bible verses about Materialism

Bible Verses about Materialism - Finding True Value in God's Word

In a world that often values material possessions above all else, it can be easy to become consumed by a desire for wealth and status. But as these Bible verses about materialism reveal, true value and fulfillment can only be found in God's word. From cautioning against the dangers of greed to offering guidance on how to prioritize our lives and possessions, these verses remind us of the importance of keeping our focus on what truly matters. So whether you're struggling with a desire for more wealth or simply seeking a deeper connection to your faith, take comfort in these timeless teachings and find the strength to live your life according to God's word.

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Materialism in the Bible

30 Bible Scriptures about Materialism

And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.

Genesis, Chapter: 13, Verse: 2

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For their riches were more than that they might dwell together; and the land wherein they were strangers could not bear them because of their cattle.

Genesis, Chapter: 36, Verse: 7

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And to devise curious works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass,

Exodus, Chapter: 35, Verse: 32

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The rich man had exceeding many flocks and herds:

2 Samuel, Chapter: 12, Verse: 2

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And all king Solomon's drinking vessels were of gold, and all the vessels of the house of the forest of Lebanon were of pure gold; none were of silver: it was nothing accounted of in the days of Solomon.

1 Kings, Chapter: 10, Verse: 21

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And all the drinking vessels of king Solomon were of gold, and all the vessels of the house of the forest of Lebanon were of pure gold: none were of silver; it was not any thing accounted of in the days of Solomon.

2 Chronicles, Chapter: 9, Verse: 20

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And Hezekiah had exceeding much riches and honour: and he made himself treasuries for silver, and for gold, and for precious stones, and for spices, and for shields, and for all manner of pleasant jewels;

2 Chronicles, Chapter: 32, Verse: 27

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Or with princes that had gold, who filled their houses with silver:

Job, Chapter: 3, Verse: 15

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Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare raiment as the clay;

Job, Chapter: 27, Verse: 16

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Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them.

Psalm, Chapter: 39, Verse: 6

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A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.

Proverbs, Chapter: 22, Verse: 1

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Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.

Proverbs, Chapter: 23, Verse: 5

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I made me great works; I builded me houses; I planted me vineyards:

Ecclesiastes, Chapter: 2, Verse: 4

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I gathered me also silver and gold, and the peculiar treasure of kings and of the provinces: I gat me men singers and women singers, and the delights of the sons of men, as musical instruments, and that of all sorts.

Ecclesiastes, Chapter: 2, Verse: 8

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When goods increase, they are increased that eat them: and what good is there to the owners thereof, saving the beholding of them with their eyes?

Ecclesiastes, Chapter: 5, Verse: 11

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Their land also is full of silver and gold, neither is there any end of their treasures; their land is also full of horses, neither is there any end of their chariots:

Isaiah, Chapter: 2, Verse: 7

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As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and waxen rich.

Jeremiah, Chapter: 5, Verse: 27

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That saith, I will build me a wide house and large chambers, and cutteth him out windows; and it is cieled with cedar, and painted with vermilion.

Jeremiah, Chapter: 22, Verse: 14

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That lie upon beds of ivory, and stretch themselves upon their couches, and eat the lambs out of the flock, and the calves out of the midst of the stall;

Amos, Chapter: 6, Verse: 4

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And Tyrus did build herself a strong hold, and heaped up silver as the dust, and fine gold as the mire of the streets.

Zechariah, Chapter: 9, Verse: 3

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Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:

Matthew, Chapter: 6, Verse: 19

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He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.

Matthew, Chapter: 13, Verse: 22

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But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.

Matthew, Chapter: 19, Verse: 22

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For he that hath, to him shall be given: and he that hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he hath.

Mark, Chapter: 4, Verse: 25

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And he was sad at that saying, and went away grieved: for he had great possessions.

Mark, Chapter: 10, Verse: 22

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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.

Luke, Chapter: 12, Verse: 19

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The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment.

Luke, Chapter: 12, Verse: 23

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But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away.

James, Chapter: 1, Verse: 10

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The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble,

Revelation, Chapter: 18, Verse: 12

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And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all.

Revelation, Chapter: 18, Verse: 14

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