100 Bible Verses about Obtaining Wealth

Deuteronomy 8:18 ESV / 96 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 10:4 ESV / 90 helpful votes

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

Mark 8:36 ESV / 87 helpful votes

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

Luke 16:13 ESV / 81 helpful votes

No servant 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.”

Luke 6:38 ESV / 73 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.”

Proverbs 11:4 ESV / 69 helpful votes

Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.

Proverbs 28:27 ESV / 66 helpful votes

Whoever gives to the poor will not want, but he who hides his eyes will get many a curse.

1 Timothy 6:17-18 ESV / 55 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,

1 Timothy 6:9-10 ESV / 52 helpful votes

But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 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.

2 Corinthians 9:7 ESV / 52 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 30:8-9 ESV / 50 helpful votes

Remove far from me falsehood and lying; give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the food that is needful for me, lest I be full and deny you and say, “Who is the Lord?” or lest I be poor and steal and profane the name of my God.

Proverbs 22:1 ESV / 48 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 22:7 ESV / 43 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 22:4 ESV / 42 helpful votes

The reward for humility and fear of the Lord is riches and honor and life.

Proverbs 14:31 ESV / 37 helpful votes

Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker, but he who is generous to the needy honors him.

Proverbs 11:28 ESV / 35 helpful votes

Whoever trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous will flourish like a green leaf.

Mark 10:25 ESV / 34 helpful votes

It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.”

Proverbs 28:6 ESV / 34 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 4:28 ESV / 33 helpful votes

Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need.

Proverbs 10:22 ESV / 32 helpful votes

The blessing of the Lord makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.

1 John 3:17 ESV / 31 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?

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 31 helpful votes

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

James 2:5-6 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Listen, my beloved brothers, has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to those who love him? But you have dishonored the poor man. Are not the rich the ones who oppress you, and the ones who drag you into court?

2 Corinthians 9:11 ESV / 27 helpful votes

You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God.

Malachi 3:9-10 ESV / 27 helpful votes

You are cursed with a curse, for you are robbing me, the whole nation of you. 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.

Hosea 4:6 ESV / 26 helpful votes

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from being a priest to me. And since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.

Ecclesiastes 5:10 ESV / 26 helpful votes

He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves wealth with his income; this also is vanity.

Proverbs 11:2 ESV / 25 helpful votes

When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom.

Proverbs 10:15 ESV / 25 helpful votes

A rich man's wealth is his strong city; the poverty of the poor is their ruin.

Deuteronomy 8:17 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Beware lest you say in your heart, ‘My power and the might of my hand have gotten me this wealth.’

James 5:1-6 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you. Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver have corroded, and their corrosion will be evidence against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up treasure in the last days. 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. You have lived on the earth in luxury and in self-indulgence. You have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter. ...

Proverbs 28:11 ESV / 24 helpful votes

A rich man is wise in his own eyes, but a poor man who has understanding will find him out.

Proverbs 23:4-5 ESV / 24 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.

Romans 12:2 ESV / 23 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.

Matthew 4:8-10 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. And he said to him, “All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.” Then Jesus said to him, “Be gone, Satan! For it is written, “‘You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve.’”

Proverbs 22:2 ESV / 22 helpful votes

The rich and the poor meet together; the Lord is the maker of them all.

Proverbs 13:22 ESV / 22 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 20:13 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Love not sleep, lest you come to poverty; open your eyes, and you will have plenty of bread.

Luke 18:22 ESV / 20 helpful votes

When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “One thing you still lack. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.”

Proverbs 28:20 ESV / 20 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 6:17-19 ESV / 19 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.

2 Thessalonians 3:8-10 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Nor did we eat anyone's bread without paying for it, but with toil and labor we worked night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you. It was not because we do not have that right, but to give you in ourselves an example to imitate. For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat.

Mark 10:23 ESV / 19 helpful votes

And Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How difficult it will be for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!”

Matthew 6:19-20 ESV / 19 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.

1 Timothy 5:18 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 5:8 ESV / 18 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.

Ecclesiastes 10:19 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Bread is made for laughter, and wine gladdens life, and money answers everything.

Proverbs 31:9 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.

2 Thessalonians 3:10 ESV / 17 helpful votes

For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat.

Ecclesiastes 4:4 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Then I saw that all toil and all skill in work come from a man's envy of his neighbor. This also is vanity and a striving after wind.

Proverbs 16:18 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

Proverbs 13:20 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.

Proverbs 13:18 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Poverty and disgrace come to him who ignores instruction, but whoever heeds reproof is honored.

Job 42:10 ESV / 17 helpful votes

And the Lord restored the fortunes of Job, when he had prayed for his friends. And the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.

1 Timothy 6:17 ESV / 16 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.

Luke 12:15-21 ESV / 16 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.” And he told them a parable, saying, “The land of a rich man produced plentifully, and he thought to himself, ‘What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?’ And he said, ‘I will do this: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.’ ...

Deuteronomy 8:1-20 ESV / 16 helpful votes

“The whole commandment that I command you today you shall be careful to do, that you may live and multiply, and go in and possess the land that the Lord swore to give to your fathers. And you shall remember the whole way that the Lord your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness, that he might humble you, testing you to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep his commandments or not. And he humbled you and let you hunger and fed you with manna, which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that he might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord. Your clothing did not wear out on you and your foot did not swell these forty years. Know then in your heart that, as a man disciplines his son, the Lord your God disciplines you. ...

2 Timothy 3:1-2 ESV / 15 helpful votes

But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy,

Philippians 2:3 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.

Ezekiel 18:17 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Withholds his hand from iniquity, takes no interest or profit, obeys my rules, and walks in my statutes; he shall not die for his father's iniquity; he shall surely live.

Proverbs 23:21 ESV / 14 helpful votes

For the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty, and slumber will clothe them with rags.

Proverbs 22:22 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Do not rob the poor, because he is poor, or crush the afflicted at the gate,

Proverbs 8:13 ESV / 14 helpful votes

The fear of the Lord is hatred of evil. Pride and arrogance and the way of evil and perverted speech I hate.

Psalm 24:1 ESV / 14 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein,

Proverbs 14:24 ESV / 13 helpful votes

The crown of the wise is their wealth, but the folly of fools brings folly.

Psalm 94:12-13 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Blessed is the man whom you discipline, O Lord, and whom you teach out of your law, to give him rest from days of trouble, until a pit is dug for the wicked.

Matthew 4:4 ESV / 12 helpful votes

But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

Psalm 119:134 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Redeem me from man's oppression, that I may keep your precepts.

Psalm 15:5 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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.

Ephesians 6:12 ESV / 11 helpful votes

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.

Ephesians 3:20 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us,

Romans 12:19 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”

John 14:13-14 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.

Matthew 25:44-46 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Then they also will answer, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?’ Then he will answer them, saying, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’ And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

Matthew 25:40 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’

Judges 6:9 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And I delivered you from the hand of the Egyptians and from the hand of all who oppressed you, and drove them out before you and gave you their land.

Luke 12:48 ESV / 9 helpful votes

But the one who did not know, and did what deserved a beating, will receive a light beating. Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required, and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will demand the more.

Matthew 6:24 ESV / 9 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.

Malachi 3:7-12 ESV / 9 helpful votes

From the days of your fathers you have turned aside from my statutes and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you, says the Lord of hosts. But you say, ‘How shall we return?’ Will man rob God? Yet you are robbing me. But you say, ‘How have we robbed you?’ In your tithes and contributions. You are cursed with a curse, for you are robbing me, the whole nation of you. 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. I will rebuke the devourer for you, so that it will not destroy the fruits of your soil, and your vine in the field shall not fail to bear, says the Lord of hosts. ...

Micah 6:12 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Your rich men are full of violence; your inhabitants speak lies, and their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.

Ecclesiastes 2:26 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For to the one who pleases him God has given wisdom and knowledge and joy, but to the sinner he has given the business of gathering and collecting, only to give to one who pleases God. This also is vanity and a striving after wind.

Acts 7:34 ESV / 8 helpful votes

I have surely seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt, and have heard their groaning, and I have come down to deliver them. And now come, I will send you to Egypt.’

Matthew 18:26-35 ESV / 8 helpful votes

So the servant fell on his knees, imploring him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.’ And out of pity for him, the master of that servant released him and forgave him the debt. But when that same servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii, and seizing him, he began to choke him, saying, ‘Pay what you owe.’ So his fellow servant fell down and pleaded with him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you.’ He refused and went and put him in prison until he should pay the debt. ...

Jeremiah 22:17 ESV / 8 helpful votes

But you have eyes and heart only for your dishonest gain, for shedding innocent blood, and for practicing oppression and violence.”

Ecclesiastes 4:1 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Again I saw all the oppressions that are done under the sun. And behold, the tears of the oppressed, and they had no one to comfort them! On the side of their oppressors there was power, and there was no one to comfort them.

Proverbs 13:11 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 10:18 ESV / 8 helpful votes

He executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the sojourner, giving him food and clothing.

Revelation 3:17-18 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked. I counsel you to buy from me gold refined by fire, so that you may be rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself and the shame of your nakedness may not be seen, and salve to anoint your eyes, so that you may see.

Ephesians 4:22-24 ESV / 7 helpful votes

To put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.

John 10:10 ESV / 7 helpful votes

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

Luke 16:22-26 ESV / 7 helpful votes

The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham's side. The rich man also died and was buried, and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side. And he called out, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am in anguish in this flame.’ But Abraham said, ‘Child, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner bad things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in anguish. And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, in order that those who would pass from here to you may not be able, and none may cross from there to us.’

Mark 10:43 ESV / 7 helpful votes

But it shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant,

Nehemiah 5:10-11 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Moreover, I and my brothers and my servants are lending them money and grain. Let us abandon this exacting of interest. Return to them this very day their fields, their vineyards, their olive orchards, and their houses, and the percentage of money, grain, wine, and oil that you have been exacting from them.”

Hosea 13:6 ESV / 6 helpful votes

But when they had grazed, they became full, they were filled, and their heart was lifted up; therefore they forgot me.

Ecclesiastes 5:19 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Everyone also to whom God has given wealth and possessions and power to enjoy them, and to accept his lot and rejoice in his toil—this is the gift of God.

Proverbs 21:5 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 6:9-11 ESV / 6 helpful votes

How long will you lie there, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest, and poverty will come upon you like a robber, and want like an armed man.

2 Corinthians 8:9 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich.

1 Corinthians 7:21 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Were you a slave when called? Do not be concerned about it. (But if you can gain your freedom, avail yourself of the opportunity.)

Matthew 6:19-21 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, 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.

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