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Scripture References on Money

Updated on May 29, 2013

Scripture References on Money

1 Corinthians 13:3

"If I give all my possessions to feed the poor... but do not have love, it profits me nothing"

1 John 3:17

"But whoever has the world’s goods, and beholds his brother in need and closes his heart against him, how does the love of God abide in him?"

1 Timothy 5:8

"But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith, and is worse than an unbeliever"

1 Timothy 6:8

„If we have food and covering, with these we shall be content.”

2 Corinthians 9:7

"God loves a cheerful giver"

2 Chronicles 36:3

"Then the king of Egypt deposed him [Joahaz] at Jerusalem, and imposed on the land a fine of one hundred talents of silver and one talent of gold"

Ecclesiastes 11:1,2

"Cast your bread upon the waters, for after many days you will find it again. Give portions to seven, yes to eight, for you do not know what disaster may com upon the land." (These verses talk about portfolio investments; keep a portfolio of 7-8 investment classes.) 

Exodus 20:17

"You shall not covet you neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife or his male servant or his female servant or his ox or his donkey or anything that belongs to your neighbor"

Exodus 22:29

“Do not hold back offerings from your granaries or your vats.”

Ezra 4:20

"Mighty kings have ruled over Jerusalem, governing all the provinces beyond the River, and that tribute, custom, and toll were paid to them"

Ezra 7:24

"It is not allowed to impose tax, tribute or toll on any of the priests, Levites, singers, doorkeepers, Nethinim, or servants of this house of God"

Deuteronomy 5:21

“You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, and you shall not desire your neighbor’s house, his field or his male servant or his female servant, his ox or his donkey or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”

Deuteronomy 7:25

“You shall not covet the silver or the gold that is on them [graven images], nor take it for yourselves, lest you be snared by it, for it is an abomination to the Lord your God.”

Deuteronomy 14:22-28

22Be sure to set aside a tenth of all that your fields produce each year. 23Eat the tithe of your grain, new wine and oil, and the firstborn of your herds and flocks in the presence of the LORD your God at the place he will choose as a dwelling for his Name, so that you may learn to revere the LORD your God always. 24But if that place is too distant and you have been blessed by the LORD your God and cannot carry your tithe (because the place where the LORD will choose to put his Name is so far away), 25then exchange your tithe for silver, and take the silver with you and go to the place the LORD your God will choose.26Use the silver to buy whatever you like: cattle, sheep, wine or other fermented drink, or anything you wish. Then you and your household shall eat there in the presence of the LORD your God and rejoice.27And do not neglect the Levites living in your towns, for they have no allotment of inheritance of their own.

28At the end of every three years, bring all the tithes of that year’s produce and store it in your towns…”

Deuteronomy 15:10-11

10Give generously to him and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the LORD your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to.11There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore I command you to be openhanded towards your brothers and towards the poor and needy in your land.”

Deuteronomy 16:16-17

16Three times a year all your men must appear before the LORD your God at the place he will choose: at the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Feast of Weeks and the Feast of Tabernacles. No man should appear before the LORD empty-handed:17Each of you must bring a gift in proportion to the way the LORD your God has blessed you.”

Hebrews 13:5-6

“Let your character be free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, 'I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you,' so that we confidently say, “The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid.”

Isaiah 30:22-23

"And you [God’s people] will defile your graven images, overlaid with silver, and your molten images plated with gold. You will scatter them as an impure thing; and say to them, 'Be gone!' Then He will give you rain for the seed which you will sow in the ground, and bread from the yield of the ground, and it will be rich and plenteous; on that day your livestock will graze in a roomy pasture"

Jeremiah 15:10

"Woe to me, my mother, that you have born me as a man of strife and a man of contention to all the land! I have neither lent, nor have men lent money to me, yet every one curses me."

Leviticus 27:30

“A tithe of everything from the land, whether grain from the soil or fruit from the trees, belongs to the LORD; it is holy to the LORD.”

Luke 12:15

"He said to them, 'Beware, and be on your guard against every form of greed; for not even when one has an abundance does his life consist of his possessions' "

Matthew 19:21

"Go and sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you shall have treasures in heaven"

Micah 1:7

"All of her [Israel] idols will be smashed, all of her earnings will be burned with fire, and all of her images I [the Lord] will make desolate."

Psalm 10:3-4

"The greedy man curses and spurns the Lord"

Psalm17: 13-15

“13Rise up, O LORD, confront them bring them, bring them down,

rescue me from the wicked by your sword.

14O LORD, by your hand save me from such men,

from men of this world whose reward is in this life.

You still the hunger of those you cherish;

Their sons have plenty,

And they store up wealth for their children

15And I-in righteousness I shall see your face;

when I awake, I shall be satisfied with seeing your likeness.”

Psalm 37:21

"The wicked borrows and does not pay back, but the righteous is gracious and gives"

Psalm 62:10

“Do not trust in extortion

or take pride in stolen goods;

Though your riches increase,

Do not set your heart on them.”

Psalm 109:11

"Let the creditor seize all that he [the wicked] has; and let strangers plunder the product of his hand."

Psalm 115:4

"Their idols are silver and gold, the work of man’s hands"

Psalm119: 36

“Turn my heart towards your statutes

And not towards selfish gain.”

Psalm 135:15

"The idols of the nations are but silver and gold, the work of man’s hands"

Proverbs 3:9

“Honour the LORD with your wealth,

With the firstfruits of all your crops.”

Proverbs 11:6

"The treacherous will be caught by their own greed"

Proverbs11: 4, 24-25

“4Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath,

but righteousness delivers from death.

24One man gives freely, yet gains even more;

another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.

25A generous man will prosper;

he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.”

Proverbs 13:22

"A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children"

Proverbs 14:15

“A simple man believes anything,

But a prudent man gives thought to his steps.”

Proverbs 15:27

“A greedy man brings trouble to his family,

But he who hates bribes will live.”

Proverbs16: 8, 16

“8Better a little with righteousness

Than much gain with injustice.

16How much better to get wisdom than gold,

to choose understanding rather than silver!”

Proverbs 17:2

"A servant who acts wisely will rule over a son who acts shamefully, and will share in the inheritance among brothers"

Proverbs 20:18

“Prepare plans by consultation.”

Proverbs 21:5

"Steady plodding bring prosperity"

Proverbs 21: 20-21

“20In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil,

but a foolish man devours all he has.

21He who pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honour.”

Proverbs 21-25-26

“25The sluggard’s craving will be the death of him,

because his hands refuse to work.

26All day long he craves for more,

but the righteous give without sparing.”

Proverbs 22:7

"The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower becomes the lender’s slave"

Proverbs 24:3-4

“Any enterprise is built by wise planning, becomes strong through common sense, and profits wonderfully by keeping abreast of the facts.”

Proverbs 28:6

"Better is the poor who walks in his integrity, than he who is crooked though he be rich"

Romans 13:5-7

"Wherefore it is necessary to be in subjection (to the government), not only because of wrath, but also for conscience’ sake. For because of this you also pay taxes, for rulers are servants of God, devoting themselves to this very thing. Render to all what is due them: tax to whom tax is due"


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