100 Bible Verses about Business

Deuteronomy 8:18 ESV / 582 helpful votes

You shall remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth, that he may confirm his covenant that he swore to your fathers, as it is this day.

Proverbs 11:1 ESV / 579 helpful votes

A false balance is an abomination to the Lord, but a just weight is his delight.

Colossians 3:23 ESV / 491 helpful votes

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,

Proverbs 10:4 ESV / 463 helpful votes

A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich.

Colossians 3:17 ESV / 454 helpful votes

And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Leviticus 19:13 ESV / 428 helpful votes

“You shall not oppress your neighbor or rob him. The wages of a hired servant shall not remain with you all night until the morning.

Proverbs 13:11 ESV / 408 helpful votes

Wealth gained hastily will dwindle, but whoever gathers little by little will increase it.

Proverbs 13:4 ESV / 408 helpful votes

The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.

Ecclesiastes 9:10 ESV / 401 helpful votes

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might, for there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol, to which you are going.

Luke 16:10 ESV / 350 helpful votes

“One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much.

Proverbs 21:5 ESV / 345 helpful votes

The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty.

Proverbs 16:8 ESV / 344 helpful votes

Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues with injustice.

Proverbs 16:3 ESV / 320 helpful votes

Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.

Psalm 112:5 ESV / 301 helpful votes

It is well with the man who deals generously and lends; who conducts his affairs with justice.

Psalm 15:1-5 ESV / 294 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. O Lord, who shall sojourn in your tent? Who shall dwell on your holy hill? He who walks blamelessly and does what is right and speaks truth in his heart; who does not slander with his tongue and does no evil to his neighbor, nor takes up a reproach against his friend; in whose eyes a vile person is despised, but who honors those who fear the Lord; who swears to his own hurt and does not change; who does not put out his money at interest and does not take a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things shall never be moved.

Romans 12:2 ESV / 292 helpful votes

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Jeremiah 22:13 ESV / 284 helpful votes

“Woe to him who builds his house by unrighteousness, and his upper rooms by injustice, who makes his neighbor serve him for nothing and does not give him his wages,

Proverbs 22:29 ESV / 274 helpful votes

Do you see a man skillful in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men.

Matthew 6:24 ESV / 265 helpful votes

“No one can serve two masters, for 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 God and money.

Mark 8:36 ESV / 255 helpful votes

For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?

James 5:4 ESV / 248 helpful votes

Behold, the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, are crying out against you, and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts.

Joshua 1:9 ESV / 236 helpful votes

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

1 Timothy 5:18 ESV / 234 helpful votes

For the Scripture says, “You shall not muzzle an ox when it treads out the grain,” and, “The laborer deserves his wages.”

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 232 helpful votes

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Proverbs 22:16 ESV / 231 helpful votes

Whoever oppresses the poor to increase his own wealth, or gives to the rich, will only come to poverty.

Colossians 4:1 ESV / 228 helpful votes

Masters, treat your slaves justly and fairly, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 228 helpful votes

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 227 helpful votes

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

Proverbs 22:1 ESV / 219 helpful votes

A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold.

Leviticus 19:11 ESV / 217 helpful votes

“You shall not steal; you shall not deal falsely; you shall not lie to one another.

Leviticus 25:39 ESV / 216 helpful votes

“If your brother becomes poor beside you and sells himself to you, you shall not make him serve as a slave:

Luke 19:13 ESV / 211 helpful votes

Calling ten of his servants, he gave them ten minas, and said to them, ‘Engage in business until I come.’

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 210 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Malachi 3:5 ESV / 207 helpful votes

“Then I will draw near to you for judgment. I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, against the adulterers, against those who swear falsely, against those who oppress the hired worker in his wages, the widow and the fatherless, against those who thrust aside the sojourner, and do not fear me, says the Lord of hosts.

Leviticus 19:10 ESV / 206 helpful votes

And you shall not strip your vineyard bare, neither shall you gather the fallen grapes of your vineyard. You shall leave them for the poor and for the sojourner: I am the Lord your God.

Proverbs 12:11 ESV / 205 helpful votes

Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits lacks sense.

Proverbs 19:17 ESV / 203 helpful votes

Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.

Mark 7:20-22 ESV / 202 helpful votes

And he said, “What comes out of a person is what defiles him. For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness.

Isaiah 1:17-19 ESV / 202 helpful votes

Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow's cause. “Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool. If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land;

Genesis 2:15 ESV / 200 helpful votes

The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it.

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 193 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood ...

Nehemiah 6:9 ESV / 192 helpful votes

For they all wanted to frighten us, thinking, “Their hands will drop from the work, and it will not be done.” But now, O God, strengthen my hands.

Luke 6:31 ESV / 182 helpful votes

And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.

Deuteronomy 25:13 ESV / 182 helpful votes

“You shall not have in your bag two kinds of weights, a large and a small.

Proverbs 22:6 ESV / 181 helpful votes

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.

Ephesians 6:9 ESV / 180 helpful votes

Masters, do the same to them, and stop your threatening, knowing that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and that there is no partiality with him.

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 179 helpful votes

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Proverbs 21:25 ESV / 177 helpful votes

The desire of the sluggard kills him, for his hands refuse to labor.

1 Thessalonians 4:11 ESV / 175 helpful votes

And to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you,

2 Peter 1:3 ESV / 173 helpful votes

His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence,

Deuteronomy 15:13-14 ESV / 173 helpful votes

And when you let him go free from you, you shall not let him go empty-handed. You shall furnish him liberally out of your flock, out of your threshing floor, and out of your winepress. As the Lord your God has blessed you, you shall give to him.

Leviticus 25:43 ESV / 173 helpful votes

You shall not rule over him ruthlessly but shall fear your God.

Mark 5:36 ESV / 172 helpful votes

But overhearing what they said, Jesus said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not fear, only believe.”

1 Peter 5:8 ESV / 170 helpful votes

Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

Philippians 3:13-14 ESV / 169 helpful votes

Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Proverbs 11:3 ESV / 168 helpful votes

The integrity of the upright guides them, but the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them.

Proverbs 14:15 ESV / 165 helpful votes

The simple believes everything, but the prudent gives thought to his steps.

Deuteronomy 25:13-15 ESV / 165 helpful votes

“You shall not have in your bag two kinds of weights, a large and a small. You shall not have in your house two kinds of measures, a large and a small. A full and fair weight you shall have, a full and fair measure you shall have, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.

Job 31:13-14 ESV / 164 helpful votes

“If I have rejected the cause of my manservant or my maidservant, when they brought a complaint against me, what then shall I do when God rises up? When he makes inquiry, what shall I answer him?

Ephesians 6:5-9 ESV / 163 helpful votes

Slaves, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, with a sincere heart, as you would Christ, not by the way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but as servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, rendering service with a good will as to the Lord and not to man, knowing that whatever good anyone does, this he will receive back from the Lord, whether he is a slave or free. Masters, do the same to them, and stop your threatening, knowing that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and that there is no partiality with him.

Micah 6:8 ESV / 162 helpful votes

He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

Luke 16:15 ESV / 161 helpful votes

And he said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God.

Proverbs 21:6 ESV / 161 helpful votes

The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor and a snare of death.

Exodus 35:35 ESV / 159 helpful votes

He has filled them with skill to do every sort of work done by an engraver or by a designer or by an embroiderer in blue and purple and scarlet yarns and fine twined linen, or by a weaver—by any sort of workman or skilled designer.

Titus 2:9-12 ESV / 155 helpful votes

Slaves are to be submissive to their own masters in everything; they are to be well-pleasing, not argumentative, not pilfering, but showing all good faith, so that in everything they may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior. For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age,

Romans 13:7 ESV / 155 helpful votes

Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed.

Matthew 25:23 ESV / 155 helpful votes

His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’

1 John 2:5-6 ESV / 154 helpful votes

But whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him: whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.

Romans 12:10-11 ESV / 154 helpful votes

Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord.

Song of Solomon 2:15 ESV / 154 helpful votes

Catch the foxes for us, the little foxes that spoil the vineyards, for our vineyards are in blossom.”

Luke 1:37 ESV / 153 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

James 2:26 ESV / 151 helpful votes

For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead.

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 150 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,

Leviticus 19:14 ESV / 149 helpful votes

You shall not curse the deaf or put a stumbling block before the blind, but you shall fear your God: I am the Lord.

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 146 helpful votes

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

Proverbs 23:7 ESV / 146 helpful votes

For he is like one who is inwardly calculating. “Eat and drink!” he says to you, but his heart is not with you.

Habakkuk 2:2 ESV / 145 helpful votes

And the Lord answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it.

Amos 2:6-8 ESV / 145 helpful votes

Thus says the Lord: “For three transgressions of Israel, and for four, I will not revoke the punishment, because they sell the righteous for silver, and the needy for a pair of sandals— those who trample the head of the poor into the dust of the earth and turn aside the way of the afflicted; a man and his father go in to the same girl, so that my holy name is profaned; they lay themselves down beside every altar on garments taken in pledge, and in the house of their God they drink the wine of those who have been fined.

Numbers 23:19 ESV / 145 helpful votes

God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?

Proverbs 28:6 ESV / 143 helpful votes

Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity than a rich man who is crooked in his ways.

Proverbs 18:9 ESV / 141 helpful votes

Whoever is slack in his work is a brother to him who destroys.

Deuteronomy 2:7 ESV / 141 helpful votes

For the Lord your God has blessed you in all the work of your hands. He knows your going through this great wilderness. These forty years the Lord your God has been with you. You have lacked nothing.”’

Proverbs 18:13 ESV / 136 helpful votes

If one gives an answer before he hears, it is his folly and shame.

2 Peter 3:14 ESV / 135 helpful votes

Therefore, beloved, since you are waiting for these, be diligent to be found by him without spot or blemish, and at peace.

2 Corinthians 12:9-11 ESV / 134 helpful votes

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 of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong. I have been a fool! You forced me to it, for I ought to have been commended by you. For I was not at all inferior to these super-apostles, even though I am nothing.

Romans 8:18 ESV / 134 helpful votes

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.

Daniel 6:4 ESV / 134 helpful votes

Then the presidents and the satraps sought to find a ground for complaint against Daniel with regard to the kingdom, but they could find no ground for complaint or any fault, because he was faithful, and no error or fault was found in him.

Psalm 37:4 ESV / 134 helpful votes

Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Leviticus 23:22 ESV / 133 helpful votes

“And when you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap your field right up to its edge, nor shall you gather the gleanings after your harvest. You shall leave them for the poor and for the sojourner: I am the Lord your God.”

Psalm 91:1-16 ESV / 131 helpful votes

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, ...

Proverbs 21:20 ESV / 130 helpful votes

Precious treasure and oil are in a wise man's dwelling, but a foolish man devours it.

Psalm 37:23-24 ESV / 127 helpful votes

The steps of a man are established by the Lord, when he delights in his way; though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the Lord upholds his hand.

1 Timothy 6:12 ESV / 122 helpful votes

Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

1 Thessalonians 2:12 ESV / 122 helpful votes

We exhorted each one of you and encouraged you and charged you to walk in a manner worthy of God, who calls you into his own kingdom and glory.

Proverbs 4:20-22 ESV / 122 helpful votes

My son, be attentive to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Let them not escape from your sight; keep them within your heart. For they are life to those who find them, and healing to all their flesh.

Genesis 1:26 ESV / 118 helpful votes

Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

Isaiah 12:5 ESV / 117 helpful votes

“Sing praises to the Lord, for he has done gloriously; let this be made known in all the earth.

Psalm 23:5-6 ESV / 116 helpful votes

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Psalm 5:3 ESV / 113 helpful votes

O Lord, in the morning you hear my voice; in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch.

Deuteronomy 15:1-23 ESV / 111 helpful votes

“At the end of every seven years you shall grant a release. And this is the manner of the release: every creditor shall release what he has lent to his neighbor. He shall not exact it of his neighbor, his brother, because the Lord's release has been proclaimed. Of a foreigner you may exact it, but whatever of yours is with your brother your hand shall release. But there will be no poor among you; for the Lord will bless you in the land that the Lord your God is giving you for an inheritance to possess— if only you will strictly obey the voice of the Lord your God, being careful to do all this commandment that I command you today. ...

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