Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

The rich man's wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the poor is their poverty.

General references

Bible References

Rich

Proverbs 18:11
A rich man’s wealth is his strong city,
And like a high wall in his own imagination.
Job 31:24
“If I have put my confidence in gold,
And called fine gold my trust,
Psalm 49:6
Even those who trust in their wealth
And boast in the abundance of their riches?
Psalm 52:7
“Behold, the man who would not make God his refuge,
But trusted in the abundance of his riches
And was strong in his evil desire.”
Ecclesiastes 7:12
For wisdom is protection just as money is protection,
But the advantage of knowledge is that wisdom preserves the lives of its possessors.
Jeremiah 9:23
Thus says the Lord, “Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might, let not a rich man boast of his riches;
Mark 10:24
The disciples were amazed at His words. But Jesus *answered again and *said to them, “Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God!
Luke 12:19
And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years to come; take your ease, eat, drink and be merry.”’
1 Timothy 6:17
Instruct those who are rich in this present world not to be conceited or to fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly supplies us with all things to enjoy.

The destruction

Proverbs 14:20
The poor is hated even by his neighbor,
But those who love the rich are many.
Proverbs 19:7
All the brothers of a poor man hate him;
How much more do his friends abandon him!
He pursues them with words, but they are gone.
Proverbs 22:22
Do not rob the poor because he is poor,
Or crush the afflicted at the gate;
Micah 2:1
Woe to those who scheme iniquity,
Who work out evil on their beds!
When morning comes, they do it,
For it is in the power of their hands.

General references

Job 31:24
“If I have put my confidence in gold,
And called fine gold my trust,
Proverbs 18:11
A rich man’s wealth is his strong city,
And like a high wall in his own imagination.