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Bible Verses about Greed

God bless you, this time we present a list of Bible verses about Greed. Greed is the boundless ambition for money, property, or other wealth. This can cause our love for God to decrease greatly. For this reason, the following biblical texts will help us to avoid it or to overcome it.


Bible Verses About Greed

Ecclesiastes 5:10 | NIV

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

1 Timothy 6:9 | NIV

Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.

Luke 12:15 | NIV

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.”

1 Timothy 6:10 | NIV

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.

Mark 8:36 | NIV

What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?

Matthew 6:19-20 | NIV

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.

Proverbs 13:11 | NIV

Dishonest money dwindles away,
but whoever gathers money little by little makes it grow.

Proverbs 21:26 | NIV

All day long he craves for more,
but the righteous give without sparing.

Proverbs 23:4 | NIV

Do not wear yourself out to get rich;
do not trust your own cleverness.

Ecclesiastes 5:15 | NIV

Everyone comes naked from their mother’s womb,
and as everyone comes, so they depart.
They take nothing from their toil
that they can carry in their hands.

Psalm 119:36 | NIV

Turn my heart toward your statutes
and not toward selfish gain.

Matthew 6:24 | NIV

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.

Colossians 3:5 | NIV

Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.

Ephesians 5:3 | NIV

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.

Romans 13:6 | NIV

This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time to governing.

1 Corinthians 6:9-10 | NIV

Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.

Exodus 20:17 | NIV

You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.

We hope that these biblical texts of greed can be of blessing and instruction, it is not easy because the love of money and material goods is attractive but God asks us to seek first the Kingdom of God and his justice and everything else will come in addition.