See, this is the man who did not make God his strength, but had faith in his goods and his property, and made himself
If I made gold my hope, or if I ever said to the best gold, I have put my faith in you;
Even of those whose faith is in their wealth, and whose hearts are lifted up because of their stores.
Truly men of low birth are nothing, and men of high position are not what they seem; if they are put in the scales together they are less than a breath.
Their eyes are bursting with fat; they have more than their heart's desire.
You put their feet where there was danger of slipping, so that they go down into destruction.
Put not your faith in rulers, or in the son of man, in whom there is no salvation.
No man has authority over the wind, to keep the wind; or is ruler over the day of his death. In war no man's time is free, and evil will not keep the sinner safe.
Those who see you will be looking on you with care, they will be in deep thought, saying, Is this the troubler of the earth, the shaker of kingdoms?
This is what the Lord has said: Cursed is the man who puts his faith in man, and makes flesh his arm, and whose heart is turned away from the Lord.
As for Canaan, the scales of deceit are in his hands; he takes pleasure in twisted ways.
Then Jesus came out with the crown of thorns and the purple robe. And Pilate said to them, Here is the man!
Give orders to those who have money and goods in this life, not to be lifted up in their minds, or to put their hope in the uncertain chances of wealth, but in God who gives us in full measure all things for our use;