Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.

Bible References

Thou

Psalm 119:36
Give me a desire for your rules, rather than for wealth gained unjustly.
Jeremiah 22:17
But you are always thinking and looking for ways to increase your wealth by dishonest means. Your eyes and your heart are set on killing some innocent person and committing fraud and oppression.
1 John 2:16
because all that is in the world (the desire of the flesh and the desire of the eyes and the arrogance produced by material possessions) is not from the Father, but is from the world.

That which

Genesis 42:36
Their father Jacob said to them, "You are making me childless! Joseph is gone. Simeon is gone. And now you want to take Benjamin! Everything is against me."
Ecclesiastes 1:2
"Futile! Futile!" laments the Teacher, "Absolutely futile! Everything is futile!"
Ecclesiastes 12:8
"Absolutely futile!" laments the Teacher, "All of these things are futile!"
Isaiah 55:2
Why pay money for something that will not nourish you? Why spend your hard-earned money on something that will not satisfy? Listen carefully to me and eat what is nourishing! Enjoy fine food!
1 Corinthians 7:29
And I say this, brothers and sisters: The time is short. So then those who have wives should be as those who have none,

Riches

Proverbs 27:24
for riches do not last forever, nor does a crown last from generation to generation.
Job 1:14
and a messenger came to Job, saying, "The oxen were plowing and the donkeys were grazing beside them,
Psalm 39:6
Surely people go through life as mere ghosts. Surely they accumulate worthless wealth without knowing who will eventually haul it away."
Ecclesiastes 5:13
Here is a misfortune on earth that I have seen: Wealth hoarded by its owner to his own misery.
Matthew 6:19
"Do not accumulate for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal.
1 Timothy 6:17
Command those who are rich in this world's goods not to be haughty or to set their hope on riches, which are uncertain, but on God who richly provides us with all things for our enjoyment.
James 5:1
Come now, you rich! Weep and cry aloud over the miseries that are coming on you.

General references

Genesis 34:23
If we do so, won't their livestock, their property, and all their animals become ours? So let's consent to their demand, so they will live among us."
Proverbs 4:25
Let your eyes look directly in front of you and let your gaze look straight before you.
Ezekiel 28:4
By your wisdom and understanding you have gained wealth for yourself; you have amassed gold and silver in your treasuries.
Matthew 6:19
"Do not accumulate for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal.

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