Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


And they that use this world, as not abusing it: for the fashion of this world passeth away.

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1 Corinthians 9:18
Then what is my reward? It is being able to preach the good news without receiving financial support [for it], so as not to claim my full rights in [the work of preaching] the good news.
Matthew 24:48
But if that slave, with evil intent, should think to himself, 'My master will not be back very soon,'
Matthew 25:14
"For the kingdom of heaven is similar to a man who planned to go on a trip to a distant country, so called his servants and entrusted to each of them a large sum of money [Note: The narrative that follows suggests that the man was turning over some of his assets to financial managers to invest for him].
Luke 12:15
And [then] He said to them, "Be careful and guard yourselves against [practicing] all forms of greed, for a person's life does not consist of having a lot of possessions."
Luke 16:1
Then Jesus said to His disciples, "There was a certain rich man who had a property manager who was reported to be squandering his possessions.
Luke 19:17
And the gentleman replied, 'Well done, you are a good slave. Because you have proven trustworthy over a [relatively] very small matter, you will [now] have charge over ten towns.'
Luke 21:34
"But pay attention to yourselves so that your hearts do not become overburdened by carousing, and drunkenness, and the worries of life. [If you do], that 'day' [i.e., Jesus' second coming and judgment] will arrive suddenly, like a trap [i.e., which catches an animal by surprise].
1 Timothy 6:17
[Solemnly] urge those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant, nor to place their hope in the uncertainty of [their] wealth, but in God, who generously supplies us with everything to enjoy.
James 5:1
Come on now, you rich people, cry and wail over the miseries that are coming upon you.


James 1:10
And the wealthy person [should be happy] that he is humbled [by God], because he will pass away like a flower [blossoming] from grass.
James 4:14
[For actually] you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. What is your life? For you are [like] a mist that appears briefly and then vanishes.
1 Peter 1:24
For all forms of flesh are similar to grass, and all the splendor of [a person's] flesh is like the flower [which blossoms] from the grass. [But as with] grass, [a person's flesh] withers, and its flower [i.e., his splendor] falls off.
1 Peter 4:7
But the end of everything [as far as your lives are concerned] is near, so be sensible, and sober [so as to be] prayerful.
1 John 2:17
And the world, with its [physical and material] desires, is passing away, but the person who does what God wants will continue to live forever.

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Luke 14:20
And the third person said, 'I just got married, so I cannot attend [the supper].'