100 Bible Verses about Riches

Luke 12:15 ESV / 94 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.”

1 Timothy 6:17-19 ESV / 92 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.

Matthew 6:19-21 ESV / 71 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.

1 Timothy 6:10 ESV / 69 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.

Philippians 4:19 ESV / 67 helpful votes

And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

Matthew 6:24 ESV / 62 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.

Hebrews 13:5 ESV / 60 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.”

Luke 16:13 ESV / 51 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.”

1 John 3:17 ESV / 48 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?

Mark 4:19 ESV / 47 helpful votes

But the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it proves unfruitful.

James 5:1-5 ESV / 45 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.

1 Timothy 5:8 ESV / 45 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.

Proverbs 10:22 ESV / 42 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 11:28 ESV / 41 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 16:8 ESV / 40 helpful votes

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

Luke 18:22-26 ESV / 37 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.” But when he heard these things, he became very sad, for he was extremely rich. Jesus, seeing that he had become sad, said, “How difficult it is for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God! For 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.” Those who heard it said, “Then who can be saved?”

Luke 12:33-34 ESV / 37 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.

Proverbs 11:4 ESV / 35 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 15:6 ESV / 31 helpful votes

In the house of the righteous there is much treasure, but trouble befalls the income of the wicked.

Psalm 62:10 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Put no trust in extortion; set no vain hopes on robbery; if riches increase, set not your heart on them.

Jeremiah 9:23 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches,

Proverbs 27:24 ESV / 30 helpful votes

For riches do not last forever; and does a crown endure to all generations?

Proverbs 22:4 ESV / 27 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 5:19 ESV / 26 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.

Deuteronomy 8:18 ESV / 25 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 30:8 ESV / 24 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,

Proverbs 28:20 ESV / 24 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 10:4 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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

Luke 16:19-26 ESV / 22 helpful votes

“There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate was laid a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man's table. Moreover, even the dogs came and licked his sores. 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. ...

Matthew 13:22 ESV / 22 helpful votes

As for what was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and it proves unfruitful.

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 21 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 22:7 ESV / 21 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 13:11 ESV / 21 helpful votes

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

Luke 16:14 ESV / 20 helpful votes

The Pharisees, who were lovers of money, heard all these things, and they ridiculed him.

Proverbs 28:22 ESV / 20 helpful votes

A stingy man hastens after wealth and does not know that poverty will come upon him.

Proverbs 23:5 ESV / 20 helpful votes

When your eyes light on it, it is gone, for suddenly it sprouts wings, flying like an eagle toward heaven.

Proverbs 22:1 ESV / 20 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 13:22 ESV / 20 helpful votes

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

James 5:1-3 ESV / 19 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.

James 2:6 ESV / 19 helpful votes

But you have dishonored the poor man. Are not the rich the ones who oppress you, and the ones who drag you into court?

Romans 12:19 ESV / 19 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.”

Ecclesiastes 5:10 ESV / 19 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 19:4 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Wealth brings many new friends, but a poor man is deserted by his friend.

Psalm 112:3 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Wealth and riches are in his house, and his righteousness endures forever.

Luke 16:11 ESV / 18 helpful votes

If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches?

Matthew 19:23 ESV / 18 helpful votes

And Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly, I say to you, only with difficulty will a rich person enter the kingdom of heaven.

Proverbs 28:11 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 21:6 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 6:17 ESV / 17 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 6:24 ESV / 17 helpful votes

“But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation.

Matthew 19:24 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Again I tell you, 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.”

Jeremiah 5:27-29 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Like a cage full of birds, their houses are full of deceit; therefore they have become great and rich; they have grown fat and sleek. They know no bounds in deeds of evil; they judge not with justice the cause of the fatherless, to make it prosper, and they do not defend the rights of the needy. Shall I not punish them for these things? declares the Lord, and shall I not avenge myself on a nation such as this?”

Hosea 12:8 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Ephraim has said, “Ah, but I am rich; I have found wealth for myself; in all my labors they cannot find in me iniquity or sin.”

Ezekiel 28:5 ESV / 16 helpful votes

By your great wisdom in your trade you have increased your wealth, and your heart has become proud in your wealth—

Proverbs 21:20 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

Malachi 3:10 ESV / 15 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.

Isaiah 5:8 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Woe to those who join house to house, who add field to field, until there is no more room, and you are made to dwell alone in the midst of the land.

Ecclesiastes 5:13 ESV / 15 helpful votes

There is a grievous evil that I have seen under the sun: riches were kept by their owner to his hurt,

Proverbs 14:20 ESV / 15 helpful votes

The poor is disliked even by his neighbor, but the rich has many friends.

Psalm 37:16 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Better is the little that the righteous has than the abundance of many wicked.

2 Corinthians 8:9 ESV / 14 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.

Proverbs 23:4 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Do not toil to acquire wealth; be discerning enough to desist.

Proverbs 22:16 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 18:11 ESV / 14 helpful votes

A rich man's wealth is his strong city, and like a high wall in his imagination.

Deuteronomy 28:1-68 ESV / 14 helpful votes

“And if you faithfully obey the voice of the Lord your God, being careful to do all his commandments that I command you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you obey the voice of the Lord your God. Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the field. Blessed shall be the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your ground and the fruit of your cattle, the increase of your herds and the young of your flock. Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl. ...

Genesis 13:2 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Now Abram was very rich in livestock, in silver, and in gold.

Luke 12:33 ESV / 13 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.

Ecclesiastes 7:12 ESV / 13 helpful votes

For the protection of wisdom is like the protection of money, and the advantage of knowledge is that wisdom preserves the life of him who has it.

Proverbs 28:8 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 23:4-5 ESV / 13 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.

2 Corinthians 9:8 ESV / 12 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.

Romans 13:8 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.

Luke 14:28 ESV / 12 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 12:15-21 ESV / 12 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.’ ...

Jeremiah 5:7-9 ESV / 12 helpful votes

“How can I pardon you? Your children have forsaken me and have sworn by those who are no gods. When I fed them to the full, they committed adultery and trooped to the houses of whores. They were well-fed, lusty stallions, each neighing for his neighbor's wife. Shall I not punish them for these things? declares the Lord; and shall I not avenge myself on a nation such as this?

Ecclesiastes 6:2 ESV / 12 helpful votes

A man to whom God gives wealth, possessions, and honor, so that he lacks nothing of all that he desires, yet God does not give him power to enjoy them, but a stranger enjoys them. This is vanity; it is a grievous evil.

Proverbs 13:7 ESV / 12 helpful votes

One pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.

Job 31:25 ESV / 12 helpful votes

If I have rejoiced because my wealth was abundant or because my hand had found much,

1 Chronicles 4:10 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Jabez called upon the God of Israel, saying, “Oh that you would bless me and enlarge my border, and that your hand might be with me, and that you would keep me from harm so that it might not bring me pain!” And God granted what he asked.

Ephesians 3:8 ESV / 11 helpful votes

To me, though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ,

Acts 20:35 ESV / 11 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.’”

Proverbs 22:9 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 18:23 ESV / 11 helpful votes

The poor use entreaties, but the rich answer roughly.

Proverbs 15:17 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Better is a dinner of herbs where love is than a fattened ox and hatred with it.

Proverbs 3:9 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce;

Romans 2:4 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God's kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?

Jeremiah 48:36 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Therefore my heart moans for Moab like a flute, and my heart moans like a flute for the men of Kir-hareseth. Therefore the riches they gained have perished.

Proverbs 21:5 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 15:27 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Whoever is greedy for unjust gain troubles his own household, but he who hates bribes will live.

Job 31:24 ESV / 10 helpful votes

“If I have made gold my trust or called fine gold my confidence,

Nehemiah 5:1-13 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Now there arose a great outcry of the people and of their wives against their Jewish brothers. For there were those who said, “With our sons and our daughters, we are many. So let us get grain, that we may eat and keep alive.” There were also those who said, “We are mortgaging our fields, our vineyards, and our houses to get grain because of the famine.” And there were those who said, “We have borrowed money for the king's tax on our fields and our vineyards. Now our flesh is as the flesh of our brothers, our children are as their children. Yet we are forcing our sons and our daughters to be slaves, and some of our daughters have already been enslaved, but it is not in our power to help it, for other men have our fields and our vineyards.” ...

Revelation 3:18 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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.

James 5:1-6 ESV / 9 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. ...

Luke 6:20 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.

Matthew 19:21 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.”

Zephaniah 1:18 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them on the day of the wrath of the Lord. In the fire of his jealousy, all the earth shall be consumed; for a full and sudden end he will make of all the inhabitants of the earth.

Proverbs 14:31 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 12:11 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 8:18 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Riches and honor are with me, enduring wealth and righteousness.

1 Kings 10:23 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Thus King Solomon excelled all the kings of the earth in riches and in wisdom.

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