35 Bible Verses About Money (ESV)

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  1. Ecclesiastes 5:10 - "He who loves money will not..."
  2. Matthew 6:21 - "For where your treasure is, there..."
  3. Malachi 3:10 - "Bring the full tithes into the..."
  4. Romans 13:8 - "Owe no one anything, except to..."
  5. Psalm 37:16-17 - "Better is the little that the..."
  6. Proverbs 13:11 - "Wealth gained hastily will dwindle, but..."
  7. Matthew 19:21 - "Jesus said to him, "If you..."
  8. Proverbs 17:16 - "Why should a fool have money..."
  9. Hebrews 13:5 - "Keep your life free from love..."
  10. Matthew 6:24 - ""No one can serve two masters,..."
  11. Luke 3:14 - "Soldiers also asked him, "And we,..."
  12. Exodus 22:25 - ""If you lend money to any..."
  13. 1 Timothy 6:10 - "For the love of money is..."
  14. Deuteronomy 23:19 - ""You shall not charge interest on..."
  15. Matthew 21:12-13 - "And Jesus entered the temple and..."
  16. 1 Timothy 6:17-19 - "As for the rich in this..."
  17. Luke 12:33 - "Sell your possessions, and give to..."
  18. Matthew 6:1-4 - ""Beware of practicing your righteousness before..."
  19. Deuteronomy 15:7 - ""If among you, one of your..."
  20. Acts 8:20 - "But Peter said to him, "May..."
  21. Proverbs 10:4 - "A slack hand causes poverty, but..."
  22. Ecclesiastes 7:12 - "For the protection of wisdom is..."
  23. Mark 12:41-44 - "And he sat down opposite the..."
  24. Revelation 3:17 - "For you say, I am rich,..."
  25. Luke 14:28 - "For which of you, desiring to..."
  26. Luke 16:13-15 - "No servant can serve two masters,..."
  27. Matthew 13:22 - "As for what was sown among..."
  28. 2 Chronicles 1:11-12 - "God answered Solomon, "Because this was..."
  29. Deuteronomy 28:12 - "The LORD will open to you..."
  30. 1 Peter 5:2-3 - "shepherd the flock of God that..."
  31. Matthew 13:44 - ""The kingdom of heaven is like..."
  32. 1 Samuel 2:7 - "The LORD makes poor and makes..."
  33. Proverbs 3:9 - "Honor the LORD with your wealth..."
  34. Acts 4:34 - "There was not a needy person..."
  35. James 5:1-6 - "Come now, you rich, weep and..."

1. Ecclesiastes 5:10

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

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2. Matthew 6:21

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

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3. Malachi 3:10

10 Bring the full tithes 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.

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4. Romans 13:8

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

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5. Psalm 37:16-17

16 Better is the little that the righteous has than the abundance of many wicked. 17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken, but the LORD upholds the righteous.

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6. Proverbs 13:11

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

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7. Matthew 19:21

21 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."

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8. Proverbs 17:16

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

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9. Hebrews 13:5

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."

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10. Matthew 6:24

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.

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11. Luke 3:14

14 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."

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12. Exodus 22:25

25 "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.

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13. 1 Timothy 6:10

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.

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14. Deuteronomy 23:19

19 "You shall not charge interest on loans to your brother, interest on money, interest on food, interest on anything that is lent for interest.

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15. Matthew 21:12-13

12 And Jesus entered the temple and drove out all who sold and bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. 13 He said to them, "It is written, 'My house shall be called a house of prayer,' but you make it a den of robbers."

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16. 1 Timothy 6:17-19

17 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. 18 They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, 19 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.

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17. Luke 12:33

33 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.

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18. Matthew 6:1-4

1 "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. 2 "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. 3 But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

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19. Deuteronomy 15:7

7 "If among you, one of your brothers should become poor, in any of your towns within your land that the LORD your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart or shut your hand against your poor brother,

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20. Acts 8:20

20 But Peter said to him, "May your silver perish with you, because you thought you could obtain the gift of God with money!

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21. Proverbs 10:4

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

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22. Ecclesiastes 7:12

12 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.

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23. Mark 12:41-44

41 And he sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting money into the offering box. Many rich people put in large sums. 42 And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which make a penny. 43 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. 44 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."

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24. Revelation 3:17

17 For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked.

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25. Luke 14:28

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?

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26. Luke 16:13-15

13 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." 14 The Pharisees, who were lovers of money, heard all these things, and they ridiculed him. 15 And he said to them, "You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God.

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27. Matthew 13:22

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.

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28. 2 Chronicles 1:11-12

11 God answered Solomon, "Because this was in your heart, and you have not asked possessions, wealth, honor, or the life of those who hate you, and have not even asked long life, but have asked wisdom and knowledge for yourself that you may govern my people over whom I have made you king, 12 wisdom and knowledge are granted to you. I will also give you riches, possessions, and honor, such as none of the kings had who were before you, and none after you shall have the like."

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29. Deuteronomy 28:12

12 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.

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30. 1 Peter 5:2-3

2 shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; 3 not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock.

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31. Matthew 13:44

44 "The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.

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32. 1 Samuel 2:7

7 The LORD makes poor and makes rich; he brings low and he exalts.

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33. Proverbs 3:9

9 Honor the LORD with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce;

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34. Acts 4:34

34 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

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35. James 5:1-6

1 Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you. 2 Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten. 3 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. 4 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. 5 You have lived on the earth in luxury and in self-indulgence. You have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter. 6 You have condemned; you have murdered the righteous person. He does not resist you.

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Table of Contents

  1. Psalm 37:16-17
  2. Exodus 22:25
  3. Deuteronomy 15:7
  4. Deuteronomy 23:19
  5. Deuteronomy 28:12
  6. 1 Samuel 2:7
  7. 2 Chronicles 1:11-12
  8. Proverbs 3:9
  9. Proverbs 10:4
  10. Proverbs 13:11
  11. Proverbs 17:16
  12. Ecclesiastes 5:10
  13. Ecclesiastes 7:12
  14. Malachi 3:10
  15. Matthew 6:21
  16. Matthew 6:24
  17. Matthew 6:1-4
  18. Matthew 13:22
  19. Matthew 13:44
  20. Matthew 19:21
  21. Matthew 21:12-13
  22. Mark 12:41-44
  23. Luke 3:14
  24. Luke 12:33
  25. Luke 14:28
  26. Luke 16:13-15
  27. Acts 4:34
  28. Acts 8:20
  29. Romans 13:8
  30. 1 Timothy 6:10
  31. 1 Timothy 6:17-19
  32. Hebrews 13:5
  33. James 5:1-6
  34. 1 Peter 5:2-3
  35. Revelation 3:17

Psalm 37:16-17

16 Better is the little that the righteous has than the abundance of many wicked. 17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken, but the LORD upholds the righteous.

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Exodus 22:25

25 "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.

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Deuteronomy 15:7

7 "If among you, one of your brothers should become poor, in any of your towns within your land that the LORD your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart or shut your hand against your poor brother,

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Deuteronomy 23:19

19 "You shall not charge interest on loans to your brother, interest on money, interest on food, interest on anything that is lent for interest.

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Deuteronomy 28:12

12 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.

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1 Samuel 2:7

7 The LORD makes poor and makes rich; he brings low and he exalts.

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2 Chronicles 1:11-12

11 God answered Solomon, "Because this was in your heart, and you have not asked possessions, wealth, honor, or the life of those who hate you, and have not even asked long life, but have asked wisdom and knowledge for yourself that you may govern my people over whom I have made you king, 12 wisdom and knowledge are granted to you. I will also give you riches, possessions, and honor, such as none of the kings had who were before you, and none after you shall have the like."

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Proverbs 3:9

9 Honor the LORD with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce;

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Proverbs 10:4

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

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Proverbs 13:11

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

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Proverbs 17:16

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

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Ecclesiastes 5:10

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

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Ecclesiastes 7:12

12 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.

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Malachi 3:10

10 Bring the full tithes 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.

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Matthew 6:21

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

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Matthew 6:24

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.

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Matthew 6:1-4

1 "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. 2 "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. 3 But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

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Matthew 13:22

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.

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Matthew 13:44

44 "The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.

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Matthew 19:21

21 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."

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Matthew 21:12-13

12 And Jesus entered the temple and drove out all who sold and bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. 13 He said to them, "It is written, 'My house shall be called a house of prayer,' but you make it a den of robbers."

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Mark 12:41-44

41 And he sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting money into the offering box. Many rich people put in large sums. 42 And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which make a penny. 43 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. 44 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."

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Luke 3:14

14 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."

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Luke 12:33

33 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.

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Luke 14:28

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?

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Luke 16:13-15

13 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." 14 The Pharisees, who were lovers of money, heard all these things, and they ridiculed him. 15 And he said to them, "You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God.

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Acts 4:34

34 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

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Acts 8:20

20 But Peter said to him, "May your silver perish with you, because you thought you could obtain the gift of God with money!

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Romans 13:8

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

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1 Timothy 6:10

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.

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1 Timothy 6:17-19

17 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. 18 They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, 19 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.

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Hebrews 13:5

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."

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James 5:1-6

1 Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you. 2 Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten. 3 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. 4 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. 5 You have lived on the earth in luxury and in self-indulgence. You have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter. 6 You have condemned; you have murdered the righteous person. He does not resist you.

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1 Peter 5:2-3

2 shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; 3 not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock.

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Revelation 3:17

17 For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked.

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