38 Scriptures about Money

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In the Bible, money, wealth, and finances are themes of considerable importance. Scripture consistently warns against the allure and potential pitfalls of wealth, emphasizing that the “love of money is a root of all kinds of evils” (1 Timothy 6:10).

Accumulating wealth hastily or without ethics can lead to its eventual decline, as noted in Proverbs 13:11. Financial stewardship, on the other hand, is strongly encouraged, exemplified by the diligent ant in Proverbs 6:6-8 and the Parable of the Talents in Matthew 25:14-30.

Wealth in itself isn’t condemned, but it’s the heart’s disposition towards it that matters, for “where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:21). Believers are urged to place their ultimate trust not in material riches, which are fleeting, but in God who provides eternal security.

Generosity, especially towards the less fortunate, is extolled, reminding us that when we are generous to the poor, we are lending to the LORD and He will repay us (Proverbs 19:17). Ultimately, while the Bible acknowledges the practicalities of wealth, it guides believers to use it with righteousness, wisdom, and a sense of responsibility, always keeping in mind the transient nature of earthly riches and the imperishable treasures of heaven.

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

Proverbs 13:11

Scriptures about Money

1 Timothy 6:10: “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.”

Proverbs 22:7: “The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender.”

Proverbs 13:11: “Wealth gained hastily will dwindle, but whoever gathers little by little will increase it.”

Luke 14:28: “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?”

Hebrews 13:5: “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 3:9: “Honor the LORD with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce;”

Matthew 6:21: “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

Proverbs 21:5: “The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty.”

Matthew 6:24: “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: “He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves wealth with his income; this also is vanity.”

Proverbs 13:22: “A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, but the sinner’s wealth is laid up for the righteous.”

Proverbs 10:4: “A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich.”

1 Timothy 5:8: “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.

2 Corinthians 9:6-7: “The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.”

Proverbs 6:6-8: “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 15:22: “Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed.”

Proverbs 20:21: “An inheritance gained hastily in the beginning will not be blessed in the end.”

Proverbs 23:4-5: “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 11:28: “Whoever trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous will flourish like a green leaf.”

Matthew 13:22: “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 11:4: “Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.”

Proverbs 28:20: “A faithful man will abound with blessings, but whoever hastens to be rich will not go unpunished.”

1 Timothy 6:17-19: “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.”

James 5:1-3: “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.”

Proverbs 27:23-24: “Know well the condition of your flocks, and give attention to your herds, for riches do not last forever; and does a crown endure to all generations?”

Luke 12:15: “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 10:22: “The blessing of the LORD makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.”

Proverbs 19:17: “Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will repay him for his deed.”

Matthew 6:19-21: “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.”

Proverbs 18:11: “A rich man’s wealth is his strong city, and like a high wall in his imagination.”

Ecclesiastes 5:19: “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.”

Luke 16:11: “If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches?”

Proverbs 14:24: “The crown of the wise is their wealth, but the folly of fools brings folly.”

Proverbs 22:1: “A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold.”

Matthew 25:14-30: “For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted to them his property…” (The Parable of the Talents, which discusses investments and responsibility).

Luke 12:33-34: “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.”