Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.
So he called out, 'Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in anguish in this fire.'
And in hell, as he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far off with Lazarus at his side.
(Zayin) Jerusalem remembers, when she became a poor homeless person, all her treasures that she owned in days of old. When her people fell into an enemy's grip, none of her allies came to her rescue. Her enemies gloated over her; they sneered at her downfall.
"But you, his son Belshazzar, have not humbled yourself, although you knew all this.
"But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your comfort already.
They live out their years in prosperity and go down to the grave in peace.
But it was he who filled their houses with good things -- yet the counsel of the wicked was far from me.
Lord, use your power to deliver me from these murderers, from the murderers of this world! They enjoy prosperity; you overwhelm them with the riches they desire. They have many children, and leave their wealth to their offspring.
I have seen ruthless evil men growing in influence, like a green tree grows in its native soil.
Their grave becomes their permanent residence, their eternal dwelling place. They name their lands after themselves,
Their prosperity causes them to do wrong; their thoughts are sinful.
because the outlook of the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to the law of God, nor is it able to do so.
Their end is destruction, their god is the belly, they exult in their shame, and they think about earthly things.
1 John 2:15
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him,
But at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus whose body was covered with sores,
I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. In the world you have trouble and suffering, but take courage -- I have conquered the world."
They strengthened the souls of the disciples and encouraged them to continue in the faith, saying, "We must enter the kingdom of God through many persecutions."
1 Thessalonians 3:3
so that no one would be shaken by these afflictions. For you yourselves know that we are destined for this.
choosing rather to be ill-treated with the people of God than to enjoy sin's fleeting pleasure.
So I said to him, "My lord, you know the answer." Then he said to me, "These are the ones who have come out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb!
The seven years of abundance in the land of Egypt came to an end.
Your basket and your mixing bowl will be cursed.
Even in laughter the heart may ache, and the end of joy may be grief.
"Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.