Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

As the partridge sitteth on eggs, and hatcheth them not; so he that getteth riches, and not by right, shall leave them in the midst of his days, and at his end shall be a fool.

A fool

Bible References

Sitteth, etc

Jeremiah 5:27
‘Like a cage full of birds,
So their houses are full of deceit;
Therefore they have become great and rich.
Jeremiah 22:13
“Woe to him who builds his house without righteousness
And his upper rooms without justice,
Who uses his neighbor’s services without pay
And does not give him his wages,
Proverbs 1:18
But they lie in wait for their own blood;
They ambush their own lives.
Proverbs 13:11
Wealth obtained by fraud dwindles,
But the one who gathers by labor increases it.
Proverbs 15:27
He who profits illicitly troubles his own house,
But he who hates bribes will live.
Proverbs 21:6
The acquisition of treasures by a lying tongue
Is a fleeting vapor, the pursuit of death.
Proverbs 28:8
He who increases his wealth by interest and usury
Gathers it for him who is gracious to the poor.
Isaiah 1:23
Your rulers are rebels
And companions of thieves;
Everyone loves a bribe
And chases after rewards.
They do not defend the orphan,
Nor does the widow’s plea come before them.
Ezekiel 22:12
In you they have taken bribes to shed blood; you have taken interest and profits, and you have injured your neighbors for gain by oppression, and you have forgotten Me,” declares the Lord God.
Hosea 12:7
A merchant, in whose hands are false balances,
He loves to oppress.
Amos 3:10
But they do not know how to do what is right,” declares the Lord, “these who hoard up violence and devastation in their citadels.”
Amos 8:4
Hear this, you who trample the needy, to do away with the humble of the land,
Micah 2:1
Woe to those who scheme iniquity,
Who work out evil on their beds!
When morning comes, they do it,
For it is in the power of their hands.
Micah 6:10
“Is there yet a man in the wicked house,
Along with treasures of wickedness
And a short measure that is cursed?
Micah 7:3
Concerning evil, both hands do it well.
The prince asks, also the judge, for a bribe,
And a great man speaks the desire of his soul;
So they weave it together.
Habakkuk 2:6
“Will not all of these take up a taunt-song against him,
Even mockery and insinuations against him
And say, ‘Woe to him who increases what is not his—
For how long—
And makes himself rich with loans?’
Zephaniah 1:9
“And I will punish on that day all who leap on the temple threshold,
Who fill the house of their lord with violence and deceit.
Zechariah 5:4
I will make it go forth,” declares the Lord of hosts, “and it will enter the house of the thief and the house of the one who swears falsely by My name; and it will spend the night within that house and consume it with its timber and stones.”
Zechariah 7:9
“Thus has the Lord of hosts said, ‘Dispense true justice and practice kindness and compassion each to his brother;
Malachi 3:5
“Then I will draw near to you for judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers and against the adulterers and against those who swear falsely, and against those who oppress the wage earner in his wages, the widow and the orphan, and those who turn aside the alien and do not fear Me,” says the Lord of hosts.
Matthew 23:14
[Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you devour widows’ houses, and for a pretense you make long prayers; therefore you will receive greater condemnation.]
1 Timothy 6:9
But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful desires which plunge men into ruin and destruction.
Titus 1:11
who must be silenced because they are upsetting whole families, teaching things they should not teach for the sake of sordid gain.
James 5:3
Your gold and your silver have rusted; and their rust will be a witness against you and will consume your flesh like fire. It is in the last days that you have stored up your treasure!
2 Peter 2:3
and in their greed they will exploit you with false words; their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.

Shall leave

Psalm 55:23
But You, O God, will bring them down to the pit of destruction;
Men of bloodshed and deceit will not live out half their days.
But I will trust in You.
Proverbs 23:5
When you set your eyes on it, it is gone.
For wealth certainly makes itself wings
Like an eagle that flies toward the heavens.
Ecclesiastes 5:13
There is a grievous evil which I have seen under the sun: riches being hoarded by their owner to his hurt.

A fool

Luke 12:20
But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your soul is required of you; and now who will own what you have prepared?’