33 Bible Verses about Materialism

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For we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content.لِأَنَّنَا لَمْ نَدْخُلِ ٱلْعَالَمَ بِشَيْءٍ، وَوَاضِحٌ أَنَّنَا لَا نَقْدِرُ أَنْ نَخْرُجَ مِنْهُ بِشَيْءٍ. فَإِنْ كَانَ لَنَا قُوتٌ وَكِسْوَةٌ، فَلْنَكْتَفِ بِهِمَا.
He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves wealth with his income; this also is vanity.مَنْ يُحِبُّ ٱلْفِضَّةَ لَا يَشْبَعُ مِنَ ٱلْفِضَّةِ، وَمَنْ يُحِبُّ ٱلثَّرْوَةَ لَا يَشْبَعُ مِنْ دَخْلٍ. هَذَا أَيْضًا بَاطِلٌ.
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.لَا تَكْنِزُوا لَكُمْ كُنُوزًا عَلَى ٱلْأَرْضِ حَيْثُ يُفْسِدُ ٱلسُّوسُ وَٱلصَّدَأُ، وَحَيْثُ يَنْقُبُ ٱلسَّارِقُونَ وَيَسْرِقُونَ. بَلِ ٱكْنِزُوا لَكُمْ كُنُوزًا فِي ٱلسَّمَاءِ، حَيْثُ لَا يُفْسِدُ سُوسٌ وَلَا صَدَأٌ، وَحَيْثُ لَا يَنْقُبُ سَارِقُونَ وَلَا يَسْرِقُونَ.
For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?لِأَنَّهُ مَاذَا يَنْتَفِعُ ٱلْإِنْسَانُ لَوْ رَبِحَ ٱلْعَالَمَ كُلَّهُ وَخَسِرَ نَفْسَهُ؟
Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”.لِتَكُنْ سِيرَتُكُمْ خَالِيَةً مِنْ مَحَبَّةِ ٱلْمَالِ. كُونُوا مُكْتَفِينَ بِمَا عِنْدَكُمْ، لِأَنَّهُ قَالَ: «لَا أُهْمِلُكَ وَلَا أَتْرُكُكَ».
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.”وَقَالَ لَهُمُ: «ٱنْظُرُوا وَتَحَفَّظُوا مِنَ ٱلطَّمَعِ، فَإِنَّهُ مَتَى كَانَ لِأَحَدٍ كَثِيرٌ فَلَيْسَتْ حَيَاتُهُ مِنْ أَمْوَالِهِ».
As we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.وَنَحْنُ غَيْرُ نَاظِرِينَ إِلَى ٱلْأَشْيَاءِ ٱلَّتِي تُرَى، بَلْ إِلَى ٱلَّتِي لَا تُرَى. لِأَنَّ ٱلَّتِي تُرَى وَقْتِيَّةٌ، وَأَمَّا ٱلَّتِي لَا تُرَى فَأَبَدِيَّةٌ.
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.وَأَمَّا ٱلَّذِينَ يُرِيدُونَ أَنْ يَكُونُوا أَغْنِيَاءَ، فَيَسْقُطُونَ فِي تَجْرِبَةٍ وَفَخٍّ وَشَهَوَاتٍ كَثِيرَةٍ غَبِيَّةٍ وَمُضِرَّةٍ، تُغَرِّقُ ٱلنَّاسَ فِي ٱلْعَطَبِ وَٱلْهَلَاكِ.
Better is a little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure and trouble with it.اَلْقَلِيلُ مَعَ مَخَافَةِ ٱلرَّبِّ، خَيْرٌ مِنْ كَنْزٍ عَظِيمٍ مَعَ هَمٍّ.
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.كَمَا خَرَجَ مِنْ بَطْنِ أُمِّهِ عُرْيَانًا يَرْجِعُ ذَاهِبًا كَمَا جَاءَ، وَلَا يَأْخُذُ شَيْئًا مِنْ تَعَبِهِ فَيَذْهَبُ بِهِ فِي يَدِهِ.
How much better to get wisdom than gold! To get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.قِنْيَةُ ٱلْحِكْمَةِ كَمْ هِيَ خَيْرٌ مِنَ ٱلذَّهَبِ، وَقِنْيَةُ ٱلْفَهْمِ تُخْتَارُ عَلَى ٱلْفِضَّةِ!
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.لِأَنَّهُ حَيْثُ يَكُونُ كَنْزُكَ هُنَاكَ يَكُونُ قَلْبُكَ أَيْضًا.
Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.فَأَمِيتُوا أَعْضَاءَكُمُ ٱلَّتِي عَلَى ٱلْأَرْضِ: ٱلزِّنَا، ٱلنَّجَاسَةَ، ٱلْهَوَى، ٱلشَّهْوَةَ ٱلرَّدِيَّةَ، ٱلطَّمَعَ -ٱلَّذِي هُوَ عِبَادَةُ ٱلْأَوْثَانِ.
As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy.أَوْصِ ٱلْأَغْنِيَاءَ فِي ٱلدَّهْرِ ٱلْحَاضِرِ أَنْ لَا يَسْتَكْبِرُوا، وَلَا يُلْقُوا رَجَاءَهُمْ عَلَى غَيْرِ يَقِينِيَّةِ ٱلْغِنَى، بَلْ عَلَى ٱللهِ ٱلْحَيِّ ٱلَّذِي يَمْنَحُنَا كُلَّ شَيْءٍ بِغِنًى لِلتَّمَتُّعِ.
Jesus said to him, “If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.”قَالَ لَهُ يَسُوعُ: «إِنْ أَرَدْتَ أَنْ تَكُونَ كَامِلًا فَٱذْهَبْ وَبِعْ أَمْلَاكَكَ وَأَعْطِ ٱلْفُقَرَاءَ، فَيَكُونَ لَكَ كَنْزٌ فِي ٱلسَّمَاءِ، وَتَعَالَ ٱتْبَعْنِي».
Likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire, but with what is proper for women who profess godliness—with good works.وَكَذَلِكَ أَنَّ ٱلنِّسَاءَ يُزَيِّنَّ ذَوَاتِهِنَّ بِلِبَاسِ ٱلْحِشْمَةِ، مَعَ وَرَعٍ وَتَعَقُّلٍ، لَا بِضَفَائِرَ أَوْ ذَهَبٍ أَوْ لَآلِئَ أَوْ مَلَابِسَ كَثِيرَةِ ٱلثَّمَنِ، بَلْ كَمَا يَلِيقُ بِنِسَاءٍ مُتَعَاهِدَاتٍ بِتَقْوَى ٱللهِ بِأَعْمَالٍ صَالِحَةٍ.
Remove far from me falsehood and lying; give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the food that is needful for me.أَبْعِدْ عَنِّي ٱلْبَاطِلَ وَٱلْكَذِبَ. لَا تُعْطِنِي فَقْرًا وَلَا غِنًى. أَطْعِمْنِي خُبْزَ فَرِيضَتِي.
For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul?لِأَنَّهُ مَاذَا يَنْتَفِعُ ٱلْإِنْسَانُ لَوْ رَبِحَ ٱلْعَالَمَ كُلَّهُ وَخَسِرَ نَفْسَهُ؟ أَوْ مَاذَا يُعْطِي ٱلْإِنْسَانُ فِدَاءً عَنْ نَفْسِهِ؟
But godliness with contentment is great gain.وَأَمَّا ٱلتَّقْوَى مَعَ ٱلْقَنَاعَةِ فَهِيَ تِجَارَةٌ عَظِيمَةٌ.
A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold.اَلصِّيتُ أَفْضَلُ مِنَ ٱلْغِنَى ٱلْعَظِيمِ، وَٱلنِّعْمَةُ ٱلصَّالِحَةُ أَفْضَلُ مِنَ ٱلْفِضَّةِ وَٱلذَّهَبِ.
Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.لَا يَنْفَعُ ٱلْغِنَى فِي يَوْمِ ٱلسَّخَطِ، أَمَّا ٱلْبِرُّ فَيُنَجِّي مِنَ ٱلْمَوْتِ.
All day long he craves and craves, but the righteous gives and does not hold back.اَلْيَوْمَ كُلَّهُ يَشْتَهِي شَهْوَةً، أَمَّا ٱلصِّدِّيقُ فَيُعْطِي وَلَا يُمْسِكُ.
Do not toil to acquire wealth; be discerning enough to desist. When your eyes light on it, it is gone, for suddenly it sprouts wings, flying like an eagle toward heaven.هَلْ تُطَيِّرُ عَيْنَيْكَ نَحْوَهُ وَلَيْسَ هُوَ؟ لِأَنَّهُ إِنَّمَا يَصْنَعُ لِنَفْسِهِ أَجْنِحَةً. كَٱلنَّسْرِ يَطِيرُ نَحْوَ ٱلسَّمَاءِ.
Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common.وَكَانَ لِجُمْهُورِ ٱلَّذِينَ آمَنُوا قَلْبٌ وَاحِدٌ وَنَفْسٌ وَاحِدَةٌ، وَلَمْ يَكُنْ أَحَدٌ يَقُولُ إِنَّ شَيْئًا مِنْ أَمْوَالِهِ لَهُ، بَلْ كَانَ عِنْدَهُمْ كُلُّ شَيْءٍ مُشْتَرَكًا.
A rich man's wealth is his strong city, and like a high wall in his imagination.ثَرْوَةُ ٱلْغَنِيِّ مَدِينَتُهُ ٱلْحَصِينَةُ، وَمِثْلُ سُورٍ عَالٍ فِي تَصَوُّرِهِ.

“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.”نَصِيبِي هُوَ ٱلرَّبُّ، قَالَتْ نَفْسِي، مِنْ أَجْلِ ذَلِكَ أَرْجُوهُ.

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