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20 Bible Verses about Wealth

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Luke 16:11

So if you haven't been faithful with unrighteous wealth, who will trust you with true wealth?

Jeremiah 49:4

Why do you boast in your valleys? Your valley is flowing away, faithless daughter, who trusted in her treasures, saying, "Who will come against me?'

Luke 12:16-21

Then he told them a parable. He said, "The land of a certain rich man produced good crops. So he began to think to himself, "What should I do, since I have no place to store my crops?' Then he said, "This is what I'll do. I'll tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and I'll store all my grain and goods in them. read more.
Then I'll say to myself, "You've stored up plenty of good things for many years. Take it easy, eat, drink, and enjoy yourself."' But God told him, "You fool! This very night your life will be demanded back from you. Now who will get the things you've accumulated?' That's how it is with the person who stores up treasures for himself rather than with God."

Luke 16:19-31

"Once there was a rich man who used to dress in purple and fine linen and live in great luxury every day. A beggar named Lazarus, who was covered with sores, was brought to his gate. He was always trying to satisfy his hunger with what fell from the rich man's table. Even the dogs used to come and lick his sores.read more.
"One day, the beggar died and was carried away by the angels to Abraham's side. The rich man also died and was buried. In the afterlife, where he was in constant torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away and Lazarus by his side. So he shouted, "Father Abraham, have mercy on me! Send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water to cool off my tongue, because I am suffering in this fire.' "But Abraham said, "My child, remember that during your lifetime you received blessings, while Lazarus received hardships. But now he is being comforted here, while you suffer. Besides all this, a wide chasm has been fixed between us, so that those who want to cross from this side to you cannot do so, nor can they cross from your side to us.' "The rich man said, "Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my father's house because I have five brothers to warn them, so that they won't end up in this place of torture, too.' "Abraham said, "They have Moses and the Prophets. They should listen to them!' "But the rich man replied, "No, father Abraham! But if someone from the dead went to them, they would repent.' "Then Abraham told him, "If your brothers do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be persuaded, even if someone were to rise from the dead.'"

Job 27:16

"Though he hoards silver like dust, and stores away garments like clay,

Job 27:17

whatever he stores up, the righteous will wear, and the innocent will inherit that silver!

Psalm 39:6

In fact, people walk around as shadows. Surely, they busy themselves for nothing, heaping up possessions but not knowing who will get them.

Ecclesiastes 2:26

After all, to the person who is good in God's sight, he gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy, but to the sinner he gives the troublesome task of acquiring and accumulating in order to leave it to someone who is good in the sight of God. This also is pointless and chasing after the wind.

Ezekiel 28:4

Your wisdom and understanding brought you phenomenal wealth. You've brought gold and silver into your treasuries.

James 5:3

your gold and silver are corroded, and their corrosion will be used as evidence against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have stored up treasures in these last days.

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Babylon » Remarkable for » Wealth

Jeremiah 50:37

A sword against her horses, against her chariots, and against all the foreign troops in her midst. They'll become women. A sword against her treasures. They'll be plundered.

Jeremiah 51:13

You who live beside many waters, rich in treasures, your end has come, your life thread is cut.

Egypt » Celebrated for » Wealth

Hebrews 11:26

He thought that being insulted for the sake of the Messiah was of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward.

Mammon » Wealth

Luke 16:11

So if you haven't been faithful with unrighteous wealth, who will trust you with true wealth?

Wealth » Accumulation of » The accumulation of, disappointing

Job 27:16-17

"Though he hoards silver like dust, and stores away garments like clay, whatever he stores up, the righteous will wear, and the innocent will inherit that silver!

Psalm 39:6

In fact, people walk around as shadows. Surely, they busy themselves for nothing, heaping up possessions but not knowing who will get them.

Ecclesiastes 2:26

After all, to the person who is good in God's sight, he gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy, but to the sinner he gives the troublesome task of acquiring and accumulating in order to leave it to someone who is good in the sight of God. This also is pointless and chasing after the wind.

Ezekiel 28:4

Your wisdom and understanding brought you phenomenal wealth. You've brought gold and silver into your treasuries.

More verses: Luke 12:21 James 5:3

Wealth » The lord being the maker of the wealthy

Job 1:20-21

Then Job stood up, tore his robe, shaved his head, fell to the ground, bowed very low, and exclaimed: "I left my mother's womb naked, and I will return to God naked. The LORD has given, and the LORD has taken. May the name of the LORD be blessed."

1 Chronicles 29:11-12

To you, LORD, belongs the greatness, and the valor, and the splendor, and the endurance, and the majesty because all that is in heaven and on earth is yours. To you belongs the kingdom, LORD, and you are exalted as head over all. Both wealth and honor proceed from you, and you are ruling over them all. You control power you control who is made great, and how everyone becomes strong.

Job 34:12-19

Truly, God doesn't practice wickedness, and the Almighty doesn't pervert justice. Who entrusted the earth to him? Who made him responsible for the entire inhabited world? If he were to decide to do so, that is, to take back to himself his spirit and breath of life, read more.
every living thing would die all at once, and mankind would return to dust." If you have understanding, listen to this! Pay attention to what I have to say: Can one who hates justice really govern? And if God is righteous and mighty, can you condemn him? Can one say to a king, "You're vile!' or to nobles, "You're wicked!'? Who isn't partial to princes? Who doesn't give preference to the nobles over the poor? Nevertheless, all of them are his handiwork.

More verses: Deuteronomy 8:17-18

Wealth » What is better than monetary riches

Wealth » Those that trust in wealth

Psalm 52:1-7

Why do you make evil the foundation of your boasting, mighty one? God's gracious love never ceases. Your tongue, like a sharp razor, devises wicked things and crafts treachery. You love evil rather than good, falsehood rather than speaking uprightly. Interlude read more.
You love all words that destroy, you deceitful tongue! But God will tear you down forever; he will take you away, even snatching you out of your tent! He will uproot you from the land of the living. Interlude The righteous will fear when they see this, but then they will laugh at him, saying, "Look, here is a young man who refused to make God his strength; instead, he trusted in his great wealth and made his wickedness his strength.

Matthew 19:23-26

Then Jesus told his disciples, "I tell all of you with certainty, it will be hard for a rich person to get into the kingdom from heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to squeeze through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to get into the kingdom of God." When the disciples heard this, they were completely astonished. "Who, then, can be saved?" they asked. read more.
Jesus looked at them intently and said, "For humans this is impossible, but for God all things are possible."

Mark 10:23-27

Then Jesus looked around and told his disciples, "How hard it will be for those who are wealthy to enter the kingdom of God!" The disciples were startled by these words, but Jesus told them again, "Children, how hard it is for those who trust in their wealth to get into the kingdom of God! It's easier for a camel to squeeze through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to get into the kingdom of God." read more.
The disciples were utterly amazed and asked one another, "Then who can be saved?" Jesus looked at them intently and said, "For humans it's impossible, but not for God. All things are possible for God."

Luke 18:24-27

So when Jesus saw how sad he was, he said, "How hard it is for rich people to get into the kingdom of God! Indeed, it's easier for a camel to squeeze through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to get into the kingdom of God." Those who were listening to Jesus asked, "Then who can be saved?" read more.
Jesus replied, "The things that are impossible for people are possible for God."

More verses: Psalm 49:6-20

Wealth » Those that acquire riches unjustly

Habakkuk 2:6-17

"Will not all of these ridicule him with mocking scorn? They will say, "Woe to the one who hordes for himself what isn't his. How long will you enrich yourself by extortion?' Won't your creditors revolt unexpectedly? Won't those who make you tremble wake up? As a result, you'll become their prey! Because you plundered many nations, all of their remnants will plunder you. Human blood has been shed, and violence has been done to the land, to the city, and to all who live in it." read more.
"Woe to the one who amasses profit upon unjust profit in order to establish his household, so he can establish a secure place on the heights and escape from the power of evil. You have brought shame to yourself by killing many people you are forfeiting your own life. Indeed, the stone will cry out from the wall and the rafter will respond from the woodwork." "Woe to the one who founds a city upon bloodshed, and constructs a city by lawlessness. Is it not because of the LORD of the Heavenly Armies that people grow tired putting out fires, and nations weary themselves over nothing? Indeed, the earth will be filled with knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as water fills the sea." "Woe to the one who supplies his neighbor with a drink! You are forcing your bottle on him, making him drunk so you can see them naked. You are filled with dishonor instead of glory. So go ahead, drink and be naked! The LORD will turn against you, and utter disgrace will debase your reputation. Indeed, the violence done to Lebanon will overtake you, and the destruction of the beasts will terrorize you because you shed human blood and did violence to the land, to the city, and to all who live in it."

Wealth » What makes you rich

Wealth » Treasures of wickedness

Micah 6:10-12

Are there still wicked treasures in the house of the wicked, along with deceitful and abominable measuring standards? Will I tolerate those who maintain deceptive standards and who use deceitful weights in their business? Her rich people are filled with violence, and her inhabitants tell lies their tongues speak deceitfully!

Wealth » Those that love wealth

Wealth » Who shall have wealth

Psalm 112:1-3

Hallelujah! How happy is the person who fears the LORD, who truly delights in his commandments. His descendants will be powerful in the land, a generation of the upright who will be blessed. Wealth and riches are in his house, and his righteousness endures forever.

Proverbs 8:12-21

"I, wisdom, am related to prudence. I know how to be discreet. The fear of the LORD is to hate evil. Pride, arrogance, an evil lifestyle, and perverted speech I despise. Counsel belongs to me, along with sound judgment. I am understanding. Power belongs to me. read more.
Kings reign by me, and rulers dispense justice through me. By me leaders rule, as do noble officials and all who govern justly. I love those who love me, and those who seek me will find me. Wealth and honor accompany me, as do enduring wealth and righteousness. My fruit is better than gold, better than even refined gold, and my benefit surpasses the purest silver. I walk on the way of righteousness, along paths that are just, I bequeath wealth to those who love me, and I will fill their treasuries."

Wealth » Where riches will not profit

Zephaniah 1:18

Neither their silver nor their gold will deliver them in the Day of the LORD's wrath; but the entire land will be consumed by the fire of his jealousy, for he will bring the inhabitants of the land to a sudden end."

Wealth » What the rich should not do

Jeremiah 9:23

This is what the LORD says: "The wise man is not to boast in his wisdom; the strong man is not to boast in his strength; and the rich man is not to boast in his riches.

Wealth » Accumulation of » Select readings

Luke 12:16-21

Then he told them a parable. He said, "The land of a certain rich man produced good crops. So he began to think to himself, "What should I do, since I have no place to store my crops?' Then he said, "This is what I'll do. I'll tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and I'll store all my grain and goods in them. read more.
Then I'll say to myself, "You've stored up plenty of good things for many years. Take it easy, eat, drink, and enjoy yourself."' But God told him, "You fool! This very night your life will be demanded back from you. Now who will get the things you've accumulated?' That's how it is with the person who stores up treasures for himself rather than with God."

Luke 16:19-31

"Once there was a rich man who used to dress in purple and fine linen and live in great luxury every day. A beggar named Lazarus, who was covered with sores, was brought to his gate. He was always trying to satisfy his hunger with what fell from the rich man's table. Even the dogs used to come and lick his sores. read more.
"One day, the beggar died and was carried away by the angels to Abraham's side. The rich man also died and was buried. In the afterlife, where he was in constant torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away and Lazarus by his side. So he shouted, "Father Abraham, have mercy on me! Send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water to cool off my tongue, because I am suffering in this fire.' "But Abraham said, "My child, remember that during your lifetime you received blessings, while Lazarus received hardships. But now he is being comforted here, while you suffer. Besides all this, a wide chasm has been fixed between us, so that those who want to cross from this side to you cannot do so, nor can they cross from your side to us.' "The rich man said, "Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my father's house because I have five brothers to warn them, so that they won't end up in this place of torture, too.' "Abraham said, "They have Moses and the Prophets. They should listen to them!' "But the rich man replied, "No, father Abraham! But if someone from the dead went to them, they would repent.' "Then Abraham told him, "If your brothers do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be persuaded, even if someone were to rise from the dead.'"

Wealth » What cannot be purchased with money

Acts 8:20

But Peter told him, "May your money perish with you, because you thought you could obtain God's free gift with money!

Psalm 49:6-10

those who put confidence in their wealth and boast about their great riches? No man can redeem the life of another, nor can he give to God a sufficient payment for him for it would cost too much to redeem his life, and the payments would go on forever read more.
that he should go on living and not see corruption. Indeed, he will see wise people die; the stupid and the senseless will meet their doom and leave their wealth to others.

Wealth » Riches disappearing

Proverbs 27:23-24

Keep well informed of the condition of your flocks and pay attention to your herds, because riches don't endure forever, and crowns don't last from one generation to the next.

Wealth » What wealth does

Wealth » Those that rush to be rich

Wealth » What the rich should do

1 Timothy 6:17-19

Tell those who are rich in this age not to be arrogant and not to place their confidence in anything as uncertain as riches. Instead, let them place their confidence in God, who lavishly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. They are to do good, to be rich in good actions, to be generous, and to share. By doing this they store up a treasure for themselves that is a good foundation for the future, so that they can keep their hold on the life that is real.

Wealth » What money is

Wealth » The wealth of the sinner

Wealth » Who shall not be rich

Wealth » Who retains riches

Wealth » The love of money

Wealth » House and riches

Wealth » Wealth gotten by vanity

Wealth » A man’s life not consisting in wealth

Luke 12:13-15

Then someone in the crowd told him, "Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me." But Jesus asked him, "Mister, who appointed me to be a judge or arbitrator over you people?" Then he told them, "Be careful to guard yourselves against every kind of greed, because a person's life doesn't consist of the amount of possessions he has."

Wealth » The acquisition of treasures by lying

Wealth » Not laboring to be rich

Wealth » The riches of the lord

Wealth » Not setting your heart upon riches

Topics on Wealth

God Gives Wealth

1;43;23

"Relax," the manager said. "You can stop being afraid, now. Your God, the God of your father, has placed hidden treasure within those sacks for you. I've been paid in full." Then he brought Simeon out to them,

Growth In Wealth

20;11;24

Those who give freely gain even more; others hold back what they owe, becoming even poorer.

Right Use Of Wealth

20;3;9

Honor the LORD with your wealth and with the first of all your produce,

Transient Wealth

20;23;5

When you fix your gaze on it, it's gone, for it sprouts wings for itself and flies to the sky like an eagle.

Wealth And Prosperity

20;8;18

Wealth and honor accompany me, as do enduring wealth and righteousness.

Wisdom Gives Wealth

20;3;16

Long life is in her right hand, and in her left are riches and honor.

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