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
Like a cage filled with the birds that have been caught, their houses are filled with the gains of their fraud and deceit. That is how they have gotten so rich and powerful.
"'Sure to be judged is the king who builds his palace using injustice and treats people unfairly while adding its upper rooms. He makes his countrymen work for him for nothing. He does not pay them for their labor.
but these men lie in wait for their own blood, they ambush their own lives!
Wealth gained quickly will dwindle away, but the one who gathers it little by little will become rich.
The one who is greedy for gain troubles his household, but whoever hates bribes will live.
Making a fortune by a lying tongue is like a vapor driven back and forth; they seek death.
The one who increases his wealth by increasing interest gathers it for someone who is gracious to the needy.
Your officials are rebels, they associate with thieves. All of them love bribery, and look for payoffs. They do not take up the cause of the orphan, or defend the rights of the widow.
They take bribes within you to shed blood. You engage in usury and charge interest; you extort money from your neighbors. You have forgotten me, declares the sovereign Lord.
The businessmen love to cheat; they use dishonest scales.
"They do not know how to do what is right." (The Lord is speaking.) "They store up the spoils of destructive violence in their fortresses.
Listen to this, you who trample the needy, and do away with the destitute in the land.
Those who devise sinful plans are as good as dead, those who dream about doing evil as they lie in bed. As soon as morning dawns they carry out their plans, because they have the power to do so.
"I will not overlook, O sinful house, the dishonest gain you have hoarded away, or the smaller-than-standard measure I hate so much.
They are determined to be experts at doing evil; government officials and judges take bribes, prominent men make demands, and they all do what is necessary to satisfy them.
"But all these nations will someday taunt him and ridicule him with proverbial sayings: 'The one who accumulates what does not belong to him is as good as dead (How long will this go on?) -- he who gets rich by extortion!'
On that day I will punish all who leap over the threshold, who fill the house of their master with wealth taken by violence and deceit.
"I will send it out," says the Lord who rules over all, "and it will enter the house of the thief and of the person who swears falsely in my name. It will land in the middle of his house and destroy both timber and stones."
"The Lord who rules over all said, 'Exercise true judgment and show brotherhood and compassion to each other.
"I will come to you in judgment. I will be quick to testify against those who practice divination, those who commit adultery, those who break promises, and those who exploit workers, widows, and orphans, who refuse to help the immigrant and in this way show they do not fear me," says the Lord who rules over all.
1 Timothy 6:9
Those who long to be rich, however, stumble into temptation and a trap and many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.
who must be silenced because they mislead whole families by teaching for dishonest gain what ought not to be taught.
Your gold and silver have rusted and their rust will be a witness against you. It will consume your flesh like fire. It is in the last days that you have hoarded treasure!
2 Peter 2:3
And in their greed they will exploit you with deceptive words. Their condemnation pronounced long ago is not sitting idly by; their destruction is not asleep.
But you, O God, will bring them down to the deep Pit. Violent and deceitful people will not live even half a normal lifespan. But as for me, I trust in you.
When you gaze upon riches, they are gone, for they surely make wings for themselves, and fly off into the sky like an eagle!
Here is a misfortune on earth that I have seen: Wealth hoarded by its owner to his own misery.
But God said to him, 'You fool! This very night your life will be demanded back from you, but who will get what you have prepared for yourself?'