Greed

Here we have collected several Bible verses about Greed from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, King James Version (KJV).

Deuteronomy 8:18

“But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day” – Deuteronomy 8:18 KJV

1 Timothy 3:2-3

“A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;” – 1 Timothy 3:2-3 KJV

1 Timothy 6:9-10

“But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows” – 1 Timothy 6:9-10 KJV

Luke 12:15-21

“And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth. And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits? And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided? So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God” – Luke 12:15-21 KJV

Psalms 62:10

“Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart upon them” – Psalms 62:10 KJV

Ezekiel 28:5

“By thy great wisdom and by thy traffick hast thou increased thy riches, and thine heart is lifted up because of thy riches:” – Ezekiel 28:5 KJV

Matthew 6:19

“Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:” – Matthew 6:19 KJV