Bargaining (Verses About)

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National Association of Christian Ministers: Verses About

While the Bible doesn’t explicitly address the concept of bargaining in the way we might think of it in modern terms, there are verses that touch upon principles related to negotiation, fair dealings, and seeking wisdom in decision-making.

Here are 25 Bible verses from both the Old and New Testaments that contain teachings relevant to various aspects of bargaining or decision-making: #

1. Proverbs 16:7 – “When a man’s ways please the Lord, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.”

2. James 1:5 – “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.”

3. Proverbs 11:1 – “A false balance is an abomination to the Lord, but a just weight is his delight.”

4. Proverbs 20:14 – ” ‘Bad, bad,’ says the buyer, but when he goes away, then he boasts.”

5. Proverbs 15:22 – “Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers, they succeed.”

6. Matthew 5:37 – “Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil.”

7. Proverbs 21:5 – “The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty.”

8. Proverbs 24:3-4 – “By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding, it is established; by knowledge, the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.”

9. 1 Corinthians 10:31 – “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”

10. James 3:17 – “But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.”

11. Philippians 4:6-7 – “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”

12. Proverbs 2:6 – “For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.”

13. 1 Corinthians 6:7 – “To have lawsuits at all with one another is already a defeat for you. Why not rather suffer wrong? Why not rather be defrauded?”

14. Proverbs 19:20 – “Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future.”

15. Ecclesiastes 5:5 – “It is better that you should not vow than that you should vow and not pay.”

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

17. Proverbs 22:1 – “A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold.”

18. 1 Peter 5:7 – “Casting all your anxieties on him because he cares for you.”

19. Proverbs 13:11 – “Wealth gained hastily will dwindle, but whoever gathers little by little will increase it.”

20. 1 Timothy 6:6 – “Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment.”

21. 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.”

22. Matthew 7:12 – “So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.”

23. Proverbs 16:3 – “Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.”

24. Colossians 3:23 – “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.”

25. 1 Corinthians 10:24 – “Let no one seek his own good, but the good of his neighbor.”

These verses offer guidance on seeking wisdom, making decisions, dealing justly, and trusting in God’s guidance during various situations, which may include negotiations or bargaining scenarios.