Scriptures about Money

Hebrews 13:5 ESV
Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

1 Timothy 6:10 ESV
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.

Matthew 6:24 ESV
“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.”

Ecclesiastes 5:10 ESV
He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves wealth with his income; this also is vanity.

Proverbs 22:7 ESV
The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender.

Matthew 6:31-33 ESV
“Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”

Proverbs 13:11 ESV
Wealth gained hastily will dwindle, but whoever gathers little by little will increase it.

Matthew 6:19-21 ESV
“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

Luke 12:33-34 ESV
Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.


We killed him ‘cause
He leaked too much
About our plots
And crimes and such.


May 23: Songs

May 23



She said I’m sorry baby I’m leaving you tonight

I found someone new he’s waitin’ in the car outside

Ah honey how could you do it

We swore each other everlasting love

She said well yeah I know but when

We did–there was one thing we weren’t

Really thinking of and that’s money–

~Cindi Lauper, “Money Changes Everything” (1983)



(If you drive a car, car) – I’ll tax the street;

(If you try to sit, sit) – I’ll tax your seat;

(If you get too cold, cold) – I’ll tax the heat;

(If you take a walk, walk) – I’ll tax your feet.

Now my advice for those who die, (taxman)

Declare the pennies on your eyes. (taxman)

‘Cause I’m the taxman,

Yeah, I’m the taxman.

~George Harrison, The Beatles, “Taxman,” Revolver (1966)


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May 23: Songs and Poems

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May 23
Songs and Poems

Science does not know its debt to imagination.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

When I pronounce the word Future,
the first syllable already belongs to the past.
When I pronounce the word Silence,
I destroy it.
~Wisława Szymborska, Poems New and Collected