Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.
2 Peter 2:14
Their eyes, full of adultery, never stop sinning; they entice unstable people. They have trained their hearts for greed, these cursed children!
The dogs have big appetites; they are never full. They are shepherds who have no understanding; they all go their own way, each one looking for monetary gain.
"That is because, from the least important to the most important of them, all of them are greedy for dishonest gain. Prophets and priests alike, all of them practice deceit.
So I will give their wives to other men and their fields to new owners. For from the least important to the most important of them, all of them are greedy for dishonest gain. Prophets and priests alike, all practice deceit.
You have profaned me among my people for handfuls of barley and scraps of bread. You have put to death people who should not die and kept alive those who should not live by your lies to my people, who listen to lies!
Her leaders take bribes when they decide legal cases, her priests proclaim rulings for profit, and her prophets read omens for pay. Yet they claim to trust the Lord and say, "The Lord is among us. Disaster will not overtake us!"
"I wish that one of you would close the temple doors, so that you no longer would light useless fires on my altar. I am not pleased with you," says the Lord who rules over all, "and I will no longer accept an offering from you.
For these are the kind who do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites. By their smooth talk and flattery they deceive the minds of the naive.
2 Corinthians 12:17
I have not taken advantage of you through anyone I have sent to you, have I?
1 Timothy 3:3
not a drunkard, not violent, but gentle, not contentious, free from the love of money.
1 Timothy 6:5
and constant bickering by people corrupted in their minds and deprived of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a way of making a profit.
For the overseer must be blameless as one entrusted with God's work, not arrogant, not prone to anger, not a drunkard, not violent, not greedy for gain.
1 Peter 5:2
Give a shepherd's care to God's flock among you, exercising oversight not merely as a duty but willingly under God's direction, not for shameful profit but eagerly.
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.
2 Peter 1:16
For we did not follow cleverly concocted fables when we made known to you the power and return of our Lord Jesus Christ; no, we were eyewitnesses of his grandeur.
When they hear of my exploits, they submit to me. Foreigners are powerless before me;
Say to God: "How awesome are your deeds! Because of your great power your enemies cower in fear before you.
(May those who hate the Lord cower in fear before him! May they be permanently humiliated!)
1 Thessalonians 2:5
For we never appeared with flattering speech, as you know, nor with a pretext for greed -- God is our witness --
You must not pervert justice due a resident foreigner or an orphan, or take a widow's garment as security for a loan.
To those who sold the doves he said, "Take these things away from here! Do not make my Father's house a marketplace!"
2 Corinthians 2:17
For we are not like so many others, hucksters who peddle the word of God for profit, but we are speaking in Christ before God as persons of sincerity, as persons sent from God.
Then the merchants of the earth will weep and mourn for her because no one buys their cargo any longer --
If the man with a discharge spits on a person who is ceremonially clean, that person must wash his clothes, bathe in water, and be unclean until evening.
Now therefore, please stay the night here also, that I may know what more the Lord might say to me."
For there will no longer be any false visions or flattering omens amidst the house of Israel.