Inspirational Quotations

Proverbs 28:8

There are many inspirational quotations and famous sayings about money. In fact, the Bible has much to say on the topic, including greed. It is our attitude that determines whether we will own our money and possessions or they will own us.

Job 20:20
Surely he will have no respite from his craving; he cannot save himself by his treasure. (NIV)

Psalm 119:36-37
Turn my heart toward your statutes and not toward selfish gain. Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word. (NIV)

Proverbs 11:26
People curse the man who hoards grain, but blessing crowns him who is willing to sell. (NIV)

Proverbs 14:30
A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones. (NIV)

Proverbs 15:27
A greedy man brings trouble to his family, but he who hates bribes will live. (NIV)

Proverbs 17:23
A wicked man accepts a bribe in secret to pervert the course of justice. (NIV)

Proverbs 21:6
A fortune made by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor and a deadly snare. (NIV)

Proverbs 21:13
If a man shuts his ears to the cry of the poor, he too will cry out and not be answered. (NIV)

Proverbs 22:16
He who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth and he who gives gifts to the rich--both come to poverty. (NIV)

Proverbs 22:22-23
Do not exploit the poor because they are poor and do not crush the needy in court, for the LORD will take up their case and will plunder those who plunder them. (NIV)

Proverbs 28:8
He who increases his wealth by exorbitant interest amasses it for another, who will be kind to the poor. (NIV)

Proverbs 28:22
A stingy man is eager to get rich and is unaware that poverty awaits him. (NIV)

Proverbs 28:25
A greedy man stirs up dissension, but he who trusts in the LORD will prosper. (NIV)

Ecclesiastes 5:13
I have seen a grievous evil under the sun: wealth hoarded to the harm of its owner, (NIV)

Ecclesiastes 7:12
Wisdom is a shelter as money is a shelter, but the advantage of knowledge is this: that wisdom preserves the life of its possessor. (NIV)

Jeremiah 17:11
Like a partridge that hatches eggs it did not lay is the man who gains riches by unjust means. When his life is half gone, they will desert him, and in the end he will prove to be a fool. (NIV)

Ezekiel 7:19
They will throw their silver into the streets, and their gold will be an unclean thing. Their silver and gold will not be able to save them in the day of the Lord's wrath. They will not satisfy their hunger or fill their stomachs with it, for it has made them stumble into sin. (NIV)

Ezekeil 28:5
By your great skill in trading you have increased your wealth, and because of your wealth your heart has grown proud. (NIV)

Micah 2:1-3
Woe to those who plan iniquity, to those who plot evil on their beds! At morning's light they carry it out because it is in their power to do it. They covet fields and seize them, and houses, and take them. They defraud a man of his home, a fellowman of his inheritance.Therefore, the LORD says: "I am planning disaster against this people, from which you cannot save yourselves. You will no longer walk proudly, for it will be a time of calamity. (NIV)

Zephaniah 1:18
Neither their silver nor their gold will be able to save them on the day of the Lord's wrath. In the fire of his jealousy the whole world will be consumed, for he will make a sudden end of all who live in the earth. (NIV)

Matthew 13:22
The one who received the seed that fell among the thorns is the man who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke it, making it unfruitful. (NIV)

Matthew 16:24-26
Then Jesus said to his disciples, "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it. What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul? (NIV)

Matthew 19:23-24
Then Jesus said to his disciples, "I tell you the truth, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." (NIV)

Luke 12:15
Then he said to them, "Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions." (NIV)

James 5:1-5
Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming upon you. Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes. Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the last days. Look! The wages you failed to pay the workmen who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty. You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves in the day of slaughter. (NIV)

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