27 Bible Verses about Business Ethics
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Poor is he who works with a negligent hand,
But the hand of the diligent makes rich.
The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing,
But the soul of the diligent is made fat.
Do you see a man skilled in his work?
He will stand before kings;
He will not stand before obscure men.
Therefore, beloved, since you look for these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, spotless and blameless,
You shall have just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin; I am the Lord your God, who brought you out from the land of Egypt.
“You shall not have in your bag differing weights, a large and a small.
So he left everything he owned in Joseph’s charge; and with him there he did not concern himself with anything except the food which he ate.Now Joseph was handsome in form and appearance.
Moreover, they did not require an accounting from the men into whose hand they gave the money to pay to those who did the work, for they dealt faithfully.
Then the commissioners and satraps began trying to find a ground of accusation against Daniel in regard to government affairs; but they could find no ground of accusation or evidence of corruption, inasmuch as he was faithful, and no negligence or corruption was to be found in him.
‘You shall do no wrong in judgment, in measurement of weight, or capacity.
A false balance is an abomination to the Lord,
But a just weight is His delight.
Go to the ant, O sluggard,
Observe her ways and be wise,
Which, having no chief,
Officer or ruler,
Prepares her food in the summer
And gathers her provision in the harvest.
He who gathers in summer is a son who acts wisely,
But he who sleeps in harvest is a son who acts shamefully.
He who tills his land will have plenty of bread,
But he who pursues worthless things lacks sense.
Wealth obtained by fraud dwindles,
But the one who gathers by labor increases it.
As for me, You uphold me in my integrity,
And You set me in Your presence forever.
The integrity of the upright will guide them,
But the crookedness of the treacherous will destroy them.
Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity
Than he who is perverse in speech and is a fool.
So it will be that when the Lord has completed all His work on Mount Zion and on Jerusalem, He will say, “I will punish the fruit of the arrogant heart of the king of Assyria and the pomp of his haughtiness.”
In you they have taken bribes to shed blood; you have taken interest and profits, and you have injured your neighbors for gain by oppression, and you have forgotten Me,” declares the Lord God.
Therefore because you impose heavy rent on the poor
And exact a tribute of grain from them,
Though you have built houses of well-hewn stone,
Yet you will not live in them;
You have planted pleasant vineyards, yet you will not drink their wine.
He also who is slack in his work
Is brother to him who destroys.
I passed by the field of the sluggard
And by the vineyard of the man lacking sense,
Better is a little with righteousness
Than great income with injustice.
The acquisition of treasures by a lying tongue
Is a fleeting vapor, the pursuit of death.
“As a partridge that hatches eggs which it has not laid,
So is he who makes a fortune, but unjustly;
In the midst of his days it will forsake him,
And in the end he will be a fool.”
You shall give him his wages on his day before the sun sets, for he is poor and sets his heart on it; so that he will not cry against you to the Lord and it become sin in you.
- Balances, For Business
- Deception, Forbidden By God
- Diligence, Rewards Of
- Dishonesty Condemned
- Injustice, Examples Of
- Just Weights
- Money Blessings
- Money, Stewardship Of
- Riches, Ungodly Use Of
- Servants, Good
- Shame Of Bad Conduct
- Unjust Gain