Bible verses about money and stewardship

What Does the Bible Say About Money and Stewardship?

Did you know that there are roughly 2,350 verses concerning money in the Bible? That's almost twice as many as verses about faith and prayer combined. Jesus had a lot to say about money:

  • Nearly 15% of everything Jesus spoke about related to money and possessions
  • 16 out of his 38 parables dealt with the topic of money
  • The only subject Jesus taught more about than money was the Kingdom of God

Why? Because the Scriptures are very clear about an inherent connection between a person's spiritual life, attitudes, and actions concerning money and possessions.

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The Bible is clear that we are to save for our future. "A wise man saves for the future, but a foolish man spends whatever he gets."(Proverbs 21:20, LB)

Scriptures

Money, Wealth, Blessing and Prosperity

  • A wise man saves for the future - Proverbs 21:20
  • Money little by little grows - Proverbs 13:11
  • Ability to produce wealth - Deuteronomy 8:18
  • The blessing of the Lord brings wealth - Proverbs 10:22
  • Diligent hands bring wealth - Proverbs 10:4
  • Pursue righteousness and find prosperity - Proverbs 21:21
  • All hard work leads to profit - Proverbs 14:23
  • Oh, that you would bless me indeed - 1 Chronicles 4:9-10
  • Then you will be prosperous and successful - Joshua 1:8
  • God gives any man wealth and possessions - Ecclesiastes 5:19
  • A generous man will be blessed - Proverbs 22:9
  • Enduring wealth and prosperity - Proverbs 8:18
  • Trusting God leads to prosperity - Proverbs 30:8-9
  • Steady plotting brings prosperity - Proverbs 21:5
  • Trying to get rich quick - Proverbs 28:20, 22
  • Do not boast in riches - Jeremiah 9:23-24
  • No hope in wealth - I Timothy 6:17-19

Generosity, Contentment, and Giving

  • More blessed to give than receive - Acts 20:35
  • Give and it will be given to you - Luke 6:38
  • The righteous eat to their heart's content - Proverbs 13:25
  • A generous man will be blessed - Proverbs 22:9
  • Support those who teach the word - Galatians 6:6
  • Sow generously and reap generously - 2 Corinthians 9:6
  • I was hungry and you gave me something to eat - Matthew 25:35-40
  • Godliness with contentment is great gain - 1 Timothy 6:6
  • Content with your pay - Luke 3:14
  • Be content with what you have - Hebrews 13:5
  • I have learned to be content - Philippians 4:11
  • Everything we have and give comes from God - 1 Chronicles 29:11-17
  • Rich in all things, generous on all occasions - 2 Corinthians 9:11
  • God loves a cheerful giver - 2 Corinthians 9:7
  • Excel in the grace of giving - 2 Corinthians 8:7

Greed and Coveting

  • Greedy man brings trouble to his family - Proverbs 15:27
  • Put to death greed - Colossians 3:5
  • Be on guard against greed - Luke 12:15
  • The love of money - 1 Timothy 6:10
  • Dishonest money - Proverbs 13:11
  • I have not coveted anyone's silver or gold - Acts 20:33
  • Can't serve two masters - Matthew 6:24
  • Free from the love of money - Hebrews 13:5
  • Do not trust in riches - Proverbs 11:28
  • Where your treasure is - Luke 12:34

Money and Possessions

  • The Unmerciful Servant - Matthew 18:23-35
  • The Shepherd and His Flock - John 10:1-18
  • The Parable of the Talents - Matthew 25:14-30
  • The Rich Young Ruler - Mark 10:17-30
  • Everything Belongs to God - Psalm 50:10, Psalm 24:1
  • Don't Worry About Worldly Needs - Matthew 6:25-31

God's Lordship and Ownership

  • The Cost of Discipleship - Luke 14:28-33
  • The Faithful and Wise Servant - Matthew 24:45-51; Luke 12:42-48
  • The Great Banquet - Luke 14:16-24
  • The Master and His Servant - Luke 17:7-10
  • The Shepherd and His Flock - John 10:1-18
  • The Tenants - Matthew 21:33-44; Mark 12:1-11; Luke 20:9-18
  • The Thief - Matthew 24:42-44; Luke 12:39-40
  • The Two Sons - Matthew 21:28-32
  • The Unfruitful Fig Tree - Luke 13:6-9
  • The Unmerciful Servant - Matthew 18:23-35
  • The Watchful Servants - Mark 13:34-37; Luke 12:35-40
  • The Wedding Banquet - Matthew 22:2-14

Human Prosperity and Poverty

  • The Lost Sheep - Matthew 18:12-14; Luke 15:4-7
  • The Rich Man and Lazarus - Luke 16:19-3

Contentment

  • The Workers in the Vineyard - Matthew 20:1-16

Tithing

  • New Cloth on an Old Garment - Matthew 9:16; Mark 2:21; Luke 5:36
  • New Wine in Old Wineskins - Matthew 9:17; Mark 2:22; Luke 5:37-38
  • The Pharisee and the Tax Collector - Luke 18:9-14

Generosity

  • The Friend in Need - Luke 11:5-8
  • The Good Samaritan - Luke 10:30-37
  • The Moneylender - Luke 7:41-43
  • The Owner of a House - Matthew 13:52
  • The Prodigal Son - Luke 15:11-32
  • The Son's Request - Matthew 7:9-11; Luke 11:11-13

Funding the Great Commission

  • The Growing Seed - Mark 4:26-29
  • The Kernel of Wheat - John 12:24
  • The Mustard Seed - Matthew 13:31-32; Mark 4:30-32; Luke 13:18-19
  • The Yeast - Matthew 13:33 ; Luke 13:20-21

Revival and Reformation

  • The Discarded Salt - Matthew 5:13; Mark 9:50; Luke 14:34-35
  • The Fig Tree - Matthew 24:32-35; Mark 13:28-31; Luke 21:29-31
  • The Lamp Under a Bowl - Matthew 5:14-16; Mark 4:21-22; Luke 8:16 , 11:33 -36
  • The Lost Coin - Luke 15:8-10

Eternal Reward

  • The Hidden Treasure - Matthew 13:44
  • The Lowest Seat at the Feast - Luke 14:7-14
  • The Sheep and Goats - Matthew 25:31-46
  • The Valuable Pearl - Matthew 13:45-46
  • The Wise and Foolish Builders - Matthew 7:24-27; Luke 6:46-49