Bible verses about "investment" | LEB
1 Proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel: 2 To know wisdom and instruction, to understand sayings of understanding, 3 to gain ⌊insightful instruction⌋,* righteousness and justice and equity, 4 to give shrewdness* to the simple, knowledge and purpose* to the young, 5 may the wise hear and increase learning, and the one who understands gain direction,* 6 to understand a proverb and an expression, words of wisdom and their riddles. 7 Fear of Yahweh is the beginning of knowledge; wisdom and instruction, fools despise. 8 My child, may you keep* your father's instruction, and do not reject your mother's teachings, 9 for they are a garland of favor for your head, and pendants for your neck. 10 My child, if sinners entice you, do not consent. 11 If they say, "Come with us! We shall lie in wait for blood; we shall ambush the innocent without cause.* 12 Like Sheol,* we will swallow them alive and whole, ⌊like those who descend to the pit⌋.* 13 We shall find all precious wealth, we shall fill our houses with booty, 14 you shall throw your lot in our midst, there will be one purse for all of us." 15 My child, do not walk in their way.* Keep your foot from their paths, 16 for their feet run to evil, and they hurry to shed blood, 17 for "in vain* is the net scattered, in the sight of any ⌊winged bird⌋."* 18 They lie in wait for their own blood. They ambush their own lives. 19 Thus are the ways of all who are greedy for gain— it will take the life of its possessors. 20 Wisdom calls out in the streets, in the squares she raises her voice. 21 On a ⌊busy corner⌋* she cries out, at the entrances of the gates in the city, she speaks her sayings: 22 "⌊How long⌋,* O simple ones, will you love simplicity? And how long will scoffers delight in their scoffing, and fools hate knowledge? 23 May you turn to my argument!* Behold, I shall pour out my spirit upon you; I will make my words known to you. 24 Because I called out and you refused me, I stretched out my hand, yet there is none who heeds. 25 You have ignored all my counsel, and my reproof you are not willing to accept. 26 I will also laugh at your calamity;* I will mock when panic* comes upon you. 27 When your panic comes like a storm, and your calamity arrives like a whirlwind, when distress and anguish come upon you, 28 then they will call* me, but I will not answer; they will seek me diligently but not find me. 29 Since they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of Yahweh, 30 they were not willing to accept my counsel, they despised all my reproof. 31 They shall eat from the fruit of their way, and they shall be sated from their own schemes, 32 for the waywardness of the simple ones will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them. 33 Whoever listens to me will dwell in security and rest securely* from dread and disaster."
15 Make every effort to present yourself approved to God, a worker having no need to be ashamed, guiding the word of truth along a straight path.
23 " 'And when you* have come into the land and you* plant any tree for* food, ⌊you* shall regard its fruit as unharvestable⌋;* for three years it shall be forbidden for you; * it shall not be eaten. 24 But* in the fourth year all its fruit shall be holy, offerings of praise for Yahweh. 25 And in the fifth year you* shall eat its fruit to increase its yield for you; * I am Yahweh your* God.
8 The scroll of this law will not depart from your mouth; you will meditate on it day and night so that ⌊you may observe diligently all that is written⌋* in it. For then you will succeed in your ways and prosper.
17 But whoever has the world's material possessions and observes his brother ⌊in need⌋* and shuts his heart against him, how does the love of God reside in him?
15 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him, 16 because everything that is in the world—the desire of the flesh and the desire of the eyes and the arrogance of material possessions—is not from the Father, but is from the world. 17 And the world is passing away, and its desire,* but the one who does the will of God remains ⌊forever⌋*.
4 Nevertheless, there* shall not be among you a poor person, because Yahweh will certainly bless you in the land that Yahweh your God is giving to you as an inheritance, to take possession of it.
38 Give, and it will be given to you, a good measure—pressed down, shaken, overflowing—they will pour out into your lap. For with the measure by which you measure out, it will be measured out to you in return."
35 I have shown you with respect to all things that by* working hard in this way it is necessary to help those who are in need, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus that he himself said, "It is more blessed to give than to receive."*
6 Now the point is this: the one who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the one who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.
20 but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor consuming insect* destroy and where thieves do not break in or steal.
7 The rich will rule over the poor, and the borrower is a slave of ⌊the lender⌋.*
1 Send out your bread on the water, for in many days you will find it. 2 Divide your share in seven or in eight, for you do not know what disaster will happen on the earth. 3 When the clouds are full, they empty rain on the earth. Whether a tree falls to the south or whether it falls to the north, the place where the tree falls—there it will be. 4 Whoever watches the wind will not sow; whoever watches the clouds will not reap. 5 Just as you do not know how the path of the wind* goes, nor how the bones of a fetus form in a mother's womb, so you do not know the work of God who makes everything. 6 Sow your seed in the morning, and do not let your hands rest in the evening, for you do not know what will prosper— whether this or that, or whether both of them alike will succeed.