The word “money” is found 147 times in the Old and New Testament. The image below reveals the locations of each occurrence. This cool graph starts with Genesis in the top left and ends with Revelation in the bottom right.
Here are the 60 most important Bible scriptures on money.
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.”
1 Timothy 6:10
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.
“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.”
The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender.
Wealth gained hastily will dwindle, but whoever gathers little by little will increase it.
1 Corinthians 16:2
On the first day of every week, each of you is to put something aside and store it up, as he may prosper, so that there will be no collecting when I come.
1 Peter 5:2
Shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly.
1 Timothy 5:8
But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
1 Timothy 6:17
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.
1 Timothy 6:9
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.
2 Corinthians 9:7
Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
2 Corinthians 9:8
And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.
3 John 1:2
Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.
In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”
But Peter said to him, “May your silver perish with you, because you thought you could obtain the gift of God with money!”
Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.
Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the Lord your God that he has given you.
You shall remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth, that he may confirm his covenant that he swore to your fathers, as it is this day.
Give a portion to seven, or even to eight, for you know not what disaster may happen on earth.
He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves wealth with his income; this also is vanity.
For the protection of wisdom is like the protection of money, and the advantage of knowledge is that wisdom preserves the life of him who has it.
“If you lend money to any of my people with you who is poor, you shall not be like a moneylender to him, and you shall not exact interest from him.”
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
“You shall not oppress your neighbor or rob him. The wages of a hired servant shall not remain with you all night until the morning.”
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.”
“For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it?”
“If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches?”
The Pharisees, who were lovers of money, heard all these things, and they ridiculed him.
“Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”
“Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test,” says the Lord of hosts, “if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need.”
“But the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it proves unfruitful.”
“For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?”
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.”
“Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you.”
“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?”
“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”
And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
The blessing of the Lord makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.
A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich.
A false balance is an abomination to the Lord, but a just weight is his delight.
Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.
A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, but the sinner’s wealth is laid up for the righteous.
In all toil there is profit, but mere talk tends only to poverty.
Whoever is greedy for unjust gain troubles his own household, but he who hates bribes will live.
A rich man’s wealth is his strong city, and like a high wall in his imagination.
Precious treasure and oil are in a wise man’s dwelling, but a foolish man devours it.
The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty.
A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold.
Whoever oppresses the poor to increase his own wealth, or gives to the rich, will only come to poverty.
Whoever has a bountiful eye will be blessed, for he shares his bread with the poor.
Do not toil to acquire wealth; be discerning enough to desist.
Prepare your work outside; get everything ready for yourself in the field, and after that build your house.
Know well the condition of your flocks, and give attention to your herds.
A faithful man will abound with blessings, but whoever hastens to be rich will not go unpunished.
A stingy man hastens after wealth and does not know that poverty will come upon him.
Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce.
The wicked borrows but does not pay back, but the righteous is generous and gives.
Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed.
Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.
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Natalie Regoli, Esq. is the author of this post and the editor-in-chief of our blog. She received her B.A. in Economics from the University of Washington and her Masters in Law from The University of Texas School of Law. In addition to being a seasoned writer, Natalie has almost two decades of experience as a lawyer and banker. She is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. If you would like to reach out to contact Natalie, then go here to send her a message.