Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.
Not that I speak as regards privation, for as to me I have learnt in those circumstances in which I am, to be satisfied in myself.
Who is there among you that would even shut the doors? and ye would not kindle fire on mine altar for nothing. I have no delight in you, saith Jehovah of hosts, neither will I accept an oblation at your hand.
I have coveted the silver or gold or clothing of no one.
1 Corinthians 9:12
If others partake of this right over you, should not rather we? But we have not used this right, but we bear all things, that we may put no hindrance in the way of the glad tidings of the Christ.
2 Corinthians 11:16
Again I say, Let not any one think me to be a fool; but if otherwise, receive me then even as a fool, that I also may boast myself some little.
1 Thessalonians 2:5
For we have not at any time been among you with flattering discourse, even as ye know, nor with a pretext for covetousness, God is witness;
1 Timothy 3:3
not given to excesses from wine, not a striker, but mild, not addicted to contention, not fond of money,
1 Timothy 6:10
For the love of money is the root of every evil; which some having aspired after, have wandered from the faith, and pierced themselves with many sorrows.
For the overseer must be free from all charge against him as God's steward; not headstrong, not passionate, not disorderly through wine, not a striker, not seeking gain by base means;
1 Peter 5:2
shepherd the flock of God which is among you, exercising oversight, not by necessity, but willingly; not for base gain, but readily;
2 Peter 2:3
And through covetousness, with well-turned words, will they make merchandise of you: for whom judgment of old is not idle, and their destruction slumbers not.
Woe to them! because they have gone in the way of Cain, and given themselves up to the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.
being complete as regards the fruit of righteousness, which is by Jesus Christ, to God's glory and praise.
Woe is me! for I am as when they have gathered the summer-fruits, as the grape-gleanings of the vintage. There is no cluster to eat; there is no early fruit which my soul desired.
In this is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit, and ye shall become disciples of mine.
Having finished this therefore, and having sealed to them this fruit, I will set off by you into Spain.
2 Corinthians 9:9
according as it is written, He has scattered abroad, he has given to the poor, his righteousness remains for ever.
and let ours also learn to apply themselves to good works for necessary wants, that they may not be unfruitful.
He that is gracious to the poor lendeth unto Jehovah; and what he hath bestowed will he repay unto him.
He that receives you receives me, and he that receives me receives him that sent me.
Then shall the King say to those on his right hand, Come, blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the world's foundation:
And he said also to him that had invited him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, nor thy kinsfolk, nor rich neighbours, lest it may be they also should invite thee in return, and a recompense be made thee.
For God is not unrighteous to forget your work, and the love which ye have shewn to his name, having ministered to the saints, and still ministering.