'Money' in the Bible
Throughout your generations, every male among you at eight days old is to be circumcised. This includes a slave born in your house and one purchased with money from any foreigner. The one who is not your offspring,
a slave born in your house, as well as one purchased with money, must be circumcised. My covenant will be marked in your flesh as an everlasting covenant.
Then Abraham took his son Ishmael and all the slaves born in his house or purchased with his money—every male among the members of Abraham’s household—and he circumcised the flesh of their foreskin on that very day, just as God had said to him.
And all the men of his household—both slaves born in his house and those purchased with money from a foreigner—were circumcised with him.
Are we not regarded by him as outsiders? For he has sold us and has certainly spent our money.
Joseph then gave orders to fill their containers with grain, return each man’s money to his sack, and give them provisions for their journey. This order was carried out.
At the place where they lodged for the night, one of them opened his sack to get feed for his donkey, and he saw his money there at the top of the bag.
He said to his brothers, “My money has been returned! It’s here in my bag.” Their hearts sank. Trembling, they turned to one another and said, “What is this that God has done to us?”
As they began emptying their sacks, there in each man’s sack was his bag of money! When they and their father saw their bags of money, they were afraid.
Take twice as much money with you. Return the money that was returned to you in the top of your bags. Perhaps it was a mistake.
The men took this gift, double the amount of money, and Benjamin. They made their way down to Egypt and stood before Joseph.
But the men were afraid because they were taken to Joseph’s house. They said, “We have been brought here because of the money that was returned in our bags the first time. They intend to overpower us, seize us, make us slaves, and take our donkeys.”
When we came to the place where we lodged for the night and opened our bags of grain, each one’s money was at the top of his bag! It was the full amount of our money, and we have brought it back with us.
We have brought additional money with us to buy food. We don’t know who put our money in the bags.”
Then the steward said, “May you be well. Don’t be afraid. Your God and the God of your father must have put treasure in your bags. I received your money.” Then he brought Simeon out to them.
Then Joseph commanded his steward: “Fill the men’s bags with as much food as they can carry, and put each one’s money at the top of his bag.
Put my cup, the silver one, at the top of the youngest one’s bag, along with his grain money.” So he did as Joseph told him.
We even brought back to you from the land of Canaan the money we found at the top of our bags. How could we steal gold and silver from your master’s house?
Joseph collected all the money to be found in the land of Egypt and the land of Canaan in exchange for the grain they were purchasing, and he brought the money to Pharaoh’s palace.
When the money from the land of Egypt and the land of Canaan was gone, all the Egyptians came to Joseph and said, “Give us food. Why should we die here in front of you? The money is gone!”
But Joseph said, “Give me your livestock. Since the money is gone, I will give you food in exchange for your livestock.”
When that year was over, they came the next year and said to him, “We cannot hide from our lord that the money is gone and that all our livestock belongs to our lord. There is nothing left for our lord except our bodies and our land.
And if he does not do these three things for her, she may leave free of charge, without any exchange of money.
the owner of the pit must give compensation; he must pay money to its owner, but the dead animal will become his.
“When a man gives his neighbor money or goods to keep, but they are stolen from that person’s house, the thief, if caught, must repay double.
“If you lend money to My people, to the poor person among you, you must not be like a moneylender to him; you must not charge him interest.
Take the atonement money from the Israelites and use it for the service of the tent of meeting. It will serve as a reminder for the Israelites before the Lord to atone for your lives.”
But if a priest purchases someone with his money, that person may eat it, and those born in his house may eat his food.
Give the money to Aaron and his sons as the redemption price for those who are in excess among the Israelites.”
So Moses collected the redemption money from those in excess of the ones redeemed by the Levites.
He collected the money from the firstborn Israelites: 1,365 shekels measured by the standard sanctuary shekel.
He gave the redemption money to Aaron and his sons in obedience to the Lord, just as the Lord commanded Moses.
then exchange it for money, take the money in your hand, and go to the place the Lord your God chooses.
You may spend the money on anything you want: cattle, sheep, wine, beer, or anything you desire. You are to feast there in the presence of the Lord your God and rejoice with your family.
Then if you are not satisfied with her, you are to let her go where she wants, but you must not sell her for money or treat her as merchandise, because you have humiliated her.
“Do not charge your brother interest on money, food, or anything that can earn interest.
When I saw among the spoils a beautiful cloak from Babylon, 200 silver shekels, and a bar of gold weighing 50 shekels, I coveted them and took them. You can see for yourself. They are concealed in the ground inside my tent, with the money under the cloak.”
So Joshua sent messengers who ran to the tent, and there was the cloak, concealed in his tent, with the money underneath.
Then the Israelites cried out to the Lord, and He raised up Ehud son of Gera, a left-handed Benjaminite, as a deliverer for them. The Israelites sent him to Eglon king of Moab with tribute money.
So they gave him 70 pieces of silver from the temple of Baal-berith. Abimelech hired worthless and reckless men with this money, and they followed him.
When Delilah realized that he had told her the whole truth, she sent this message to the Philistine leaders: “Come one more time, for he has told me the whole truth.” The Philistine leaders came to her and brought the money with them.
The Gibeonites said to him, “We are not asking for money from Saul or his family, and we cannot put anyone to death in Israel.”“Whatever you say, I will do for you,” he said.
But Elisha questioned him, “Wasn’t my spirit there when the man got down from his chariot to meet you? Is it a time to accept money and clothes, olive orchards and vineyards, sheep and oxen, and male and female slaves?
Then Joash said to the priests, “All the dedicated money brought to the Lord’s temple, census money, money from vows, and all money voluntarily given for the Lord’s temple,
So King Joash called Jehoiada the priest and the other priests and said, “Why haven’t you repaired the temple’s damage? Since you haven’t, don’t take any money from your assessors; instead, hand it over for the repair of the temple.”
So the priests agreed they would not take money from the people and they would not repair the temple’s damage.
Then Jehoiada the priest took a chest, bored a hole in its lid, and set it beside the altar on the right side as one enters the Lord’s temple; in it the priests who guarded the threshold put all the money brought into the Lord’s temple.
Whenever they saw there was a large amount of money in the chest, the king’s secretary and the high priest would go to the Lord’s temple and count the money found there and tie it up in bags.
Then they would put the counted money into the hands of those doing the work—those who oversaw the Lord’s temple. They in turn would pay it out to those working on the Lord’s temple—the carpenters, the builders,
However, no silver bowls, wick trimmers, sprinkling basins, trumpets, or any articles of gold or silver were made for the Lord’s temple from the money brought into the temple.
No accounting was required from the men who received the money to pay those doing the work, since they worked with integrity.
The money from the restitution offering and the sin offering was not brought to the Lord’s temple since it belonged to the priests.
Shalmaneser king of Assyria attacked him, and Hoshea became his vassal and paid him tribute money.
But the king of Assyria discovered Hoshea’s conspiracy. He had sent envoys to So king of Egypt and had not paid tribute money to the king of Assyria as in previous years. Therefore the king of Assyria arrested him and put him in prison.
“Go up to Hilkiah the high priest so that he may total up the money brought into the Lord’s temple—the money the doorkeepers have collected from the people.
But no accounting is to be required from them for the money put into their hands since they work with integrity.”
Then Shaphan the court secretary went to the king and reported, “Your servants have emptied out the money that was found in the temple and have put it into the hand of those doing the work—those who oversee the Lord’s temple.”
So Jehoiakim gave the silver and the gold to Pharaoh, but at Pharaoh’s command he taxed the land to give the money. He exacted the silver and the gold from the common people, each man according to his assessment, to give it to Pharaoh Neco.
So he gathered the priests and Levites and said, “Go out to the cities of Judah and collect money from all Israel to repair the temple of your God as needed year by year, and do it quickly.”However, the Levites did not hurry.
Whenever the chest was brought by the Levites to the king’s overseers, and when they saw that there was a large amount of money, the king’s secretary and the high priest’s deputy came and emptied the chest, picked it up, and returned it to its place. They did this daily and gathered the money in abundance.
When they finished, they presented the rest of the money to the king and Jehoiada, who made articles for the Lord’s temple with it—articles for ministry and for making burnt offerings, and ladles and articles of gold and silver. They regularly offered burnt offerings in the Lord’s temple throughout Jehoiada’s life.
The Ammonites gave Uzziah tribute money, and his fame spread as far as the entrance of Egypt, for God made him very powerful.
So they went to Hilkiah the high priest, and gave him the money brought into God’s temple. The Levites and the doorkeepers had collected money from Manasseh, Ephraim, and from the entire remnant of Israel, and from all Judah, Benjamin, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
When they brought out the money that had been deposited in the Lord’s temple, Hilkiah the priest found the book of the law of the Lord written by the hand of Moses.
They have emptied out the money that was found in the Lord’s temple and have put it into the hand of the overseers and the hand of those doing the work.”
They gave money to the stonecutters and artisans, and gave food, drink, and oil to the people of Sidon and Tyre, so they could bring cedar wood from Lebanon to Joppa by sea, according to the authorization given them by King Cyrus of Persia.
Then you are to buy with this money as many bulls, rams, and lambs as needed, along with their grain and drink offerings, and offer them on the altar at the house of your God in Jerusalem.
Still others were saying, “We have borrowed money to pay the king’s tax on our fields and vineyards.
Even I, as well as my brothers and my servants, have been lending them money and grain. Please, let us stop charging this interest.
Return their fields, vineyards, olive groves, and houses to them immediately, along with the percentage of the money, grain, new wine, and olive oil that you have been assessing them.”
Then the king told Haman, “The money and people are given to you to do with as you see fit.”
Mordecai told him everything that had happened as well as the exact amount of money Haman had promised to pay the royal treasury for the slaughter of the Jews.
who does not lend his money at interestor take a bribe against the innocent—the one who does these things will never be moved.
Throw in your lot with us,and we’ll all share our money”—
He took a bag of money with himand will come home at the time of the full moon.”
Why does a fool have money in his handwith no intention of buying wisdom?
If you have no money to pay,even your bed will be taken from under you.
The one who loves money is never satisfied with money, and whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with income. This too is futile.
because wisdom is protection as money is protection,and the advantage of knowledgeis that wisdom preserves the life of its owner.
A feast is prepared for laughter,and wine makes life happy,and money is the answer for everything.
“Come, everyone who is thirsty,come to the waters;and you without money,come, buy, and eat!Come, buy wine and milkwithout money and without cost!
Why do you spend money on what is not food,and your wages on what does not satisfy?Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good,and you will enjoy the choicest of foods.
So I bought the field in Anathoth from my cousin Hanamel, and I weighed out to him the money—17 shekels of silver.
Her leaders issue rulings for a bribe,her priests teach for payment,and her prophets practice divination for money.Yet they lean on the Lord, saying,“Isn’t the Lord among us?No disaster will overtake us.”
“No one can be a slave of two masters, since either he will hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot be slaves of God and of money.
Don’t take along gold, silver, or copper for your money-belts.
But the man who had received one talent went off, dug a hole in the ground, and hid his master’s money.
then you should have deposited my money with the bankers. And when I returned I would have received my money back with interest.
The chief priests took the silver and said, “It’s not lawful to put it into the temple treasury, since it is blood money.”
After the priests had assembled with the elders and agreed on a plan, they gave the soldiers a large sum of money
So they took the money and did as they were instructed. And this story has been spread among Jewish people to this day.
He instructed them to take nothing for the road except a walking stick: no bread, no traveling bag, no money in their belts.
Sitting across from the temple treasury, He watched how the crowd dropped money into the treasury. Many rich people were putting in large sums.
Some soldiers also questioned him: “What should we do?”He said to them, “Don’t take money from anyone by force or false accusation; be satisfied with your wages.”
“Take nothing for the road,” He told them, “no walking stick, no traveling bag, no bread, no money; and don’t take an extra shirt.
And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of the unrighteous money so that when it fails, they may welcome you into eternal dwellings.
So if you have not been faithful with the unrighteous money, who will trust you with what is genuine?
No household slave can be the slave of two masters, since either he will hate one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You can’t be slaves to both God and money.”
The Pharisees, who were lovers of money, were listening to all these things and scoffing at Him.
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