Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.
1 Samuel 25:6
Then you will say to my brother, "Peace to you and your house! Peace to all that is yours!
They allow their children to run like a flock; their little ones dance about.
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.
Their prosperity causes them to do wrong; their thoughts are sinful.
Rejoice, young man, while you are young, and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth. Follow the impulses of your heart and the desires of your eyes, but know that God will judge your motives and actions.
Those who get up early to drink beer are as good as dead, those who keep drinking long after dark until they are intoxicated with wine.
So now, listen to this, O one who lives so lavishly, who lives securely, who says to herself, 'I am unique! No one can compare to me! I will never have to live as a widow; I will never lose my children.'
Each one says, 'Come on, I'll get some wine! Let's guzzle some beer! Tomorrow will be just like today! We'll have everything we want!'
Woe to those who live in ease in Zion, to those who feel secure on Mount Samaria. They think of themselves as the elite class of the best nation. The family of Israel looks to them for leadership.
"There was a rich man who dressed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day.
1 Timothy 5:6
But the one who lives for pleasure is dead even while she lives.
2 Timothy 3:4
treacherous, reckless, conceited, loving pleasure rather than loving God.
These men are dangerous reefs at your love feasts, feasting without reverence, feeding only themselves. They are waterless clouds, carried along by the winds; autumn trees without fruit -- twice dead, uprooted;
As much as she exalted herself and lived in sensual luxury, to this extent give her torment and grief because she said to herself, 'I rule as queen and am no widow; I will never experience grief!'
The Lord says, "The women of Zion are proud. They walk with their heads high and flirt with their eyes. They skip along and the jewelry on their ankles jingles.
Let us live decently as in the daytime, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in discord and jealousy.
"I have fresh meat at home; today I have fulfilled my vows!
Better is a dry crust of bread where there is quietness than a house full of feasting with strife.
But look, there is outright celebration! You say, "Kill the ox and slaughter the sheep, eat meat and drink wine. Eat and drink, for tomorrow we die!"
"As for you, son of man, this is what the sovereign Lord says: Tell every kind of bird and every wild beast: 'Assemble and come! Gather from all around to my slaughter which I am going to make for you, a great slaughter on the mountains of Israel! You will eat flesh and drink blood.
Then I saw one angel standing in the sun, and he shouted in a loud voice to all the birds flying high in the sky: "Come, gather around for the great banquet of God,
If you make a sale to your fellow citizen or buy from your fellow citizen, no one is to wrong his brother.
For they eat bread gained from wickedness and drink wine obtained from violence.
I will silence the noise of your songs; the sound of your harps will be heard no more.
Likewise, just as it was in the days of Lot, people were eating, drinking, buying, selling, planting, building;