Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And Haman told them of the glory of his riches, and the multitude of his children, and all the things in which the king had promoted him, and how he had advanced him above the princes and servants of the king.
Will you set your eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.
Thus says the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches:
By your great wisdom and by your trade have you increased your riches, and your heart is lifted up because of your riches:
And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years; take your ease, eat, drink, and be merry.
There was a certain rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen, and feasted sumptuously every day:
And you say in your heart, My power and the might of my hand has gotten me this wealth.
For he says, By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom; for I am prudent: and I have removed the boundaries of the people, and have robbed their treasures, and I have put down the inhabitants like a valiant man:
The king spoke, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honor of my majesty?
And Ephraim said, Yet I have become rich, I have found myself wealth: in all my labors they shall find no iniquity in me that is sin.
Therefore they sacrifice unto their net, and burn incense unto their dragnet; because by them their portion is luxurious, and their food plentiful.
The rich man's wealth is his strong city, and like a high wall in his own esteem.