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Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.
Come now, you that say, Today or 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 beauty of the appearance of it perishes: so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways.
But you have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judges?
Lest when you have eaten and are full, and have built fine houses, and dwelt in them;
But Jeshurun grew fat, and kicked: you are grown fat, you are grown thick, you are covered with fatness; then he forsook God who made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation.
And they took strong cities, and a rich land, and possessed houses full of all goods, cisterns hewed out, vineyards, and olive groves, and fruit trees in abundance: so they did eat, and were filled, and became fat, and delighted themselves in your great goodness.
He has swallowed down riches, and he shall vomit them up again: God shall cast them out of his belly.
From men by your hand, O LORD, from men of the world, who have their portion in this life, and whose belly you fill with your hid treasure: they are full of children, and leave the rest of their substance to their babes.
They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches;
For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivers from death.
There is a great evil which I have seen under the sun, namely, riches kept by their owners to their hurt.
Thus says the LORD, 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:
For her rich men are full of violence, and her inhabitants 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 land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.
Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.
But woe unto you that are rich! for you 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 feasted sumptuously every day:
1 Timothy 6:9
But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which plunge men into destruction and perdition.
And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the generals, and the mighty men, and every slave, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;
Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.
Wail you; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.
And in that day did the Lord GOD of hosts call for weeping, and for mourning, and for baldness, and for girding with sackcloth:
For this gird yourselves with sackcloth, lament and wail: for the fierce anger of the LORD has not turned back from us.
And say, What is your mother? A lioness: she lay down among lions, she nourished her cubs among young lions.
Awake, you drunkards, and weep; and howl, all you drinkers of wine, because of the new wine, for it is cut off from your mouth.
That drink wine in bowls, and anoint yourselves with the chief ointments: but they are not grieved for the affliction of Joseph.
Wail, O cypress; for the cedar has fallen; because the mighty trees are ruined: wail, O you oaks of Bashan; for the thick forest has come down.
Woe unto you that are full! for you shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh now! for you 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 you sell anything unto your neighbor, or buy anything of your neighbor's hand, you shall not oppress one another:
For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he has gained, when God takes away his soul?
And I will cause the noise of your songs to cease; and the sound of your harps shall be no more heard.
Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust does corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built;