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48 Bible Verses about Greed

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Proverbs 1:19

So are the ways of everyone who gains by violence; It takes away the life of its possessors.

Isaiah 56:11

And the dogs are greedy, they are not satisfied And they are shepherds who have no understanding; They have all turned to their own way, Each one to his unjust gain, to the last one.

Proverbs 28:22

A man with an evil eye hastens after wealth And does not know that want will come upon him.

Luke 11:39

But the Lord said to him, "Now you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and of the platter; but inside of you, you are full of robbery and wickedness.

1 Corinthians 5:10

I did not at all mean with the immoral people of this world, or with the covetous and swindlers, or with idolaters, for then you would have to go out of the world.

Jeremiah 6:13

"For from the least of them even to the greatest of them, Everyone is greedy for gain, And from the prophet even to the priest Everyone deals falsely.

Jeremiah 8:10

"Therefore I will give their wives to others, Their fields to new owners; Because from the least even to the greatest Everyone is greedy for gain; From the prophet even to the priest Everyone practices deceit.

1 Corinthians 6:10

nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God.

1 Thessalonians 2:5

For we never came with flattering speech, as you know, nor with a pretext for greed--God is witness--

Isaiah 57:17

"Because of the iniquity of his unjust gain I was angry and struck him; I hid My face and was angry, And he went on turning away, in the way of his heart.

Mark 7:22

deeds of coveting and wickedness, as well as deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride and foolishness.

1 Corinthians 5:11

But actually, I wrote to you not to associate with any so-called brother if he is an immoral person, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or a swindler--not even to eat with such a one.

Proverbs 30:15

The leech has two daughters, "Give," "Give." There are three things that will not be satisfied, Four that will not say, "Enough":

Proverbs 11:6

The righteousness of the upright will deliver them, But the treacherous will be caught by their own greed.

Mark 7:23

"All these evil things proceed from within and defile the man."

2 Kings 5:20

But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, thought, "Behold, my master has spared this Naaman the Aramean, by not receiving from his hands what he brought As the LORD lives, I will run after him and take something from him."

Psalm 17:12

He is like a lion that is eager to tear, And as a young lion lurking in hiding places.

Ezekiel 16:27

"Behold now, I have stretched out My hand against you and diminished your rations. And I delivered you up to the desire of those who hate you, the daughters of the Philistines, who are ashamed of your lewd conduct.

Numbers 11:34

So the name of that place was called Kibroth-hattaavah, because there they buried the people who had been greedy.

Proverbs 23:3

Do not desire his delicacies, For it is deceptive food.

Job 20:20

"Because he knew no quiet within him, He does not retain anything he desires.

Numbers 11:4

The rabble who were among them had greedy desires; and also the sons of Israel wept again and said, "Who will give us meat to eat?

2 Kings 5:27

"Therefore, the leprosy of Naaman shall cling to you and to your descendants forever." So he went out from his presence a leper as white as snow.

From Thematic Bible


balaam » besetting sin » greed

greed » General references to

Isaiah 56:11

And the dogs are greedy, they are not satisfied And they are shepherds who have no understanding; They have all turned to their own way, Each one to his unjust gain, to the last one.

greed » Misery of

James 5:3

Your gold and your silver have rusted; and their rust will be a witness against you and will consume your flesh like fire. It is in the last days that you have stored up your treasure!

Proverbs 1:19

So are the ways of everyone who gains by violence; It takes away the life of its possessors.

More verses: Habakkuk 2:9-10

greed » Avaricious men, examples of » Judas

Matthew 26:15-16

and said, "What are you willing to give me to betray Him to you?" And they weighed out thirty pieces of silver to him. From then on he began looking for a good opportunity to betray Jesus.

greed » Avaricious men, examples of » Achan

Joshua 7:21

when I saw among the spoil a beautiful mantle from Shinar and two hundred shekels of silver and a bar of gold fifty shekels in weight, then I coveted them and took them; and behold, they are concealed in the earth inside my tent with the silver underneath it."

Isaiah 56:11

And the dogs are greedy, they are not satisfied And they are shepherds who have no understanding; They have all turned to their own way, Each one to his unjust gain, to the last one.

greed » Avaricious men, examples of » The jews

Amos 2:7

"These who pant after the very dust of the earth on the head of the helpless Also turn aside the way of the humble; And a man and his father resort to the same girl In order to profane My holy name.

greed » Results of » Disappointment

greed » Results of » Family trouble

greed » Results of » Apostasy

greed » Results of » Folly

greed » Avaricious men, examples of » The people of tyre

Zechariah 9:3

For Tyre built herself a fortress And piled up silver like dust, And gold like the mire of the streets.

greed » Avaricious men, examples of » balaam

greed » Instances of » The descendants of joseph

Joshua 17:14-18

Then the sons of Joseph spoke to Joshua, saying, "Why have you given me only one lot and one portion for an inheritance, since I am a numerous people whom the LORD has thus far blessed?" Joshua said to them, "If you are a numerous people, go up to the forest and clear a place for yourself there in the land of the Perizzites and of the Rephaim, since the hill country of Ephraim is too narrow for you." The sons of Joseph said, "The hill country is not enough for us, and all the Canaanites who live in the valley land have chariots of iron, both those who are in Beth-shean and its towns and those who are in the valley of Jezreel." read more.
Joshua spoke to the house of Joseph, to Ephraim and Manasseh, saying, "You are a numerous people and have great power; you shall not have one lot only, but the hill country shall be yours. For though it is a forest, you shall clear it, and to its farthest borders it shall be yours; for you shall drive out the Canaanites, even though they have chariots of iron and though they are strong."

greed » Avaricious men, examples of » The masters of the philippian damsel

Acts 16:19

But when her masters saw that their hope of profit was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the market place before the authorities,

greed » Avaricious men, examples of » Governor felix

Acts 24:26

At the same time too, he was hoping that money would be given him by Paul; therefore he also used to send for him quite often and converse with him.

greed » Results of » Misery

James 5:3

Your gold and your silver have rusted; and their rust will be a witness against you and will consume your flesh like fire. It is in the last days that you have stored up your treasure!

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Judas » greed » Protest » Breaking » Ointment

John 12:4-6

But Judas Iscariot, one of His disciples, who was intending to betray Him, said, "Why was this perfume not sold for three hundred denarii and given to poor people?" Now he said this, not because he was concerned about the poor, but because he was a thief, and as he had the money box, he used to pilfer what was put into it.

Judas » greed » His apostasy

Judas (jude) » Surnamed "iscariot." » greed » By his bargaining to betray jesus for a sum of money

John 13:2

During supper, the devil having already put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon, to betray Him,

Matthew 26:14-16

Then one of the twelve, named Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, "What are you willing to give me to betray Him to you?" And they weighed out thirty pieces of silver to him. From then on he began looking for a good opportunity to betray Jesus.

Mark 14:10-11

Then Judas Iscariot, who was one of the twelve, went off to the chief priests in order to betray Him to them. They were glad when they heard this, and promised to give him money. And he began seeking how to betray Him at an opportune time.

Luke 22:3-6

And Satan entered into Judas who was called Iscariot, belonging to the number of the twelve. And he went away and discussed with the chief priests and officers how he might betray Him to them. They were glad and agreed to give him money. read more.
So he consented, and began seeking a good opportunity to betray Him to them apart from the crowd.

Repression of evil » Seven evils to be repressed » greed

Seven » Evils to be repressed » greed

worldly Snares » greed

Temptation » Special sources of worldly snares » greed

Topics on Greed

Greed, Believers' Response To

20;28;6

Better is the poor who walks in his integrity Than he who is crooked though he be rich.

Greed, Condemnation Of

19;10;3

For the wicked boasts of his heart's desire, And the greedy man curses and spurns the LORD.

The Misery Of Greed

20;1;19

So are the ways of everyone who gains by violence; It takes away the life of its possessors.

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