What the Bible says About Money
"For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it—lest, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, saying, 'This man began to build and was not able to finish'?"
"Be diligent to know the state of your flocks, and attend to your herds."
"But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever."
"No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money."
"The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender."
"Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law."
"Dishonest money dwindles away, but he who gathers money little by little makes it grow."
"Do not be one of those who shakes hands in a pledge, one of those who is surety for debts; if you have nothing with which to pay, why should he take away your bed from under you?"
"It's stupid to guarantee someone else's loan."
"He who is surety for a stranger will suffer, but one who hates being surety is secure."
"The wicked borrows and does not repay, but the righteous shows mercy and gives."
"My son, if you become surety for your friend, if you have shaken hands in pledge for a stranger, you are snared by the words of your mouth; you are taken by the words of your mouth. So do this, my son, and deliver yourself; for you have come into the hand of your friend: Go and humble yourself; plead with your friend. Give no sleep to your eyes, nor slumber to your eyelids. Deliver yourself like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, and like a bird from the hand of the fowler."
"You shall not muzzle an ox while it treads out the grain."
"There were also some who said, 'We have mortgaged our lands and vineyards and houses, that we might buy grain because of the famine.'"
"Better not to vow than to vow and not pay."
"The rod and rebuke give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother."
"Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it."
"'Woe to the rebellious children,' says the LORD, 'Who take counsel, but not of Me, and who devise plans, but not of My Spirit, that they may add sin to sin.'"
"Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh."
"Correct your son, and he will give you rest; yes, he will give delight to your soul."
"Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you punish them with the rod, they will not die. Punish them with the rod and save them from death."
"A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children."
"Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies. The heart of her husband safely trusts her; so he will have no lack of gain."
"In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil, but a foolish man devours all he has."
"The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty, but those of everyone who is hasty, surely to poverty."
"Go to the ant, O sluggard, observe her ways and be wise, which, having no chief, officer or ruler, prepares her food in the summer and gathers her provision in the harvest."
"And let them gather all the food of those good years that are coming, and store up grain under the authority of Pharaoh, and let them keep food in the cities. Then that food shall be as a reserve for the land for the seven years of famine which shall be in the land of Egypt, that the land may not perish during the famine."
"The blessing of the LORD makes one rich, and He adds no sorrow with it."
"He who is impulsive exalts folly."
"Prepare your outside work, make it fit for yourself in the field; and afterward build your house."
"May He give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed."
"For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat."
"A wise man will hear and increase learning, and a man of understanding will attain wise counsel."
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