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Proverbs 13:11 ESV / 160 helpful votes
Wealth gained hastily will dwindle, but whoever gathers little by little will increase it.
Hebrews 13:5 ESV / 115 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.”
1 Timothy 6:10 ESV / 88 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.
1 John 2:15-17 ESV / 66 helpful votes
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.
1 Corinthians 6:12 ESV / 62 helpful votes
“All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be enslaved by anything.
Luke 12:15 ESV / 58 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.”
Proverbs 1:19 ESV / 58 helpful votes
Such are the ways of everyone who is greedy for unjust gain; it takes away the life of its possessors.
Matthew 6:24 ESV / 48 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.
Colossians 3:5 ESV / 44 helpful votes
Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.
Acts 20:35 ESV / 42 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.’”
1 John 2:15 ESV / 41 helpful votes
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
Acts 20:33-35 ESV / 37 helpful votes
I coveted no one’s silver or gold or apparel. You yourselves know that these hands ministered to my necessities and to those who were with me. 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.’”
Ephesians 4:28 ESV / 30 helpful votes
Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need.
Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 25 helpful votes
A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. …
Luke 12:47-48 ESV / 23 helpful votes
And that servant who knew his master’s will but did not get ready or act according to his will, will receive a severe beating. But the one who did not know, and did what deserved a beating, will receive a light beating. Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required, and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will demand the more.
Proverbs 1:13 ESV / 23 helpful votes
We shall find all precious goods, we shall fill our houses with plunder;
Mark 11:23-24 ESV / 21 helpful votes
Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
Isaiah 65:11-12 ESV / 17 helpful votes
But you who forsake the Lord, who forget my holy mountain, who set a table for Fortune and fill cups of mixed wine for Destiny, I will destine you to the sword, and all of you shall bow down to the slaughter, because, when I called, you did not answer; when I spoke, you did not listen, but you did what was evil in my eyes and chose what I did not delight in.”
Proverbs 28:20 ESV / 16 helpful votes
A faithful man will abound with blessings, but whoever hastens to be rich will not go unpunished.
1 Corinthians 6:9 ESV / 14 helpful votes
Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality,
1 Thessalonians 5:22 ESV / 12 helpful votes
Abstain from every form of evil.
Deuteronomy 8:18 ESV / 12 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.
1 Thessalonians 4:11 ESV / 11 helpful votes
And to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you,
Mark 8:36 ESV / 11 helpful votes
For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?
Ecclesiastes 5:10 ESV / 11 helpful votes
He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves wealth with his income; this also is vanity.
Proverbs 23:4 ESV / 11 helpful votes
Do not toil to acquire wealth; be discerning enough to desist.
Acts 2:45 ESV / 10 helpful votes
And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need.
1 Samuel 8:3 ESV / 10 helpful votes
Yet his sons did not walk in his ways but turned aside after gain. They took bribes and perverted justice.
Deuteronomy 1:11 ESV / 10 helpful votes
May the Lord, the God of your fathers, make you a thousand times as many as you are and bless you, as he has promised you!
1 Corinthians 6:10 ESV / 9 helpful votes
Nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
Romans 14:14-23 ESV / 9 helpful votes
I know and am persuaded in the Lord Jesus that nothing is unclean in itself, but it is unclean for anyone who thinks it unclean. For if your brother is grieved by what you eat, you are no longer walking in love. By what you eat, do not destroy the one for whom Christ died. So do not let what you regard as good be spoken of as evil. For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. Whoever thus serves Christ is acceptable to God and approved by men. …
Romans 1:29-32 ESV / 9 helpful votes
They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Though they know God’s decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.
Luke 11:1-54 ESV / 9 helpful votes
Now Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.” And he said to them, “When you pray, say: “Father, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread, and forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive everyone who is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation.” And he said to them, “Which of you who has a friend will go to him at midnight and say to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves, …
Isaiah 1:1-31 ESV / 9 helpful votes
The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah. Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth; for the Lord has spoken: “Children have I reared and brought up, but they have rebelled against me. The ox knows its owner, and the donkey its master’s crib, but Israel does not know, my people do not understand.” Ah, sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, offspring of evildoers, children who deal corruptly! They have forsaken the Lord, they have despised the Holy One of Israel, they are utterly estranged. Why will you still be struck down? Why will you continue to rebel? The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. …
Romans 5:12-21 ESV / 8 helpful votes
Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned— for sin indeed was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not counted where there is no law. Yet death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those whose sinning was not like the transgression of Adam, who was a type of the one who was to come. But the free gift is not like the trespass. For if many died through one man’s trespass, much more have the grace of God and the free gift by the grace of that one man Jesus Christ abounded for many. And the free gift is not like the result of that one man’s sin. For the judgment following one trespass brought condemnation, but the free gift following many trespasses brought justification. …
Isaiah 54:1-17 ESV / 8 helpful votes
“Sing, O barren one, who did not bear; break forth into singing and cry aloud, you who have not been in labor! For the children of the desolate one will be more than the children of her who is married,” says the Lord. “Enlarge the place of your tent, and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out; do not hold back; lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes. For you will spread abroad to the right and to the left, and your offspring will possess the nations and will people the desolate cities. “Fear not, for you will not be ashamed; be not confounded, for you will not be disgraced; for you will forget the shame of your youth, and the reproach of your widowhood you will remember no more. For your Maker is your husband, the Lord of hosts is his name; and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer, the God of the whole earth he is called. …
Malachi 3:10-11 ESV / 7 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. I will rebuke the devourer for you, so that it will not destroy the fruits of your soil, and your vine in the field shall not fail to bear, says the Lord of hosts.
1 Timothy 6:6-10 ESV / 6 helpful votes
Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 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 23:5 ESV / 6 helpful votes
When your eyes light on it, it is gone, for suddenly it sprouts wings, flying like an eagle toward heaven.
Proverbs 16:33 ESV / 5 helpful votes
The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the Lord.
Proverbs 10:19 ESV / 5 helpful votes
When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.
1 Timothy 6:9-10 ESV / 4 helpful votes
But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 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.
John 3:16 ESV / 4 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 1:37 ESV / 4 helpful votes
For nothing will be impossible with God.”
Proverbs 28:22 ESV / 4 helpful votes
A stingy man hastens after wealth and does not know that poverty will come upon him.
Proverbs 10:4 ESV / 4 helpful votes
A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich.
Exodus 20:17 ESV / 4 helpful votes
“You shall not covet your 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 is your neighbor’s.”
Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 3 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, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood …
1 Peter 4:10 ESV / 3 helpful votes
As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace:
2 Thessalonians 3:10 ESV / 3 helpful votes
For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat.
Colossians 4:6 ESV / 3 helpful votes
Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.
2 Corinthians 2:14 ESV / 3 helpful votes
But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere.
1 Corinthians 10:23 ESV / 3 helpful votes
“All things are lawful,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful,” but not all things build up.
1 Corinthians 9:24 ESV / 3 helpful votes
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it.
1 Corinthians 8:1-12 ESV / 3 helpful votes
Now concerning food offered to idols: we know that “all of us possess knowledge.” This “knowledge” puffs up, but love builds up. If anyone imagines that he knows something, he does not yet know as he ought to know. But if anyone loves God, he is known by God. Therefore, as to the eating of food offered to idols, we know that “an idol has no real existence,” and that “there is no God but one.” For although there may be so-called gods in heaven or on earth—as indeed there are many “gods” and many “lords”— …
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 ESV / 3 helpful votes
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
1 Corinthians 4:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes
Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found trustworthy.
Romans 14:1-23 ESV / 3 helpful votes
As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. One person believes he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables. Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him. Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand. One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. …
Romans 12:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
John 14:6 ESV / 3 helpful votes
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
Luke 16:13 ESV / 3 helpful votes
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.”
Matthew 7:12 ESV / 3 helpful votes
“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.
Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 3 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.
Jeremiah 9:23-24 ESV / 3 helpful votes
Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the Lord.”
Isaiah 65:11 ESV / 3 helpful votes
But you who forsake the Lord, who forget my holy mountain, who set a table for Fortune and fill cups of mixed wine for Destiny,
Proverbs 28:19 ESV / 3 helpful votes
Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits will have plenty of poverty.
Proverbs 22:22-23 ESV / 3 helpful votes
Do not rob the poor, because he is poor, or crush the afflicted at the gate, for the Lord will plead their cause and rob of life those who rob them.
Proverbs 22:16 ESV / 3 helpful votes
Whoever oppresses the poor to increase his own wealth, or gives to the rich, will only come to poverty.
Proverbs 3:5 ESV / 3 helpful votes
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
Psalm 23:4 ESV / 3 helpful votes
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
Joshua 1:9 ESV / 3 helpful votes
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”