As the elections of Pope Francis throw the news world into a Christian frenzy, Moneywise takes a look at financial tips from the bible.
The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.
Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.
1 Corinthians 16:2
Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay.
And Jesus answering said unto them, Render to Cæsar the things that are Cæsar’s, and to God the things that are God’s. And they marveled at him.
A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.
The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going.
He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.
And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more.
If the iron be blunt, and he do not whet the edge, then must he put to more strength: but wisdom is profitable to direct.
A man void of understanding striketh hands, and becometh surety in the presence of his friend.
Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.
For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?
Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.