Genesis 24:35
The LORD has blessed my master abundantly, and he has become wealthy.  He has given him sheep and cattle, silver and gold, menservants and maidservants, and camels and donkeys.
 
Genesis 43:23
"It's all right," he said.  "Don't be afraid.  Your God, the God of your father, has given you treasure in your sacks; I received your silver."
 
Deuteronomy 8:17-18
You may say to yourself, "My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me."  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 forefathers, as it is today.
 
1 Kings 3:13, 10:23
Moreover, I will give you what you have not asked for—both riches and honor—so that in your lifetime you will have no equal among kings…King Solomon was greater in riches and wisdom than all the other kings of the earth.
 
1 Chronicles 29:12
Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things.  In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all.
 
2 Chronicles 32:27, 29
Hezekiah had very great riches and honor…He built villages and acquired great numbers of flocks and herds, for God had given him very great riches.
 
Psalm 112: 1, 3
Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who finds great delight in his commands…Wealth and riches are in his house, and his righteousness endures forever.
 
Proverbs 10:22
The blessing of the LORD brings wealth, and he adds no trouble to it.
 
Proverbs 22:4
Humility and the fear of the LORD bring wealth and honor and life.
 
Ecclesiastes 5:19
Moreover, when God gives any man wealth and possessions, and enables him to enjoy them, to accept his lot and be happy in his work—this is a gift of God.
 
Philippians 4:19
And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.
 
1 Timothy 6:17
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.
 

God doesn’t favor the rich or poor
Job 34:19
[The mighty one] shows no partiality to princes and does not favor the rich over the poor, for they are all the work of his hands…
 
Proverbs 22:2
Rich and poor have this in common: The LORD is the Maker of them all.
 

It is better to be righteous than to have great wealth
Psalm 37:16
Better the little that the righteous have than the wealth of many wicked.
 
Proverbs 15:16
Better a little with the fear of the LORD than great wealth with turmoil.
 
Proverbs 28:6
Better a poor man whose walk is blameless than a rich man whose ways are perverse.
 

Don’t put your trust/hope in money because it can’t save you, it does not last, and it can be gone in an instant
Job 15:20, 29
All his days the wicked man suffers torment…He will no longer be rich and his wealth will not endure, nor will his possessions spread over the land.
 
Job 20:20
Surely he will have no respite from his craving; he cannot save himself by his treasure.
 
Job 22:20
'Surely our foes are destroyed, and fire devours their wealth.'
 
Job 27:19
He lies down wealthy, but will do so no more; when he opens his eyes, all is gone.
 
Job 36:19
Would your wealth or even all your mighty efforts sustain you so you would not be in distress?
 
Psalm 49:12
But man, despite his riches, does not endure; he is like the beasts that perish.
 
Psalm 49:16-17
Do not be overawed when a man grows rich, when the splendor of his house increases; for he will take nothing with him when he dies, his splendor will not descend with him.
 
Psalm 52:7
"Here now is the man who did not make God his stronghold but trusted in his great wealth and grew strong by destroying others!"
 
Proverbs 11:4
Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.
 
Proverbs 11:28
Whoever trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous will thrive like a green leaf.
 
Proverbs 13:7
One man pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.
 
Proverbs 13:8
A man's riches may ransom his life, but a poor man hears no threat.
 
Proverbs 23:5
Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone, for they will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle.
 
Proverbs 27:24
Riches do not endure forever, and a crown is not secure for all generations.
Ecclesiastes 2:8, 11
I amassed silver and gold for myself, and the treasure of kings and provinces…Yet when I surveyed all that my hands had done and what I had toiled to achieve, everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind; nothing was gained under the sun.
 
Ecclesiastes 9:11
I have seen something else under the sun: The race is not to the swift or the battle to the strong, nor does food come to the wise or wealth to the brilliant or favor to the learned; but time and chance happen to them all.
 
Isaiah 52:3
For this is what the LORD says: "You were sold for nothing, and without money you will be redeemed."
 
Jeremiah 51:13
You who live by many waters and are rich in treasures, your end has come, the time for you to be cut off.
 
Matthew 13:22
The one who received the seed that fell among the thorns is the man who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke it, making it unfruitful.
 
Matthew 19:23-24
Then Jesus said to his disciples, "I tell you the truth, it is hard for a rich man 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 man to enter the kingdom of God."
 
Mark 4:18-19
Still others, like seed sown among thorns, hear the word; but the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it unfruitful.
 
Mark 10:23, 25
Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, "How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God!  It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."
 
Luke 1:53
He has filled the hungry with good things but has sent the rich away empty.
 
Luke 6:24
But woe to you who are rich, for you have already received your comfort.
 
Luke 6:16-21 – The Parable of the Rich Fool
And he told them this parable: "The ground of a certain rich man produced a good crop.  He thought to himself, 'What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.'  "Then he said, 'This is what I'll do.  I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods.  And I'll say to myself, "You have plenty of good things laid up for many years.  Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry."  '“But God said to him, 'You fool!  This very night your life will be demanded from you.  Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?'  "This is how it will be with anyone who stores up things for himself but is not rich toward God."
 
Luke 16:22
The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham's side.  The rich man also died and was buried.
 
Acts 8:20
Peter answered: "May your money perish with you, because you thought you could buy the gift of God with money!
 
1 Timothy 6:9
People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction.
 
1 Timothy 6:17
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.
 
James 1:10-11
But the one who is rich should take pride in his low position, because he will pass away like a wild flower.  For the sun rises with scorching heat and withers the plant; its blossom falls and its beauty is destroyed.  In the same way, the rich man will fade away even while he goes about his business.
 
James 5:1-3
[Warning to Rich Oppressors] Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming upon you.  Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes.  Your gold and silver are corroded.  Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire.  You have hoarded wealth in the last days.
 
Revelation 3:17
You say, 'I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.'  But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked.
 
Revelation 18:14, 17, 19
"They will say, 'The fruit you longed for is gone from you.  All your riches and splendor have vanished, never to be recovered.'  In one hour such great wealth has been brought to ruin!'  They will throw dust on their heads, and with weeping and mourning cry out: "'Woe! Woe, O great city, where all who had ships on the sea became rich through her wealth!  In one hour she has been brought to ruin!’
 

We need to earn our money righteously
Proverbs 10:2
Ill-gotten treasures are of no value, but righteousness delivers from death.
 
Proverbs 10:4
Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth.
 
Proverbs 13:11
Dishonest money dwindles away, but he who gathers money little by little makes it grow.
 
Proverbs 15:6
The house of the righteous contains great treasure, but the income of the wicked brings them trouble.
 
Proverbs 23:4
Do not wear yourself out to get rich; have the wisdom to show restraint.
 
Proverbs 28:20
A faithful man will be richly blessed, but one eager to get rich will not go unpunished.
 
Proverbs 28:22
A stingy man is eager to get rich and is unaware that poverty awaits him.
 
Habakkuk 2:6
Will not all of them taunt him with ridicule and scorn, saying, "Woe to him who piles up stolen goods and makes himself wealthy by extortion!  How long must this go on?”
 

We need to lend money fairly and have mercy on the poor
Exodus 22:25
If you lend money to one of my people among you who is needy, do not be like a moneylender; charge him no interest.
 
Leviticus 25:35-37
If one of your countrymen becomes poor and is unable to support himself among you, help him as you would an alien or a temporary resident, so he can continue to live among you.  Do not take interest of any kind from him, but fear your God, so that your countryman may continue to live among you.  You must not lend him money at interest or sell him food at a profit.
 
Deuteronomy 15:1-4
At the end of every seven years you must cancel debts.  This is how it is to be done: Every creditor shall cancel the loan he has made to his fellow Israelite.  He shall not require payment from his fellow Israelite or brother, because the LORD's time for canceling debts has been proclaimed.  You may require payment from a foreigner, but you must cancel any debt your brother owes you.  However, there should be no poor among you, for in the land the LORD your God is giving you to possess as your inheritance, he will richly bless you.
 
Deuteronomy 23:19
Do not charge your brother interest, whether on money or food or anything else that may earn interest.
 
Nehemiah 5:10-11
I and my brothers and my men are also lending the people money and grain.  But let the exacting of usury stop!  Give back to them immediately their fields, vineyards, olive groves and houses, and also the usury you are charging them—the hundredth part of the money, grain, new wine and oil.
 
Psalm 15:1, 5
“LORD, who may dwell in your sanctuary?  Who may live on your holy hill?  [He] who lends his money without usury and does not accept a bribe against the innocent.”
 
Proverbs 22:16
He who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth and he who gives gifts to the rich—both come to poverty.
 
Proverbs 28:27
“He who gives to the poor will lack nothing…”
 
Obadiah 1:13
You should not march through the gates of my people in the day of their disaster, nor look down on them in their calamity in the day of their disaster, nor seize their wealth in the day of their disaster.
 
Luke 3:14
Then some soldiers asked him, "And what should we do?"  He replied, "Don't extort money and don't accuse people falsely—be content with your pay."
 
Luke 7:42
Neither of them had the money to pay him back, so he canceled the debts of both.
 
Acts 4:34-35
There were no needy persons among them.  For from time to time those who owned lands or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales and put it at the apostles’ feet and it was distributed to anyone as he had need.
 
1 John 3:17-18
If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?  Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.
 

We need to budget our funds wisely
Luke 14:28
Suppose one of you wants to build a tower.  Will he not first sit down and estimate the cost to see if he has enough money to complete it?  For if he lays the foundation and is not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule him.
 

Don’t love money
Job 36:18
Be careful that no one entices you by riches; do not let a large bribe turn you aside.
 
Psalm 62:10
Do not trust in extortion or take pride in stolen goods; though your riches increase, do not set your heart on them.
 
Ecclesiastes 5:10
Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income.
 
Acts 5:3-5
Then Peter said, "Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land?  Didn't it belong to you before it was sold?  And after it was sold, wasn't the money at your disposal?  What made you think of doing such a thing?  You have not lied to men but to God."  When Ananias heard this, he fell down and died.  And great fear seized all who heard what had happened.
 
Matthew 6:24
No one can serve two masters.  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 both God and Money.
 
Luke 16:13
No servant can serve two masters.  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 both God and Money.
 
1 Timothy 3:1-3
Here is a trustworthy saying: If anyone sets his heart on being an overseer, he desires a noble task.  Now the overseer must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money.
 
1 Timothy 6:10
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.
 
1 Timothy 6:17
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.
 
2 Timothy 3:1-2
But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days.  People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive…
 
Hebrews 13:5
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."
 
1 Peter 5:2-3
Be shepherds of God's flock that is under your care, serving as overseers—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not greedy for money, but eager to serve; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock.
 

What should we do with our treasure?
Isaiah 55:2
Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy?  Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and your soul will delight in the richest of fare.
 
Isaiah 58:7
“…share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter—when you see the naked, to clothe him, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood.”
 
Matthew 6:19-21
"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.  But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.  For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
 
Matthew 19:21
Jesus answered, "If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven.  Then come, follow me."
 
Mark 10:21
Jesus looked at him and loved him.  "One thing you lack," he said.  "Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven.  Then come, follow me."
 
Luke 12:33-34
Sell your possessions and give to the poor.  Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will not be exhausted, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys.  For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
 
Luke 18:22
When Jesus heard this, he said to him, "You still lack one thing.  Sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven.  Then come, follow me."
 
1 Timothy 6:17-19
Command those who are rich in this present world…to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. 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.
 
1 John 3:17-18
If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?  Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.
 

We need to be good stewards of our resources
Matthew 25: 14-30 – The Parable of the Talents
"Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his property to them.  To one he gave five talents of money, to another two talents, and to another one talent, each according to his ability.  Then he went on his journey.  The man who had received the five talents went at once and put his money to work and gained five more.  So also, the one with the two talents gained two more.  But the man who had received the one talent went off, dug a hole in the ground and hid his master's money.
"After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them.  The man who had received the five talents brought the other five.  'Master,' he said, 'you entrusted me with five talents. See, I have gained five more.'  “His master replied, 'Well done, good and faithful servant!  You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things.  Come and share your master's happiness!'
"The man with the two talents also came.  'Master,' he said, 'you entrusted me with two talents; see, I have gained two more.'  “His master replied, 'Well done, good and faithful servant!  You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things.  Come and share your master's happiness!'
"Then the man who had received the one talent came.  'Master,' he said, 'I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed.  So I was afraid and went out and hid your talent in the ground.  See, here is what belongs to you.'  "His master replied, 'You wicked, lazy servant!  So you knew that I harvest where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed?  Well then, you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest."
'Take the talent from him and give it to the one who has the ten talents.  For everyone who has will be given more, and he will have an abundance.  Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him.  And throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'
 
Luke 16:10-11
Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.  So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches?
 
1 Corinthians 4:2
Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.
 

We are to provide for the church
2 Kings 12:4-5
Joash said to the priests, "Collect all the money that is brought as sacred offerings to the temple of the LORD—the money collected in the census, the money received from personal vows and the money brought voluntarily to the temple.  Let every priest receive the money from one of the treasurers, and let it be used to repair whatever damage is found in the temple.
 
Ezra 7:21-23
Now I, King Artaxerxes, order all the treasurers of Trans-Euphrates to provide with diligence whatever Ezra the priest, a teacher of the Law of the God of heaven, may ask of you-up to a hundred talents of silver, a hundred cors of wheat, a hundred baths of wine, a hundred baths of olive oil, and salt without limit.  Whatever the God of heaven has prescribed, let it be done with diligence for the temple of the God of heaven.”
 
1 Corinthians 16:2
On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with his income, saving it up, so that when I come no collections will have to be made.
 

We need to give (generously)
Exodus 23:19
Bring the best of the firstfruits of your soil to the house of the LORD your God.
 
Exodus 30:15
The rich are not to give more than a half shekel and the poor are not to give less when you make the offering to the LORD to atone for your lives.
 
Proverbs 3:9
Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops;
 
Proverbs 11:24-25
One man gives freely, yet gains even more.  A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.
 
Proverbs 21:26
…the righteous give without sparing.
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roverbs 28:27
“He who gives to the poor will lack nothing…”
 
Ecclesiastes 5:13
I have seen a grievous evil under the sun: wealth hoarded to the harm of its owner,
 
Malachi 3:10
’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 you will not have room enough for it.’
 
Mark 12:41-44 – The Widow’s Offering (see also Luke 21:1-4)
Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury.  Many rich people threw in large amounts.  But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a fraction of a penny.  Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, "I tell you the truth, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others.  They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on."
 
Luke 6:16-21 – The Parable of the Rich Fool
And he told them this parable: "The ground of a certain rich man produced a good crop. He thought to himself, 'What shall I do?  I have no place to store my crops.'  "Then he said, 'This is what I'll do.  I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods.  And I'll say to myself, "You have plenty of good things laid up for many years.  Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry."  '“But God said to him, 'You fool!  This very night your life will be demanded from you.  Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?'  "This is how it will be with anyone who stores up things for himself but is not rich toward God."
 
Luke 19:2, 8-10
A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy.  Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, "Look, Lord!  Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount."  Jesus said to him, "Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham.  For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost."
 
Acts 20:35
It is more blessed to give than to receive.
 
1 Corinthians 16:2
On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with his income, saving it up, so that when I come no collections will have to be made.
 
2 Corinthians 8:1-3
And now, brothers, we want you to know about the grace that God has given the Macedonian churches.  Out of the most severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity.  For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability.
 
2 Corinthians 8:7
But just as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love for us—see that you also excel in this grace of giving.
 
2 Corinthians 9:6-11
Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.  Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.  And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.  As it is written: "He has scattered abroad his gifts to the poor; his righteousness endures forever."  Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness.  You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.
 
1 Timothy 6:18
Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.