Bible Verses Greed: 20 Bible Verses About Greed

Bible Verses Greed:

Bible Verses Greed: God knows that money is on our mind a lot. So much so that Jesus spoke and taught about Bible-Verses-Greed-300x193money more than he did any other topic! God knows that greed will destroy us. If we become focused on accumulating more wealth, we become focused and driven by greed and are never content. Often, greed opens the door to other sins and we find ourselves falling farther from God and what He has for our lives. We must be careful to protect our hearts and minds against greed and to practice contentment. Not only to live being satisfied and thankful for what God has given us but also in being generous in giving!

  1. 1 John 2:16

    16 For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world.
  2. 2 Corinthians 9:7

    7 Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
  3. Ecclesiastes 5:10

    10 Whoever loves money never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income. This too is meaningless.
  4. Hebrews 13:5

    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.”
  5. Luke 12:15

    15 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.”
  6. Matthew 6:24

    24 “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.
  7. Proverbs 11:28

    28 Those who trust in their riches will fall, but the righteous will thrive like a green leaf.
  8. Proverbs 13:11

    11 Dishonest money dwindles away, but whoever gathers money little by little makes it grow.
  9. Proverbs 14:31

    31 Whoever oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.
  10. Proverbs 15:27

    27 The greedy bring ruin to their households, but the one who hates bribes will live.
  11. Proverbs 20:21

    21 An inheritance claimed too soon will not be blessed at the end.
  12. Proverbs 22:1

    1 A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.
  13. Proverbs 22:9

    9 The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor.
  14. Proverbs 28:22

    22 The stingy are eager to get rich and are unaware that poverty awaits them.
  15. Proverbs 28:25

    25 The greedy stir up conflict, but those who trust in the LORD will prosper.
  16. 1 Peter 5:2-3

    2 Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve; 3 not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock.
  17. 1 Corinthians 4:11-13

    11 To this very hour we go hungry and thirsty, we are in rags, we are brutally treated, we are homeless. 12 We work hard with our own hands. When we are cursed, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure it; 13when we are slandered, we answer kindly. We have become the scum of the earth, the garbage of the world—right up to this moment.
  18. 1 Timothy 6:17-19

    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.18 Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. 19 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.
  19. 1 Timothy 6:6-10

    6 But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. 8 But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. 9 Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 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.
  20. James 5:1-6

    1 Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming on you. 2 Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes. 3 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. 4 Look! The wages you failed to pay the workers who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty. 5 You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves in the day of slaughter. 6 You have condemned and murdered the innocent one, who was not opposing you.