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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 5907 miserliness
5907 miserliness

5907 miserliness

A reluctance to part with money, often associated with the hoarding of money or possessions. While Scripture censures the squandering of resources, it also regards the hoarding of money or possessions as potentially idolatrous.

Miserliness as a form of idolatry

Pr 18:11; Mt 6:24 See also Dt 15:9; Pr 11:26; Hos 12:8; Mt 6:19-21; Eph 5:3-5; Col 3:5; 1Ti 6:17

The foolishness of miserliness

Ecc 2:26; 1Ti 6:7 See also Ps 39:6,11; Ps 49:10; Pr 22:16; Pr 23:6; Pr 28:8,22; Ecc 4:7-8; Ecc 5:10-11,15; Lk 12:15-21

Miserliness leads to misery

Pr 11:24; 1Ti 6:9-10 See also Pr 11:16; Ecc 5:12-14; Jas 5:1-6

Some examples of miserliness

1Sa 25:3; Am 3:10; Lk 16:19-31; Ac 5:1-2

See also

5412money
5446poverty
5503rich, the
5869greed
5967thrift
8260generosity
8434giving
8768idolatry
8808riches
8827selfishness

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