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.
So Lot lifted up his eyes and beheld all the circuit of the Jordan, that the whole of it, was well-watered, - before Yahweh destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, like the Garden of Yahweh, like the land of Egypt, as thou enterest into Zoar.
For I will honour, thee, exceedingly, and all that thou shalt say unto me, will I do. Do come therefore I pray thee oh revile me this people.
Israel hath sinned, yea moreover they have transgressed my covenant which I commanded them, - yea moreover they have taken of what was devoted, yea moreover they have stolen, yea moreover they have dissembled, yea moreover they have put it among their own goods.
2 Kings 5:20
Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said - Lo! my lord, hath restrained, this Naaman the Syrian, by not taking at his hand that which he brought! By the life of Yahweh, verily, I will runs after him, and accept of him, something.
He, troubleth his own house, who graspeth with greed, but, he that hateth gifts, shall live.
An inheritance hastily gotten at the beginning, the latter end thereof, shall not bring blessing.
The gaining of treasures with a tongue of falsehood, is a vapour driven away, they who seek them seek death,
He that oppresseth the poor, to make increase for himself, giving to the rich, shall surely come to want.
A man of fidelity, aboundeth in blessings, but, one hasting to be rich, shall not be held innocent.
Alas for them who join house to house, Field to field, bring they near, - Until there is no room, But ye are left to dwell alone in the midst of the land.
A trafficker! in his hand, are balances of deceit, to oppress, he loveth.
Hear this, ye who pant after the needy, and to make an end of the oppressed of the land:
Whose, buyers, slay them, and are not held guilty, and whose, sellers, say - Blessed be Yahweh, that I am become rich, And so, their own shepherds, have no pity upon them.
And, he among the thorns sown, the same, is he that, heareth the word, - and, the anxiety of the age and the deceit of riches, choke up the word, and, unfruitful, it becometh.
And the young man, hearing, this word, went away sorrowing, - for he was holding large possessions.
and said - What are ye willing to give unto me? and, I, unto you, will deliver him up. And they appointed him thirty pieces of silver.
Come now! ye wealthy! Weep ye, howling, for your hardships which are coming upon you:
2 Peter 2:15
Forsaking a straight path, they have gone astray, following out the way of Balaam son of Beor, who loved, a reward of wrong,
Alas for them! because - in the way of Cain have they gone, and, in the error of Balaam's wage, have they run riot, and, in the gainsaying of Korah, have they perished.
and, the anxieties of the age, and the deceit of wealth, and the covetings about the remaining things, entering in, choke up the word, and, unfruitful, it becometh;
That ye were to strip off - as regardeth the former behaviour - the old man, who corrupteth himself according to his deceitful covetings,
1 John 2:15
Be not loving the world, nor yet the things that are in the world: if anyone be loving the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
1 Timothy 1:9
Knowing this - that, to a righteous man, law, doth not apply, but to the lawless and insubordinate, ungodly and sinful, irreligious and profane, smiters of fathers and smiters of mothers, murderers,
and the kings of Midian, slew they besides their other slain namely, Evi, and Rekem, and Zur, and Hur, and Reba, five kings of Midian, - Balaam also, son of Beor, slew they with the sword.
And Joshua, and all Israel with him, took Achan - 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 asses and his sheep and his tent, and all that he had, and brought them up the valley of Achor.
Then, Judas who had delivered him up, seeing that he was condemned, being smitten with remorse, returned the thirty pieces of silver unto the High-priests and Elders,
While it remained, was it not, as thine own, it remained? and, when sold, was it not, in thine own authority, that it still continued? Why was it that thou didst contrive in thy heart this deed? Thou hast not dealt falsely with men but, with God.
And Peter said unto him - Thy silver, with thee, go to destruction! Because, the free-gift of God, thou didst suppose could, with money, be obtained!
2 Peter 2:3
And, in greed, with forged words, will they, of you, make merchandise: for whom, the sentence from of old, is not idle, and, their destruction, doth not slumber.
And the land suffered them not to dwell together, - because their substance had become, great, so that they could not dwell together.
Their herds and their substance, and all their beasts, shall they, not be, ours? Only, we must consent to them, that they may dwell with us.
Now, therefore abide here, I pray you even ye, - for the night, - that I may get to know what further Yahweh may be speaking with me.
Neither shalt thou covet thy neighbour's wife, - neither shalt thou desire thy neighbour's house, his field, or his servant, or his handmaid, his ox or his ass, or anything that is thy neighbour's.
For what shall be the hope of the impious, though he graspeth with greed, when GOD shall draw forth his soul?
All costly substance, shall we find, We shall fill our houses with spoil;
Be not laying up for yourselves treasures upon the earth, where, moth and rust, do tarnish, and where, thieves, dig through and steal;
And, some, fell among the thorns, and the thorns came up and choked it, and, fruit, it yielded not;