Money Matters from the Bible

What Bible Says About Money, Possessions & Wealth

“In abundance of counselors there is victory.”

Proverbs 24:6b

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

Proverbs 22:7

“Wealth from get-rich-quick schemes quickly disappears; wealth from hard work grows.”

Proverbs 3:11

“True humility and fear of the Lord lead to riches, honor, and long life.”

Proverbs 22:4

”The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it”

Psalm 24:1a

“And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.”

2 Corinthians 9:8

“Remember the LORD your God, for it is He who gives you the ability to produce wealth.”

Deuteronomy 8:18

“Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the best part of everything you produce. Then he will fill your barns with grain, and your vats will overflow with good wine.”

Proverbs 3:9-10

“Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity, but hasty shortcuts lead to poverty.”

Proverbs 21:5

“Lazy people should learn a lesson from the way ants live. They have no leader, chief, or ruler, but they store up their food during the summer, getting ready for winter.”

Proverbs 6:6-8

“God has given gifts to each of you from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Manage them well so that God’s generosity can flow through you.”

I Peter 4:10

“And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.”

2 Corinthians 9:8

“It is possible to give freely and become more wealthy, but those who are stingy will lose everything. The generous prosper and are satisfied; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.”

Proverbs 11:24-25

As for every man to whom God has given riches and wealth, and given him power to eat of it, to receive his heritage and rejoice in his labor—this is the gift of God.

Ecclesiastes 5:19

“Be sure you know the condition of your flocks, give careful attention to your herds; for riches do not endure forever, and a crown is not secure for all generations.”

Proverbs 27:23-24

“The blessings of the Lord makes a person rich, and he adds no sorrow with it”

Proverbs 10:22

Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Matthew 6:19-21

“Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.”

Proverbs 15:22

“In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord determines their steps.”

Proverbs 16:9

“Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor.”

Proverbs 21:21

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

Matthew 6:21

“A person who is put in charge as a manager must be faithful.”

1 Corinthians 4:2

“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?”

Luke 14:28

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

Proverbs 13:22

“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.”

Hebrews 13:5

“The wise man saves for the future, but the foolish man spends whatever he gets.”

Proverbs 21:20

“Riches can disappear fast. And the king’s crown doesn’t stay in his family forever—so watch your business interests closely. Know the state of your flocks and your herds”

Proverbs 27:23:24

“Divide your portion to seven, or even to eight, for you do not know what misfortune may occur on the earth.”

Ecclesiastes 11:2

“A sensible man watches for problems ahead and prepares to meet them.”

Proverbs 27:12

“Pride leads to conflict; those who take advice are wise.”

Proverbs 13:10

“Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits will have plenty of poverty.”

Proverbs 28:19

“Do you see a man skillful in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men.”

Proverbs 22:29

“You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you.”

Psalm 128:2

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

Romans 13:8

“The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.”

2 Corinthians 9:6

“Precious treasure and oil are in a wise man’s dwelling, but a foolish man devours it.”

Proverbs 21:20

“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.”

1 Timothy 5:8

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

Proverbs 10:4

“Whoever is slothful will not roast his game, but the diligent man will get precious wealth.”

Proverbs 12:27

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

Proverbs 13:11

“Know well the condition of your flocks, and give attention to your herds,”

Ecclesiastes 5:19

“But seek first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you,”

Matthew 6:33

Holy Bible

I consider this to be my life verse:

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

(Proverbs 3:5-6)

I believe that the Bible (the Scriptures of Old and New Testaments) is the inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men and the divine and final authority for Christian faith and life.

Bible is full of wisdom on life in general and on finances in particular.  And if you follow these practical and proven Biblical principles on money, finances and investments – you are likely to be successful in this area of your life. However, violations of those principles will likely result in financial disaster.


“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes”

Romans 1:16

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