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Shall not all these take up a parable against him, and a taunting proverb against him, and say, Woe to him that increaseth that which is not his! how long? and to him that ladeth himself with thick clay!

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Numbers 23:7
And he took up his parable, and said, From Aram Balak has brought me, the king of Moab from the mountains of the East. Come, curse Jacob for me, and come, defy Israel.
Isaiah 14:4
that thou shall take up this parable against the king of Babylon, and say, How has the oppressor ceased, the golden city ceased!
Jeremiah 29:22
And of them shall be taken up a curse by all the captives of Judah that are in Babylon, saying, LORD make thee like Zedekiah and like Ahab, whom the king of Babylon roasted in the fire,
Jeremiah 50:13
Because of the wrath of LORD she shall not be inhabited, but she shall be wholly desolate. Everyone who goes by Babylon shall be astonished, and hiss at all her plagues.
Ezekiel 32:21
The strong among the mighty shall speak to him out of the midst of Sheol with those who help him. They have gone down. They lay still, even the uncircumcised, slain by the sword.
Micah 2:4
In that day they shall take up a parable against you, and lament with a doleful lamentation. [And] say, We are utterly ruined. He changes the portion of my people. How he removes [it] from me! He divides our fields to the rebelliou

That increaseth

Habakkuk 1:9
They come all of them for violence. The set of their faces is forwards, and they gather captives as the sand.
Job 20:15
He has swallowed down riches, and he shall vomit them up again. God will cast them out of his belly.
Job 22:6
For thou have taken pledges from thy brother for nothing, and stripped the naked of their clothing.
Proverbs 22:16
He who oppresses a poor man to his increase, [and] he who gives to a rich man, [comes] only to want.
Jeremiah 51:34
Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon has devoured me. He has crushed me. He has made me an empty vessel. He has, like a monster, swallowed me up. He has filled his stomach with my delicacies. He has cast me out.
James 5:1
Go now, ye rich, weep, howling for your miseries that are approaching.


Psalm 94:3
LORD, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked triumph?
Luke 12:20
But God said to him, Thou foolish man, they demand thy soul from thee this night, and the things that thou prepared, whose will they be?
1 Corinthians 7:29
But this I say, brothers, the time is shortened. It is the remaining, so that also those who have wives may be as not having,
1 Peter 4:7
But the end of all things has approached. Therefore be serious, and be sober for the prayers.


Habakkuk 2:13
Behold, is it not of LORD of hosts that the peoples labor for the fire, and the nations weary themselves for vanity?
Isaiah 44:20
He feeds on ashes. A deceived heart has turned him aside. And he cannot deliver his soul, nor say, Is there not a lie in my right hand?
Isaiah 55:2
Why do ye spend money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Hearken diligently to me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.

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Numbers 21:27
Therefore those who speak in proverbs say, Come ye to Heshbon. Let the city of Sihon be built and established.