Free enterprise and the Bible

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The Bible contains many endorsements of free enterprise, including verses in the Gospels and Proverbs. For example, Matthew 25:14-30 is the Parable of the Talents, which concludes with:[1]

For to everyone who has will more be given, and he will have an abundance. But from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away. And cast the worthless servant into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Proverbs 14:20 states:

The poor is disliked even by his neighbor;

But the rich has many friends.

Proverbs 14:23 declares:

In all toil there is profit,

But mere talk tends only to poverty

References

  1. The quotations are to the ESV.