Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.
How foolish it is to say, Today or tomorrow we will go into this town, and be there for a year and do business there and get wealth:
For when the sun comes up with its burning heat, the grass gets dry and the grace of its form is gone with the falling flower; so the man of wealth comes to nothing in his ways.
But you have put the poor man to shame. Are not the men of wealth rulers over you? do they not take you by force before their judges?
And when you have taken food and are full, and have made fair houses for yourselves and are living in them;
But Jeshurun became fat and would not be controlled: you have become fat, you are thick and full of food: then he was untrue to the God who made him, giving no honour to the Rock of his salvation.
And they took walled towns and a fat land, and became the owners of houses full of all good things, water-holes cut in the rock, vine-gardens and olive-gardens and a wealth of fruit-trees: so they had food enough and became fat, and had joy in the good you gave them.
He takes down wealth as food, and sends it up again; it is forced out of his stomach by God.
Even of those whose faith is in their wealth, and whose hearts are lifted up because of their stores.
Because of my envy of the men of pride, when I saw the well-being of the wrongdoers.
Wealth is of no profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness keeps a man safe from death.
There is a great evil which I have seen under the sun--wealth kept by the owner to be his downfall.
This is the word of the Lord: Let not the wise man take pride in his wisdom, or the strong man in his strength, or the man of wealth in his wealth:
For its men of wealth are cruel, and its people have said what is not true, and their tongue is false in their mouth.
Even their silver and their gold will not be able to keep them safe in the day of the Lord's wrath; but all the land will be burned up in the fire of his bitter wrath: for he will put an end, even suddenly, to all who are living in the land.
And Jesus said to his disciples, Truly I say to you, It is hard for a man with much money to go into the kingdom of heaven.
But unhappy are you who have wealth: for you have been comforted now.
And he said to them, in a story, The land of a certain man of great wealth was very fertile:
Now there was a certain man of great wealth, who was dressed in fair clothing of purple and delicate linen, and was shining and glad every day.
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.
And the kings of the earth, and the rulers, and the chief captains, and the men of wealth, and the strong, and every servant and free man, took cover in the holes and the rocks of the mountains;
Be troubled, with sorrow and weeping; let your laughing be turned to sorrow and your joy to grief.
Send out a cry of grief; for the day of the Lord is near; it comes as destruction from the Most High.
And in that day the Lord, the Lord of armies, was looking for weeping, and cries of sorrow, cutting off of the hair, and putting on the clothing of grief:
For this put on haircloth, with weeping and loud crying: for the burning wrath of the Lord is not turned back from us.
What was your mother? Like a she-lion among lions, stretched out among the young lions she gave food to her little ones.
Come out of your sleep, you who are overcome with wine, and give yourselves to weeping; give cries of sorrow, all you drinkers of wine, because of the sweet wine; for it has been cut off from your mouths.
Drinking wine in basins, rubbing themselves with the best oils; but they have no grief for the destruction of Joseph.
Give a cry of grief, O fir-tree, for the fall of the cedar, because the great ones have been made low: give cries of grief, O you oaks of Bashan, for the strong trees of the wood have come down.
Unhappy are you who are full of food now: for you will be in need. Unhappy are you who are laughing now: for you will be crying in sorrow.
But Jesus, turning to them, said, Daughters of Jerusalem, let not your weeping be for me, but for yourselves and for your children.
And in the business of trading goods for money, do no wrong to one another.
For what is the hope of the sinner when he is cut off, when God takes back his soul?
I will put an end to the noise of your songs, and the sound of your instruments of music will be gone for ever.
Make no store of wealth for yourselves on earth, where it may be turned to dust by worms and weather, and where thieves may come in by force and take it away.
In the same way, in the days of Lot; they were feasting and trading, they were planting and building;