Wednesday, 23 August 2017

40 Bible Verses About Business Every Christian Entrepreneur Should Know

Published by Chukwu Emmanuel on Wednesday, 23 August 2017  | No comments

Bible Verses for Business

Many scriptures boldly state that God wants us to thrive in whatsoever our hands findeth to do. There's a God way of doing business and that is the most effective way... No matter how experienced a man is, his knowledge of what the future holds can never be 100% correct; hence, the need for God's guidance is inevitable.

From ideas generation to business management, there is an invaluable insight (in the Bible) for any kind of business venture. Here's a collection of some Bible verses about business:


1.  For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

2. Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will direct your path. Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV)

3. The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. Genesis 2:15 (NIV)

4. You shall not oppress your neighbor or rob him. The wages of a hired servant shall not remain with you all night until the morning. Leviticus 19:13 (ESV)

5. Six days do your work, but on the seventh day do not work, so that your ox and your donkey may rest, and so that the slave born in your household and the foreigner living among you may be refreshed. Exodus 23:12 (NIV)

6. In the morning, LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning, I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly. Psalm 5:3 (NIV)

7. He has filled them with skill to do all kinds of work as engravers, designers, embroiderers in blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen, and weavers—all of them skilled workers and designers. Exodus 35:35 (NIV)

8. They were all trying to frighten us, thinking, “Their hands will get too weak for the work, and it will not be completed.” But I prayed, “Now strengthen my hands.” Nehemiah 6:9 (NIV)

9. God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it? Numbers 23:19 (ESV)

10. Good will come to those who are generous and lend freely, who conduct their affairs with justice. Psalm 112:5 (NIV)

11. Poor is he who works with a negligent hand, but the hand of the diligent makes rich. Proverbs 10:4 (NIV)

12. Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do [it] with thy might; for [there is] no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest. Ecclesiastes 9:10 (KJV)

13. Do not have two differing weights in your bag—one heavy, one light. Do not have two differing measures in your house—one large, one small. You must have accurate and honest weights and measures, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you. Deuteronomy 25:13-15 (NIV)

 14. But he said to me, my grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. II Corinthians 12:9-11 (NIV)

15. The LORD makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him; though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with his hand. Psalm 37:23-24 (NIV) 

16. If I have denied justice to any of my servants, whether male or female, when they had a grievance against me, what will I do when God confronts me? What will I answer when called to account? Job 31:13-14 (NIV)

17. The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty. Proverbs 21:5 (NIV)

18. And when you let him go free from you, you shall not let him go empty-handed. You shall furnish him liberally out of your flock, out of your threshing floor, and out of your winepress. As the Lord your God has blessed you, you shall give to him. Deuteronomy 15:13-14 (ESV)

19. But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for [it is] he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as [it is] this day. Deuteronomy 8:18 (KJV)

 20. And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, [do] all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him. Colossians 3:17 (KJV)

21. A sluggard’s appetite is never filled, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied. Proverbs 13:4 (NIV)

22. His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence. II Peter 1:3 (ESV)

23. Dishonest money dwindles away, but whoever gathers money little by little makes it grow. Proverbs 13:11 (NIV)

24. No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Matthew 6:24 (KJV)

25. For the LORD thy God hath blessed thee in all the works of thy hand: he knoweth thy walking through this great wilderness: these forty years the LORD thy God [hath been] with thee; thou hast lacked nothing. Deuteronomy 2:7 (KJV)

26. And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make [it] plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. Habakkuk 2:2 (KJV)

27. And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come. Luke 19:13 (KJV)

 28. And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. Genesis 1:26 (KJV)

29. The Lord detests dishonest scales, but accurate weights find favor with him. Proverbs 11:1 (NIV)

30. Better a little with righteousness than much gain with injustice.  Proverbs 16:8 (NIV)

31. One who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth and one who gives gifts to the rich—both come to poverty.  Proverbs 22:16 (NIV)

32. The craving of a sluggard will be the death of him, because his hands refuse to work.  Proverbs 21:25 (NIV)

33. Woe to him who builds his palace by unrighteousness, his upper rooms by injustice, making his own people work for nothing, not paying them for their labor. Jeremiah 22:13 (NIV)

34. For Scripture says, “Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain,” and “The worker deserves his wages.” 1 Timothy 5:18 (NIV)

35. “So I will come to put you on trial. I will be quick to testify against sorcerers, adulterers and perjurers, against those who defraud laborers of their wages, who oppress the widows and the fatherless, and deprive the foreigners among you of justice, but do not fear me,” says the Lord Almighty. Malachi 3:5 (NIV)

36. Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. Luke 16:10 (NIV)

37. And masters, treat your slaves in the same way. Do not threaten them, since you know that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no favoritism with him.  Ephesians 6:9 (NIV)

38. Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters . . . .  Colossians 3:23 (NIV)

39. Look! The wages you failed to pay the workers who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty.  James 5:4 (NIV)

40. Jesus looked at them intently and said, "Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible." Matthew 19: 26 (NLT)

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