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
having eyes full of lustfulness, and that cannot cease from sin; enticing unstable souls; having a heart exercised in covetousness; children of a curse;
For those who are such are not serving our Lord Christ, but their own belly; and, through their kind words and flattering speeches, they beguile the hearts of the simple.
2 Corinthians 12:17
Did I gain advantage over you through any one of those whom I have sent to you?
1 Timothy 3:3
not given to wine, not a striker, but gentle, not contentious, not a lover of money,
1 Timothy 6:5
wranglings of men corrupted in mind and bereft of the truth, supposing godliness to be a source of gain.
For the bishop must be blameless, as God's steward; not self-willed, not soon angry, not given to wine, not a striker, not greedy of base gain;
1 Peter 5:2
feed the flock of God which is among you, overseeing it, not by constraint, but willingly; nor yet for base gain, but of a ready mind;
Woe to them, because they went in the way of Cain, and rushed on in the error of Balsam for hire, and perished in the gainsaying of Korah!
2 Peter 1:16
For, not as having followed after cunningly-devised stories, did we make known to you the power and presence of our Lord Jesus Christ, but as having been made spectators of His majesty.
1 Thessalonians 2:5
For neither, at any time, did we use a word of flattery, as ye know, nor a semblance of covetousness, God is witness;
and to those selling doves, He said, "Take these things hence! make not My Father's house a house of merchandise!"
2 Corinthians 2:17
For we are not as the many, making merchandise of the word of God; but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God, we speak in Christ.
"And the merchants of the earth weep and mourn over her; because no one buys their merchandise any more;