Proverbs on Business

Proverbs 13:9-10

Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the best part of everything your land produces. Then He will fill your barns with grain, and your vats will overflow with the finest wine.

Proverbs 6: 1-3a

My child, if you co-sign a loan for a friend or guarantee the debt of someone you hardly know – if you have trapped yourself by your agreement and are caught by what you said – quick, get out of it if you possibly can!

Proverbs 10:2

Ill-gotten gain has no lasting value, but right living can save your life.

Proverbs 11:1

The Lord hates cheating, but he delights in honesty.

 Proverbs 11:15

Guaranteeing a loan for a stranger is dangerous; it is better to refuse then to suffer later.

Proverbs 11:18

Evil people get rich for the moment, but the reward of the godly will last.

Proverbs 3:11

Wealth from get-rich-quick schemes quickly disappears; wealth from hard work grows.

Proverbs 15:27

Dishonest money brings grief to the whole family, but those who hate bribes will live.

Proverbs 16:1-3

We can gather our thoughts, but the Lord gives the right answer. People may be pure in your own eyes, but the Lord examines their motives. Commit your work to the Lord, and then your plans will succeed.

Proverbs 16:11

The Lord demands fairness in every business deal; He sets the standard.

Proverbs 17:18

 It is poor judgment to cosign a friend’s note, to become responsible for a neighbor’s debts.

Proverbs 19:22

Loyalty makes a person attractive. And it is better to be poor than dishonest.

Proverbs 20:10

The Lord despises double standards of every kind.

Proverbs 20:16

Be sure to get collateral from anyone who guarantees the debt of a stranger. Get a deposit if someone guarantees the debt of a foreigner.

Proverbs 20:23

The Lord despises double standards; He is not pleased by dishonest scales.

Proverbs 20:27

The Lord’s searchlight penetrates the human spirit, exposing every hidden motive.

Proverbs 21:5-6

Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity, but hasty shortcuts lead to poverty. Wealth created by lying is a vanishing mist in a deadly trap.

Proverbs 22:1

Choose a good reputation over great riches, for being held in high esteem is better than having silver or gold.

 Proverbs 22:7

Just as the rich rule the poor, so the borrower is servant to the lender.

Proverbs 22: 26-27

Do not cosign another person’s note or put up a guarantee for someone else’s loan. If you can’t pay it, even your bed will be snatched from under you.

Proverbs 22:29

Do you see any truly competent workers? They will serve kings rather than ordinary people.

Proverbs 23:4

 Don’t weary yourself trying to get rich. Why waste your time? For riches can disappear as though they have wings of a bird!

Proverbs 24:27

Develop your business first before building your house.

Proverbs 25:19

Putting confidence in an unreliable person is like chewing with a toothache or walking on a broken foot.

Proverbs 27:13

Be sure to get collateral from anyone who guarantees the debt of a stranger. Get a deposit if someone carries the debt of an adulterous woman.

Proverbs 27:18

Workers who tend a fig tree are allowed to eat its fruit. In the same way, workers who protect their employer’s interest will be rewarded.

 Proverbs 28:20

The trustworthy will get a rich reward. But the person who wants to get rich quick will only get into trouble.

Proverbs 30:10

Never slander a person to his employer. If you do, the person will curse you, and you will pay for it.