Bible Verses about Money

God has a lot to say about money and how Christians spend their resources. These Scripture quotes will help you please the LORD and be a wise steward of the financial resources he has entrusted to you. Browse these biblical references below or download them directly as a PDF file.

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Hebrews 13:5 Love of Money Bible verse

Hebrews 13:5
(ESV)  Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
(KJV)  Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
(MSG)  Don’t be obsessed with getting more material things. Be relaxed with what you have. Since God assured us, “I’ll never let you down, never walk off and leave you,”
(NIV)  Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”
(NLT)  Don’t love money; be satisfied with what you have. For God has said, “I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.”

1 Timothy 6:10 Money the root of all evil Bible verse

1 Timothy 6:10
(ESV)  For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.
(KJV)  For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
(MSG)  Lust for money brings trouble and nothing but trouble. Going down that path, some lose their footing in the faith completely and live to regret it bitterly ever after.
(NIV)  For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.
(NLT)  For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. And some people, craving money, have wandered from the true faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows.

Proverbs 22:7 Rich rules over the poor Bible quote

Proverbs 22:7
(ESV)  The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender.
(KJV)  The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.
(MSG)  The poor are always ruled over by the rich, so don’t borrow and put yourself under their power.
(NIV)  The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender.
(NLT)  Just as the rich rule the poor, so the borrower is servant to the lender.

Matthew 6:24 Cannot serve God and money Jesus saying

Matthew 6:24
(ESV)  “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.
(KJV)  No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
(MSG)  “You can’t worship two gods at once. Loving one god, you’ll end up hating the other. Adoration of one feeds contempt for the other. You can’t worship God and Money both.
(NIV)  “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.
(NLT)  “No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and be enslaved to money.

Ecclesiastes 5:10 Scripture quote on the love of money

Ecclesiastes 5:10
(ESV)  He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves wealth with his income; this also is vanity.
(KJV)  He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance with increase: this is also vanity.
(MSG)  The one who loves money is never satisfied with money, Nor the one who loves wealth with big profits. More smoke.
(NIV)  Whoever loves money never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income. This too is meaningless.
(NLT)  Those who love money will never have enough. How meaningless to think that wealth brings true happiness!

Luke 12:15 Covetousness scripture about money

Luke 12:15
(ESV)  And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”
(KJV)  And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.
(MSG)  Speaking to the people, he went on, “Take care! Protect yourself against the least bit of greed. Life is not defined by what you have, even when you have a lot.”
(NIV)  Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.”
(NLT)  Then he said, “Beware! Guard against every kind of greed. Life is not measured by how much you own.”

Proverbs 13:22 Inheritance of Money Bible quote

Proverbs 13:22
(ESV)  A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, but the sinner’s wealth is laid up for the righteous.
(KJV)  A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.
(MSG)  A good life gets passed on to the grandchildren; ill-gotten wealth ends up with good people.
(NIV)  A good person leaves an inheritance for their children’s children, but a sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous.
(NLT)  Good people leave an inheritance to their grandchildren, but the sinner’s wealth passes to the godly.

1 Timothy 6:17-19 Scripture passage on being rich for Christians

1 Timothy 6:17
(ESV)  As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy.
(KJV)  Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;
(MSG)  Tell those rich in this world’s wealth to quit being so full of themselves and so obsessed with money, which is here today and gone tomorrow. Tell them to go after God, who piles on all the riches we could ever manage—
(NIV)  Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.
(NLT)  Teach those who are rich in this world not to be proud and not to trust in their money, which is so unreliable. Their trust should be in God, who richly gives us all we need for our enjoyment.

1 Timothy 6:18
(ESV)  They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share,
(KJV)  That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;
(MSG)  to do good, to be rich in helping others, to be extravagantly generous.
(NIV)  Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.
(NLT)  Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and generous to those in need, always being ready to share with others.

1 Timothy 6:19
(ESV)  thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.
(KJV)  Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.
(MSG)  If they do that, they’ll build a treasury that will last, gaining life that is truly life.
(NIV)  In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.
(NLT)  By doing this they will be storing up their treasure as a good foundation for the future so that they may experience true life.

Matthew 6:19-21 Jesus saying on investment and being rich

Matthew 6:19
(ESV)  “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal,
(KJV)  Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
(MSG)  “Don’t hoard treasure down here where it gets eaten by moths and corroded by rust or—worse!—stolen by burglars.
(NIV)  “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.
(NLT)  “Don’t store up treasures here on earth, where moths eat them and rust destroys them, and where thieves break in and steal.

Matthew 6:20
(ESV)  but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.
(KJV)  But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
(MSG)  Stockpile treasure in heaven, where it’s safe from moth and rust and burglars.
(NIV)  But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.
(NLT)  Store your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal.

Matthew 6:21
(ESV)  For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
(KJV)  For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
(MSG)  It’s obvious, isn’t it? The place where your treasure is, is the place you will most want to be, and end up being.
(NIV)  For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
(NLT)  Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.

Proverbs 22:1 Riches and money Bible quote

Proverbs 22:1
(ESV)  A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold.
(KJV)  A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.
(MSG)  A sterling reputation is better than striking it rich; a gracious spirit is better than money in the bank.
(NIV)  A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.
(NLT)  Choose a good reputation over great riches; being held in high esteem is better than silver or gold.

Deuteronomy 8:18 Wealth Bible verse Old Testament

Deuteronomy 8:18
(ESV)  You shall remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth, that he may confirm his covenant that he swore to your fathers, as it is this day.
(KJV)  But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.
(MSG)  well, think again. Remember that GOD, your God, gave you the strength to produce all this wealth so as to confirm the covenant that he promised to your ancestors—as it is today.
(NIV)  But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today.
(NLT)  Remember the LORD your God. He is the one who gives you power to be successful, in order to fulfill the covenant he confirmed to your ancestors with an oath.

Philippians 4:19 Riches of Christ Jesus scripture reference

Philippians 4:19
(ESV)  And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
(KJV)  But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
(MSG)  You can be sure that God will take care of everything you need, his generosity exceeding even yours in the glory that pours from Jesus.
(NIV)  And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.
(NLT)  And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.

Matthew 6:21 Where your treasure is your heart will be too Bible verse

Matthew 6:21
(ESV)  For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
(KJV)  For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
(MSG)  It’s obvious, isn’t it? The place where your treasure is, is the place you will most want to be, and end up being.
(NIV)  For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
(NLT)  Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.

Proverbs 10:22 The Lord will make you rich scripture reference

Proverbs 10:22
(ESV)  The blessing of the LORD makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.
(KJV)  The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.
(MSG)  GOD’s blessing makes life rich; nothing we do can improve on God.
(NIV)  The blessing of the LORD brings wealth, without painful toil for it.
(NLT)  The blessing of the LORD makes a person rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.

Luke 14:28-30 Bible passage on investment and business

Luke 14:28
(ESV)  For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it?
(KJV)  For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?
(MSG)  “Is there anyone here who, planning to build a new house, doesn’t first sit down and figure the cost so you’ll know if you can complete it?
(NIV)  “Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it?
(NLT)  “But don’t begin until you count the cost. For who would begin construction of a building without first calculating the cost to see if there is enough money to finish it?

Luke 14:29
(ESV)  Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him,
(KJV)  Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him,
(MSG)  If you only get the foundation laid and then run out of money, you’re going to look pretty foolish. Everyone passing by will poke fun at you:
(NIV)  For if you lay the foundation and are not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule you,
(NLT)  Otherwise, you might complete only the foundation before running out of money, and then everyone would laugh at you.

Luke 14:30
(ESV)  saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish.’
(KJV)  Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.
(MSG)  ‘He started something he couldn’t finish.’
(NIV)  saying, ‘This person began to build and wasn’t able to finish.’
(NLT)  They would say, ‘There’s the person who started that building and couldn’t afford to finish it!’

Romans 13:8 Apostle Paul saying on being rich toward others

Romans 13:8
(ESV)  Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.
(KJV)  Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.
(MSG)  Don’t run up debts, except for the huge debt of love you owe each other. When you love others, you complete what the law has been after all along.
(NIV)  Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law.
(NLT)  Owe nothing to anyone—except for your obligation to love one another. If you love your neighbor, you will fulfill the requirements of God’s law.

Proverbs 3:9-10 Wealth Bible verse

Proverbs 3:9
(ESV)  Honor the LORD with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce;
(KJV)  Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:
(MSG)  Honor GOD with everything you own; give him the first and the best.
(NIV)  Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops;
(NLT)  Honor the LORD with your wealth and with the best part of everything you produce.

Proverbs 3:10
(ESV)  then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine.
(KJV)  So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.
(MSG)  Your barns will burst, your wine vats will brim over.
(NIV)  then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.
(NLT)  Then he will fill your barns with grain, and your vats will overflow with good wine.

Malachi 3:10 Tithe and getting rich Bible quote

Malachi 3:10
(ESV)  Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the LORD of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need.
(KJV)  Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
(MSG)  Bring your full tithe to the Temple treasury so there will be ample provisions in my Temple. Test me in this and see if I don’t open up heaven itself to you and pour out blessings beyond your wildest dreams.
(NIV)  Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.
(NLT)  Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. If you do,” says the LORD of Heaven’s Armies, “I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in! Try it! Put me to the test!

1 Timothy 5:8 Provide for family scripture passage

1 Timothy 5:8
(ESV)  But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
(KJV)  But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.
(MSG)  Anyone who neglects to care for family members in need repudiates the faith. That’s worse than refusing to believe in the first place.
(NIV)  Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
(NLT)  But those who won’t care for their relatives, especially those in their own household, have denied the true faith. Such people are worse than unbelievers.

FAQ about Money in the Bible

What does the Bible say about money?

The Bible says a lot about money. In fact, there are over 2,000 verses in the Bible that mention money.
At its core, the Bible teaches that God is interested in our hearts, not our wallets. He wants us to be generous with others and to use our resources wisely. The Bible also says that wealth can be a bless ing or a curse, depending on how it’s used. Ultimately, the most important thing is not how much money we have but how we use it to honor God and love others.

What is God’s view on money?

God’s view on money is that it’s a limited resource. And because of that, He wants us to be wise with how we use it. Money isn’t everything, but it can be used to do a lot of good in the world when it’s put into the right hands. Remember, God blesses us with riches not so we can hoard them for ourselves, but so we can help others and make a difference in the world. So think about how you can use your money to make a positive impact in your community and beyond. The sky’s the limit!

Is being rich a sin in the Bible?

No, being rich is not a sin in the Bible. However, it is very important to handle riches correctly, since they can easily become a source of temptation and lead us astray from God.
The Bible tells us that money is a good thing (Ecclesiastes 5:19), but it also warns us about the dangers of loving money too much (1 Timothy 6:10). Riches can give us a false sense of security and lead us to forget about God, so we must be careful not to let them get in the way of our relationship with Him.
If you have riches, use them wisely and carefully, for the glory of God. Remember that they are temporary and

Is making a profit a sin in the Bible?

The Bible does not explicitly prohibit making a profit, but it does promote altruism and Generosity. There are many scriptures that tell us to be giving and loving without expecting anything in return. This is the essence of true Christian love. While making a profit is not necessarily a sin, it is important to remember that our primary motivation should always be to serve others, rather than ourselves.

How do you get rich according to the Bible?

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as riches come in many different forms. However, a few key principles can be pointed out from the Bible that can help you become wealthier.
The first principle is to always put God first in your life. He should be your number one priority, and you should always seek His guidance and direction in all that you do. The second principle is to be generous and give generously to others. Whether it’s through tithes, offerings, or donations to charity, giving back to those who are less fortunate will help you build up wealth over time. The third principle is to work hard and be diligent with your finances. Invest wisely, save money whenever possible

Is investing money biblical?

There are a lot of different opinions on this subject, but ultimately it boils down to a matter of interpretation. The Bible does say that “The love of money is a root of all kinds of evil,” (1 Timothy 6:10) but some people interpret that to mean that any kind of financial planning or investing is wrong.
Others take a more nuanced view, and argue that it’s not necessarily the act of investing itself that’s wrong, but rather the motivations behind it. If you’re simply trying to increase your wealth for selfish reasons, then that could be considered sinful. But if you’re investing with the goal of helping others – for example, by starting a business that will provide jobs or creating a charity

More Bible Study References on Money for Christians

1 Corinthians 16:2
On the first day of every week, each of you is to put something aside and store it up, as he may prosper, so that there will be no collecting when I come.

Psalm 37:21
The wicked borrows but does not pay back, but the righteous is generous and gives;

Proverbs 11:4
Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.

Luke 14:28
For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it?

Proverbs 3:9
Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce;

Luke 6:38
Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”

Proverbs 21:20
Precious treasure and oil are in a wise man’s dwelling, but a foolish man devours it.

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