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Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.
Come now, ye that say, Today and tomorrow we will go into such a city and continue there a year and buy and sell and get gain;
For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it withers the grass, and its flower falls, and the beautiful appearance of it perishes: so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways.
But ye have despised the poor. Do not the rich oppress you with tyranny and draw you with violence to the courts?
lest peradventure when thou hast eaten and art full and hast built goodly houses and dwelt therein,
But Jeshurun (the upright one) waxed fat and kicked; (thou art waxen fat, thou art grown thick, thou hast covered thyself) and forsook the God who made him and lightly esteemed the strong One of his saving health.
And they took strong cities and fertile land and inherited houses full of all goods, hewn cisterns, vineyards and oliveyards and many trees of good fruit; so they ate and were filled and became fat and delighted themselves in thy great goodness.
He has swallowed down riches, but he shall vomit them up again; God shall cast them out of his belly.
from men, with thy hand, O LORD, from men of the world, who have their portion in this life and whose belly thou dost fill with thy provision: they satisfy their sons and leave the rest to their family.
Those that trust in their wealth and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches;
For I became angry against the foolish when I saw the peace of the wicked.
Riches shall not profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness shall deliver from death.
There is another sore evil which I have seen under the sun, namely, riches kept for the owners thereof to their hurt;
Thus hath the LORD said, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches;
With which their rich men are full of violence, and the inhabitants thereof have spoken lies, and their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.
Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD's wrath, but the whole earth shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy; for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all those that dwell in the earth.
Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, It is difficult that a rich man shall enter into the kingdom of the heavens.
But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation.
And he spoke a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully;
There was a certain rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and fared sumptuously every day;
1 Timothy 6:9
For those that desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition.
And the kings of the earth and the princes and the rich and the captains and the strong and every slave and every free man hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains
Be afflicted and mourn and weep; let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to heaviness.
Howl; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as destruction from the Almighty.
Therefore the Lord GOD of the hosts did call in this day unto weeping and to mourning and to baldness and to girding with sackcloth:
For this, gird yourselves with sackcloth; lament and howl; for the fierce anger of the LORD is not turned back from us.
and thou shalt say, How hast thy mother, the lioness, lain down among the lions? She raised her whelps among 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 they are not grieved for the affliction of Joseph.
Howl, fir tree, for the cedar is fallen because the magnificent are cut down; howl, O ye oaks of Bashan, for the strong mountain is brought down.
Woe unto you that are full! for ye shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep.
But Jesus turning unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.
And if thou sell anything unto thy neighbour or buy anything of thy neighbour's hand, ye shall not oppress one another.
For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he has stolen much, when God takes away his soul?
And I will cause the noise of thy songs to cease; and the sound of thy harps shall no longer be heard.
Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon the earth, where moth and rust corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal;
Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built;