Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.
And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the Plain of the Jordan, that it was well watered everywhere (before LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah) like the garden of LORD, like the land of Egypt, as thou go to Zoar.
For I will promote thee to very great honor, and whatever thou say to me I will do. Come therefore, I pray thee, curse this people for me.
Israel has sinned. Yes, they have even transgressed my covenant which I commanded them. Yes, they have even taken from what was set apart, and have also stolen, and also dissembled. And they have even put it among their own stuff.
2 Kings 5:20
But Gehazi the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, Behold, my master has spared this Naaman the Syrian, in not receiving at his hands that which he brought. As LORD lives, I will run after him, and take something from him.
He who is greedy of gain troubles his own house, but he who hates bribes shall live.
An inheritance gotten hastily at the beginning shall not be blessed in the end.
The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vapor driven to and fro by those who seek death.
He who oppresses a poor man to his increase, [and] he who gives to a rich man, [comes] only to want.
A faithful man shall abound with blessings, but he who makes haste to be rich shall not be unpunished.
Woe to those who join house to house, who lay field to field, till there is no room, and ye be made to dwell alone in the midst of the land!
[He is] a Canaanite. The balances of deceit are in his hand. He loves to oppress.
Hear this, O ye who would swallow up a needy man, and cause the poor of the land to fail,
whose possessors kill them, and hold themselves not guilty. And those who sell them say, Blessed be LORD, for I am rich, and their own shepherds pity them not.
And that which was sown in the thorns, this is he who hears the word, and the care of this age, and the deceitfulness of wealth, choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful.
But when the young man heard the saying, he went away sorrowing, for he was having many possessions.
he said, What are ye willing to give me, and I will deliver him to you? And they weighed out to him thirty silver pieces.
Go now, ye rich, weep, howling for your miseries that are approaching.
2 Peter 2:15
having forsaked a straight path, they were led astray, men who followed the way of Balaam, son of Beor, who loved the wage of unrighteousness.
Woe to them! Because they went in the way of Cain, and rushed to the error of Balaam's reward, and perished in the rebellion of Korah.
and the cares of this age, and the deceitfulness of wealth, and the cravings about other things entering in, choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.
for you to put off the old man according to your former conduct, the man who is corrupt according to the desires of deceitfulness,
1 John 2:15
Love not the world, nor the things in the world. If any man loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
1 Timothy 1:9
knowing this, that law is not laid down for righteous men, but for the lawless and rebellious, for the irreverent and sinful, for the impious and profane, for father killers and mother killers, for man killers,
And they killed the kings of Midian with the rest of their slain: Evi, and Rekem, and Zur, and Hur, and Reba, the five kings of Midian. They also killed Balaam the son of Beor with the sword.
And Joshua, and all Israel with him, took Achan the son of Zerah, and the silver, and the mantle, and the wedge of gold, and his sons, and his daughters, and his oxen, and his donkeys, and his sheep, and his tent, and all that he h
Then Judas, who betrayed him, after seeing that he was condemned, having repented, he brought back the thirty silver pieces to the chief priests and elders,
While it remained, did it not remain to thee? And after it was sold, it was in thine authority. Why is it that thou have placed this matter in thy heart? Thou have not lied to men, but to God.
But Peter said to him, Thy silver with thee, may it be for destruction, because thou thought to obtain the gift of God by money.
2 Peter 2:3
And they will exploit you in greed with fabricated words, whose judgment is not idle for long, and their destruction will not slumber.
And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together. For their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together.
Shall not their cattle and their substance and all their beasts be ours? Only let us consent to them, and they will dwell with us.
Now therefore, I pray you, tarry ye also here this night, that I may know what LORD will speak to me more.
Neither shall thou covet thy neighbor's wife. Neither shall thou desire thy neighbor's house, his field, or his man-servant, or his maid-servant, his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is thy neighbor's.
For what is the hope of the profane, though he gets him gain, when God takes away his soul?
We shall find all precious substance. We shall fill our houses with spoil.
Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon the earth, where moth and rust deteriorates, and where thieves break through and steal,
And others fell among the thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it gave no fruit.