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27 Bible Verses about Business Ethics
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Idle hands make one poor,
but diligent hands bring riches.
The slacker craves, yet has nothing,
but the diligent is fully satisfied.
Do you see a man skilled in his work?
He will stand in the presence of kings.
He will not stand in the presence of unknown men.
Therefore, dear friends, while you wait for these things, make every effort to be found at peace with Him without spot or blemish.
You are to have honest balances, honest weights, an honest dry measure, and an honest liquid measure; I am Yahweh your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt.
The administrators and satraps, therefore, kept trying to find a charge against Daniel regarding the kingdom. But they could find no charge or corruption, for he was trustworthy, and no negligence or corruption was found in him.
Dishonest scales are detestable to the Lord,
but an accurate weight is His delight.
Go to the ant, you slacker!
Observe its ways and become wise. Without leader, administrator, or ruler, it prepares its provisions in summer;
it gathers its food during harvest.
The son who gathers during summer is prudent;
the son who sleeps during harvest is disgraceful.
Wealth obtained by fraud will dwindle,
but whoever earns it through labor will multiply it.
But when the Lord finishes all His work against Mount Zion and Jerusalem, He will say, “I will punish the king of Assyria for his arrogant acts and the proud look in his eyes.”
People who live in you accept bribes in order to shed blood. You take interest and profit on a loan and brutally extort your neighbors. You have forgotten Me.” This is the declaration of the Lord God.
Therefore, because you trample on the poor
and exact a grain tax from him,
you will never live in the houses of cut stone
you have built;
you will never drink the wine
from the lush vineyards
you have planted.
He who makes a fortune unjustly
is like a partridge that hatches eggs it didn’t lay.
In the middle of his days
his riches will abandon him,
so in the end he will be a fool.
- 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