100 Bible Verses about Spending Money

Proverbs 22:7 ESV / 132 helpful votes

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

Matthew 6:19-21 ESV / 117 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 3:9 ESV / 101 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 6:10 ESV / 92 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.

Isaiah 55:2 ESV / 88 helpful votes

Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food.

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 79 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 3:9-10 ESV / 77 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.

James 4:3 ESV / 74 helpful votes

You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.

Deuteronomy 8:18 ESV / 67 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.

Luke 12:15 ESV / 66 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.”

Proverbs 13:22 ESV / 64 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 6:17 ESV / 62 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.

Philippians 4:19 ESV / 61 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 21:20 ESV / 61 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 13:5 ESV / 58 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 6:38 ESV / 52 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 19:17 ESV / 52 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 13:11 ESV / 52 helpful votes

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

Matthew 6:1-4 ESV / 51 helpful votes

“Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

Proverbs 28:20 ESV / 51 helpful votes

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

James 1:5 ESV / 48 helpful votes

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.

Malachi 3:10 ESV / 46 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.

Proverbs 13:18 ESV / 46 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 28:22 ESV / 44 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 21:17 ESV / 41 helpful votes

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

1 John 3:17-18 ESV / 39 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? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.

Matthew 6:24 ESV / 39 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.

Romans 13:8 ESV / 37 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 9:7 ESV / 36 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 21:5 ESV / 35 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 5:8 ESV / 34 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 5:10 ESV / 34 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 9:8 ESV / 33 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.

1 Corinthians 16:2 ESV / 33 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.

Matthew 25:14-30 ESV / 33 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. ...

Proverbs 6:6-8 ESV / 33 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.

Proverbs 14:23 ESV / 32 helpful votes

In all toil there is profit, but mere talk tends only to poverty.

Mark 12:41-44 ESV / 31 helpful votes

And he sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting money into the offering box. Many rich people put in large sums. And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which make a penny. And he called his disciples to him and said to them, “Truly, I say to you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the offering box. For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.”

Psalm 37:21 ESV / 31 helpful votes

The wicked borrows but does not pay back, but the righteous is generous and gives;

Ecclesiastes 5:11 ESV / 30 helpful votes

When goods increase, they increase who eat them, and what advantage has their owner but to see them with his eyes?

Proverbs 22:3 ESV / 30 helpful votes

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

Genesis 28:22 ESV / 30 helpful votes

And this stone, which I have set up for a pillar, shall be God's house. And of all that you give me I will give a full tenth to you.”

Acts 20:35 ESV / 29 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.’”

James 5:1-6 ESV / 28 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 22:26-27 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Be not one of those who give pledges, who put up security for debts. If you have nothing with which to pay, why should your bed be taken from under you?

Psalm 24:1 ESV / 28 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 16:17 ESV / 27 helpful votes

Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the Lord your God that he has given you.

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 26 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.

John 3:16 ESV / 26 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.

Matthew 6:25 ESV / 26 helpful votes

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?

Proverbs 15:22 ESV / 26 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 10:4 ESV / 26 helpful votes

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

Exodus 22:25 ESV / 26 helpful votes

“If you lend money to any of my people with you who is poor, you shall not be like a moneylender to him, and you shall not exact interest from him.

1 Timothy 6:17-19 ESV / 25 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.

Luke 14:28-30 ESV / 24 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.’

Mark 8:36 ESV / 24 helpful votes

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

Matthew 6:34 ESV / 24 helpful votes

“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Colossians 3:23 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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

Luke 12:7 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows.

Proverbs 28:8 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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

Luke 16:19-31 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. ...

Luke 16:11 ESV / 22 helpful votes

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

Matthew 19:21 ESV / 22 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.”

Matthew 5:42 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you.

Proverbs 22:9 ESV / 22 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 12:11 ESV / 22 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:12 ESV / 21 helpful votes

I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need.

Philippians 4:11-13 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Matthew 6:31-33 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Matthew 6:21 ESV / 21 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 16:9 ESV / 21 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 15:27 ESV / 21 helpful votes

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

Luke 14:28 ESV / 20 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?

Proverbs 27:23 ESV / 20 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 23:4-5 ESV / 20 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 / 20 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 13:16 ESV / 20 helpful votes

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

3 John 1:2 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.

1 Peter 5:7 ESV / 19 helpful votes

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

Acts 8:20 ESV / 19 helpful votes

But Peter said to him, “May your silver perish with you, because you thought you could obtain the gift of God with money!

Luke 12:16-21 ESV / 19 helpful votes

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.’ But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul is required of you, and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’ ...

Proverbs 11:1 ESV / 19 helpful votes

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

Psalm 15:5 ESV / 19 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.

Leviticus 19:13 ESV / 19 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.

Hebrews 13:6 ESV / 18 helpful votes

So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?”

1 Thessalonians 5:21 ESV / 18 helpful votes

But test everything; hold fast what is good.

2 Corinthians 9:6-7 ESV / 18 helpful votes

The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

Luke 16:1-13 ESV / 18 helpful votes

He also said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was wasting his possessions. And he called him and said to him, ‘What is this that I hear about you? Turn in the account of your management, for you can no longer be manager.’ And the manager said to himself, ‘What shall I do, since my master is taking the management away from me? I am not strong enough to dig, and I am ashamed to beg. I have decided what to do, so that when I am removed from management, people may receive me into their houses.’ So, summoning his master's debtors one by one, he said to the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’ ...

Luke 6:35 ESV / 18 helpful votes

But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil.

1 Timothy 6:9-11 ESV / 17 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. But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness.

1 Timothy 6:7-10 ESV / 17 helpful votes

For we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. 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.

1 Corinthians 16:1-2 ESV / 17 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.

Romans 14:8 ESV / 17 helpful votes

For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord's.

Romans 13:1 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.

Luke 16:13 ESV / 17 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 12:47-48 ESV / 17 helpful votes

And that servant who knew his master's will but did not get ready or act according to his will, will receive a severe beating. 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.

Mark 4:19 ESV / 17 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.

Matthew 19:21-26 ESV / 17 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.” When the young man heard this he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions. And Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly, I say to you, only with difficulty will a rich person enter the kingdom of heaven. 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.” When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished, saying, “Who then can be saved?” ...

Matthew 6:3-4 ESV / 17 helpful votes

But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

Acts 3:6 ESV / 16 helpful votes

But Peter said, “I have no silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk!”

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