'Profit' in the Bible
Then Judah said to his brothers, "What profit is there if we kill our brother and cover up his blood?
Do not take interest or profit from him, but you must fear your God and your brother must live with you.
You must not lend him your money at interest and you must not sell him food for profit.
You should not turn aside after empty things that can't profit and can't deliver, since they are empty.
She went and told the prophet. He said, "Go, sell the olive oil. Repay your creditor, and then you and your sons can live off the rest of the profit."
For he says, 'It does not profit a man when he makes his delight with God.'
But you say, 'What will it profit you,' and, 'What do I gain by not sinning?'
"What profit is there in taking my life, in my descending into the Pit? Can the dust of the grave praise you? Can it declare your loyalty?
Such are the ways of all who gain profit unjustly; it takes away the life of those who obtain it!
Treasures gained by wickedness do not profit, but righteousness delivers from mortal danger.
Wealth does not profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from mortal danger.
In all hard work there is profit, but merely talking about it only brings poverty.
The one who lives uprightly and speaks honestly; the one who refuses to profit from oppressive measures and rejects a bribe; the one who does not plot violent crimes and does not seek to harm others --
This is what the Lord says: "The profit of Egypt and the revenue of Ethiopia, along with the Sabeans, those tall men, will be brought to you and become yours. They will walk behind you, coming along in chains. They will bow down to you and pray to you: 'Truly God is with you; he has no peer; there is no other God!'"
"'See, I strike my hands together at the dishonest profit you have made, and at the bloodshed they have done among you.
Her officials are like wolves in her midst rending their prey -- shedding blood and destroying lives -- so they can get dishonest profit.
Her leaders take bribes when they decide legal cases, her priests proclaim rulings for profit, and her prophets read omens for pay. Yet they claim to trust the Lord and say, "The Lord is among us. Disaster will not overtake us!"
Now as we were going to the place of prayer, a slave girl met us who had a spirit that enabled her to foretell the future by supernatural means. She brought her owners a great profit by fortune-telling.
But when her owners saw their hope of profit was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace before the authorities.
For we are not like so many others, hucksters who peddle the word of God for profit, but we are speaking in Christ before God as persons of sincerity, as persons sent from God.
and constant bickering by people corrupted in their minds and deprived of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a way of making a profit.
Now godliness combined with contentment brings great profit.
Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go into this or that town and spend a year there and do business and make a profit."
Give a shepherd's care to God's flock among you, exercising oversight not merely as a duty but willingly under God's direction, not for shameful profit but eagerly.