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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 let's go into this city, and spend a year there, trade, and make a profit."
For the sun arises with the scorching wind, and withers the grass, and the flower in it falls, and the beauty of its appearance perishes. So also will the rich man fade away in his pursuits.
But you have dishonored the poor man. Don't the rich oppress you, and personally drag you before the courts?
lest, when you have eaten and are full, and have built goodly houses, and lived therein;
But Jeshurun grew fat, and kicked. You have grown fat. You have grown thick. You have become sleek. Then he forsook God who made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation.
They took fortified cities, and a rich land, and possessed houses full of all good things, cisterns dug out, vineyards, and olive groves, and fruit trees in abundance. So they ate, were filled, became fat, and delighted themselves in your great goodness.
He has swallowed down riches, and he shall vomit them up again. God will cast them out of his belly.
from men by your hand, Yahweh, from men of the world, whose portion is in this life. You fill the belly of your cherished ones. Your sons have plenty, and they store up wealth for their children.
Those who trust in their wealth, and boast in the multitude of their riches --
For I was envious of the arrogant, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
Riches don't profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.
There is a grievous evil which I have seen under the sun: wealth kept by its owner to his harm.
Thus says Yahweh, Don't let the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, don't let the rich man glory in his riches;
Her rich men are full of violence, her inhabitants speak lies, and their tongue is deceitful in their speech.
Neither their silver nor their gold will be able to deliver them in the day of Yahweh's wrath, but the whole land will be devoured by the fire of his jealousy; for he will make an end, yes, a terrible end, of all those who dwell in the land.
Jesus said to his disciples, "Most certainly I say to you, a rich man will enter into the Kingdom of Heaven with difficulty.
"But woe to you who are rich! For you have received your consolation.
He spoke a parable to them, saying, "The ground of a certain rich man brought forth abundantly.
"Now there was a certain rich man, and he was clothed in purple and fine linen, living in luxury every day.
1 Timothy 6:9
But those who are determined to be rich fall into a temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful lusts, such as drown men in ruin and destruction.
The kings of the earth, the princes, the commanding officers, the rich, the strong, and every slave and free person, hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains.
Lament, mourn, and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to gloom.
Wail; for the day of Yahweh is at hand! It will come as destruction from the Almighty.
In that day, the Lord, Yahweh of Armies, called to weeping, and to mourning, and to baldness, and to dressing in sackcloth:
For this clothe yourself with sackcloth, lament and wail; for the fierce anger of Yahweh hasn't turned back from us.
and say, What was your mother? A lioness: she couched among lions, in the midst of the young lions she nourished her cubs.
Wake up, you drunkards, and weep! Wail, all you drinkers of wine, because of the sweet wine; for it is cut off from your mouth.
who drink wine in bowls, and anoint themselves with the best oils; but they are not grieved for the affliction of Joseph.
Wail, fir tree, for the cedar has fallen, because the stately ones are destroyed. Wail, you oaks of Bashan, for the strong forest has come down.
Woe to you, you who are full now, for you will be hungry. Woe to you who laugh now, for you will mourn and weep.
But Jesus, turning to them, said, "Daughters of Jerusalem, don't weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.
"'If you sell anything to your neighbor, or buy from your neighbor, you shall not wrong one another.
For what is the hope of the godless, when he is cut off, when God takes away his life?
I will cause the noise of your songs to cease; and the sound of your harps shall be no more heard.
"Don't lay up treasures for yourselves on the earth, where moth and rust consume, and where thieves break through and steal;
Likewise, even as it happened in the days of Lot: they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built;