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48 Bible Verses about Greed

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Proverbs 1:19

Such are the paths of all who make profit dishonestly;
it takes the lives of those who receive it.

Isaiah 56:11

These dogs have fierce appetites;
they never have enough.
And they are shepherds
who have no discernment;
all of them turn to their own way,
every last one for his own gain.

1 Corinthians 5:10

I did not mean the immoral people of this world or the greedy and swindlers or idolaters; otherwise you would have to leave the world.

Jeremiah 6:13

For from the least to the greatest of them,
everyone is making profit dishonestly.
From prophet to priest,
everyone deals falsely.

Jeremiah 8:10

Therefore, I will give their wives to other men,
their fields to new occupants,
for from the least to the greatest,
everyone is making profit dishonestly.
From prophet to priest,
everyone deals falsely.

1 Corinthians 6:10

no thieves, greedy people, drunkards, verbally abusive people, or swindlers will inherit God’s kingdom.

1 Thessalonians 2:5

For we never used flattering speech, as you know, or had greedy motives—God is our witness—

Isaiah 57:17

Because of his sinful greed I was angry,
so I struck him; I was angry and hid;
but he went on turning back to the desires of his heart.

Mark 7:22

adulteries, greed, evil actions, deceit, promiscuity, stinginess, blasphemy, pride, and foolishness.

1 Corinthians 5:11

But now I am writing you not to associate with anyone who claims to be a believer who is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or verbally abusive, a drunkard or a swindler. Do not even eat with such a person.

Proverbs 30:15

The leech has two daughters: “Give, Give!”
Three things are never satisfied;
four never say, “Enough!”:

Proverbs 11:6

The righteousness of the upright rescues them,
but the treacherous are trapped by their own desires.

Mark 7:23

All these evil things come from within and defile a person.”

2 Kings 5:20

Gehazi, the attendant of Elisha the man of God, thought: My master has let this Aramean Naaman off lightly by not accepting from him what he brought. As the Lord lives, I will run after him and get something from him.

Psalm 17:12

They are like a lion eager to tear,
like a young lion lurking in ambush.

Ezekiel 16:27

“Therefore, I stretched out My hand against you and reduced your provisions. I gave you over to the desire of those who hate you, the Philistine women, who were embarrassed by your indecent behavior.

Numbers 11:34

So they named that place Kibroth-hattaavah, because there they buried the people who had craved the meat.

Proverbs 23:3

don’t desire his choice food,
for that food is deceptive.

Job 20:20

Because his appetite is never satisfied,
he does not let anything he desires escape.

Numbers 11:4

Contemptible people among them had a strong craving for other food. The Israelites cried again and said, “Who will feed us meat?

2 Kings 5:27

Therefore, Naaman’s skin disease will cling to you and your descendants forever.” So Gehazi went out from his presence diseased—white as snow.

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balaam » besetting sin » greed

greed » General references to

Isaiah 56:11

These dogs have fierce appetites;
they never have enough.
And they are shepherds
who have no discernment;
all of them turn to their own way,
every last one for his own gain.

greed » Misery of

James 5:3

Your silver and gold are corroded, and their corrosion will be a witness against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You stored up treasure in the last days!

Proverbs 1:19

Such are the paths of all who make profit dishonestly;
it takes the lives of those who receive it.

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 if I hand Him over to you?" So they weighed out 30 pieces of silver for him. And from that time he started looking for a good opportunity to betray Him.

greed » Avaricious men, examples of » Achan

Joshua 7:21

When I saw among the spoils a beautiful cloak from Babylon, 200 silver shekels, and a bar of gold weighing 50 shekels, I coveted them and took them. You can see for yourself. They are concealed in the ground inside my tent, with the money under the cloak.”

Isaiah 56:11

These dogs have fierce appetites;
they never have enough.
And they are shepherds
who have no discernment;
all of them turn to their own way,
every last one for his own gain.

greed » Avaricious men, examples of » The jews

Amos 2:7

They trample the heads of the poor
on the dust of the ground
and block the path of the needy.
A man and his father have sexual relations
with the same girl,
profaning 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

Tyre has built herself a fortress;
she has heaped up silver like dust
and gold like the dirt of the streets.

greed » Avaricious men, examples of » balaam

greed » Instances of » The descendants of joseph

Joshua 17:14-18

Joseph's descendants said to Joshua: "Why did you give us only one tribal allotment as an inheritance? We have many people, because the Lord has greatly blessed us." "If you have so many people," Joshua replied to them, "go to the forest and clear [an area] for yourselves there in the land of the Perizzites and the Rephaim, because Ephraim's hill country is too small for you." But the descendants of Joseph said, "The hill country is not enough for us, and all the Canaanites who inhabit the valley area have iron chariots, both at Beth-shean with its towns and in the Jezreel Valley." read more.
So Joshua replied to Joseph's family (that is, Ephraim and Manasseh), "You have many people and great strength. You will not have just one lot, because the hill country will be yours also. It is a forest; clear it and its outlying areas will be yours. You can also drive out the Canaanites, even though they have iron chariots and are strong."

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

Acts 16:19

When her owners saw that their hope of profit was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace to the authorities.

greed » Avaricious men, examples of » Governor felix

Acts 24:26

At the same time he was also hoping that money would be given to him by Paul. For this reason he sent for him quite often and conversed with him.

greed » Results of » Misery

James 5:3

Your silver and gold are corroded, and their corrosion will be a witness against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You stored up treasure in the last days!

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Judas » greed » Protest » Breaking » Ointment

John 12:4-6

Then one of His disciples, Judas Iscariot (who was about to betray Him), said, "Why wasn't this fragrant oil sold for 300 denarii and given to the poor?" He didn't say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief. He was in charge of the money-bag and would steal part of what was put in it.

Judas » greed » His apostasy

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

John 13:2

Now by the time of supper, the Devil had already put it into the heart of Judas, Simon Iscariot’s son, to betray Him.

Matthew 26:14-16

Then one of the Twelve-the man called Judas Iscariot-went to the chief priests and said, "What are you willing to give me if I hand Him over to you?" So they weighed out 30 pieces of silver for him. And from that time he started looking for a good opportunity to betray Him.

Mark 14:10-11

Then Judas Iscariot, one of the Twelve, went to the chief priests to hand Him over to them. And when they heard this, they were glad and promised to give him silver. So he started looking for a good opportunity to betray Him.

Luke 22:3-6

Then Satan entered Judas, called Iscariot, who was numbered among the Twelve. He went away and discussed with the chief priests and temple police how he could hand Him over to them. They were glad and agreed to give him silver. read more.
So he accepted [the offer] and started looking for a good opportunity to betray Him to them when the crowd was not present.

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 a poor man who lives with integrity
than a rich man who distorts right and wrong.

Greed, Condemnation Of

19;10;3

For the wicked one boasts about his own cravings;
the one who is greedy curses and despises the Lord.

The Misery Of Greed

20;1;19

Such are the paths of all who make profit dishonestly;
it takes the lives of those who receive it.

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