100 Bible Verses about Spending Money

Proverbs 22:7 ESV / 3,315 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 6:10 ESV / 2,827 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 / 2,369 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 13:11 ESV / 2,200 helpful votes

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

Luke 12:15 ESV / 2,183 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 ESV / 2,146 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.

Deuteronomy 8:18 ESV / 2,095 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 3:9 ESV / 2,069 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 13:22 ESV / 2,066 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 5:10 ESV / 1,910 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 / 1,769 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.

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 1,747 helpful votes

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

Matthew 6:24 ESV / 1,706 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.

Proverbs 3:9-10 ESV / 1,663 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 Timothy 6:17-19 ESV / 1,634 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 6:21 ESV / 1,593 helpful votes

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

Malachi 3:10 ESV / 1,524 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 55:2 ESV / 1,478 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.

Proverbs 21:20 ESV / 1,473 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 28:20 ESV / 1,443 helpful votes

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

Luke 14:28 ESV / 1,437 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?

Romans 13:8 ESV / 1,424 helpful votes

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

Matthew 6:1-4 ESV / 1,355 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.

Psalm 24:1 ESV / 1,355 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 28:22 ESV / 1,339 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 13:18 ESV / 1,286 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 21:17 ESV / 1,236 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 19:17 ESV / 1,225 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 22:1 ESV / 1,216 helpful votes

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

Psalm 37:21 ESV / 1,214 helpful votes

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

James 1:5 ESV / 1,211 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.

Psalm 37:16-17 ESV / 1,178 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 21:5 ESV / 1,157 helpful votes

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

Luke 6:38 ESV / 1,139 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 10:4 ESV / 1,132 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 5:8 ESV / 1,119 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.

James 4:3 ESV / 1,082 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 16:2 ESV / 1,080 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 5:11 ESV / 1,075 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:19 ESV / 1,052 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 11:4 ESV / 1,043 helpful votes

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

Exodus 22:25 ESV / 1,040 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 John 3:17-18 ESV / 1,032 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.

Proverbs 6:6-8 ESV / 1,022 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.

Genesis 28:22 ESV / 1,022 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.”

Philippians 4:12 ESV / 1,010 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 18:11 ESV / 1,010 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 17:16 ESV / 1,006 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 1,004 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.

Proverbs 10:22 ESV / 982 helpful votes

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

Matthew 19:21 ESV / 956 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 23:4 ESV / 913 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 23:4-5 ESV / 895 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.

Acts 8:20 ESV / 889 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 1:37 ESV / 869 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

2 Corinthians 9:6-7 ESV / 865 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.

Proverbs 23:5 ESV / 840 helpful votes

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

Matthew 5:42 ESV / 836 helpful votes

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

James 5:1-6 ESV / 827 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 12:33 ESV / 822 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.

2 Corinthians 9:7 ESV / 820 helpful votes

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

John 3:16 ESV / 802 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.

Luke 14:28-30 ESV / 777 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 15:27 ESV / 766 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 7:12 ESV / 746 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 22:26-27 ESV / 740 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?

1 Peter 5:7 ESV / 708 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 9:8 ESV / 696 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.

Luke 6:35 ESV / 685 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.

Matthew 25:14-30 ESV / 683 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. ...

Deuteronomy 28:12 ESV / 677 helpful votes

The Lord will open to you his good treasury, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season and to bless all the work of your hands. And you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow.

Colossians 3:23 ESV / 661 helpful votes

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

Acts 20:35 ESV / 656 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 27:23 ESV / 655 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 13:16 ESV / 648 helpful votes

Every prudent man acts with knowledge, but a fool flaunts his folly.

Matthew 6:34 ESV / 633 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:11-13 ESV / 625 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.

Mark 8:36 ESV / 616 helpful votes

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

Mark 4:19 ESV / 614 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.

Proverbs 14:23 ESV / 608 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 12:11 ESV / 601 helpful votes

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

John 3:16-17 ESV / 600 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. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Luke 12:7 ESV / 593 helpful votes

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

1 John 3:17 ESV / 588 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?

Proverbs 15:22 ESV / 586 helpful votes

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

Luke 16:11 ESV / 581 helpful votes

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

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 577 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

Proverbs 28:8 ESV / 575 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 22:9 ESV / 557 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 555 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.

Proverbs 16:9 ESV / 555 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 553 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Proverbs 22:16 ESV / 547 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 / 516 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.

Mark 12:41-44 ESV / 508 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.”

Matthew 6:25 ESV / 508 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?

3 John 1:2 ESV / 503 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 3:14 ESV / 491 helpful votes

Soldiers also asked him, “And we, what shall we do?” And he said to them, “Do not extort money from anyone by threats or by false accusation, and be content with your wages.”

Matthew 19:21-26 ESV / 484 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 / 463 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.

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