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Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.
Go to now, ye who say, To-day or to-morrow will we go into such a city and spend a year there, and traffic and make gain,
For the sun has risen with its burning heat, and has withered the grass, and its flower has fallen, and the comeliness of its look has perished: thus the rich also shall wither in his goings.
But ye have despised the poor man. Do not the rich oppress you, and do not they drag you before the tribunals?
lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built and inhabited fine houses,
Then Jeshurun grew fat, and kicked Thou art waxen fat, Thou art grown thick, And thou art covered with fatness; He gave up +God who made him, And lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation.
And they took strong cities, and a fat land, and possessed houses full of all good things, wells digged, vineyards and olive-gardens, and fruit trees in abundance. And they did eat and were filled, and became fat, and delighted themselves in thy great goodness.
He hath swallowed down riches, but he shall vomit them up again: God shall cast them out of his belly.
From men who are thy hand, O Jehovah, from men of this age: their portion is in this life, and their belly thou fillest with thy hid treasure; they have their fill of sons, and leave the rest of their substance to their children.
They depend upon their wealth, and boast themselves in the abundance of their riches. ...
For I was envious at the arrogant, seeing the prosperity of the wicked.
Wealth profiteth not in the day of wrath; but righteousness delivereth from death.
There is a grievous evil that I have seen under the sun: riches kept for the owners thereof to their hurt;
Thus saith Jehovah: Let not the wise glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty glory in his might; let not the rich glory in his riches:
For her rich men are full of violence, and her inhabitants speak lies, and their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.
their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them, in the day of Jehovah's wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for a full end, yea, a sudden end, shall he make of all them that dwell in the land.
And Jesus said to his disciples, Verily I say unto you, A rich man shall with difficulty enter into the kingdom of the heavens;
But woe to you rich, for ye have received your consolation.
And he spoke a parable to them, saying, The land of a certain rich man brought forth abundantly.
Now there was a rich man and he was clothed in purple and fine linen, making good cheer in splendour every day.
1 Timothy 6:9
But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and many unwise and hurtful lusts, which plunge men into destruction and ruin.
And the kings of the earth, and the great, and the chiliarchs, and the rich, and the strong, and every bondman and freeman, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains;
Be wretched, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.
Howl, for the day of Jehovah is at hand; it cometh as destruction from the Almighty.
And in that day did the Lord Jehovah of hosts call to weeping, and to mourning, and to baldness, and to girding with sackcloth;
For this, gird you with sackcloth, lament and howl! for the fierce anger of Jehovah is not turned away from us.
and say, What was thy mother? A lioness: she lay down among lions, she nourished her whelps in the midst of the young lions.
Awake, ye drunkards, and weep; and howl, all ye drinkers of wine, because of the new wine: for it is cut off from your mouth.
that drink wine in bowls, and anoint themselves with the chief ointments; but are not grieved for the breach of Joseph.
Howl, cypress, for the cedar is fallen; because the noble ones are spoiled. Howl, ye oaks of Bashan; for the strong forest is come down.
Woe to you that are filled, for ye shall hunger. Woe to you who laugh now, for ye shall mourn and weep.
And Jesus turning round to them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep over me, but weep over yourselves and over your children;
And if ye sell ought unto your neighbour, or buy of your neighbour's hand, ye shall not overreach one another.
For what is the hope of the ungodly, when God cutteth him off, when +God taketh away his soul?
And I will cause the noise of thy songs to cease; and the sound of thy harps shall be no more heard.
Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon the earth, where moth and rust spoils, and where thieves dig through and steal;
and in like manner as took place in the days of Lot: they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;