Bible Verses on Money

Well, we searched for hours but sadly we could not find a verse in the Bible that reads, “Jesus wants you to buy Bitcoin”. 

Fortunately, Scripture is timeless, God-breathed, and provides us with a framework to examine modern issues that did not impact the lives of those around during Jesus’s time on Earth. 

While the Crypto Christian, Dave Ramsey, and courses on Chrisian finance are all subject to error… Scripture is not. We’ve copied several pieces of Scripture we believe any Christian can find useful while saving, giving, investing, budgeting, or considering anything related to finances. 

Genesis 41:34-36: Saving & Planning

Let Pharaoh appoint commissioners over the land to take a fifth of the harvest of Egypt during the seven years of abundance. They should collect all the food of these good years that are coming and store up the grain under the authority of Pharaoh, to be kept in the cities for food. This food should be held in reserve for the country, to be used during the seven years of famine that will come upon Egypt, so that the country may not be ruined by the famine.

Deuteronomy 8:18: Gratitude & Praise

But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today.

Job 36:11: Contentment & Gratitude

If they obey and serve him, they will spend the rest of their days in prosperity and their years in contentment.

Proverbs 3:27: Generosity

Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it.

Proverbs 6:6-8: Saving, Hard Work, Work Ethic

Go to the ant, you sluggard;  consider its ways and be wise!  It has no commander, no overseer or ruler,yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest.

Proverbs 10:4: Hard Work & Work Ethic

Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth.

Proverbs 11:28: Praise & Trust

He who trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous shall flourish as the green leaf.

Proverbs 12:22: Deceit & Trust

The LORD detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy.

Proverbs 13:11: Ethics, Inflation, Savings

Dishonest money dwindles away, but whoever gathers money little by little makes it grow.

Proverbs 13:22: Stewardship, Savings, Work Ethic

A good person leaves an inheritance for their children’s children, but a sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous.

Proverbs 14:23: Work Ethic

All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.

Proverbs 14:31: Generosity & Greed

Whoever oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.

Proverbs 16:8 Greed & Ethics

Better is a little with righteousness than vast revenues without justice.

Proverbs 20:10: Deceit & Inflation

False weights and measures— the LORD detests them both.

Proverbs 21:20: Saving & Stewardship

The wise store up choice food and olive oil, but fools gulp theirs down.

Proverbs 21:5: Savings & Stewardship

The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.

Proverbs 22:7 Debt

The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender.

Proverbs 22:9: Generosity

The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor.

Proverbs 28:8: Ethics, Greed, Inflation

Whoever increases wealth by taking interest or profit from the poor amasses it for another, who will be kind to the poor.

Proverbs 28:22: Generosity & Greed

A stingy man is eager to get rich and is unaware that poverty awaits him.

Matthew 6:24 Debt, Greed, Praise

No one can serve two masters. 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 both God and Money.

Luke 12:15: Greed

Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”

Luke 14:28-30: Planning & Saving

“For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it—lest, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, saying ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish’?”

1 Corinthians 6:10: Greed, Inflation, Ethics

Nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.

1 Corinthians 16:2: Saving & Planning

On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with your income, saving it up, so that when I come no collections will have to be made.

2 Corinthians 9:7: Generosity

Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

2 Corinthians 9:8: Contentment, Trust, Praise

And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything; you may have an abundance for every good deed;

2 Thessalonians 3:10: Work Ethic

For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: “The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.

1 Timothy 6:17-19: Trust, Generosity, Praise

Instruct those who are rich in this present world not to be conceited or to fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly supplies us with all things to enjoy. Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is life indeed.

James 1:17: Trust, Generosity, Praise

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

James 5:1-6: Inflation & Greed

Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming on you. Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes. 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. 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.  You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves in the day of slaughter. You have condemned and murdered the innocent one, who was not opposing you.