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 the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as a garden of the LORD like the land of Egypt as thou comest unto Zoar.
for I will without a doubt honour thee greatly, and I will do whatever thou sayest unto me; come therefore, I pray thee, curse me this people.
Israel has sinned and has even transgressed my covenant which I commanded them; for they have even taken of the anathema and have also stolen and lied also, and they have even put it in their own vessels.
2 Kings 5:20
But 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. As the LORD lives, I will run after him and take something from him.
He that is greedy of gain troubles his own house, but he that hates gifts shall live.
An inheritance may be gotten hastily at the beginning, but the end thereof shall not be blessed.
The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of those that seek death.
He that oppresses the poor to increase his riches and who gives to the rich shall surely come to want.
The man of truth shall abound with blessings, but he that makes haste to be rich shall not be absolved.
Woe unto those that join house to house, that lay field to field, until they have done away with the borders! Will ye dwell alone in the midst of the earth?
He is a merchant who has the balances of deceit in his hand; he loves to oppress.
Hear this, O ye that swallow up the needy, and cut off the poor of the land,
whose buyers slayed them and held themselves not guilty; and he that sold them said, Blessed be the LORD; for I am rich: and not even their own shepherds had compassion on them.
And he that was planted among the thorns is he that hears the word, and the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful.
But when the young man heard that word, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.
and said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver.
Come now, Oh ye rich, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.
2 Peter 2:15
who forsaking the right way have erred, having followed the way of Balaam the son of Beor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness,
Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward and perished in the gainsaying of Core.
and the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches and the lusts of other things entering in choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.
that ye put off everything concerning the old way of life, that is, the old man who corrupts himself according to deceitful desires,
1 John 2:15
Love not the world neither the things that are in the world. If anyone loves the world, the charity of the Father is not in him.
1 Timothy 1:9
knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly sinners, for the evil and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,
And they also slew the kings of Midian among the rest of those that were slain: namely, Evi and Rekem and Zur and Hur and Reba, five kings of Midian; they also slew Balaam, the son of Beor, with the sword.
Then Joshua and all Israel with him took Achan, the son of Zerah, and the silver and the garment 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 they brought them unto the valley of Achor.
Then Judas, who had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the princes of the priests and the elders,
Retaining it, was it not thy own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? Why hast thou conceived this thing in thy heart? Thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God.
But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.
2 Peter 2:3
and in covetousness they shall make merchandise of you with feigned words, upon whom the condemnation from a long time ago does not delay, and their perdition does not sleep.
And the land was not able to bear them that they might dwell together, for their substance was so great that they could not dwell together.
Shall not their livestock and their substance and every beast of theirs be ours? Only let us consent unto them, and they will dwell with us.
Now therefore, I pray you, tarry ye also here this night that I may know what the LORD will say unto me again.
Thou shalt not desire thy neighbour's wife, neither shalt thou covet thy neighbour's house, his field or his manslave or his maidslave, his ox or his ass or any thing that is thy neighbour's.
For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he has stolen much, when God takes away his soul?
We shall find all kinds of riches, we shall fill our houses with spoil.
Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon the earth, where moth and rust corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal;
And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded no fruit.