30 Important Bible Verses About Material Things

Matthew 6:19-21 – Do Not Store Up Treasures on Earth

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

1 Timothy 6:10 – The Love of Money is the Root of All Kinds of Evil

“For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.”

Proverbs 23:4-5 – Do Not Wear Yourself Out to Get Rich

“Do not wear yourself out to get rich; do not trust your own cleverness. Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone, for they will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle.”

Luke 12:15 – Beware of Covetousness

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

Proverbs 28:22 – A Greedy Person Hurries After Wealth

“A greedy person hastens after wealth and does not know that poverty will come upon him.”

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1 John 2:15-17 – Do Not Love the World or the Things in the World

“Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.”

Hebrews 13:5 – Be Content with What You Have

“Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.’”

Proverbs 11:28 – Those Who Trust in Their Riches Will Fall

“Those who trust in their riches will fall, but the righteous will thrive like a green leaf.”

Mark 10:25 – It is Easier for a Camel to Go Through the Eye of a Needle

“It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”

1 Timothy 6:18-19 – Be Generous and Willing to Share

“Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way, they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.”

Matthew 19:21 – Go, Sell Your Possessions and Give to the Poor

“Jesus answered, ‘If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.’”

Ecclesiastes 5:10 – He Who Loves Money Will Never Be Satisfied

“Whoever loves money never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income. This too is meaningless.”

James 2:5 – God Has Chosen the Poor in the Eyes of the World

“Listen, my dear brothers and sisters: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him?”

Proverbs 3:9-10 – Honor the Lord with Your Wealth

“Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.”

Luke 16:13 – You Cannot Serve Both God and Money

“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.”

Proverbs 30:8-9 – Give Me Neither Poverty Nor Riches

“Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread. Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you and say, ‘Who is the Lord?’ Or I may become poor and steal and so dishonor the name of my God.”

Galatians 5:26 – Do Not Be Envious and Provoking One Another

“Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.”

1 Timothy 6:6-8 – Godliness with Contentment is Great Gain

“But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.”

Proverbs 22:1 – A Good Name is to Be Chosen Rather Than Great Riches

“A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.”

Deuteronomy 15:7-8 – Do Not Be Hardhearted or Tightfisted Toward the Poor

“If anyone is poor among your fellow Israelites in any of the towns of the land the Lord your God is giving you, do not be hardhearted or tightfisted toward them. Rather, be openhanded and freely lend them whatever they need.”

Proverbs 13:7 – One Pretends to Be Rich, Yet Has Nothing

“One person pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.”

Acts 20:35 – It is More Blessed to Give Than to Receive

“In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”

Jeremiah 9:23-24 – Let Not the Wise Boast in Their Wisdom

“This is what the Lord says: ‘Let not the wise boast of their wisdom or the strong boast of their strength or the rich boast of their riches, but let the one who boasts boast about this: that they have the understanding to know me, that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these, I delight,’ declares the Lord.”

Proverbs 11:24-25 – One Gives Freely, Yet Grows All the Richer

“One person gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty. A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.”

Luke 12:33-34 – Sell Your Possessions, Give to the Poor, and Store Up Treasure in Heaven

“Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

Proverbs 14:21 – Whoever Despises His Neighbor is a Sinner

“Whoever despises his neighbor is a sinner, but blessed is he who is generous to the poor.”

Matthew 25:35-36 – I Was Hungry and You Gave Me Something to Eat

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.”

Proverbs 22:9 – Generous People Will Be Blessed

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

Luke 6:38 – Give, and it Will be Given to You

“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”

Proverbs 19:17 – Whoever is Generous to the Poor Lends to the Lord

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

1 John 3:17-18 – If Anyone Has Material Possessions and Sees a Brother in Need

“If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.”

Proverbs 28:27 – Those Who Give to the Poor Will Lack Nothing

“Those who give to the poor will lack nothing, but those who close their eyes to them receive many curses.”

Romans 13:8 – Love Fulfills the Law

“Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law.”

Proverbs 19:22 – What is Desired in a Man is His Kindness

“What is desired in a man is his kindness, and a poor man is better than a liar.”

2 Corinthians 9:7 – Each One Must Give as He Has Decided in His Heart

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

Psalm 37:21 – The Wicked Borrow and Do Not Repay

“The wicked borrow and do not repay, but the righteous give generously.”

Proverbs 28:8 – Whoever Increases Wealth by Interest or Profit Gathers it for Another

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

Isaiah 58:10 – Share Your Food with the Hungry

“Feed the hungry, and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon.”

Matthew 25:40 – Whatever You Did for One of the Least of These Brothers and Sisters

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’”

Proverbs 14:31 – Whoever Oppresses the Poor Shows Contempt for Their Maker

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

Acts 4:32-35 – There Was Not a Needy Person Among Them

“All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had. With great power, the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all that there were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned land or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales and put it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to anyone who had need.”

Proverbs 19:17 – He Who Gives to the Poor Will Not Lack

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

Luke 3:11 – Let the Person with Two Tunics Share with the One in Need

“John answered, ‘Anyone who has two shirts should share with the one who has none, and anyone who has food should do the same.’”

Proverbs 16:8 – Better a Little with Righteousness Than Much Gain with Injustice

“Better a little with righteousness than much gain with injustice.”

Deuteronomy 10:17-19 – God Loves the Foreigner Residing Among You

“For the Lord your God is the God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality and accepts no bribes. He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner residing among you, giving them food and clothing. And you are to love those who are foreigners, for you yourselves were foreigners in Egypt.”

Proverbs 17:5 – Whoever Mocks the Poor Insults His Maker

“Whoever mocks the poor insults his Maker; he who is glad at calamity will not go unpunished.”

Matthew 5:42 – Give to the One Who Asks You

“Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.”

Proverbs 14:31 – Whoever is Kind to the Needy Honors God

“Whoever is kind to the needy honors God.”

Luke 14:12-14 – When You Give a Banquet, Invite the Poor

“Then Jesus said to his host, ‘When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or sisters, your relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid. But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.’”

Proverbs 14:21 – Whoever Despises His Neighbor Sins

“Whoever despises his neighbor sins, but blessed is he who is generous to the poor.”

Matthew 19:21 – Go, Sell Your Possessions and Give to the Poor

“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.’”

Proverbs 29:7 – The Righteous Care About Justice for the Poor

“The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern.”

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