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33 Bible Verses about Materialism


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For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content.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.
He who loves silver will not be satisfied with silver; Nor he who loves abundance, with increase. This also is vanity.He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves wealth with his income; this also is vanity.
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.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.
For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?
Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”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.”.
And He said to them, “Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses.”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.”
While we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.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.
But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition.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.
Better is a little with the fear of the Lord, Than great treasure with trouble.Better is a little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure and trouble with it.
As he came from his mother’s womb, naked shall he return, To go as he came; And he shall take nothing from his labor Which he may carry away in his hand.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.
How much better to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.How much better to get wisdom than gold! To get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy.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.
Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.
Jesus said to him, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”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.”
In like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing, but, which is proper for women professing godliness, with good works.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.
Remove falsehood and lies far from me; Give me neither poverty nor riches— Feed me with the food allotted to me.Remove far from me falsehood and lying; give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the food that is needful for me.
Now godliness with contentment is great gain.But godliness with contentment is great gain.
For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?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?
A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, Loving favor rather than silver and gold.A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold.
He covets greedily all day long, But the righteous gives and does not spare.All day long he craves and craves, but the righteous gives and does not hold back.
Will you set your eyes on that which is not? For riches certainly make themselves wings; They fly away like an eagle toward heaven.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.
Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, But righteousness delivers from death.Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.
Now the multitude of those who believed were of one heart and one soul; neither did anyone say that any of the things he possessed was his own, but they had all things in common.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.
The rich man’s wealth is his strong city, And like a high wall in his own esteem.A rich man's wealth is his strong city, and like a high wall in his imagination.

No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.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.
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