Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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.
- Jeremiah 5:27
- Jeremiah 22:13
- Proverbs 1:18
- Proverbs 13:11
- Proverbs 15:27
- Proverbs 21:6
- Proverbs 28:8
- Isaiah 1:23
- Ezekiel 22:12
- Hosea 12:7
- Amos 3:10
- Amos 8:4
- Micah 2:1
- Micah 6:10
- Micah 7:3
- Habakkuk 2:6
- Zephaniah 1:9
- Zechariah 5:4
As a cage full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit; thus they became great and rich.
Woe unto him that builds his house and not in righteousness and his chambers and not in judgment, using his neighbour's service without wages and not giving him the wages of his work!
And they lay in wait for their own blood; they ambush their own souls.
The riches of vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathers by labour shall increase.
He that is greedy of gain troubles his own house, but he that hates gifts shall live.
The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of those that seek death.
He that by usury and unjust gain increases his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor.
Thy princes are rebellious and companions of thieves; every one loves bribes and follows after rewards; they do not hear the fatherless in judgment, neither does the cause of the widow come unto them.
In thee they have taken bribes to shed blood; thou hast taken usury and increase, and thou hast greedily gained of thy neighbours by extortion and hast forgotten me, said the Lord GOD.
He is a merchant who has the balances of deceit in his hand; he loves to oppress.
For they do not know to do right, said the LORD, storing up violence and robbery in their palaces.
Hear this, O ye that swallow up the needy, and cut off the poor of the land,
Woe unto those that devise iniquity and fabricate evil upon their beds! when the morning is light, they put it into effect because they have power in their hands.
Are there yet the treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked and the scant measure that is abominable?
To complete the evil with their hands, the prince demands, and the judge judges for a reward; and the great man speaks the desires of his heart: and they confirm it.
Shall not all these take up a parable against him and a taunting enigma against him and say, Woe to him that multiplied that which was not his! And for how long would he pile thick clay upon himself?
In the same day I will also make a visitation upon all those that leap over the door, who fill their masters' houses with robbery and deceit.
I brought it forth, said the LORD of the hosts, and it shall enter into the house of the thief and into the house of him that swears falsely by my name; and it shall remain in the midst of his house and shall consume it with the timber thereof and the stones thereof.
Thus hath the LORD of the hosts spoken, saying, Execute true judgment, and show mercy and compassion each one to his brother;
And I will come near unto you for judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers and against the adulterers and against false swearers and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and do not fear me, said the LORD of the hosts.
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses and for a pretence make long prayer; therefore, ye shall receive the greater judgment.
1 Timothy 6:9
For those that desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition.
whose mouths it is expedient to stop, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for dishonest gain.
Your gold and silver is corrupted with rust; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you and shall completely eat your flesh, as fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.
2 Peter 2:3
and in covetousness they shall make merchandise of you with feigned words, upon whom the condemnation from a long time ago does not delay, and their perdition does not sleep.
But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of the grave; bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days, but I will trust in thee.
Wilt thou set thine eyes upon riches which are not? For they shall certainly make themselves wings; they shall fly away as an eagle toward heaven.
There is another sore evil which I have seen under the sun, namely, riches kept for the owners thereof to their hurt;
But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee; then whose shall those things be which thou hast stored up?