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Want to know what the Bible says about Capitalism? Here are 39 Bible verses about Capitalism from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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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.
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Matthew 19:24 NIV
Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”
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1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 NIV
11 and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you, 12 so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.
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Ecclesiastes 5:18-20 NIV
18 This is what I have observed to be good: that it is appropriate for a person to eat, to drink and to find satisfaction in their toilsome labor under the sun during the few days of life God has given them—for this is their lot. 19 Moreover, when God gives someone wealth and possessions, and the ability to enjoy them, to accept their lot and be happy in their toil—this is a gift of God. 20 They seldom reflect on the days of their life, because God keeps them occupied with gladness of heart.
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Proverbs 31:16-18 NIV
16 She considers a field and buys it;
    out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
17 She sets about her work vigorously;
    her arms are strong for her tasks.
18 She sees that her trading is profitable,
    and her lamp does not go out at night.
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Matthew 19:23 NIV
Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly I tell you, it is hard for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of heaven.
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Amos 8:4-7 NIV
4 Hear this, you who trample the needy
    and do away with the poor of the land,
5 saying,
“When will the New Moon be over
    that we may sell grain,
and the Sabbath be ended
    that we may market wheat?”
skimping on the measure,
    boosting the price
    and cheating with dishonest scales,
6 buying the poor with silver
    and the needy for a pair of sandals,
    selling even the sweepings with the wheat.
7 The Lord has sworn by himself, the Pride of Jacob: “I will never forget anything they have done.
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Proverbs 31:9 NIV
Speak up and judge fairly;
    defend the rights of the poor and needy.
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2 Thessalonians 3:10 NIV
For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: “The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.”
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Zechariah 11:12 NIV
I told them, “If you think it best, give me my pay; but if not, keep it.” So they paid me thirty pieces of silver.
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Proverbs 13:4 NIV
A sluggard’s appetite is never filled,
    but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.
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Leviticus 23:22 NIV
“‘When you reap the harvest of your land, do not reap to the very edges of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. Leave them for the poor and for the foreigner residing among you. I am the Lord your God.’”
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1 Corinthians 9:7 NIV
Who serves as a soldier at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard and does not eat its grapes? Who tends a flock and does not drink the milk?
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Proverbs 14:23 NIV
All hard work brings a profit,
    but mere talk leads only to poverty.
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Matthew 25:15 NIV
To one he gave five bags of gold, to another two bags, and to another one bag, each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey.
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Leviticus 25:35-38 NIV
35 “‘If any of your fellow Israelites become poor and are unable to support themselves among you, help them as you would a foreigner and stranger, so they can continue to live among you. 36 Do not take interest or any profit from them, but fear your God, so that they may continue to live among you. 37 You must not lend them money at interest or sell them food at a profit. 38 I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt to give you the land of Canaan and to be your God.
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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.
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1 Corinthians 3:8 NIV
The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor.
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Proverbs 28:8 NIV
Whoever increases wealth by taking interest or profit from the poor
    amasses it for another, who will be kind to the poor.
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Exodus 16:16-18 NIV
16 This is what the Lord has commanded: ‘Everyone is to gather as much as they need. Take an omer for each person you have in your tent.’”
17 The Israelites did as they were told; some gathered much, some little. 18 And when they measured it by the omer, the one who gathered much did not have too much, and the one who gathered little did not have too little. Everyone had gathered just as much as they needed.
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