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 Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, as you came unto Zoar.
For I will promote you unto very great honor, and I will do whatsoever you say unto me: come therefore, I pray you, curse for me this people.
Israel has sinned, and they have also transgressed my covenant which I commanded them: for they have even taken of the accursed thing, and have also stolen, and deceived also, and they have put it even among their own stuff.
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 from his hands that which he brought: but, 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 bribes 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 them that seek death.
He that oppresses the poor to increase his riches, and he that gives to the rich, shall surely come to poverty.
A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that makes haste to be rich shall not go unpunished.
Woe unto them that join house to house, that lay field to field, till there be no place, that they may dwell alone in the midst of the earth!
He is a merchant, the balances of deceit are in his hand: he loves to oppress.
Hear this, O you that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor of the land to fail,
Whose owners slay them, and hold themselves not guilty: and they that sell them say, Blessed be the LORD; for I am rich: and their own shepherds pity them not.
He also that received seed among the thorns is he that hears the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful.
But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.
And said unto them, What will you give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver.
Come now, you rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.
2 Peter 2:15
Who have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following 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 rebellion of Korah.
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 you put off concerning the former way of life the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
1 John 2:15
Love not the world, neither the things that are 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 the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,
And they slew the kings of Midian, besides the rest of them that were slain; namely, Evi, and Rekem, and Zur, and Hur, and Reba, five kings of Midian: Balaam also the son of Beor they slew with the sword.
And 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 donkeys, 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 brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,
While it remained, was it not your own? and after it was sold, was it not in your own power? why have you conceived this thing in your heart? you have not lied unto men, but unto God.
But Peter said unto him, Your money perish with you, because you have thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.
2 Peter 2:3
And through covetousness shall they with false words exploit you: whose judgment of old now lingers not, and their destruction slumbers not.
And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together: for their possessions were great, so that they could not dwell together.
Shall not their cattle 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 you also here this night, that I may know what more the LORD will say unto me.
Neither shall you desire your neighbor's wife, neither shall you covet your neighbor's house, his field, or his manservant, or his maidservant, his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor's.
For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he has gained, when God takes away his soul?
We shall find all kinds of precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil:
Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust does 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.