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48 Bible Verses about Greed

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Proverbs 1:19

So the ways of every one plundering plunder; he will take the soul of those possessing it.

Isaiah 56:11

And dogs hard of soul, they knew not fulness; and they are evil, they know not understanding; they all looked to their way, a man to his plunder from his extremity.

1 Corinthians 5:10

And not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or the rapacious, or idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world.

Jeremiah 6:13

For from their little even to their great, every one plundering, plundered; and from the prophet and even to the priest every one did falsehood.

Jeremiah 8:10

For this I will give their wives to others; their fields to those inheriting them: for from small and even to great all plundering a plunder, from the prophet and even to the priest, all did falsehood.

1 Corinthians 6:10

Nor thieves; nor covetous, nor intoxicated, nor railers, nor rapacious, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

1 Thessalonians 2:5

For neither once in word were we flatterers, as ye know, neither in a pretext of covetousness; God the witness:

Isaiah 57:17

For the iniquity of his plunder was I angry, and I will smite him: covering myself, and I will be angry, and he went turning away in the way of his heart.

Mark 7:22

Thefts, overreaching, deceit, licentiousness, an evil eye, defamation, pride, foolishness:

Proverbs 30:15

To the leech two daughters: Give, give. Behold, three shall not satisfied; four shall not say, Wealth:

Proverbs 11:6

The justice of the upright shall deliver them, and transgressors shall be taken in their mischief.

Proverbs 28:25

He enlarging the soul shall excite strife: and he trusting upon Jehovah shall he made fat

Mark 7:23

All these evils go out from within, and pollute a man.

2 Kings 5:20

And Gehazi the boy of Elisha, the man of God, will say, Behold, my lord spared Naaman this Aramite from taking from his hand what he brought: Jehovah lives, for if I ran after him land book from him something.

Psalm 17:12

His likeness as a lion will long for the prey, and as a young lion dwelling in secret places.

Proverbs 23:6

Thou shalt not eat the bread of an evil eye, and ye shall not long for its dainties:

Ezekiel 16:27

And behold, I stretched forth my hand upon thee, and I will take away thy law, and I will give thee to the soul of those hating thee, the daughters of the rovers, being ashamed of thy way of wickedness.

Numbers 11:34

And he will call the name of that place, The Graves of Longings, for there they buried the people longing.

Proverbs 23:3

Thou shalt not long for his dainties: and it is the bread of lies.

Matthew 23:25

Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye cleanse the outside of the cup, and the side dish of sweet-meats, and within they are full of pillage and bad mixture.

Job 20:20

For he knew not tranquillity in his belly, in his desire he shall not escape.

Numbers 11:4

And the scraped together which in its midst will long a longing; and the sons of Israel also will turn back and weep, and they will say, Who will feed us with flesh?

2 Kings 5:27

And the leprosy of Naaman shall cleave upon thee and upon thy seed forever. And he will go forth from his face being leprous as snow.

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balaam » besetting sin » greed

greed » General references to

Micah 3:11

Her heads will judge for a gift, and her priests will teach for hire, and her prophets will divine for silver: and they will lean upon Jehovah, saying, Is not Jehovah in the midst of us? he will not bring evil upon us.

Isaiah 56:11

And dogs hard of soul, they knew not fulness; and they are evil, they know not understanding; they all looked to their way, a man to his plunder from his extremity.

greed » Misery of

James 5:3

Your gold and silver is become rusty; and their rust shall be for a witness to you, and shall eat your flesh as fire. Ye have gathered up treasures in the last days.

Proverbs 1:19

So the ways of every one plundering plunder; he will take the soul of those possessing it.

More verses: Habakkuk 2:9-10

greed » Avaricious men, examples of » Judas

Matthew 26:15-16

Said, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him to you? and they placed to him thirty silver coins. And from then he sought opportunity, that he might deliver him.

greed » Avaricious men, examples of » Achan

Joshua 7:21

And I shall see in the plunder a wide cloak of Shinar, a good one, and two hundred shekels of silver and one tongue of gold of fifty shekels from its weight, and I shall desire them, and shall take them, and behold them hid in the earth in the midst of my tent, and the silver under it.

Isaiah 56:11

And dogs hard of soul, they knew not fulness; and they are evil, they know not understanding; they all looked to their way, a man to his plunder from his extremity.

greed » Avaricious men, examples of » The jews

Micah 3:11

Her heads will judge for a gift, and her priests will teach for hire, and her prophets will divine for silver: and they will lean upon Jehovah, saying, Is not Jehovah in the midst of us? he will not bring evil upon us.

Amos 2:7

Panting for the dust of the earth upon the head of the poor, and they will turn away the way of the humble: and a man and his father will go to the same young girl 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

And Tyre will build for herself a fortress, and she will heap up silver as the dust, and gold as the mud of the streets.

greed » Avaricious men, examples of » balaam

greed » Instances of » The descendants of joseph

Joshua 17:14-18

And the sons of Joseph will speak to Joshua, saying, Why gavest thou to me to inherit one lot and one portion, and I much people, and till this Jehovah blessed me? And Joshua will say to them, If thou much people go up for thyself to the forest, and cut down for thyself there in the land of the Perizzite and of the Rephaims, if mount Ephraim was narrow to thee. And the sons of Joseph will say, The mountain will not suffice to us: and the chariot of iron among all the Canaanites dwelling in the land of the valley, to whom in the House of Rest and her daughters, and to whom in the valley of Jezreel. read more.
And Joshua will say to the house of Joseph, to Ephraim and to Manasseh, saying, Much people art thou, and great power to thee: and one lot shall not be to thee: But the mountain shall be to thee, for it is a forest, and thou shalt cut it down; and its out-goings were to thee; for thou shalt drive out the Canaanite, if the chariot of iron is to him; if he is strong.

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

Acts 16:19

And her lords having seen that the hope of their gain went out, taking Paul and Silas, they drew to the assembly to the rulers,

greed » Avaricious men, examples of » Governor felix

Acts 24:26

And at the same time also hoping that money should be given him by Paul, so that he might loose him: wherefore also sending for him more frequently, he conversed with him.

greed » Results of » Misery

James 5:3

Your gold and silver is become rusty; and their rust shall be for a witness to you, and shall eat your flesh as fire. Ye have gathered up treasures in the last days.

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Judas » greed » Protest » Breaking » Ointment

John 12:4-6

Then says one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, of Simon, being about to deliver him up, Wherefore was not this perfumed oil sold for three hundred drachmas, and given to the poor? And this he said, not that care was to him for the poor: but because he was a thief, and had the small coffer, and carried things deposited.

Judas » greed » His apostasy

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

John 13:2

And supper having been, the devil having already cast into the heart of Judas Iscariot, of Simon, that he should deliver him up;

Matthew 26:14-16

Then one of the twelve having gone forth, he being called Judas Iscariot, to the chief priests, Said, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him to you? and they placed to him thirty silver coins. And from then he sought opportunity, that he might deliver him.

Mark 14:10-11

And Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went away to the chief priests, that he might deliver him to them. And having heard, they rejoiced, and promised to give him silver. And he sought how he might opportunely deliver him up.

Luke 22:3-6

And Satan came into Judas called Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve. And having departed, he conversed with the chief priests and the generals, how he might deliver him to them. And they rejoiced, and agreed to give him silver. read more.
And he promised, and sought an opportunity to deliver 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