But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, thought, “Behold, my master has spared this Naaman the Aramean, by not receiving from his hands what he brought. As the Lord lives, I will run after him and take something from him.”
“ You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain.
Then he said to Gehazi his servant, “Call this Shunammite.” And when he had called her, she stood before him.
Then Gehazi passed on before them and laid the staff on the lad’s face, but there was no sound or response. So he returned to meet him and told him, “The lad has not awakened.”
He called Gehazi and said, “Call this Shunammite.” So he called her. And when she came in to him, he said, “Take up your son.”
Then he said, “May God do so to me and more also, if the head of Elisha the son of Shaphat remains on him today.”
“ You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife or his male servant or his female servant or his ox or his donkey or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”
For as the Lord lives, who delivers Israel, though it is in Jonathan my son, he shall surely die.” But not one of all the people answered him.
For the wicked boasts of his heart’s desire, And the greedy man curses and spurns the Lord.
The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes Than seven men who can give a discreet answer.
“But your eyes and your heart Are intent only upon your own dishonest gain, And on shedding innocent blood And on practicing oppression and extortion.”
“Woe to him who gets evil gain for his house To put his nest on high, To be delivered from the hand of calamity!
Simon the Zealot, and Judas Iscariot, the one who betrayed Him.
Then He said to them, “ Beware, and be on your guard against every form of greed; for not even when one has an abundance does his life consist of his possessions.”
And his master praised the unrighteous manager because he had acted shrewdly; for the sons of this age are more shrewd in relation to their own kind than the sons of light.
Jesus answered them, “ Did I Myself not choose you, the twelve, and yet one of you is a devil?”
“Why was this perfume not sold for three hundred denarii and given to poor people?”
During supper, the devil having already put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon, to betray Him,
and kept back some of the price for himself, with his wife’s full knowledge, and bringing a portion of it, he laid it at the apostles’ feet.
Now when Simon saw that the Spirit was bestowed through the laying on of the apostles’ hands, he offered them money,
But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful desires which plunge men into ruin and destruction.
for Demas, having loved this present world, has deserted me and gone to Thessalonica; Crescens has gone to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia.
For the overseer must be above reproach as God’s steward, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not addicted to wine, not pugnacious, not fond of sordid gain,
shepherd the flock of God among you, exercising oversight not under compulsion, but voluntarily, according to the will of God; and not for sordid gain, but with eagerness;
having eyes full of adultery that never cease from sin, enticing unstable souls, having a heart trained in greed, accursed children;