Bible Verses About Greed. The Bible is full of wisdom on greed, riches, and poverty. Let’s examine the Bible verses on greed. We should look at the Biblical truths. As always, be sure to look at the surrounding text in these Bible verses about greed. Look at the historical elements and the persons involved.
Bible Verses About Greed
But they were not like their father, for they were greedy for money. They accepted bribes and perverted justice. (1 Samuel 8:3 NLT)
They were always greedy and never satisfied. Nothing remains of all the things they dreamed about. (Job 20:20 NLT)
For they brag about their evil desires; they praise the greedy and curse the Lord. (Psalm 10:3 NLT)
Such is the fate of all who are greedy for money; it robs them of life. (Proverbs 1:19 NLT)
Greed brings grief to the whole family, but those who hate bribes will live. (Proverbs 15:27 NLT)
Some people are always greedy for more, but the godly love to give! (Proverbs 21:26 NLT)
Greedy people try to get rich quick but don’t realize they’re headed for poverty. (Proverbs 28:22 NLT)
A greedy man is in a hurry for wealth; he doesn’t know that poverty will come to him. (Proverbs 28:22 HCSB)
More Bible Verses About Greed
Greed causes fighting; trusting the Lord leads to prosperity. (Proverbs 28:25 NLT)
Like greedy dogs, they are never satisfied. They are ignorant shepherds, all following their own path and intent on personal gain. (Isaiah 56:11 NLT)
(Jesus said) “What sorrow awaits you teachers of religious law and you Pharisees. Hypocrites! For you are so careful to clean the outside of the cup and the dish, but inside you are filthy—full of greed and self-indulgence! You blind Pharisee! First wash the inside of the cup and the dish, and then the outside will become clean, too.” (Matthew 23:25-26 NLT)
Then he said, “Beware! Guard against every kind of greed. Life is not measured by how much you own.” (Luke 12:15 NLT)
He then told them, “Watch out and be on guard against all greed because one’s life is not in the abundance of his possessions.” (Luke 12:15 HCSB)
Their lives became full of every kind of wickedness, sin, greed, hate, envy, murder, quarreling, deception, malicious behavior, and gossip. (Romans 1:29 NLT)
I meant that you are not to associate with anyone who claims to be a believer yet indulges in sexual sin, or is greedy, or worships idols, or is abusive, or is a drunkard, or cheats people. Don’t even eat with such people. (1 Corinthians 5:11 NLT)
Let there be no sexual immorality, impurity, or greed among you. Such sins have no place among God’s people. Obscene stories, foolish talk, and coarse jokes—these are not for you. Instead, let there be thankfulness to God. (Ephesians 5:3-4 NLT)
Even More Bible Verses On Greed
But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. (Ephesians 5:3 NIV)
You can be sure that no immoral, impure, or greedy person will inherit the Kingdom of Christ and of God. For a greedy person is an idolater, worshiping the things of this world. (Ephesians 5:5 NLT)
So put to death the sinful, earthly things lurking within you. Have nothing to do with sexual immorality, impurity, lust, and evil desires. Don’t be greedy, for a greedy person is an idolater, worshiping the things of this world. Because of these sins, the anger of God is coming. (Colossians 3:5-6 NLT)
For an overseer, as God’s administrator, must be blameless, not arrogant, not hot-tempered, not addicted to wine, not a bully, not greedy for money… (Titus 1:7 HCSB)
You know we never used flattery, nor did we put on a mask to cover up greed —God is our witness. (1 Thessalonians 2:5 NIV)
In their greed they will make up clever lies to get hold of your money. But God condemned them long ago, and their destruction will not be delayed. (2 Peter 2:3 NLT)
In their greed these teachers will exploit you with fabricated stories. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping. (2 Peter 2:3 NIV)
They commit adultery with their eyes, and their desire for sin is never satisfied. They lure unstable people into sin, and they are well trained in greed. They live under God’s curse. (2 Peter 2:14 NLT)
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