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48 Bible Verses about Greed

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Proverbs 1:19

So are the paths of every gainer of dishonest gain, The life of its owners it taketh.

Isaiah 56:11

And the dogs are strong of desire, They have not known sufficiency, And they are shepherds! They have not known understanding, All of them to their own way they did turn, Each to his dishonest gain from his quarter:

Proverbs 28:22

Troubled for wealth is the man with an evil eye, And he knoweth not that want doth meet him.

Luke 11:39

And the Lord said unto him, 'Now do ye, the Pharisees, the outside of the cup and of the plate make clean, but your inward part is full of rapine and wickedness;

1 Corinthians 5:10

and not certainly with the whoremongers of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or idolaters, seeing ye ought then to go forth out of the world --

Jeremiah 6:13

For from their least unto their greatest, Every one is gaining dishonest gain, And from prophet even unto priest, Every one is dealing falsely,

Jeremiah 8:10

Therefore, I give their wives to others, Their fields to dispossessors, For from the least even unto the greatest, Every one is gaining dishonest gain, From prophet even unto priest, every one is dealing falsely.

1 Corinthians 6:10

nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, the reign of God shall inherit.

1 Thessalonians 2:5

for at no time did we come with speech of flattery, (as ye have known,) nor in a pretext for covetousness, (God is witness!)

Isaiah 57:17

For the iniquity of his dishonest gain, I have been wroth, and I smite him, Hiding -- and am wroth, And he goeth on turning back in the way of his heart.

Mark 7:22

thefts, covetous desires, wickedness, deceit, arrogance, an evil eye, evil speaking, pride, foolishness;

1 Corinthians 5:11

and now, I did write to you not to keep company with him, if any one, being named a brother, may be a whoremonger, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner -- with such a one not even to eat together;

Proverbs 30:15

To the leech are two daughters, 'Give, give, Lo, three things are not satisfied, Four have not said 'Sufficiency;'

Proverbs 11:6

The righteousness of the upright delivereth them, And in mischief the treacherous are captured.

Ezekiel 33:31

And they come in unto thee as the coming in of a people, And they sit before thee -- My people, And have heard thy words, and they do them not, For doting loves with their mouth they are making, After their dishonest gain their heart is going.

Proverbs 28:25

Whoso is proud in soul stirreth up contention, And whoso is trusting on Jehovah is made fat.

Mark 7:23

all these evils do come forth from within, and they defile the man.'

2 Kings 5:20

And Gehazi, servant of Elisha the man of God, saith, 'Lo, my lord hath spared Naaman this Aramaean, not to receive from his hand that which he brought; Jehovah liveth; surely if I have run after him, then I have taken from him something.'

Psalm 17:12

His likeness as a lion desirous to tear, As a young lion dwelling in secret places.

Ezekiel 16:27

And lo, I have stretched out My hand against thee, And I diminish thy portion, And give thee to the desire of those hating thee, The daughters of the Philistines, Who are ashamed of thy wicked way.

Numbers 11:34

and one calleth the name of that place Kibroth-Hattaavah, for there they have buried the people who lust.

Proverbs 23:3

Have no desire to his dainties, seeing it is lying food.

Job 20:20

For he hath not known ease in his belly. With his desirable thing he delivereth not himself.

Numbers 11:4

And the rabble who are in its midst have lusted greatly, and the sons of Israel also turn back and weep, and say, 'Who doth give us flesh?

Ezekiel 16:49

Lo, this hath been the iniquity of Sodom thy sister, Arrogancy, fulness of bread, and quiet ease, Have been to her and to her daughters, And the hand of the afflicted and needy She hath not strengthened.

2 Kings 5:27

yea, the leprosy of Naaman doth cleave to thee, and to thy seed, -- to the age;' and he goeth out from before him -- leprous as snow.

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balaam » besetting sin » greed

greed » General references to

Isaiah 56:11

And the dogs are strong of desire, They have not known sufficiency, And they are shepherds! They have not known understanding, All of them to their own way they did turn, Each to his dishonest gain from his quarter:

greed » Misery of

James 5:3

your gold and silver have rotted, and the rust of them for a testimony shall be to you, and shall eat your flesh as fire. Ye made treasure in the last days!

Proverbs 1:19

So are the paths of every gainer of dishonest gain, The life of its owners it taketh.

More verses: Habakkuk 2:9-10

greed » Avaricious men, examples of » Judas

Matthew 26:15-16

'What are ye willing to give me, and I will deliver him up to you?' and they weighed out to him thirty silverlings, and from that time he was seeking a convenient season to deliver him up.

greed » Avaricious men, examples of » Achan

Joshua 7:21

and I see among the spoil a goodly robe of Shinar, and two hundred shekels of silver, and one wedge of gold, whose weight is fifty shekels, and I desire them, and take them; and lo, they are hid in the earth, in the midst of my tent, and the silver under it.'

Isaiah 56:11

And the dogs are strong of desire, They have not known sufficiency, And they are shepherds! They have not known understanding, All of them to their own way they did turn, Each to his dishonest gain from his quarter:

greed » Avaricious men, examples of » The jews

Amos 2:7

Who are panting for the dust of the earth on the head of the poor, And the way of the humble they turn aside, And a man and his father go unto the damsel, So as to pollute 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 doth build a bulwark to herself, And doth heap silver as dust, And gold as mire of out-places.

greed » Avaricious men, examples of » balaam

greed » Instances of » The descendants of joseph

Joshua 17:14-18

And the sons of Joseph speak with Joshua, saying, 'Wherefore hast thou given to me an inheritance -- one lot and one portion, and I a numerous people? hitherto hath Jehovah blessed me.' And Joshua saith unto them, 'If thou art a numerous people, go up for thee to the forest, then thou hast prepared for thee there, in the land of the Perizzite, and of the Rephaim, when mount Ephraim hath been narrow for thee.' And the sons of Joseph say, 'The hill is not found to us, and a chariot of iron is with every Canaanite who is dwelling in the land of the valley -- to him who is in Beth-Shean and its towns, and to him who is in the valley of Jezreel.' read more.
And Joshua speaketh unto the house of Joseph, to Ephraim and to Manasseh, saying, 'Thou art a numerous people, and hast great power; thou hast not one lot only, because the mountain is thine; because it is a forest -- thou hast prepared it, and its outgoings have been thine; because thou dost dispossess the Canaanite, though it hath chariots of iron -- though it is strong.'

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

Acts 16:19

And her masters having seen that the hope of their employment was gone, having caught Paul and Silas, drew them to the market-place, unto the rulers,

greed » Avaricious men, examples of » Governor felix

Acts 24:26

and at the same time also hoping that money shall be given to him by Paul, that he may release him, therefore, also sending for him the oftener, he was conversing with him;

greed » Results of » Misery

James 5:3

your gold and silver have rotted, and the rust of them for a testimony shall be to you, and shall eat your flesh as fire. Ye made treasure in the last days!

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Judas » greed » Protest » Breaking » Ointment

John 12:4-6

Therefore saith one of his disciples -- Judas Iscariot, of Simon, who is about to deliver him up -- 'Wherefore was not this ointment sold for three hundred denaries, and given to the poor?' and he said this, not because he was caring for the poor, but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and what things were put in he was carrying.

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 being come, the devil already having put it into the heart of Judas of Simon, Iscariot, that he may deliver him up,

Matthew 26:14-16

Then one of the twelve, who is called Judas Iscariot, having gone unto the chief priests, said, 'What are ye willing to give me, and I will deliver him up to you?' and they weighed out to him thirty silverlings, and from that time he was seeking a convenient season to deliver him up.

Mark 14:10-11

And Judas the Iscariot, one of the twelve, went away unto the chief priests that he might deliver him up to them, and having heard, they were glad, and promised to give him money, and he was seeking how, conveniently, he might deliver him up.

Luke 22:3-6

And the Adversary entered into Judas, who is surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve, and he, having gone away, spake with the chief priests and the magistrates, how he might deliver him up to them, and they rejoiced, and covenanted to give him money, read more.
and he agreed, and was seeking a favourable season to deliver him up to them without tumult.

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