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Want to know what the Bible says about Greed? Here are 179 Bible verses about Greed 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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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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Proverbs 28:25 NIV
The greedy stir up conflict,
    but those who trust in the Lord will prosper.
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1 Timothy 6:9 NIV
Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.
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Luke 12:15 NIV
Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.”
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Hebrews 13:5 NIV
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said,
“Never will I leave you;
    never will I forsake you.”
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Proverbs 15:27 NIV
The greedy bring ruin to their households,
    but the one who hates bribes will live.
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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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Ecclesiastes 5:10 NIV
Whoever loves money never has enough;
    whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income.
    This too is meaningless.
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Proverbs 11:24 NIV
One person gives freely, yet gains even more;
    another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.
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1 John 2:16 NIV
For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world.
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1 Corinthians 6:9-11 NIV
9 Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men 10 nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
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Colossians 3:5 NIV
Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.
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Proverbs 20:21 NIV
An inheritance claimed too soon
    will not be blessed at the end.
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James 4:3 NIV
When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.
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Proverbs 13:11 NIV
Dishonest money dwindles away,
    but whoever gathers money little by little makes it grow.
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Jeremiah 6:13 NIV
“From the least to the greatest,
    all are greedy for gain;
prophets and priests alike,
    all practice deceit.
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Matthew 6:33 NIV
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
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Ephesians 5:5 NIV
For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a person is an idolater —has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
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2 Peter 2:3 NIV
In their greed these teachers will exploit you with fabricated stories. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping.
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Proverbs 28:22 NIV
The stingy are eager to get rich
    and are unaware that poverty awaits them.
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