100 Bible Verses about Money

Hebrews 13:5 ESV / 1,067 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 Timothy 6:10 ESV / 853 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 6:24 ESV / 780 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.

Ecclesiastes 5:10 ESV / 607 helpful votes

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

Matthew 6:19-21 ESV / 525 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 13:11 ESV / 524 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 22:7 ESV / 523 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 6:17-19 ESV / 511 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 12:33-34 ESV / 488 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.

Ecclesiastes 5:18-20 ESV / 477 helpful votes

Behold, what I have seen to be good and fitting is to eat and drink and find enjoyment in all the toil with which one toils under the sun the few days of his life that God has given him, for this is his lot. 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. For he will not much remember the days of his life because God keeps him occupied with joy in his heart.

1 Timothy 5:8 ESV / 389 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 13:22 ESV / 377 helpful votes

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

Matthew 6:31-33 ESV / 359 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.

Luke 12:15 ESV / 350 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.”

Luke 16:11 ESV / 301 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 22:1 ESV / 301 helpful votes

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

Acts 4:32-35 ESV / 297 helpful votes

Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common. And with great power the apostles were giving their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all. There was not a needy person among them, for as many as were owners of lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold and laid it at the apostles' feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need.

Acts 2:44-45 ESV / 279 helpful votes

And all who believed were together and had all things in common. And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need.

Malachi 3:10 ESV / 278 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 30:8-9 ESV / 253 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.

Acts 20:35 ESV / 241 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.’”

Matthew 25:14-30 ESV / 226 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. ...

Philippians 4:11-13 ESV / 213 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.

Proverbs 21:20 ESV / 201 helpful votes

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

1 John 3:16-18 ESV / 187 helpful votes

By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. 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.

1 John 2:15-17 ESV / 186 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.

Exodus 22:25 ESV / 186 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 3:9-10 ESV / 180 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.

Philippians 4:19 ESV / 173 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 23:4-5 ESV / 164 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 6:38 ESV / 160 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 22:26-27 ESV / 158 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?

Luke 14:28 ESV / 151 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 21:1-4 ESV / 150 helpful votes

Jesus looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the offering box, and he saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins. And he said, “Truly, I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them. For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.”

Psalm 37:21 ESV / 150 helpful votes

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

Romans 13:8 ESV / 149 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 10:22 ESV / 149 helpful votes

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

Acts 8:20 ESV / 145 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 14:28-30 ESV / 142 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.’

Proverbs 11:4 ESV / 142 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 3:9 ESV / 131 helpful votes

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

Mark 12:41-44 ESV / 127 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.”

Luke 16:13 ESV / 126 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.”

Deuteronomy 8:18 ESV / 124 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.

Matthew 6:21 ESV / 115 helpful votes

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

John 3:16 ESV / 113 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.

Romans 13:7 ESV / 111 helpful votes

Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed.

Mark 8:36 ESV / 111 helpful votes

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

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 109 helpful votes

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

Matthew 19:21 ESV / 107 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 / 106 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 11:1 ESV / 106 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 10:4 ESV / 106 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 6:9 ESV / 104 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.

Proverbs 22:16 ESV / 104 helpful votes

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

Ezekiel 28:4 ESV / 101 helpful votes

By your wisdom and your understanding you have made wealth for yourself, and have gathered gold and silver into your treasuries;

James 5:1-6 ESV / 99 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. ...

James 2:14-17 ESV / 98 helpful votes

What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.

Colossians 3:23 ESV / 98 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 14:23 ESV / 98 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 28:20 ESV / 97 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 27:23 ESV / 96 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 6:6-8 ESV / 94 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.

2 Corinthians 9:8 ESV / 93 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.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 93 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.

Isaiah 55:1 ESV / 93 helpful votes

“Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.

1 Corinthians 16:2 ESV / 92 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.

Ecclesiastes 10:19 ESV / 91 helpful votes

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

Psalm 15:5 ESV / 91 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.

Proverbs 21:5 ESV / 90 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 3:1-5 ESV / 89 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, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.

2 Corinthians 9:7 ESV / 89 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 Timothy 5:18 ESV / 88 helpful votes

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

Leviticus 19:13 ESV / 86 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.

Proverbs 22:9 ESV / 85 helpful votes

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

Matthew 13:22 ESV / 84 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.

Proverbs 24:27 ESV / 84 helpful votes

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

Luke 16:19-31 ESV / 83 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 22:21 ESV / 83 helpful votes

They said, “Caesar's.” Then he said to them, “Therefore render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's.”

Proverbs 28:22 ESV / 83 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 11:2 ESV / 82 helpful votes

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

Philippians 2:3-4 ESV / 79 helpful votes

Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

Proverbs 23:4 ESV / 77 helpful votes

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

Deuteronomy 8:17-18 ESV / 77 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 7:12 ESV / 76 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 16:8 ESV / 76 helpful votes

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

Matthew 6:34 ESV / 74 helpful votes

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

Matthew 6:1-34 ESV / 73 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. “And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. ...

Psalm 37:16-17 ESV / 73 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.

Matthew 6:1-4 ESV / 72 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.

Song of Solomon 8:6-7 ESV / 72 helpful votes

Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm, for love is strong as death, jealousy is fierce as the grave. Its flashes are flashes of fire, the very flame of the Lord. Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it. If a man offered for love all the wealth of his house, he would be utterly despised.

Proverbs 22:3 ESV / 71 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 16:9 ESV / 71 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 15:27 ESV / 68 helpful votes

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

Colossians 4:1 ESV / 66 helpful votes

Masters, treat your slaves justly and fairly, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.

Psalm 112:5 ESV / 66 helpful votes

It is well with the man who deals generously and lends; who conducts his affairs with justice.

3 John 1:2 ESV / 65 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.

Luke 12:23-24 ESV / 64 helpful votes

For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds!

Matthew 6:25 ESV / 64 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?

Deuteronomy 16:17 ESV / 63 helpful votes

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

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