100 Bible Verses about Investing

Proverbs 31:16 ESV / 74 helpful votes

She considers a field and buys it; with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard.

Matthew 6:19-21 ESV / 64 helpful votes

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Proverbs 31:18 ESV / 63 helpful votes

She perceives that her merchandise is profitable. Her lamp does not go out at night.

Proverbs 31:24 ESV / 56 helpful votes

She makes linen garments and sells them; she delivers sashes to the merchant.

1 Timothy 6:17-19 ESV / 47 helpful votes

As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.

Proverbs 13:11 ESV / 47 helpful votes

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

Luke 12:33-34 ESV / 46 helpful votes

Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

2 Corinthians 9:6 ESV / 45 helpful votes

The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.

Malachi 3:10 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need.

Luke 19:11-26 ESV / 22 helpful votes

As they heard these things, he proceeded to tell a parable, because he was near to Jerusalem, and because they supposed that the kingdom of God was to appear immediately. He said therefore, “A nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom and then return. Calling ten of his servants, he gave them ten minas, and said to them, ‘Engage in business until I come.’ But his citizens hated him and sent a delegation after him, saying, ‘We do not want this man to reign over us.’ When he returned, having received the kingdom, he ordered these servants to whom he had given the money to be called to him, that he might know what they had gained by doing business. ...

Matthew 25:14-30 ESV / 20 helpful votes

“For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted to them his property. To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and he made five talents more. So also he who had the two talents made two talents more. But he who had received the one talent went and dug in the ground and hid his master's money. ...

Ecclesiastes 11:2 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Give a portion to seven, or even to eight, for you know not what disaster may happen on earth.

Proverbs 22:7 ESV / 17 helpful votes

The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender.

Proverbs 3:10 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine.

Proverbs 21:5 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

1 John 3:17 ESV / 15 helpful votes

But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him?

1 Timothy 6:17 ESV / 13 helpful votes

As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy.

Proverbs 28:20 ESV / 13 helpful votes

A faithful man will abound with blessings, but whoever hastens to be rich will not go unpunished.

Ecclesiastes 11:1-2 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Cast your bread upon the waters, for you will find it after many days. Give a portion to seven, or even to eight, for you know not what disaster may happen on earth.

Proverbs 21:17 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Whoever loves pleasure will be a poor man; he who loves wine and oil will not be rich.

Proverbs 3:9-10 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine.

1 John 2:15-17 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.

Proverbs 28:8 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Whoever multiplies his wealth by interest and profit gathers it for him who is generous to the poor.

Proverbs 24:27 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Prepare your work outside; get everything ready for yourself in the field, and after that build your house.

Proverbs 21:20 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 15:22 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed.

Proverbs 6:6-8 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise. Without having any chief, officer, or ruler, she prepares her bread in summer and gathers her food in harvest.

Deuteronomy 23:18 ESV / 11 helpful votes

You shall not bring the fee of a prostitute or the wages of a dog into the house of the Lord your God in payment for any vow, for both of these are an abomination to the Lord your God.

Luke 12:15 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”

James 4:13-15 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”— yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.”

Luke 14:28-30 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it? Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish.’

Matthew 6:21 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Matthew 6:20 ESV / 9 helpful votes

But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.

Proverbs 19:17 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 19:2 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Desire without knowledge is not good, and whoever makes haste with his feet misses his way.

Proverbs 16:8 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

1 Timothy 6:10 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.

Matthew 13:5-8 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and immediately they sprang up, since they had no depth of soil, but when the sun rose they were scorched. And since they had no root, they withered away. Other seeds fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them. Other seeds fell on good soil and produced grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.

Zechariah 9:17 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For how great is his goodness, and how great his beauty! Grain shall make the young men flourish, and new wine the young women.

Deuteronomy 7:13 ESV / 8 helpful votes

He will love you, bless you, and multiply you. He will also bless the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your ground, your grain and your wine and your oil, the increase of your herds and the young of your flock, in the land that he swore to your fathers to give you.

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 7 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 ...

Hebrews 13:5 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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.”

1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV / 7 helpful votes

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

Acts 20:35 ESV / 7 helpful votes

In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”

John 15:1-27 ESV / 7 helpful votes

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. ...

John 3:16 ESV / 7 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Luke 6:38 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”

Isaiah 5:11 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Woe to those who rise early in the morning, that they may run after strong drink, who tarry late into the evening as wine inflames them!

Ecclesiastes 11:1-6 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Cast your bread upon the waters, for you will find it after many days. Give a portion to seven, or even to eight, for you know not what disaster may happen on earth. If the clouds are full of rain, they empty themselves on the earth, and if a tree falls to the south or to the north, in the place where the tree falls, there it will lie. He who observes the wind will not sow, and he who regards the clouds will not reap. As you do not know the way the spirit comes to the bones in the womb of a woman with child, so you do not know the work of God who makes everything. ...

Ecclesiastes 5:13-14 ESV / 7 helpful votes

There is a grievous evil that I have seen under the sun: riches were kept by their owner to his hurt, and those riches were lost in a bad venture. And he is father of a son, but he has nothing in his hand.

Proverbs 27:23 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Know well the condition of your flocks, and give attention to your herds,

Proverbs 22:9 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Whoever has a bountiful eye will be blessed, for he shares his bread with the poor.

Proverbs 13:16 ESV / 7 helpful votes

In everything the prudent acts with knowledge, but a fool flaunts his folly.

Proverbs 11:24-25 ESV / 7 helpful votes

One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want. Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.

Psalm 50:10 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For every beast of the forest is mine, the cattle on a thousand hills.

Deuteronomy 28:12 ESV / 7 helpful votes

The Lord will open to you his good treasury, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season and to bless all the work of your hands. And you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow.

2 Timothy 2:15 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.

Luke 12:33 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys.

Haggai 2:16 ESV / 6 helpful votes

How did you fare? When one came to a heap of twenty measures, there were but ten. When one came to the wine vat to draw fifty measures, there were but twenty.

Joel 3:18 ESV / 6 helpful votes

“And in that day the mountains shall drip sweet wine, and the hills shall flow with milk, and all the streambeds of Judah shall flow with water; and a fountain shall come forth from the house of the Lord and water the Valley of Shittim.

Hosea 2:8 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And she did not know that it was I who gave her the grain, the wine, and the oil, and who lavished on her silver and gold, which they used for Baal.

1 Peter 5:7 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

1 Timothy 6:19 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.

1 Timothy 5:8 ESV / 5 helpful votes

But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

Colossians 3:23 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Colossians 1:1-29 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the saints and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father. We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel, ...

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 5 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 5 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 Corinthians 9:8 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.

2 Corinthians 9:7 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

1 Corinthians 16:2 ESV / 5 helpful votes

On the first day of every week, each of you is to put something aside and store it up, as he may prosper, so that there will be no collecting when I come.

Romans 12:1-2 ESV / 5 helpful votes

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 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.

Romans 8:31 ESV / 5 helpful votes

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

John 14:6 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Luke 19:11 ESV / 5 helpful votes

As they heard these things, he proceeded to tell a parable, because he was near to Jerusalem, and because they supposed that the kingdom of God was to appear immediately.

Luke 16:10 ESV / 5 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.

Luke 14:28 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it?

Luke 14:13-14 ESV / 5 helpful votes

But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the just.”

Mark 8:36 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Matthew 6:19 ESV / 5 helpful votes

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal,

Joel 2:24 ESV / 5 helpful votes

“The threshing floors shall be full of grain; the vats shall overflow with wine and oil.

Jeremiah 29:7 ESV / 5 helpful votes

But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Ecclesiastes 12:13 ESV / 5 helpful votes

The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.

Ecclesiastes 11:6 ESV / 5 helpful votes

In the morning sow your seed, and at evening withhold not your hand, for you do not know which will prosper, this or that, or whether both alike will be good.

Ecclesiastes 11:1-10 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Cast your bread upon the waters, for you will find it after many days. Give a portion to seven, or even to eight, for you know not what disaster may happen on earth. If the clouds are full of rain, they empty themselves on the earth, and if a tree falls to the south or to the north, in the place where the tree falls, there it will lie. He who observes the wind will not sow, and he who regards the clouds will not reap. As you do not know the way the spirit comes to the bones in the womb of a woman with child, so you do not know the work of God who makes everything. ...

Psalm 104:14-15 ESV / 5 helpful votes

You cause the grass to grow for the livestock and plants for man to cultivate, that he may bring forth food from the earth and wine to gladden the heart of man, oil to make his face shine and bread to strengthen man's heart.

1 Corinthians 16:1-24 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Now concerning the collection for the saints: as I directed the churches of Galatia, so you also are to do. On the first day of every week, each of you is to put something aside and store it up, as he may prosper, so that there will be no collecting when I come. And when I arrive, I will send those whom you accredit by letter to carry your gift to Jerusalem. If it seems advisable that I should go also, they will accompany me. I will visit you after passing through Macedonia, for I intend to pass through Macedonia, ...

John 3:16-17 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Luke 19:16 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The first came before him, saying, ‘Lord, your mina has made ten minas more.’

Amos 9:13-14 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“Behold, the days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when the plowman shall overtake the reaper and the treader of grapes him who sows the seed; the mountains shall drip sweet wine, and all the hills shall flow with it. I will restore the fortunes of my people Israel, and they shall rebuild the ruined cities and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and drink their wine, and they shall make gardens and eat their fruit.

Isaiah 25:6 ESV / 4 helpful votes

On this mountain the Lord of hosts will make for all peoples a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wine, of rich food full of marrow, of aged wine well refined.

Ecclesiastes 5:13-15 ESV / 4 helpful votes

There is a grievous evil that I have seen under the sun: riches were kept by their owner to his hurt, and those riches were lost in a bad venture. And he is father of a son, but he has nothing in his hand. As he came from his mother's womb he shall go again, naked as he came, and shall take nothing for his toil that he may carry away in his hand.

Proverbs 27:12 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go on and suffer for it.

Proverbs 23:4-5 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Do not toil to acquire wealth; be discerning enough to desist. When your eyes light on it, it is gone, for suddenly it sprouts wings, flying like an eagle toward heaven.

Proverbs 22:16 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 16:9 ESV / 4 helpful votes

The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.

Proverbs 13:22 ESV / 4 helpful votes

A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, but the sinner's wealth is laid up for the righteous.

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