Almost everyone remembers the phrase “money is the root of all evil”, but that quote is actually wrong. It’s actually the “LOVE of money” that’s the root of all evil.
If you think about it, the common criminals who rob or kill people for their wallets, the corrupt officials who embezzle public funds, and the greedy businessmen and real estate developers who harass and cheat people all love money more than the welfare of others.
If you think the bible is all about shunning wealth, then think again. Aside from warnings against greed and corruption, the bible also has a lot of positive verses about earning wealth. Riches when rightfully earned are, after all, just one kind of God’s blessings. For now, I’ll share with you some of my favorite bible verses about money and wealth right here!
Note: All of these are from the New International Version (NIV).
Valuable Bible Verses about Money and Wealth
Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth.Proverbs 10:4
Whoever loves money never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income. This too is meaningless.Ecclesiastes 5:10
Whoever oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.Proverbs 14:31
One who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth and one who gives gifts to the rich—both come to poverty.Proverbs 22:16
Ill-gotten treasures have no lasting value, but righteousness delivers from death.Proverbs 10:2
The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender.Proverbs 22:7
Do not be one who shakes hands in pledge or puts up security for debts; if you lack the means to pay, your very bed will be snatched from under you.Proverbs 22:26-27
The wicked borrow and do not repay, but the righteous give generously.Psalm 37:21
Dishonest money dwindles away, but whoever gathers money little by little makes it grow.Proverbs 13:11
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 6:10
Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.Luke 6:38
The wealth of the rich is their fortified city; they imagine it a wall too high to scale.Proverbs 18:11
The blessing of the Lord brings wealth, without painful toil for it.Proverbs 10:22
There need be no poor people among you, for in the land the Lord your God is giving you to possess as your inheritance, he will richly bless you.Deuteronomy 15:4
By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.Proverbs 24:3-4
That’s all for now. I hope you learned something nice with this collection. Do YOU have your own favorite bible verses? Share them in the comments section below!