Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Queen Esther replied, "If I have met with your approval, O king, and if the king is so inclined, grant me my life as my request, and my people as my petition.
At that time men will throw their silver and gold idols, which they made for themselves to worship, into the caves where rodents and bats live,
But there were ten men among them who said to Ishmael, "Do not kill us. For we will give you the stores of wheat, barley, olive oil, and honey we have hidden in a field. So he spared their lives and did not kill them along with the rest.
"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Isn't there more to life than food and more to the body than clothing?
For what does it benefit a person if he gains the whole world but forfeits his life? Or what can a person give in exchange for his life?
The next day, because we were violently battered by the storm, they began throwing the cargo overboard,
More than that, I now regard all things as liabilities compared to the far greater value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things -- indeed, I regard them as dung! -- that I may gain Christ,
The one on the roof must not come down or go inside to take anything out of his house.
but he ran off naked, leaving his linen cloth behind.
For there is more to life than food, and more to the body than clothing.
But these assets I have come to regard as liabilities because of Christ.