Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.
Not that I speak in respect of want, for I have learned, in whatever state I am, to be content.
Who is there even among you that would shut the doors or tend the fire on my altar for free? I have no pleasure in you, said the LORD of the hosts, neither will the offering from your hand be agreeable unto me.
I have coveted no one's silver or gold or apparel.
1 Corinthians 9:12
If others are partakers of this authority over you, why not us? Nevertheless we have not used this authority, but suffer all things, lest we should hinder the gospel of Christ.
2 Corinthians 11:16
I say again, Let no one think me a fool if otherwise, receive me as a fool, that I may yet glory a little.
1 Thessalonians 2:5
For we were never flatterers in the word, as ye know, nor tainted with covetousness, God is witness,
1 Timothy 3:3
not given to wine, not hurtful, not greedy of dishonest gain, but gentle, not contentious, not covetous;
1 Timothy 6:10
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.
For the bishop must be blameless, as a steward of God; not arrogant, not quick to anger, not given to wine, not hurtful, not greedy of dishonest gain,
1 Peter 5:2
Feed the flock of God which is among you, caring for her, not by force, but willingly; not for shameful lucre, but with willing desire;
2 Peter 2:3
and in covetousness they shall make merchandise of you with feigned words, upon whom the condemnation from a long time ago does not delay, and their perdition does not sleep.
Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward and perished in the gainsaying of Core.
being filled with fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.
Woe is me! for I am as when they have gathered the summer fruits, as the grapegleanings of the vintage: there is no cluster to eat: my soul desired the firstripe fruit.
In this is my Father clarified, in that ye bear much fruit; and in this manner ye shall be my disciples.
So that, when I have concluded this and have delivered unto them this fruit, I will come by you unto Spain.
2 Corinthians 9:9
As it is written, He has dispersed abroad; he has given to the poor; his righteousness remains for ever.
And let ours also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they not be unfruitful.
He that gives unto the poor lends unto the LORD, and he will give him his reward.
He that receives you receives me, and he that receives me receives him that sent me.
Then shall the King say unto those on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world;
Then said he also to him that invited him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen nor thy rich neighbours, lest they also invite thee again, and a recompense be made thee.
For God is not unjust to forget your work and labour of charity which ye have showed in his name, having helped the saints and helping them.