Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.
Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go into this or that town and spend a year there and do business and make a profit."
For the sun rises with its heat and dries up the meadow; the petal of the flower falls off and its beauty is lost forever. So also the rich person in the midst of his pursuits will wither away.
But you have dishonored the poor! Are not the rich oppressing you and dragging you into the courts?
When you eat your fill, when you build and occupy good houses,
But Jeshurun became fat and kicked, you got fat, thick, and stuffed! Then he deserted the God who made him, and treated the Rock who saved him with contempt.
They captured fortified cities and fertile land. They took possession of houses full of all sorts of good things -- wells previously dug, vineyards, olive trees, and fruit trees in abundance. They ate until they were full and grew fat. They enjoyed to the full your great goodness.
The wealth that he consumed he vomits up, God will make him throw it out of his stomach.
Lord, use your power to deliver me from these murderers, from the murderers of this world! They enjoy prosperity; you overwhelm them with the riches they desire. They have many children, and leave their wealth to their offspring.
They trust in their wealth and boast in their great riches.
For I envied those who are proud, as I observed the prosperity of the wicked.
Wealth does not profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from mortal danger.
Here is a misfortune on earth that I have seen: Wealth hoarded by its owner to his own misery.
The Lord says, "Wise people should not boast that they are wise. Powerful people should not boast that they are powerful. Rich people should not boast that they are rich.
The city's rich men think nothing of resorting to violence; her inhabitants lie, their tongues speak deceptive words.
Neither their silver nor their gold will be able to deliver them in the day of the Lord's angry judgment. The whole earth will be consumed by his fiery wrath. Indeed, he will bring terrifying destruction on all who live on the earth."
Then Jesus said to his disciples, "I tell you the truth, it will be hard for a rich person to enter the kingdom of heaven!
"But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your comfort already.
He then told them a parable: "The land of a certain rich man produced an abundant crop,
"There was a rich man who dressed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day.
1 Timothy 6:9
Those who long to be rich, however, stumble into temptation and a trap and many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.
Then the kings of the earth, the very important people, the generals, the rich, the powerful, and everyone, slave and free, hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains.
Grieve, mourn, and weep. Turn your laughter into mourning and your joy into despair.
Wail, for the Lord's day of judgment is near; it comes with all the destructive power of the sovereign judge.
At that time the sovereign master, the Lord who commands armies, called for weeping and mourning, for shaved heads and sackcloth.
So put on sackcloth! Mourn and wail, saying, 'The fierce anger of the Lord has not turned away from us!'"
and say: "'What a lioness was your mother among the lions! She lay among young lions; she reared her cubs.
Wake up, you drunkards, and weep! Wail, all you wine drinkers, because the sweet wine has been taken away from you.
They drink wine from sacrificial bowls, and pour the very best oils on themselves. Yet they are not concerned over the ruin of Joseph.
Howl, fir tree, because the cedar has fallen; the majestic trees have been destroyed. Howl, oaks of Bashan, because the impenetrable forest has fallen.
"Woe to you who are well satisfied with food now, for you will be hungry. "Woe to you who laugh now, for you will mourn and weep.
But Jesus turned to them and said, "Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.
If you make a sale to your fellow citizen or buy from your fellow citizen, no one is to wrong his brother.
For what hope does the godless have when he is cut off, when God takes away his life?
I will silence the noise of your songs; the sound of your harps will be heard no more.
"Do not accumulate for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal.
Likewise, just as it was in the days of Lot, people were eating, drinking, buying, selling, planting, building;