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21 Bible Verses about Merchants

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Genesis 37:25-28

And they sat down to eat bread; and they lifted up their eyes and looked, and, behold, a company of Ishmeelites came from Gilead with their camels bearing aromas and balm and myrrh, going to carry it down to Egypt. Then Judah said unto his brethren, What profit is it if we slay our brother and conceal his blood? Come and let us sell him to the Ishmeelites and let not our hand be upon him; for he is our brother and our flesh. And his brethren were content.read more.
And when the Midianite merchantmen passed by, they took and lifted up Joseph out of the cistern and sold Joseph to the Ishmeelites for twenty pieces of silver. And they brought Joseph into Egypt.

Job 6:15-21

My brethren have lied to me as a brook; they passed away as an impetuous stream, which was hidden by ice and covered by snow. Which in the time of heat, they vanish; when they are heated, they disappear out of their place;read more.
they turn aside out of the paths of their way; they go to nothing and perish. The travelers of Tema looked; the traveling companies of Sheba waited for them. They were put to shame because of their hope; they came there and found them confused. Now ye are certainly as they; ye have seen the torment and are afraid.

Proverbs 31:14

He She was like the merchants' ships; she brings her food from afar.

1 Kings 9:26-28

And king Solomon made a navy of ships in Eziongeber, which is beside Eloth, on the shore of the Red sea, in the land of Edom. And Hiram sent in the navy his slaves, shipmen that had knowledge of the sea, with the slaves of Solomon. And they went to Ophir and brought gold from there, four hundred and twenty talents and brought it to king Solomon.

2 Chronicles 8:17-18

Then Solomon went to Eziongeber and to Eloth, at the sea side in the land of Edom. For Hiram had sent him ships by the hands of his slaves and slaves that had knowledge of the sea, and they had gone with the slaves of Solomon to Ophir and had taken from there four hundred and fifty talents of gold and brought them to King Solomon.

1 Kings 10:11-12

And the navy of Hiram, that had brought the gold from Ophir, also brought in from Ophir a great plenty of brazil wood and precious stones. And the king made of the brazil wood banisters for the house of the LORD and for the king's houses, harps also and psalteries for the singers; there never had been such brazil wood, nor was it seen again unto this day.

2 Chronicles 9:10-11

Also the slaves of Hiram and the slaves of Solomon, who had brought gold from Ophir, brought brazil wood and precious stones. And the king made of the brazil wood stairs to the house of the LORD and to the king's palace and harps and psalteries for the singers, and such wood had never been seen before in the land of Judah.

1 Kings 22:48

Jehoshaphat had made ships in Tharshish to go to Ophir for gold, but they did not go, for the ships were broken at Eziongeber.

2 Chronicles 20:35-37

After these things, Jehoshaphat, king of Judah, joined himself with Ahaziah, king of Israel, who was given over to wickedness; he joined himself with him to make ships to go to Tarshish, and they made the ships in Eziongeber. Then Eliezer, the son of Dodavah of Mareshah, prophesied against Jehoshaphat, saying, Because thou hast joined thyself with Ahaziah, the LORD shall destroy thy works. And the ships were broken, and they were not able to go to Tarshish.

Isaiah 23:2-3

Be still, ye inhabitants of the isle; thou mart of Zidon, that by passing over the sea thou wert replenished. Her provision was from the plantings that grow with the many waters of the Nile, of the harvest of the river. She was also the mart of the Gentiles.

Ezekiel 27:25

The ships of Tarshish, thy squadrons, went forth on thy behalf: and thou wast full, and wast multiplied greatly in the midst of the seas.

Zephaniah 1:11

Howl, ye inhabitants of Maktesh, for all the merchant people are cut down; all those that brought ye silver are cut off.

Nehemiah 3:31-32

After him, Malchiah, the son of the refiner, restored unto the place of the Nethinims and of the merchants, over against the gate of judgment and to the going up of the corner. And between the going up of the corner unto the sheep gate, the refiners and the merchants restored.

Ezekiel 17:4

he cropped off the principal shoot and carried it into a land of markets; he set it in the city of the merchants.

Genesis 23:16

Then Abraham hearkened unto Ephron, and Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver, which he had named in the audience of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, current money with the merchant.

Amos 8:4-6

Hear this, O ye that swallow up the needy, and cut off the poor of the land, saying, When the month is over, we will sell the wheat; and after the sabbath day we will open the storehouse of bread, making the ephah small, and the shekel great, and falsifying the balances by deceit; that we may buy the poor for money and the needy for a pair of shoes and sell the refuse of the wheat.

Proverbs 31:24

Samech She made fine linen and sold it and delivered girdles unto the merchant.

Genesis 37:28

And when the Midianite merchantmen passed by, they took and lifted up Joseph out of the cistern and sold Joseph to the Ishmeelites for twenty pieces of silver. And they brought Joseph into Egypt.

Proverbs 31:18-19

Teth She perceived that her merchandise was good; her fire did not go out by night. Jod She laid her hands to the spindle, and her hands held the distaff.

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1 Kings 10:15

besides what he had from the merchantmen and from the trade of the spice merchants and from all the kings of Arabia and from the princes of the land.

Genesis 37:25

And they sat down to eat bread; and they lifted up their eyes and looked, and, behold, a company of Ishmeelites came from Gilead with their camels bearing aromas and balm and myrrh, going to carry it down to Egypt.

Revelation 18:11

And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her, for no one buys their merchandise anymore:

Nehemiah 13:20

So the merchants and sellers of all kinds of merchandise lodged outside Jerusalem once or twice.

Isaiah 23:8

Who has decreed this against Tyre, the crowning city, whose merchants were princes, whose traders were the honourable of the earth?

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Genesis 37:28

And when the Midianite merchantmen passed by, they took and lifted up Joseph out of the cistern and sold Joseph to the Ishmeelites for twenty pieces of silver. And they brought Joseph into Egypt.

Proverbs 31:24

Samech She made fine linen and sold it and delivered girdles unto the merchant.