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 is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit. Therefore they have become great, and grew rich.
Woe to him who builds his house by unrighteousness, and his rooms by injustice; who uses his neighbor's service without wages, and doesn't give him his hire;
but these lay wait for their own blood. They lurk secretly for their own lives.
Wealth gained dishonestly dwindles away, but he who gathers by hand makes it grow.
He who is greedy for gain troubles his own house, but he who hates bribes will live.
Getting treasures by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor for those who seek death.
He who increases his wealth by excessive interest gathers it for one who has pity on the poor.
Your princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves. Everyone loves bribes, and follows after rewards. They don't judge the fatherless, neither does the cause of the widow come to them.
In you have they taken bribes to shed blood; you have taken interest and increase, and you have greedily gained of your neighbors by oppression, and have forgotten me, says the Lord Yahweh.
A merchant has dishonest scales in his hand. He loves to defraud.
"Indeed they don't know to do right," says Yahweh, "Who hoard plunder and loot in their palaces."
Hear this, you who desire to swallow up the needy, and cause the poor of the land to fail,
Woe to those who devise iniquity and work evil on their beds! When the morning is light, they practice it, because it is in the power of their hand.
Are there yet treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked, and a short ephah that is accursed?
Their hands are on that which is evil to do it diligently. The ruler and judge ask for a bribe; and the powerful man dictates the evil desire of his soul. Thus they conspire together.
Won't all these take up a parable against him, and a taunting proverb against him, and say, 'Woe to him who increases that which is not his, and who enriches himself by extortion! How long?'
In that day, I will punish all those who leap over the threshold, who fill their master's house with violence and deceit.
I will cause it to go out," says Yahweh of Armies, "and it will enter into the house of the thief, and into the house of him who swears falsely by my name; and it will remain in the midst of his house, and will destroy it with its timber and its stones."
"Thus has Yahweh of Armies spoken, saying, 'Execute true judgment, and show kindness and compassion every man to his brother.
I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against the perjurers, and against those who oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and who deprive the foreigner of justice, and don't fear me," says Yahweh of Armies.
"But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you shut up the Kingdom of Heaven against men; for you don't enter in yourselves, neither do you allow those who are entering in to enter.
1 Timothy 6:9
But those who are determined to be rich fall into a temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful lusts, such as drown men in ruin and destruction.
whose mouths must be stopped; men who overthrow whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for dishonest gain's sake.
Your gold and your silver are corroded, and their corrosion will be for a testimony against you, and will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up your treasure in the last days.
2 Peter 2:3
In covetousness they will exploit you with deceptive words: whose sentence now from of old doesn't linger, and their destruction will not slumber.
But you, God, will bring them down into the pit of destruction. Bloodthirsty and deceitful men shall not live out half their days, but I will trust in you. For the Chief Musician. To the tune of "Silent Dove in Distant Lands." A poem by David, when the Philistines seized him in Gath.
Why do you set your eyes on that which is not? For it certainly sprouts wings like an eagle and flies in the sky.
There is a grievous evil which I have seen under the sun: wealth kept by its owner to his harm.
"But God said to him, 'You foolish one, tonight your soul is required of you. The things which you have prepared -- whose will they be?'