100 Bible Verses about Investing

Matthew 6:19-21 ESV / 136 helpful votes

“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 where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Proverbs 31:16 ESV / 133 helpful votes

She considers a field and buys it; with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard.

Proverbs 13:11 ESV / 129 helpful votes

Wealth gained hastily will dwindle, but whoever gathers little by little will increase it.

2 Corinthians 9:6 ESV / 128 helpful votes

The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.

Luke 12:33-34 ESV / 117 helpful votes

Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

1 Timothy 6:17-19 ESV / 110 helpful votes

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. They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.

Proverbs 31:18 ESV / 103 helpful votes

She perceives that her merchandise is profitable. Her lamp does not go out at night.

Malachi 3:10 ESV / 95 helpful votes

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.

Proverbs 31:24 ESV / 86 helpful votes

She makes linen garments and sells them; she delivers sashes to the merchant.

Matthew 25:14-30 ESV / 79 helpful votes

“For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted to them his property. To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and he made five talents more. So also he who had the two talents made two talents more. But he who had received the one talent went and dug in the ground and hid his master's money. ...

Ecclesiastes 11:2 ESV / 79 helpful votes

Give a portion to seven, or even to eight, for you know not what disaster may happen on earth.

Proverbs 22:7 ESV / 73 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 15:22 ESV / 69 helpful votes

Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed.

Proverbs 21:5 ESV / 68 helpful votes

The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty.

1 John 2:15-17 ESV / 67 helpful votes

Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.

Proverbs 21:20 ESV / 67 helpful votes

Precious treasure and oil are in a wise man's dwelling, but a foolish man devours it.

1 Timothy 6:17 ESV / 64 helpful votes

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.

Proverbs 28:20 ESV / 64 helpful votes

A faithful man will abound with blessings, but whoever hastens to be rich will not go unpunished.

Ecclesiastes 11:1-6 ESV / 60 helpful votes

Cast your bread upon the waters, for you will find it after many days. Give a portion to seven, or even to eight, for you know not what disaster may happen on earth. If the clouds are full of rain, they empty themselves on the earth, and if a tree falls to the south or to the north, in the place where the tree falls, there it will lie. He who observes the wind will not sow, and he who regards the clouds will not reap. As you do not know the way the spirit comes to the bones in the womb of a woman with child, so you do not know the work of God who makes everything. ...

Luke 6:38 ESV / 59 helpful votes

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.”

1 John 3:17 ESV / 58 helpful votes

But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him?

Luke 14:28-30 ESV / 57 helpful votes

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? Otherwise, when he has laid a 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.’

Luke 19:11-26 ESV / 56 helpful votes

As they heard these things, he proceeded to tell a parable, because he was near to Jerusalem, and because they supposed that the kingdom of God was to appear immediately. He said therefore, “A nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom and then return. Calling ten of his servants, he gave them ten minas, and said to them, ‘Engage in business until I come.’ But his citizens hated him and sent a delegation after him, saying, ‘We do not want this man to reign over us.’ When he returned, having received the kingdom, he ordered these servants to whom he had given the money to be called to him, that he might know what they had gained by doing business. ...

Proverbs 3:10 ESV / 56 helpful votes

Then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine.

1 Timothy 6:10 ESV / 53 helpful votes

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.

Proverbs 24:27 ESV / 53 helpful votes

Prepare your work outside; get everything ready for yourself in the field, and after that build your house.

Hebrews 13:5 ESV / 52 helpful votes

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.”

Acts 20:35 ESV / 52 helpful votes

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.’”

Matthew 6:21 ESV / 52 helpful votes

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Proverbs 16:8 ESV / 51 helpful votes

Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues with injustice.

Proverbs 6:6-8 ESV / 50 helpful votes

Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise. Without having any chief, officer, or ruler, she prepares her bread in summer and gathers her food in harvest.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 49 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Proverbs 13:22 ESV / 49 helpful votes

A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, but the sinner's wealth is laid up for the righteous.

Proverbs 27:12 ESV / 47 helpful votes

The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go on and suffer for it.

Matthew 6:20 ESV / 46 helpful votes

But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.

Proverbs 28:8 ESV / 46 helpful votes

Whoever multiplies his wealth by interest and profit gathers it for him who is generous to the poor.

2 Timothy 2:15 ESV / 45 helpful votes

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.

Proverbs 3:9-10 ESV / 44 helpful votes

Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine.

Proverbs 27:23 ESV / 43 helpful votes

Know well the condition of your flocks, and give attention to your herds,

Luke 14:13-14 ESV / 42 helpful votes

But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the just.”

Proverbs 22:9 ESV / 41 helpful votes

Whoever has a bountiful eye will be blessed, for he shares his bread with the poor.

Deuteronomy 15:4 ESV / 41 helpful votes

But there will be no poor among you; for the Lord will bless you in the land that the Lord your God is giving you for an inheritance to possess—

Leviticus 19:23-25 ESV / 41 helpful votes

“When you come into the land and plant any kind of tree for food, then you shall regard its fruit as forbidden. Three years it shall be forbidden to you; it must not be eaten. And in the fourth year all its fruit shall be holy, an offering of praise to the Lord. But in the fifth year you may eat of its fruit, to increase its yield for you: I am the Lord your God.

Colossians 1:1-29 ESV / 40 helpful votes

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the saints and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father. We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel, ...

Proverbs 19:17 ESV / 39 helpful votes

Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.

2 Corinthians 9:8 ESV / 38 helpful votes

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.

Luke 12:15 ESV / 38 helpful votes

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.”

Mark 8:36 ESV / 38 helpful votes

For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?

1 Timothy 5:8 ESV / 37 helpful votes

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.

Proverbs 19:2 ESV / 37 helpful votes

Desire without knowledge is not good, and whoever makes haste with his feet misses his way.

Proverbs 16:9 ESV / 37 helpful votes

The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.

Proverbs 13:16 ESV / 37 helpful votes

Every prudent man acts with knowledge, but a fool flaunts his folly.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 36 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

1 Corinthians 16:2 ESV / 36 helpful votes

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.

Romans 12:1-2 ESV / 36 helpful votes

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Luke 14:28 ESV / 36 helpful votes

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?

Proverbs 11:24-25 ESV / 36 helpful votes

One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want. Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.

1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV / 35 helpful votes

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

Proverbs 22:16 ESV / 35 helpful votes

Whoever oppresses the poor to increase his own wealth, or gives to the rich, will only come to poverty.

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 35 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Deuteronomy 28:12 ESV / 35 helpful votes

The Lord will open to you his good treasury, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season and to bless all the work of your hands. And you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow.

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 34 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood ...

Proverbs 1:1-33 ESV / 34 helpful votes

The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel: To know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight, to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity; to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth— Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance, ...

1 Timothy 6:3 ESV / 33 helpful votes

If anyone teaches a different doctrine and does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching that accords with godliness,

Luke 16:10 ESV / 33 helpful votes

“One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much.

1 Timothy 6:9 ESV / 32 helpful votes

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.

John 3:16 ESV / 31 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Ecclesiastes 11:1-10 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Cast your bread upon the waters, for you will find it after many days. Give a portion to seven, or even to eight, for you know not what disaster may happen on earth. If the clouds are full of rain, they empty themselves on the earth, and if a tree falls to the south or to the north, in the place where the tree falls, there it will lie. He who observes the wind will not sow, and he who regards the clouds will not reap. As you do not know the way the spirit comes to the bones in the womb of a woman with child, so you do not know the work of God who makes everything. ...

Deuteronomy 23:18 ESV / 31 helpful votes

You shall not bring the fee of a prostitute or the wages of a dog into the house of the Lord your God in payment for any vow, for both of these are an abomination to the Lord your God.

James 4:13-15 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”— yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.”

Proverbs 22:3 ESV / 30 helpful votes

The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go on and suffer for it.

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

Ecclesiastes 12:13 ESV / 28 helpful votes

The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.

John 3:2 ESV / 26 helpful votes

This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.”

Ecclesiastes 11:6 ESV / 26 helpful votes

In the morning sow your seed, and at evening withhold not your hand, for you do not know which will prosper, this or that, or whether both alike will be good.

Matthew 6:3 ESV / 25 helpful votes

But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,

2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 24 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

John 3:1-36 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.” Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. ...

Proverbs 23:4-5 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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.

2 Corinthians 9:5 ESV / 22 helpful votes

So I thought it necessary to urge the brothers to go on ahead to you and arrange in advance for the gift you have promised, so that it may be ready as a willing gift, not as an exaction.

Ecclesiastes 5:13-14 ESV / 22 helpful votes

There is a grievous evil that I have seen under the sun: riches were kept by their owner to his hurt, and those riches were lost in a bad venture. And he is father of a son, but he has nothing in his hand.

1 Timothy 6:4 ESV / 21 helpful votes

He is puffed up with conceit and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy craving for controversy and for quarrels about words, which produce envy, dissension, slander, evil suspicions,

Joshua 1:8 ESV / 21 helpful votes

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.

Matthew 6:19 ESV / 20 helpful votes

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal,

Proverbs 13:3 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.

Proverbs 12:15 ESV / 20 helpful votes

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.

Proverbs 11:5 ESV / 20 helpful votes

The righteousness of the blameless keeps his way straight, but the wicked falls by his own wickedness.

Acts 20:7 ESV / 19 helpful votes

On the first day of the week, when we were gathered together to break bread, Paul talked with them, intending to depart on the next day, and he prolonged his speech until midnight.

Luke 19:11 ESV / 19 helpful votes

As they heard these things, he proceeded to tell a parable, because he was near to Jerusalem, and because they supposed that the kingdom of God was to appear immediately.

Proverbs 21:17 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Whoever loves pleasure will be a poor man; he who loves wine and oil will not be rich.

Proverbs 11:28 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Whoever trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous will flourish like a green leaf.

Matthew 25:3 ESV / 18 helpful votes

For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them,

Matthew 25:27 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received what was my own with interest.

Proverbs 14:29 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.

Luke 14:8 ESV / 16 helpful votes

“When you are invited by someone to a wedding feast, do not sit down in a place of honor, lest someone more distinguished than you be invited by him,

Proverbs 3:4 ESV / 16 helpful votes

So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man.

2 Corinthians 9:7 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

Revelation 1:4 ESV / 14 helpful votes

John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne,

2 Timothy 2:7 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Think over what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything.

Colossians 1:5 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel,

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