Do not wear yourself out to get rich; do not trust your own cleverness. Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone, for they will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle.
- Proverbs 23:4-5
Better the little that the righteous have than the wealth of many wicked.
- Psalm 37:16
Listen, my dear brothers: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him?
- James 2:5
Better one handful with tranquillity than two handfuls with toil and chasing after the wind.
- Ecclesiastes 4:6
“Because the poor are plundered and the needy groan, I will now arise,” says the Lord. “I will protect them from those who malign them.”
- Psalm 12:5
Whoever mocks the poor shows contempt for their Maker; whoever gloats over disaster will not go unpunished.
- Proverbs 17:5
Do not exploit the poor because they are poor and do not crush the needy in court.
- Proverbs 22:22
Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.
- 1 Timothy 6:17-19
The sleep of a laborer is sweet, whether he eats little or much, but the abundance of a rich man permits him no sleep. I have seen a grievous evil under the sun: wealth hoarded to the harm of its owner, or wealth lost through some misfortune, so that when he has a son there is nothing left for him.
- Ecclesiastes 5:12-14
They will throw their silver into the streets, and their gold will be treated as a thing unclean. Their silver and gold will not be able to deliver them in the day of the Lord’s wrath. It will not satisfy their hunger or fill their stomachs, for it has caused them to stumble into sin.
- Ezekiel 7:19
But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today.
- Deuteronomy 8:18
But God will never forget the needy; the hope of the afflicted will never perish.
- Psalm 9:18
He saves the needy from the sword in their mouth; he saves them from the clutches of the powerful. So the poor have hope, and injustice shuts its mouth.
- Job 5:15-16
Those who trust in their riches will fall, but the righteous will thrive like a green leaf.
- Proverbs 11:28
A faithful person will be richly blessed, but one eager to get rich will not go unpunished.
- Proverbs 28:20
Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.
- Proverbs 11:4
One man pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.
- Proverbs 13:7
Whoever loves money never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income. This too is meaningless.
- Ecclesiastes 5:10
He who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth and he who gives gifts to the rich—both come to poverty.
- Proverbs 22:16
A stingy man is eager to get rich and is unaware that poverty awaits him.
- Proverbs 28:22
Rich and poor have this in common: The Lord is the Maker of them all.
- Proverbs 22:2
But those who suffer he delivers in their suffering; he speaks to them in their affliction.
- Job 36:15
Better a little with the fear of the Lord than great wealth with turmoil.
- Proverbs 15:16
Better the poor whose walk is blameless than the rich whose ways are perverse.
- Proverbs 28:6
Blessed are those who have regard for the weak; the Lord delivers them in times of trouble.
- Psalm 41:1