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Bible Verses on Finances


This is just a partial list of the more than 800 verses on finances and how to handle money found in the Bible.

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 8:14

“…but as they go on their way they are choked by life’s worries, riches and pleasures…”

Proverbs 6:6-8

“Go to the ant, o sluggard, observe her ways and be wise, which, having no chief, officer or ruler, prepares her food in the summer, and gathers her provision in the harvest.”

Proverbs 22:7

“The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.”

Proverbs 21:20

“In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil, but a foolish man devours all he has.”

Proverbs 21:5

“The plan of the diligent lead surely to plenty, but those of everyone who is hasty, surely to poverty.”

Proverbs 13:11

“Dishonest money dwindles away, but he who gathers money little by little makes it grow.”

Luke 14:28-30

“For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it, (29) lest, after he has laid the foundation and is not able to finish it, all who see it begin to mock him, saying ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish’.”

Proverbs 27:23

“Be diligent to know the state of your flocks, and attend to your herds.”

Genesis 41:35-36

“And let them gather all the food of those good years that are coming, and store up grain under the authority of Pharaoh, and let them keep food in the cities. Then that food shall be as a reserve for the land for the seven years of famine which shall be in the land of Egypt, that the land may not perish during the famine.”

Proverbs 28:20

“A faithful man will abound with blessings, but he who hastens to be rich will not go unpunished.”

Psalms 62:10

“…if riches increase, do not set your heart on them.”

Matthew 6:21

“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

Proverbs 22:7

“The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.”

I Timothy 5:8

“But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.”

II Thessalonians 3:10

“For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat.”

Proverbs 11:1

“A false balance is an abomination to the Lord, but a just weight is His delight.”

Proverbs 22:26-27

“Do not be one of those who shakes hands in a pledge, one of those who is surety for debts; if you have nothing with which to pay, why should he take away your bed from under you?”

Proverbs 17:18

“It’s stupid to guarantee someone else’s loan.”

Proverbs 11:15

“He who is surety for a stranger will suffer for it, but one who hates being surety is secure.”

Psalms 37:21

“The wicked borrows and does not repay, but the righteous shows mercy and gives.”

Proverbs 6:1-5

“My son, if you have become surety for your friend, if you have shaken hands in pledge for a stranger, you are snared by the words of your own mouth; you are taken by the words of your mouth. So do this, my son, and deliver yourself; For you have come into the hand of your friend; Go and humble yourself; plead with your friend. Give no sleep to your eyes, nor slumber to your eyelids. Deliver yourself like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, and like a bird for the hand of the fowler.”

Proverbs 27:12

“A prudent man sees evil and hides himself, the naive proceed and pay the penalty.”

Proverbs 13:22

“A good man leaves an inheritance for his children’s children, but a sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous.”

I Corinthians 9:9

“Don’t muzzle the ox while he is treading out the grain.”

Proverbs 10:22

“The blessings of the Lord makes one rich, and He adds no sorrow with it.”

Proverbs 14:29

“He who is impulsive exalts folly.”

Proverbs 1:5

“A wise man will hear and increase in learning, and a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel.”

Colossians 3:23

“And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men.”

Proverbs 23:4-5

“Do not overwork to be rich; because of your own understanding, cease! Will you set your eyes on that which is not? For riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away like an eagle toward heaven.”

Proverbs 3:27-28

“Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in the power of your hand to do so. Do not say to your neighbor, ‘Go, and come back, and tomorrow I will give it.’ When you have it with you.”

Proverbs 16:9

“The mind of man plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.”

Proverbs 19:21

“Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but the counsel of the Lord, it will stand.”

Proverbs 22:1

“A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, loving favor rather than silver and gold.”

Ecclesiastes 5:5

“It is better not to vow than to vow and not pay.”

Matthew 5:40-42

“And if anyone wants to sue you, and take your shirt, let him have your coat also. And whoever shall force you to go one mile, go with him two. Give to him who asks of you, and do not turn away from him who wants to borrow from you.”

Psalms 50:15

“Call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.”

Philippians 4:6-7

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your request be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 4:19

“And my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”

Psalms 24:1

“The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof;…”

Matthew 23:23 and Luke 11:42

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you pay tithe of mint and anise and cumin and neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone.”

II Corinthians 9:7

” …for God loves a cheerful giver.”

Malachi 3:11

“And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, so that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground, nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field, says the Lord of hosts.”

I Corinthians 13:3

“And if I give all my possessions to the poor, and if I deliver my body to be burned, but do not have love it profits me nothing.”

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