100 Bible Verses about Spending Money

Proverbs 22:7 ESV / 1,216 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 6:10 ESV / 847 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.

Hebrews 13:5 ESV / 694 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.”

Proverbs 13:22 ESV / 622 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 21:20 ESV / 600 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 13:11 ESV / 594 helpful votes

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

Luke 12:15 ESV / 572 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.”

Deuteronomy 8:18 ESV / 568 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.

1 Timothy 6:17 ESV / 545 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.

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 543 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 5:10 ESV / 533 helpful votes

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

Malachi 3:10 ESV / 532 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.

Matthew 6:19-21 ESV / 530 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 / 503 helpful votes

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

Matthew 6:24 ESV / 476 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.

Philippians 4:19 ESV / 475 helpful votes

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

Luke 6:38 ESV / 461 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.”

Matthew 6:21 ESV / 458 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 55:2 ESV / 445 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.

1 Timothy 6:17-19 ESV / 437 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 21:5 ESV / 437 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 3:9-10 ESV / 410 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 Corinthians 16:2 ESV / 400 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.

Proverbs 13:18 ESV / 396 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 28:20 ESV / 393 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 5:8 ESV / 381 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 6:6-8 ESV / 379 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.

Romans 13:8 ESV / 366 helpful votes

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

John 3:16 ESV / 365 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.

Proverbs 28:22 ESV / 365 helpful votes

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

James 1:5 ESV / 338 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.

Matthew 6:1-4 ESV / 338 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.

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 334 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.

Psalm 37:21 ESV / 331 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 22:1 ESV / 330 helpful votes

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

James 4:3 ESV / 328 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 21:17 ESV / 327 helpful votes

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

Matthew 5:42 ESV / 319 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 11:4 ESV / 311 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 19:17 ESV / 310 helpful votes

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

Psalm 24:1 ESV / 309 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 9:7 ESV / 300 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 22:26-27 ESV / 299 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?

Exodus 22:25 ESV / 290 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.

Proverbs 18:11 ESV / 281 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 15:27 ESV / 278 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 23:5 ESV / 274 helpful votes

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

Matthew 19:21 ESV / 267 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.”

Proverbs 10:4 ESV / 266 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 9:8 ESV / 265 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 9:6-7 ESV / 264 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 14:28-30 ESV / 264 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.’

Colossians 3:23 ESV / 263 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 28:8 ESV / 263 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 10:22 ESV / 263 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 5:7 ESV / 260 helpful votes

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

Matthew 25:14-30 ESV / 260 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. ...

1 John 3:17-18 ESV / 248 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.

Acts 20:35 ESV / 248 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.’”

Ecclesiastes 5:11 ESV / 248 helpful votes

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

Luke 14:28 ESV / 246 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 1:37 ESV / 243 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Genesis 28:22 ESV / 240 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.”

Matthew 6:34 ESV / 237 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 14:23 ESV / 235 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 17:16 ESV / 234 helpful votes

Why should a fool have money in his hand to buy wisdom when he has no sense?

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 230 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.

Philippians 4:11-13 ESV / 228 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.

Acts 8:20 ESV / 228 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 6:35 ESV / 226 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.

Proverbs 23:4-5 ESV / 226 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.

Luke 12:7 ESV / 225 helpful votes

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

Luke 16:11 ESV / 223 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:12 ESV / 220 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.

Proverbs 13:16 ESV / 220 helpful votes

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

Mark 4:19 ESV / 219 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 5:1-6 ESV / 218 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. ...

Psalm 37:16-17 ESV / 215 helpful votes

Better is the little that the righteous has than the abundance of many wicked. For the arms of the wicked shall be broken, but the Lord upholds the righteous.

Proverbs 27:23 ESV / 213 helpful votes

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

1 John 3:17 ESV / 212 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 8:36 ESV / 208 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 15:22 ESV / 208 helpful votes

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

3 John 1:2 ESV / 199 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.

Proverbs 16:9 ESV / 199 helpful votes

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

Luke 16:19-31 ESV / 197 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. ...

Proverbs 12:11 ESV / 197 helpful votes

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

Matthew 19:21-26 ESV / 193 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 6:31-33 ESV / 192 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 6:25 ESV / 184 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 22:3 ESV / 183 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 16:17 ESV / 181 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 22:9 ESV / 179 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 13:6 ESV / 175 helpful votes

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

Romans 14:8 ESV / 171 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.

Luke 16:1-13 ESV / 170 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?’ ...

Proverbs 22:16 ESV / 167 helpful votes

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

John 14:27 ESV / 165 helpful votes

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

James 5:2 ESV / 162 helpful votes

Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten.

Luke 12:16-21 ESV / 162 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?’ ...

Luke 12:47-48 ESV / 161 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.

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