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36 Bible Verses about Riches, Ungodly Use Of
Most Relevant Verses
Yet you dishonored that poor man. Don’t the rich oppress you and drag you into the courts? Don’t they blaspheme the noble name that was pronounced over you at your baptism?
Wealth obtained by fraud will dwindle,
but whoever earns it through labor will multiply it.
Oppressing the poor to enrich oneself,
and giving to the rich—both lead only to poverty.
He who makes a fortune unjustly
is like a partridge that hatches eggs it didn’t lay.
In the middle of his days
his riches will abandon him,
so in the end he will be a fool.
Woe to those who dream up wickedness
and prepare evil plans on their beds!
At morning light they accomplish it
because the power is in their hands. They covet fields and seize them;
they also take houses.
They deprive a man of his home,
a person of his inheritance. Therefore, the Lord says:I am now planning a disaster
against this nation;
you cannot free your necks from it.
Then you will not walk so proudly
because it will be an evil time.read more.
In that day one will take up a taunt against you,
and lament mournfully, saying,
“We are totally ruined!
He measures out the allotted land of my people.
How He removes it from me!
He allots our fields to traitors.” Therefore, there will be no one
in the assembly of the Lord
to divide the land by casting lots.
Are there still the treasures of wickedness
and the accursed short measure
in the house of the wicked? Can I excuse wicked scales
or bags of deceptive weights? For the wealthy of the city are full of violence,
and its residents speak lies;
the tongues in their mouths are deceitful.
Won’t all of these take up a taunt against him,
with mockery and riddles about him?
They will say:Woe to him who amasses what is not his—
how much longer?—
and loads himself with goods taken in pledge. Won’t your creditors suddenly arise,
and those who disturb you wake up?
Then you will become spoil for them. Since you have plundered many nations,
all the peoples who remain will plunder you—
because of human bloodshed
and violence against lands, cities,
and all who live in them.read more.
Woe to him who dishonestly makes
wealth for his house
to place his nest on high,
to escape from the reach of disaster! You have planned shame for your house
by wiping out many peoples
and sinning against your own self. For the stones will cry out from the wall,
and the rafters will answer them
from the woodwork.
Though he piles up silver like dust
and heaps up a wardrobe like clay— he may heap it up, but the righteous will wear it,
and the innocent will divide up his silver.
Come now, you rich people! Weep and wail over the miseries that are coming on you. Your wealth is ruined and your clothes are moth-eaten. Your silver and gold are corroded, and their corrosion will be a witness against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You stored up treasure in the last days!
Why should I fear in times of trouble?
The iniquity of my foes surrounds me. They trust in their wealth
and boast of their abundant riches.
“Here is the man
who would not make God his refuge,
but trusted in the abundance of his riches,
taking refuge in his destructive behavior.”
Anyone trusting in his riches will fall,
but the righteous will flourish like foliage.
This is what the Lord says:The wise man must not boast in his wisdom;
the strong man must not boast in his strength;
the wealthy man must not boast in his wealth. But the one who boasts should boast in this,
that he understands and knows Me—
that I am Yahweh, showing faithful love,
justice, and righteousness on the earth,
for I delight in these things.
This is the Lord’s declaration.
One man pretends to be rich but has nothing;
another pretends to be poor but has great wealth. Riches are a ransom for a man’s life,
but a poor man hears no threat.
Better a little with the fear of the Lord
than great treasure with turmoil. Better a meal of vegetables where there is love
than a fattened ox with hatred.
For one can see that wise men die;
foolish and stupid men also pass away.
Then they leave their wealth to others.
“Certainly, man walks about like a mere shadow.
Indeed, they frantically rush around in vain,
without knowing who will get them.
“But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life is demanded of you. And the things you have prepared—whose will they be?’
He then told them, “Watch out and be on guard against all greed because one’s life is not in the abundance of his possessions.”
“‘Son,’ Abraham said, ‘remember that during your life you received your good things, just as Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here, while you are in agony.
A man in Maon had a business in Carmel; he was a very rich man with 3,000 sheep and 1,000 goats and was shearing his sheep in Carmel. The man’s name was Nabal, and his wife’s name, Abigail. The woman was intelligent and beautiful, but the man, a Calebite, was harsh and evil in his dealings.
As He was setting out on a journey, a man ran up, knelt down before Him, and asked Him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” “Why do you call Me good?” Jesus asked him. “No one is good but One—God. You know the commandments:Do not murder;
do not commit adultery;
do not steal;
do not bear false witness;
do not defraud;
honoryour father and mother.”read more.
He said to Him, “Teacher, I have kept all these from my youth.” Then, looking at him, Jesus loved him and said to him, “You lack one thing: Go, sell all you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow Me.” But he was stunned at this demand, and he went away grieving, because he had many possessions. Jesus looked around and said to His disciples, “How hard it is for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!”
Just then someone came up and asked Him, “Teacher, what good must I do to have eternal life?” “Why do you ask Me about what is good?” He said to him. “There is only One who is good. If you want to enter into life, keep the commandments.” “Which ones?” he asked Him. Jesus answered:Do not murder;
do not commit adultery;
do not steal;
do not bear false witness;read more.
honor your father and your mother;
and love your neighbor as yourself. “I have kept all these,” the young man told Him. “What do I still lack?” “If you want to be perfect,” Jesus said to him, “go, sell your belongings and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow Me.” When the young man heard that command, he went away grieving, because he had many possessions. Then Jesus said to His disciples, “I assure you: It will be hard for a rich person to enter the kingdom of heaven! Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.”
A ruler asked Him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” “Why do you call Me good?” Jesus asked him. “No one is good but One—God. You know the commandments:Do not commit adultery;
do not murder;
do not steal;
do not bear false witness;
honor your father and mother.”read more.
“I have kept all these from my youth,” he said. When Jesus heard this, He told him, “You still lack one thing: Sell all that you have and distribute it to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow Me.” After he heard this, he became extremely sad, because he was very rich. Seeing that he became sad, Jesus said, “How hard it is for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God! For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.”
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