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48 Bible Verses about Greed

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Proverbs 1:19

So are the ways of everyone who is greedy for gain. It takes away the life of its owners.

Isaiah 56:11

Yes, the dogs are greedy, they can never have enough; and these are shepherds who can't understand: they have all turned to their own way, each one to his gain, from every quarter.

1 Corinthians 5:10

yet not at all meaning with the sexual sinners of this world, or with the covetous and extortioners, or with idolaters; for then you would have to leave the world.

Jeremiah 6:13

"For from the least of them even to the greatest of them, everyone is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even to the priest, everyone deals falsely.

Jeremiah 8:10

Therefore will I give their wives to others, and their fields to those who shall possess them: for everyone from the least even to the greatest is given to covetousness; from the prophet even to the priest every one deals falsely.

1 Corinthians 6:10

nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor slanderers, nor extortioners, will inherit the Kingdom of God.

1 Thessalonians 2:5

For neither were we at any time found using words of flattery, as you know, nor a cloak of covetousness (God is witness),

Isaiah 57:17

For the iniquity of his covetousness was I angry, and struck him; I hid [my face] and was angry; and he went on backsliding in the way of his heart.

Mark 7:22

covetings, wickedness, deceit, lustful desires, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, and foolishness.

1 Corinthians 5:11

But as it is, I wrote to you not to associate with anyone who is called a brother who is a sexual sinner, or covetous, or an idolater, or a slanderer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner. Don't even eat with such a person.

Proverbs 30:15

"The leach has two daughters: 'Give, give.' "There are three things that are never satisfied; four that don't say, 'Enough:'

Proverbs 11:6

The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them, but the unfaithful will be trapped by evil desires.

Mark 7:23

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

2 Kings 5:20

But Gehazi the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, "Behold, my master has spared this Naaman the Syrian, in not receiving at his hands that which he brought. As Yahweh lives, I will run after him, and take something from him."

Psalm 17:12

He is like a lion that is greedy of his prey, as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.

Ezekiel 16:27

See therefore, I have stretched out my hand over you, and have diminished your ordinary [food], and delivered you to the will of those who hate you, the daughters of the Philistines, who are ashamed of your lewd way.

Numbers 11:34

The name of that place was called Kibroth Hattaavah, because there they buried the people who lusted.

Proverbs 23:3

Don't be desirous of his dainties, since they are deceitful food.

Job 20:20

"Because he knew no quietness within him, he shall not save anything of that in which he delights.

Numbers 11:4

The mixed multitude that was among them lusted exceedingly: and the children of Israel also wept again, and said, "Who will give us flesh to eat?

2 Kings 5:27

Therefore the leprosy of Naaman will cling to you and to your seed forever." 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

Yes, the dogs are greedy, they can never have enough; and these are shepherds who can't understand: they have all turned to their own way, each one to his gain, from every quarter.

greed » Misery of

James 5:3

Your gold and your silver are corroded, and their corrosion will be for a testimony against you, and will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up your treasure in the last days.

Proverbs 1:19

So are the ways of everyone who is greedy for gain. It takes away the life of its owners.

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, that I should deliver him to you?" They weighed out for him thirty pieces of silver. From that time he sought opportunity to betray him.

greed » Avaricious men, examples of » Achan

Joshua 7:21

When I saw among the spoil a beautiful Babylonian robe, two hundred shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold weighing fifty shekels, then I coveted them and took them. Behold, they are hidden in the ground in the middle of my tent, with the silver under it."

Isaiah 56:11

Yes, the dogs are greedy, they can never have enough; and these are shepherds who can't understand: they have all turned to their own way, each one to his gain, from every quarter.

greed » Avaricious men, examples of » The jews

Amos 2:7

They trample on the dust of the earth on the head of the poor, and deny justice to the oppressed; and a man and his father use the same maiden, 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

Tyre built herself a stronghold, and heaped up silver like the dust, and fine gold like the mire of the streets.

greed » Avaricious men, examples of » balaam

greed » Instances of » The descendants of joseph

Joshua 17:14-18

The children of Joseph spoke to Joshua, saying, "Why have you given me just one lot and one part for an inheritance, since I am a great people, because Yahweh has blessed me so far?" Joshua said to them, "If you are a great people, go up to the forest, and clear land 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 children of Joseph said, "The hill country is not enough for us. All the Canaanites who dwell in the land of the valley 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, even to Ephraim and to Manasseh, saying, "You are a great people, and have great power. You shall not have one lot only; but the hill country shall be yours. Although it is a forest, you shall cut it down, and it's farthest extent shall be yours; for you shall drive out the Canaanites, 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 the hope of their gain was gone, they seized Paul and Silas, and dragged them into the marketplace before the rulers.

greed » Avaricious men, examples of » Governor felix

Acts 24:26

Meanwhile, he also hoped that money would be given to him by Paul, that he might release him. Therefore also he sent for him more often, and talked with him.

greed » Results of » Misery

James 5:3

Your gold and your silver are corroded, and their corrosion will be for a testimony against you, and will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up your treasure in the last days.

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Judas » greed » Protest » Breaking » Ointment

John 12:4-6

Then Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, one of his disciples, who would betray him, said, "Why wasn't this ointment sold for three hundred denarii, and given to the poor?" Now he said this, not because he cared for the poor, but because he was a thief, and having the money box, used to steal 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, Simon's son, to betray him,

Matthew 26:14-16

Then one of the twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests, and said, "What are you willing to give me, that I should deliver him to you?" They weighed out for him thirty pieces of silver. From that time he sought opportunity to betray him.

Mark 14:10-11

Judas Iscariot, who was one of the twelve, went away to the chief priests, that he might deliver him to them. They, when they heard it, were glad, and promised to give him money. He sought how he might conveniently deliver him.

Luke 22:3-6

Satan entered into Judas, who was surnamed Iscariot, who was numbered with the twelve. He went away, and talked with the chief priests and captains about how he might deliver him to them. They were glad, and agreed to give him money. read more.
He consented, and sought an opportunity to deliver him to them in the absence of the multitude.

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