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 cane full of birds, so their houses full of deceit: for this they were magnified and they will be rich.
Wo to him building his house not with justice, and his upper chambers not with judgment; by his neighbor he will work gratuitously, and he will give him not for his work;
And they will lie in wait for their blood; they will hide for their souls.
Wealth from vanity shall be diminished: and he gathering with the hand, shall increase.
He plundering plunder troubled his house; and he hating gifts shall live.
The making treasures by the tongue of falsehood is vanity scattered from those seeking death.
He increasing by interest and usury, he shall gather it for him compassionating the poor.
Thy chiefs turning away, and associates of thieves: every one loving a gift and following recompenses: the orphan they will not judge, and the cause of the widow will not come to them.
They took a gift in thee to pour out blood; thou tookest usury and interest, and thou wilt plunder thy neighbors by violence, and thou didst forget me, says the Lord Jehovah.
Canaan in his hand, the balances of deceit: he loved to oppress.
And they knew not to do the straight, says Jehovah, storing up violence and oppression in their palaces.
Hear this, ye, panting after the needy, to cause the humble of the, land to cease.
Wo to them purposing vanity, and working evil upon their beds! In the light of the morning they will do it because it is to the strength of their hand.
Are there yet treasures of injustice in the house of the unjust, and the ephah of leanness being cursed?
For doing evil with the hands to do well, the chief asking, and the judge, for peace; and the great one, he spake the mischief of his soul: and they will entangle it
Shall not these all of them lift up a parable against him, and an enigma of an oracle against him, and it shall be said, Wo! to him multiplying that not to him. how long making heavy upon him goods taken in pledge?
And I reviewed upon every one leaping upon the threshold in that day, filling their lords' houses with violence and deceit
I brought it forth, says Jehovah of armies, and it came into the house of the thief, and into the house of him swearing for falsehood in my name: and it lodged in the midst of his house, and it finished it and its wood and its stones.
Thus said Jehovah of armies, saying. Judge ye the judgment of truth, and do mercy and compassions each to his brother.
And I came near to you for judgment: and I was a swift witness against those practicing magic, and against those committing adultery, and against those swearing to falsehood, and against those oppressing the hire of the hireling, the widow and the orphan, and those turning aside the stranger, and they feared not me, said Jehovah of armies.
Woe to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for pretence, praying at great lengths; for this shall ye receive more distingnished judgment.
1 Timothy 6:9
And they wishing to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and many eager desires, unwise and hurtful, which sink men into ruin and perdition.
Who must be restrained, who subvert whole houses, teaching what they ought not, for the sake of sordid gain.
Your gold and silver is become rusty; and their rust shall be for a witness to you, and shall eat your flesh as fire. Ye have gathered up treasures in the last days.
2 Peter 2:3
And by covetousness with feigned words shall trade in you: to whom judgment since a long while is not inactive, and their perdition sleeps not.
And thou, O God, wilt bring them down to the well of destruction: men of bloods and deceit shall not halve their days; and I will trust in thee.
Wilt thou cause thine eyes to fly upon it and it is not? for making, it will make to it wings; as an eagle and it flew to the heavens.
There is an evil making sick I saw under the sun: riches watched to its owners for their evil.
And God said to him, O foolish one, this night they require thy soul from thee: and what thou hast prepared, to whom shall it be?