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"Let the LORD be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant"
Psalm 35:27

Abraham refused the "spoils of war" or "ill-gotten wealth" because he wanted people to know that God made him rich. "I will not take so much as a single thread or sandal thong from you. Otherwise you might say, I am the one who made Abram rich!" Genesis 14:23

Isaac sowed in a famine and reaped a hundred fold.
Genesis 26:1, Genesis 26:12

And Abimelech said to Isaac, "Go away from us, for you are much mightier than we.
Genesis 26:16

And Laban said to him [Jacob], "Please stay, if I have found favor in your eyes, for I have learned by experience that the LORD has blessed me for your sake.
Genesis 30:27

Thus the man [Jacob] became exceedingly prosperous, and had large flocks, female and male servants, and camels and donkeys.
Genesis 30:43,

And as long as he [Uzziah] sought the LORD, God made him to prosper.
2 Chronicles 26:5

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Biblical Examples of Wealth and Prosperity

The patriarchs of the Old Testament were very rich and prosperous. According to Acts 10:34 and Romans 2:11, God is no respecter of persons. This means God does not show partiality. What he did for the patriarchs he will do for us. His principles work for anyone that applies them.


Through a personal relationship with Jesus, according to Galatians 3:14, Jesus made the blessings of Abraham available to anyone that will have them. Abraham was an extremly rich, successful and prosperous man!

And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold. " Genesis 13:2

And the LORD hath blessed my master greatly; and he is become great: and he hath given him flocks, and herds, and silver, and gold, and menservants, and maidservants, and camels, and asses. " Genesis 24:35

Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him. - Isaiah 51:2


Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the LORD blessed him. And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great: For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great store of servants: and the Philistines envied him. " Genesis 26:12-14


And Esau took his wives, and his sons, and his daughters, and all the persons of his house, and his cattle, and all his beasts, and all his substance, which he had got in the land of Canaan; and went into the country from the face of his brother Jacob. For their riches were more than that they might dwell together; and the land wherein they were strangers could not bear them because of their cattle. " Genesis 36:6-7


And he died in a good old age, full of days, riches, and honour: and Solomon his son reigned in his stead. - 1 Chronicles 29:28

King David stated, I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread [Psalms 37:25]. The LORD knows the days of the upright; and their inheritance shall be for ever. They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied. The NLT reads, "they will survive through hard times; even in famine they will have more than enough [Psalms 37:18-19, Proverbs 10:3].


And King Solomon passed all the kings of the earth in riches and wisdom. - 2 Chronicles 9:22


Therefore the LORD established the kingdom in his hand; and all Judah brought to Jehoshaphat presents; and he had riches and honour in abundance. " 2 Chronicles 17:5


Notwithstanding Hezekiah humbled himself for the pride of his heart, both he and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the wrath of the LORD came not upon them in the days of Hezekiah. And Hezekiah had exceeding much riches and honour: and he made himself treasuries for silver, and for gold, and for precious stones, and for spices, and for shields, and for all manner of pleasant jewels; Storehouses also for the increase of corn, and wine, and oil; and stalls for all manner of beasts, and cotes for flocks. - 2 Chronicles 32:26-28

Joseph of Arimathaea, a disciple of Jesus

When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus' disciple: He went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered. - Matthew 27:57