Financial Bible Verses

The wicked borrow and do not repay, but the righteous give generously — Psalm 37:21

The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender. — Proverbs 22:7

Of what use is money in the hand of a fool, since he has no desire to get wisdom? — Proverbs 17:16

He who has a slack hand becomes poor, but the hand of the diligent makes rich. — Proverbs 10:4 (NKJV)

Lazy people are soon poor; hard workers get rich. — Proverbs 10:4 (NLT)

He who loves pleasure will be a poor man; He who loves wine and oil will not be rich. — Proverbs 21:17

Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity, but hasty shortcuts lead to poverty. — Proverbs 21:5 (NLT)

There are precious treasures and oil in the dwelling of the wise, but a self-confident and foolish man swallows it up and wastes it. — Proverbs 21:20 (AMP)

Such is the fate of all who are greedy for money; it robs them of life. — Proverbs 1:19 NLT

Trust in your money and down you go! But the godly flourish like leaves in spring. — Provers 11:28 NLT

Dishonest money dwindles away, but he who gathers money little by little makes it grow. — Proverbs 13:11 NIV

Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; — Proverbs 3:9 (NIV)

That I may cause those who love me to inherit wealth, That I may fill their treasuries. — Proverbs 8:21

The rich man’s wealth is his strong city; The destruction of the poor is their poverty. — Provers 10:15 (NKJV)

The blessing of the LORD brings wealth, and he adds no trouble to it. — Proverbs 10:22

Give freely and become more wealthy; be stingy and lose everything. — Provers 11:24 (NLT)

One person gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty. — Provers 11:24 (NIV)

A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed. — Proverbs 11:25 (NIV)

One man pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth. — Proverbs 13:7 (NIV)

Wealth from get-rich-quick schemes quickly disappears; wealth from hard work grows over time. — Proverbs 13:11 (NLT)

A good man leaves an inheritance for his children’s children, but a sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous. — Proverbs 13:22

The wealth of the wise is their crown, but the folly of fools yields folly. — Proverbs 14:24

Wealth makes many friends, But the poor is separated from his friend. — Proverbs 19:4 (NKJV)

The wise have wealth and luxury, but fools spend whatever they get. — Proverbs 21:20

Humility and the fear of the LORD bring wealth and honor and life. — Proverbs 22:4

Wealth [not earned but] won in haste or unjustly or from the production of things for vain or detrimental use [such riches] will dwindle away, but he who gathers little by little will increase [his riches]. — Proverbs 13:11 (AMP)

Through wisdom a house is built, And by understanding it is established; By knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches. — Proverbs 24:3-4 (NKJV)

The trustworthy person will get a rich reward, but a person who wants quick riches will get into trouble. — Proverbs 28:20

The sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied. — Proverbs 13:4

A sluggard does not plow in season; so at harvest time he looks but finds nothing. — Proverbs 20:4

The sluggard’s craving will be the death of him, because his hands refuse to work. — Proverbs 21:5

As a door turns on its hinges, so a sluggard turns on his bed. — Proverbs 26:14

Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth. — Proverbs 10:4

Work hard and become a leader; be lazy and become a slave. — Proverbs 12:24

Lazy people want much but get little, but those who work hard will prosper. — Proverbs 13:4 (NLT)

The soul of a lazy man desires, and has nothing; But the soul of the diligent shall be made rich. — Proverbs 13:4

Lazy people sleep soundly, but idleness leaves them hungry. — Proverbs 19:15 (NLT)

Despite their desires, the lazy will come to ruin, for their hands refuse to work. — Proverbs 21:25

He who is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward him for what he has done. — Proverbs 19:17 (NIV)

There’s danger in putting up security for a stranger’s debt; it’s safer not to guarantee another person’s debt. — Proverbs 11:15 (NLT)

My child, if you have put up security for a friend’s debt or agreed to guarantee the debt of a stranger if you have trapped yourself by your agreement and are caught by what you said follow my advice and save yourself, for you have placed yourself at your friend’s mercy. Now swallow your pride; go and beg to have your name erased. — Proverbs 6:1-3 (NLT)

It’s poor judgment to guarantee another person’s debt or put up security for a friend. — Proverbs 17:18

A little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to sleep, So shall your poverty come on you like a prowler, And your need like an armed man. — Proverbs 6:10-12

All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty. — Proverbs 14:23

Do not love sleep, lest you come to poverty; Open your eyes, and you will be satisfied with bread. — Proverbs 20:13

For the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty, And drowsiness will clothe a man with rags. — Proverbs 23:21

He who works his land will have abundant food, but the one who chases fantasies will have his fill of poverty. — Proverbs 28:19 (NIV)

Greedy people try to get rich quick but don’t realize they’re headed for poverty. — Proverbs 28:22

Whoever gives to the poor will lack nothing, but those who close their eyes to poverty will be cursed. — Proverbs 28:27

Ants are creatures of little strength, yet they store up their food in the summer; — Proverbs 30:25

[Put first things first.] Prepare your work outside and get it ready for yourself in the field; and afterward build your house and establish a home. — Proverbs 24:27 (AMP)

The merciful, kind, and generous man benefits himself [for his deeds return to bless him], but he who is cruel and callous [to the wants of others] brings on himself retribution. — Proverbs 11:17

The generous soul will be made rich, And he who waters will also be watered himself. — Proverbs 11:25 (NKJV)

He who has a generous eye will be blessed, For he gives of his bread to the poor. — Proverbs 22:9

When pride comes, then comes shame; But with the humble is wisdom. — Proverbs 11:2 (NKJV)

By pride and insolence comes only contention, but with the well-advised is skillful and godly Wisdom. — Proverbs 13:10 (NKJV)

Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. — Proverbs 16:18 (NIV)

A man’s pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit. — Proverbs 29:23 (KJV)

Thieves are jealous of each other’s loot, but the godly are well rooted and bear their own fruit. — Proverbs 12:12

A peaceful heart leads to a healthy body; jealousy is like cancer in the bones. — Proverbs 14:30 (NLT)

A calm and undisturbed mind and heart are the life and health of the body, but envy, jealousy, and wrath are like rottenness of the bones. — Proverbs 14:30 (AMP)

He covets greedily all day long, But the righteous gives and does not spare. — Proverbs 21:26

Greedy people try to get rich quick but don’t realize they’re headed for poverty. — Proverbs 28:22 (NLT)

A patient man has great understanding, but a quick-tempered man displays folly. — Proverbs 14:29

An inheritance quickly gained at the beginning will not be blessed at the end. — Proverbs 20:21

The thoughts of the [steadily] diligent tend only to plenteousness, but everyone who is impatient and hasty hastens only to want. — Proverbs 21:5 (AMP)

A feast is made for laughter, And wine makes merry; But money answers everything. — Ecclesiastes 10:19

For wisdom is a defense as money is a defense, But the excellence of knowledge is that wisdom gives life to those who have it. — Ecclesiastes 7:12

Wealth and riches will be in his house, And his righteousness endures forever. — Psalm 112:3

Riches and honor are with me, Enduring riches and righteousnes — Proverbs 8:18

As for every man to whom God has given riches and wealth, and given him power to eat of it, to receive his heritage and rejoice in his labor—this is the gift of God. — Ecclesiastes 5:19

I returned and saw under the sun that— The race is not to the swift, Nor the battle to the strong, Nor bread to the wise, Nor riches to men of understanding, Nor favor to men of skill; But time and chance happen to them all. — Ecclesiastes 9:11

Wealth is a crown for the wise; the effort of fools yields only foolishness. — Proverbs 14:24

A little extra sleep, a little more slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest—then poverty will pounce on you like a bandit; scarcity will attack you like an armed robber. — Proverbs 6:10-11

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