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 thoroughly watered, before Jehovah had destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah; as the garden of Jehovah, like the land of Egypt, as one goes to Zoar.
for very highly will I honour thee, and whatever thou shalt say to me will I do; come therefore, I pray thee, curse me this people.
Israel hath sinned, and they have also transgressed my covenant which I commanded them, and they have even taken of the accursed thing, and have also stolen, and dissembled also, and they have put it among their stuff.
2 Kings 5:20
And Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, Behold, my master has spared Naaman, this Syrian, in not receiving at his hands that which he brought; but as Jehovah liveth, I will run after him and take somewhat of him.
He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live.
An inheritance obtained hastily at the beginning will not be blessed in the end.
The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a fleeting breath of them that seek death.
He that oppresseth the poor, it is to enrich him; he that giveth to the rich, bringeth only to want.
A faithful man aboundeth with blessings; but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.
Woe unto them that add house to house, that join field to field, until there is no more room, and that ye dwell yourselves alone in the midst of the land!
He is a merchant, balances of deceit are in his hand; he loveth to oppress.
Hear this, ye that pant after the needy, even to cause to fail the poor of the land,
whose possessors slay them without being held guilty; and they that sell them say, Blessed be Jehovah! for I am become rich; and their own shepherds pity them not.
And he that is sown among the thorns this is he who hears the word, and the anxious care of this life, and the deceit of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful.
But the young man, having heard the word, went away grieved, for he had large possessions.
and said, What are ye willing to give me, and I will deliver him up to you? And they appointed to him thirty pieces of silver.
Go to now, ye rich, weep, howling over your miseries that are coming upon you.
2 Peter 2:15
having left the straight way they have gone astray, having followed in the path of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the reward of unrighteousness;
Woe to them! because they have gone in the way of Cain, and given themselves up to the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.
and the cares of life, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things, entering in, choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.
namely your having put off according to the former conversation the old man which corrupts itself according to the deceitful lusts;
1 John 2:15
Love not the world, nor the things in the world. If any one love the world, the love of the Father is not in him;
1 Timothy 1:9
knowing this, that law has not its application to a righteous person, but to the lawless and insubordinate, to the impious and sinful, to the unholy and profane, to smiters of fathers and smiters of mothers; to murderers,
And they slew the kings of Midian, besides the others slain, Evi, and Rekem, and Zur, and Hur, and Reba, five kings of Midian; and Balaam the son of Beor they slew with the sword.
Then Joshua, and all Israel with him, took Achan the son of Zerah, and the silver, and the mantle, and the bar of gold, and his sons, and his daughters, and his oxen, and his asses, and his sheep, and his tent, and all that he had; and they brought them up into the valley of Achor.
Then Judas, who delivered him up, seeing that he had been condemned, filled with remorse, returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders,
While it remained did it not remain to thee? and sold, was it not in thine own power? Why is it that thou hast purposed this thing in thine heart? Thou hast not lied to men, but to God.
And Peter said to him, Thy money go with thee to destruction, because thou hast thought that the gift of God can be obtained by money.
2 Peter 2:3
And through covetousness, with well-turned words, will they make merchandise of you: for whom judgment of old is not idle, and their destruction slumbers not.
And the land could not support them, that they might dwell together, for their property was great; and they could not dwell together.
Their cattle, and their possessions, and every beast of theirs, shall they not be ours? only let us consent to them, and they will dwell with us.
And now, I pray you, abide ye also here this night, and I shall know what Jehovah will say to me further.
Neither shalt thou desire thy neighbour's wife, neither shalt thou covet thy neighbour's house, his field, nor his bondman, nor his handmaid, his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is thy neighbour's.
For what is the hope of the ungodly, when God cutteth him off, when +God taketh 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 spoils, and where thieves dig through and steal;
And another fell among the thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded no fruit.