb, so he will go again, naked as he came, and will take nothing for his toil that he may carry away in his hand.”
  • Psalm 49:10-12 – “For all can see that the wise die, that the foolish and the senseless also perish, leaving their wealth to others. Their tombs will remain their houses forever, their dwellings for endless generations, though they had named lands after themselves.”
  • Proverbs 13:11 – “Wealth gained hastily will dwindle, but whoever gathers little by little will increase it.”

Justice and Fairness in Economic Matters

  • Leviticus 19:13 – “Do not defraud or rob your neighbor. Do not hold back the wages of a hired worker overnight.”
  • Amos 5:24 – “But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!”
  • Proverbs 16:8 – “Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues with injustice.”
  • Micah 6:11 – “Shall I acquit someone with dishonest scales, with a bag of false weights?”
  • Deuteronomy 24:14-15 – “Do not take advantage of a hired worker who is poor and needy, whether that worker is a fellow Israelite or a foreigner residing in one of your towns. Pay them their wages each day before sunset, because they are poor and are counting on it. Otherwise they may cry to the Lord against you, and you will be guilty of sin.”
  • Proverbs 22:22-23 – “Do not exploit the poor because they are poor and do not crush the needy in court, for the Lord will take up their case and will exact life for life.”
  • James 5:4 – “Look! The wages you failed to pay the workers who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty.”
  • Proverbs 14:31 – “Whoever oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.”
  • Ezekiel 18:8 – “He does not lend to them at interest or take a profit from them. He withholds his hand from injustice, does good, and conducts his affairs with fairness.”
  • Jeremiah 22:13 – “Woe to him who builds his palace by unrighteousness, his upper rooms by injustice, making his own people work for nothing, not paying them for their labor.”

The Blessing of Work

  • Ecclesiastes 3:13 – “That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God.”
  • 2 Thessalonians 3:10 – “For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: ‘The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.'”
  • Proverbs 14:23 – “All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.”
  • Ephesians 4:28 – “Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.”
  • Proverbs 12:11 – “Those who work their land will have abundant food, but those who chase fantasies have no sense.”
  • Colossians 3:23-24 – “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”
  • Proverbs 16:3 – “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.”
  • 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 – “Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.”
  • Proverbs 13:4 – “A sluggard’s appetite is never filled, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.”
  • Titus 3:14 – “Our people must learn to devote themselves to doing what is good, in order to provide for urgent needs and not live unproductive lives.”

The Role of Government and Taxes

  • Romans 13:1 – “Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.”
  • Romans 13:6-7 – “This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time to governing. Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.”
  • Matthew 22:21 – “Jesus said, ‘Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.'”
  • 1 Peter 2:13-14 – “Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human authority: whether to the emperor, as the supreme authority, or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right.”
  • Proverbs 29:4 – “By justice a king gives a country stability, but those who are greedy for bribes tear it down.”
  • Titus 3:1 – “Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good.”
  • Proverbs 28:2 – “When a country is rebellious, it has many rulers, but a ruler with discernment and knowledge maintains order.”
  • Daniel 2:21 – “He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.”
  • Proverbs 8:15-16 – “By me kings reign and rulers issue decrees that are just; by me princes govern, and nobles—all who rule on earth.”
  • 1 Timothy 2:1-2 – “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.”