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15 Bible Verses about Greed - NIV & ESV


Whoever loves money never has enough;
whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income.
This too is meaningless.
He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves wealth with his income; this also is vanity.
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.But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.
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.”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.”
What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?
Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.
Dishonest money dwindles away,
but whoever gathers money little by little makes it grow.
Wealth gained hastily will dwindle,
but whoever gathers little by little will increase it.
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.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.
All day long he craves for more,
but the righteous give without sparing.
All day long he craves and craves,
but the righteous gives and does not hold back.
Do not wear yourself out to get rich;
do not trust your own cleverness.
Do not toil to acquire wealth;
be discerning enough to desist.
Everyone comes naked from their mother’s womb,
and as everyone comes, so they depart.
They take nothing from their toil
that they can carry in their hands.
As he came from his mother's womb he shall go again, naked as he came, and shall take nothing for his toil that he may carry away in his hand.
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.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.
Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.
Turn my heart toward your statutes
and not toward selfish gain.
Incline my heart to your testimonies,
and not to selfish gain!
But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people.But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints.
This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time to governing.For because of this you also pay taxes, for the authorities are ministers of God, attending to this very thing.
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