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.
Lot looked up and saw the whole region of the Jordan. He noticed that all of it was well-watered (before the Lord obliterated Sodom and Gomorrah) like the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt, all the way to Zoar.
For I will honor you greatly, and whatever you tell me I will do. So come, put a curse on this nation for me.'"
Israel has sinned; they have violated my covenantal commandment! They have taken some of the riches; they have stolen them and deceitfully put them among their own possessions.
2 Kings 5:20
Gehazi, the prophet Elisha's servant, thought, "Look, my master did not accept what this Syrian Naaman offered him. As certainly as the Lord lives, I will run after him and accept something from him."
The one who is greedy for gain troubles his household, but whoever hates bribes will live.
An inheritance gained easily in the beginning will not be blessed in the end.
Making a fortune by a lying tongue is like a vapor driven back and forth; they seek death.
The one who oppresses the poor to increase his own gain and the one who gives to the rich -- both end up only in poverty.
A faithful person will have an abundance of blessings, but the one who hastens to gain riches will not go unpunished.
Those who accumulate houses are as good as dead, those who also accumulate landed property until there is no land left, and you are the only landowners remaining within the land.
The businessmen love to cheat; they use dishonest scales.
Listen to this, you who trample the needy, and do away with the destitute in the land.
Those who buy them slaughter them and are not held guilty; those who sell them say, 'Blessed be the Lord, for I am rich.' Their own shepherds have no compassion for them.
The seed sown among thorns is the person who hears the word, but worldly cares and the seductiveness of wealth choke the word, so it produces nothing.
But when the young man heard this he went away sorrowful, for he was very rich.
and said, "What will you give me to betray him into your hands?" So they set out thirty silver coins for him.
Come now, you rich! Weep and cry aloud over the miseries that are coming on you.
2 Peter 2:15
By forsaking the right path they have gone astray, because they followed the way of Balaam son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness,
Woe to them! For they have traveled down Cain's path, and because of greed have abandoned themselves to Balaam's error; hence, they will certainly perish in Korah's rebellion.
but worldly cares, the seductiveness of wealth, and the desire for other things come in and choke the word, and it produces nothing.
You were taught with reference to your former way of life to lay aside the old man who is being corrupted in accordance with deceitful desires,
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 that law is not intended for a righteous person, but for lawless and rebellious people, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers,
They killed the kings of Midian in addition to those slain -- Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur, and Reba -- five Midianite kings. They also killed Balaam son of Beor with the sword.
Then Joshua and all Israel took Achan, son of Zerah, along with the silver, the robe, the bar of gold, his sons, daughters, ox, donkey, sheep, tent, and all that belonged to him and brought them up to the Valley of Disaster.
Now when Judas, who had betrayed him, saw that Jesus had been condemned, he regretted what he had done and returned the thirty silver coins to the chief priests and the elders,
Before it was sold, did it not belong to you? And when it was sold, was the money not at your disposal? How have you thought up this deed in your heart? You have not lied to people but to God!"
But Peter said to him, "May your silver perish with you, because you thought you could acquire God's gift with money!
2 Peter 2:3
And in their greed they will exploit you with deceptive words. Their condemnation pronounced long ago is not sitting idly by; their destruction is not asleep.
But the land could not support them while they were living side by side. Because their possessions were so great, they were not able to live alongside one another.
If we do so, won't their livestock, their property, and all their animals become ours? So let's consent to their demand, so they will live among us."
Now therefore, please stay the night here also, that I may know what more the Lord might say to me."
You must not desire another man's wife, nor should you crave his house, his field, his male and female servants, his ox, his donkey, or anything else he owns."
For what hope does the godless have when he is cut off, when God takes away his life?
We will seize all kinds of precious wealth; we will fill our houses with plunder.
"Do not accumulate for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal.
Other seed fell among the thorns, and they grew up and choked it, and it did not produce grain.