26 Bible Verses On Gambling

Let’s look at what the Bible says about gambling and the scripture texts that address the principles involved. Here are some:

A stingy man hastens after wealth and does not know that poverty will come upon him. | Proverbs 28:22

And when they had crucified him, they divided his garments among them by casting lots. | Matthew 27:35

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace. | 1 Peter 4:10

And the Lord God made for Adam and for his wife garments of skins and clothed them. | Genesis 3:21

And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” | Luke 12:15

All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be enslaved by anything. | 1 Corinthians 6:12

But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death. | Revelation 21:8

But whoever listens to me will dwell secure and will be at ease, without dread of disaster. | Proverbs 1:33

But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. | 1 Timothy 6:9

For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? | Mark 8:36

For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. | Ephesians 5:5

For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat. | 2 Thessalonians 3:10

For all nations have drunk the wine of the passion of her sexual immorality, and the kings of the earth have committed immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth have grown rich from the power of her luxurious living. | Revelation 18:3

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. | 1 Timothy 6:10

He that loves silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loves abundance with increase: this is also vanity. | Ecclesiastes 5:10

In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive. | Acts 20:35

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. | Hebrews 13:5

Like the partridge that gathers a brood that she did not hatch, so is he who gets riches but not by justice; in the midst of his days they will leave him, and at his end he will be a fool. | Jeremiah 17:11

Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need. | Ephesians 4:28

No servant 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. | Luke 16:13

Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold. | Acts 4:34

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. | Matthew 6:24

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. | Luke 12:33-34

The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the Lord. | Proverbs 16:33

Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathers by labor shall increase. | Proverbs 13:11

You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s. | Exodus 20:17

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.