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21 Bible Verses about Merchants

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Genesis 37:25-28

After this, while they were seated, eating their food, they looked around and saw a caravan of Ishmaelites coming from Gilead with camels carrying spices, balm, and myrrh for sale down in Egypt. Then Judah suggested to his brothers, "Where's the profit in just killing our brother and shedding his blood? Come on! Let's sell him to the Ishmaelites! That way, we won't have laid our hands on him. After all, he's our brother, our own flesh."read more.
So Judah's brothers listened to him. As the Midianite merchants were passing through, they extracted Joseph from the cistern and sold Joseph for 20 pieces of silver to the Ishmaelites, who then took Joseph down to Egypt.

Job 6:15-21

But my brothers have acted treacherously like a cascading river, like torrential rivers that overflow. Filled with waters made cold by ice, they are where the snow goes to hide. But then the snow melts, and they disappear; when warmed, they evaporate from their stream beds.read more.
Travelers divert in their route; they go into a wasteland and die. Travelers from Tema search intently; caravans from Sheba hope to find them. For all their expectations, they are doomed to disappointment; even though they have come and searched this far. "And now you're all just like them, aren't you? You see my terror and are terrified.

Proverbs 31:14

She is like a seagoing ship that brings her food from far away.

1 Kings 9:26-28

King Solomon also built a fleet of ships at Ezion-geber, which is near Eloth on the shore of the Reed Sea in the land of Edom. Hiram sent his servants to sail with the fleet, since they were expert seamen, and so they accompanied Solomon's servants. They sailed as far as Ophir and brought back 420 talents of gold for Solomon.

2 Chronicles 8:17-18

After this, Solomon visited Ezion-geber and Elath at the seashore in the land of Edom. Hiram sent Solomon ships and servants who were expert mariners, and they sailed with Solomon's servants to Ophir, where they brought back 450 talents of gold for Solomon.

1 Kings 10:11-12

Hiram's ships that brought gold from Ophir, also brought from Ophir lots of algum wood and precious stones. The king used the algum wood to have supports made for the LORD's Temple and for the royal palace, as well as lyres and harps for the choir, and nothing like that wood has ever come again or even been seen since right to this day.

2 Chronicles 9:10-11

Hiram's servants and Solomon's servants, who brought gold from Ophir, also presented algum wood and other precious stones. The king used the algum wood to have steps made for the LORD's Temple and for the royal palace, as well as lyres and harps for the choir, and nothing like that wood had been seen before in the territory of Judah.

1 Kings 22:48

Jehoshaphat had ocean-going vessels from Tarshish sail to Ophir for gold, but they never made it because they were shipwrecked at Ezion-geber.

2 Chronicles 20:35-37

Sometime later, King Jehoshaphat of Judah entered into a military alliance with King Ahaziah of Israel, acting wickedly by doing so. He also agreed with King Ahaziah to build ships to sail toward Tarshish, which they built in Ezion-geber. But Dodavahu's son Eliezer from Mareshah prophesied in opposition to Jehoshaphat, "Because you have entered into an alliance with Ahaziah, the LORD has destroyed your efforts." So the ships were destroyed and were never able to sail for Tarshish.

Psalm 107:23

Those who go down to the sea in ships, who work in the great waters,

Isaiah 23:2-3

"Be silent, you inhabitants of the coast, you merchants of Sidon, whose messengers crossed over the sea, and were on mighty waters. Her revenue was the grain of Shihor, the harvest of the Nile; and she became the marketplace of nations.

Ezekiel 27:25

Ocean-going fleets carried your merchandise." "How filled you were! How glorious you were, at home in the heart of the sea!

Zephaniah 1:11

"Wail, you who live in the market district, because all of the merchants will be crushed and all of their customers will be eliminated.

Nehemiah 3:31-32

Next to him, Malchijah, one of the goldsmiths, carried on repairs up to the house of the Temple Servants and the merchants, up to the Muster Gate as far as the ascent to the corner. Between the ascent of the corner and the Sheep Gate, the goldsmiths and merchants carried on repairs.

Ezekiel 17:4

He plucked off the top of its shoot, brought it to a land of merchants, and set it down in a city full of traders.

Genesis 23:16

Abraham agreed with Ephron, so he weighed out to Ephron the money to which he had agreed publicly while the Hittites were listening: 400 shekels of silver at the current merchant rate.

Amos 8:4-6

"Hear this, you who are swallowing up the needy, who intend to make the poor of the land fail, and who are saying, "When will the New Moon fade so we may sell grain, and the Sabbath conclude so we may market winnowed wheat? shortchanging the measure, raising the price, falsifying the scales by treachery, buying the poor for cash, and the needy for a pair of sandals, selling chaff mixed in with the wheat.'

Proverbs 31:24

She designs and sells linen garments, supplying accessories to clothiers.

Genesis 37:28

So Judah's brothers listened to him. As the Midianite merchants were passing through, they extracted Joseph from the cistern and sold Joseph for 20 pieces of silver to the Ishmaelites, who then took Joseph down to Egypt.

Proverbs 31:18-19

She is confident that her profits are sufficient. Her lamp does not go out at night. She works with her own hands on her clothes her hands work the sewing spindle.

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1 Kings 10:15

not including revenue from traders, merchants, and from all the kings of Arabia and the governors of the land.

Genesis 37:25

After this, while they were seated, eating their food, they looked around and saw a caravan of Ishmaelites coming from Gilead with camels carrying spices, balm, and myrrh for sale down in Egypt.

Revelation 18:11

The world's businesses cry and mourn over her, because no one buys their cargo anymore

Nehemiah 13:20

As a result, the merchants and sellers of all sorts of goods remained outside Jerusalem a couple of times.

Isaiah 23:8

Who has planned this against Tyre, that bestower of crowns, whose merchants were princes, whose traders were the most renowned on earth?

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Genesis 37:28

So Judah's brothers listened to him. As the Midianite merchants were passing through, they extracted Joseph from the cistern and sold Joseph for 20 pieces of silver to the Ishmaelites, who then took Joseph down to Egypt.

Proverbs 31:24

She designs and sells linen garments, supplying accessories to clothiers.

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