Being popular, making loads of money, and having lots of possessions may be very appealing – I mean, many would jump at the chance to drive a sleek sports car, live in a sprawling mansion and have a fat bank account. In fact, worldly success is defined by 5 P’s: Power, prosperity, prestige, position, and pleasure.

The Bible, on the other hand, defines success differently.

In Luke 12:15, Jesus asks us to “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”

Bible verses about success.

Again, in Matthew 6:19-21, Jesus says “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

Evidently, worldly definitions of success are short-sighted, focusing on what’s fleeting and ignoring what’s lasting and eternal.

Success in the Bible is measured by obedience, love, glorification of God, and the advancement of his kingdom. It must be said, however, that God loves to reward His children, even with material possessions. The issue comes in when we start to value material possessions more than we do God.

Matthew 6:33 says “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”

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Timothy 6:10–12 adds, “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.”

With this in mind, here are 58 Bible verses about success.

Bible Verses About Success and Prosperity

Joshua 1:8

“This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.”

Proverbs 16:3

“Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.”

Psalm 1:1-3

“Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—whatever they do prospers.”

Proverbs 3:5-6

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”

Jeremiah 29:11

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”

Philippians 4:13

“I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”

Ecclesiastes 9:10

“Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the realm of the dead, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.”

Deuteronomy 8:18

“But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today.”

Proverbs 22:29

“Do you see someone skilled in their work? They will serve before kings; they will not serve before officials of low rank.”

Colossians 3:23-24

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”

Psalm 37:4

“Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”

Bible verses about success.
Bible verse from the book of Psalm 37:4.

Psalm 20:4 

“May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.”

Proverbs 11:25 

“A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.”

Matthew 6:33

“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”

Psalm 118:25 

“Save us, we pray, O Lord! O Lord, we pray, give us success!”

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Psalm 90:17 

“May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us—yes, establish the work of our hands.”

James 1:12 

“Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.”

Proverbs 3:9-10

“Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine.”

Psalm 128:2

“You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours.”

1 Chronicles 22:13

“Then you will have success if you are careful to observe the decrees and laws that the Lord gave Moses for Israel. Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged.”

Proverbs 28:19

“Those who work their land will have abundant food, but those who chase fantasies will have their fill of poverty.”

Matthew 7:7-8

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”

1 Corinthians 3:8

“The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor.”

Psalm 46:10 

“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”

Proverbs 13:4

“The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.”

Romans 12:11

“Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.”

Proverbs 15:22

“Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers, they succeed.”

Isaiah 40:31

“But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”

2 Chronicles 26:5

“He set himself to seek God in the days of Zechariah, who instructed him in the fear of God, and as long as he sought the Lord, God made him prosper.”

Bible verses about success.
Bible verse from the book of Proverbs 22:29.

Psalm 112:1-3 

“Praise the Lord! Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who greatly delights in his commandments! His offspring will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed. Wealth and riches are in his house, and his righteousness endures forever.”

1 Samuel 18:14

“In everything he did he had great success because the Lord was with him.”

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1 Kings 2:3

“And observe what the Lord your God requires: Walk in obedience to him, and keep his decrees and commands, his laws and regulations, as written in the Law of Moses. Do this so that you may prosper in all you do and wherever you go.”

2 Chronicles 20:20

“Have faith in the Lord your God and you will be upheld; have faith in his prophets and you will be successful.”

Nehemiah 2:20

“The God of heaven will give us success. We his servants will start rebuilding.”

Job 36:11

“If they obey and serve him, they will spend the rest of their days in prosperity and their years in contentment.”

Psalm 25:13

“They will spend their days in prosperity, and their descendants will inherit the land.”

Psalm 37:5

“Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.”

Psalm 118:23

“This is the Lord’s doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.”

Proverbs 3:33

“The Lord’s curse is on the house of the wicked, but he blesses the home of the righteous.”

Proverbs 8:18 

“With me [wisdom] are riches and honor, enduring wealth and prosperity.”

Proverbs 10:4

“Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth.”

Proverbs 10:22

“The blessing of the Lord brings wealth, without painful toil for it.”

Bible verses about success.
Bible verse from the book of Proverbs 16:3.

Proverbs 14:23

“All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.”

Proverbs 21:5

“The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.”

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Ecclesiastes 5:19

“Moreover, when God gives someone wealth and possessions, and the ability to enjoy them, to accept their lot and be happy in their toil—this is a gift of God.”

Isaiah 1:19

“If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the good things of the land.”

Isaiah 48:17

“This is what the Lord says—your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: ‘I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go.'”

Isaiah 55:11

“So shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.”

Isaiah 58:11

“The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.”

Jeremiah 17:7-8

“Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”

Jeremiah 29:12-13

“Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”

Daniel 1:17

“To these four young men God gave knowledge and understanding of all kinds of literature and learning. And Daniel could understand visions and dreams of all kinds.”

Haggai 2:19 

“‘Is there yet any seed left in the barn? Until now, the vine and the fig tree, the pomegranate, and the olive tree have not borne fruit. “‘From this day on, I will bless you.’”

Bible verses about success.
Bible verse from the book of Philippians 4:13.

Matthew 6:19-20

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.”

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Matthew 6:24 

“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.”

Matthew 25:21

“His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!'”

Luke 6:38 

“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you.”

John 15:5

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me, you can do nothing.”