Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth, and smote him: I hid me, and was wroth, and he went on frowardly in the way of his heart.
Cursed are those who are joining house to house, and putting field to field, till there is no more living-space for any but themselves in all the land!
Yes, the dogs are for ever looking for food; while these, the keepers of the sheep, are without wisdom: they have all gone after their pleasure, every one looking for profit; they are all the same.
For from the least of them even to the greatest, everyone is given up to getting money; from the prophet even to the priest, everyone is working deceit.
So I will give their wives to others, and their fields to those who will take them for themselves: for everyone, from the least to the greatest, is given up to getting money; from the priest even to the prophet, everyone is false.
But your eyes and your heart are fixed only on profit for yourself, on causing the death of him who has done no wrong, and on violent and cruel acts.
And they come to you as my people come, and are seated before you as my people, hearing your words but doing them not: for deceit is in their mouth and their heart goes after profit for themselves.
They have a desire for fields and take them by force; and for houses and take them away: they are cruel to a man and his family, even to a man and his heritage.
And he said to them, Take care to keep yourselves free from the desire for property; for a man's life is not made up of the number of things which he has.
But evil acts of the flesh and all unclean things, or desire for others' property, let it not even be named among you, as is right for saints;
Then put to death your bodies which are of the earth; wrong use of the flesh, unclean things, passion, evil desires and envy, which is the worship of strange gods;
1 Timothy 6:9
But those who have a desire for wealth are falling into danger, and are taken as in a net by a number of foolish and damaging desires, through which men are overtaken by death and destruction.
2 Peter 2:3
And in their desire for profit they will come to you with words of deceit, like traders doing business in souls: whose punishment has been ready for a long time and their destruction is watching for them.
And I will be waiting for the Lord, whose face is veiled from the house of Jacob, and I will be looking for him.
Truly, you have a secret God, the God of Israel is a Saviour!
But the heart of the people was not turned to him who sent punishment on them, and they made no prayer to the Lord of armies.
I gave your children blows to no purpose; they got no good from training: your sword has been the destruction of your prophets, like a death-giving lion.
O Lord, do not your eyes see good faith? you have given them punishment, but they were not troubled; you have sent destruction on them, but they did not take your teaching to heart: they have made their faces harder than a rock; they would not come back.
And when everything was gone, there was no food to be had in that country, and he was in need.
What the eyes see is better than the wandering of desire. This is to no purpose and a desire for wind.
For God has taken wisdom from her mind, and given her no measure of knowledge.