If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold, You are my confidence;
And he heard the words of Laban's sons, saying, Jacob has taken away all that was our father's; and of that which was our father's has he gotten all this wealth.
Lest when you have eaten and are full, and have built fine houses, and dwelt in them;
They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches;
For when he dies he shall carry nothing away: his glory shall not descend after him.
Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength; but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness.
Trust not in oppression, and hope not vainly in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart upon them.
The rich man's wealth is his strong city: the ruin of the poor is their poverty.
He that trusts in his riches shall fall: but the righteous shall flourish as a branch.
Lest I be full, and deny you, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.
And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answered again, and said unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God!
And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consists not in the abundance of the things which he possesses.
Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry:
For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
Charge them that are rich in this present age, that they be not haughty, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy;
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