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.
Now he who received seed among the thorns is he who hears the word, but the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful.
But when the young man heard this, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.
and said, "What are you willing to give me if I deliver him to you?" And they counted out to him thirty pieces of silver.
Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you.
2 Peter 2:15
Forsaking the right way, they have gone astray, having followed the way of Balaam, the son of Beor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;
Woe to them! For they have gone the way of Cain, and for the sake of gain they have rushed headlong into the Balaam's error, and perished in Korah's rebellion.
but the cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.
You were taught, with regard to your former manner of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful lusts;
1 John 2:15
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
1 Timothy 1:9
realizing the fact that law is not made for a righteous person, but for those who are lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers
When Judas, his betrayer, saw that he was condemned, he repented and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders,
While it remained unsold, did it not remain your own? And after it was sold, was it not at your disposal? How is it that you have conceived this deed in your heart? You have not lied to men but to God."
But Peter said to him, "May your silver perish with you, because you thought you could obtain the gift of God with money!
2 Peter 2:3
And in their greed they will exploit you with false words; from long ago their condemnation has not been idle, and their destruction has not been asleep.