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Bible Verses

(Some verses appear in more than one category)
You don't have to believe in God in order to profit from the information the Bible gives us concerning wealth.  If you don't believe in God or in the Bible, then ignore where this information comes from and just gain from the wisdom and guidance about handling money.  Regardless of what you do or don't believe, this information about handling money works and it has been around for a very long time.



Put God first:

If you love Me, keep my commandments.  John 14:15
   
Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.  Mat. 6:33

In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths.  Prov. 3:6

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 Tim. 5:8

It is required in stewards that one be found faithful.  1 Cor. 4:2
     
For I desire mercy and not sacrifice, and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.  Hosea 6:6


Counsel:

Listen to counsel and accept discipline that you may be wise the rest of your days.  Prov.  19:20

Without counsel, plans go awry.  But in the multitude of counselors they are established.  Prov. 15:22

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but he who hears counsel is wise. Prov. 12:15

He who ignores discipline comes to poverty and shame, but whoever heeds correction is honored.  Prov. 13:18

He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.  Prov. 13:20

With pride comes trouble, but with counsel comes wisdom.  Prov. 13:10

Instruct a wise man and he will be wiser still;  teach a righteous man and he will add to his learning.  Prov. 9:9

...by knowledge the rooms [of a house] are filled with precious and pleasant riches.  Prov. 24:4


Planning:

The plans of the diligent lead surely to advantage, but everyone who is hasty comes surely to poverty.  Prov. 21:5

A man's heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.  Prov. 16:9

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not unto your own understanding.  Prov. 3:5

A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself, but the foolish pass on and are punished.  Prov. 22:3

There is desirable treasure and oil in the dwelling of the wise, but a foolish man squanders all he has.  Prov. 21:20

He who loves money shall never have enough.  The foolishness of thinking that wealth brings happiness!  Eccl. 5:10

Who would build a tower without first sitting down and estimating the cost to be sure he has enough money to complete it?  Luke 14:28

Go to the ant you sluggard.  Consider her ways and be wise, who having no captain, overseer or ruler, provides her supplies in the summer and gathers her food in the harvest.   Prov. 6:6-8
   
 
Greed:

Take heed and beware of greed, for one's life does not consist of the abundance of things he possesses.  Luke 12:15

He who loves money will not be satisfied with money; nor he who loves abundance with increase.  This is also foolishness!  Eccl.  5:10

You ask and do not receive because you ask amiss that you may spend it on your pleasure.  James 4:3

A faithful man will abound with blessings, but he who makes haste to be rich will not go unpunished.  Prov.  28:20

Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have.  For He Himself said
"I  will never leave you or forsake you." 
Hebrews 13:5

Better is a little with righteousness than vast revenues without justice.  Prov. 16:8

Having food and clothing, with these we shall be content.  1 Tim. 6:8

Those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition. 
1 Tim. 6:9

Dishonest money dwindles away, but he who gathers money little by little makes it grow.  Prov. 13:11

He who is greedy for gain troubles his own house...  Prov. 15:27

For the love of money is the root of all sorts of evil.  1 Timothy 6:10


Honesty:

He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much.  And he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much.  Luke 16:10

...It is required in stewards that one be found faithful. 1 Cor. 4:2

Dishonest money dwindles away, but he who gathers money little by little makes it grow.   Prov. 13:11

The wicked borrows and does not repay, but the righteous shows mercy and gives.  Psalms 37:21


Giving/Tithing:

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.  Prov. 17:17

A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor.  Prov. 22:9

So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity, for God loves a cheerful giver.  2 Cor. 9:7

Bring all of the tithes into the storehouse that there may be food in my house.  And test me now in this, says the Lord of hosts, and see if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it.  Malachi 3:10
    
For I desire mercy and not sacrifice, and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.  Hosea 6:6

Honor the Lord with your possessions and with the first fruits of all your increases; so your barns will be filled with plenty and your vats will overflow with new wine.  Prov. 3:9,10

Whoever has the world's goods and sees his brother in need and closes his heart against him, how does the love of God abide in him?  Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue but in deed and truth.  1 John 3:17,18

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 Tim. 5:8

Commit your works to the Lord, and your thoughts will be established.  Prov. 16:3

Be sure to set aside a tenth of all your fields produce each year.  Deut. 14:22

[A shepherd] must not pick out the good from the bad or make any substitutions.  If he does make a substitution, both the animal and its substitute become holy and cannot be taken back.  Lev. 27:33

A tenth 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.   Lev. 27:30

...Look not only to your own needs, but also to the needs of others.  Phil. 2:4

The wicked borrows and does not repay, but the righteous shows mercy and gives.  Psalms 37:21


Good stewardship (a steward is someone in charge of caring for the property of another as in us caring for God's money)

...It is required in stewards that one be found faithful.  1 Cor. 4:2
    
Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy.  1 Tim. 6:17
     
...then you say in your heart, my power and the might of my hand gave gained me this wealth.  And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth.  Deut. 8:17,18
     
...if a man will not work, neither shall he eat.  2 Thess. 3:10

A person without understanding [a stupid person] shakes hands in a pledge and co-signs for a friend.  Prov. 17:18

...if you co-sign for a friend, if you have shaken hands in pledge for a stranger, you are snared by the words of your mouth.  You are taken by the words of your mouth.  Prov. 6:1,2

If anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he had denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.  1 Timothy 5:8


Financial discipline:

 He who ignores discipline comes to poverty and shame, but whoever heeds correction is honored.  Prov. 13:18

 Listen to counsel and accept discipline that you may be wise the rest of your days. Prov. 19:20

 ...If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat.  2 Thess 3:10


Debt:

 The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender.  Prov. 22:7

 Let no debt remain outstanding except the continuing debt to love on another...  Rom. 13:8

 Pay everyone what you owe him: if you owe taxes, pay taxes; if money, then money; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.  Rom. 13:7

The wicked borrows and does not repay, but the righteous shows mercy and gives.  Psalms 37:21


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