Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart upon them.

Bible References

Riches

Psalm 39:6
Surely people go through life as mere ghosts. Surely they accumulate worthless wealth without knowing who will eventually haul it away."
Psalm 52:7
"Look, here is the man who would not make God his protector! He trusted in his great wealth and was confident about his plans to destroy others."
Deuteronomy 6:10
Then when the Lord your God brings you to the land he promised your ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob to give you -- a land with large, fine cities you did not build,
Deuteronomy 8:12
When you eat your fill, when you build and occupy good houses,
Job 27:16
If he piles up silver like dust and stores up clothing like mounds of clay,
Job 31:24
"If I have put my confidence in gold or said to pure gold, 'You are my security!'
Mark 8:36
For what benefit is it for a person to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his life?
Mark 10:23
Then Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, "How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God!"
Luke 12:15
Then he said to them, "Watch out and guard yourself from all types of greed, because one's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions."
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.

General references

Job 31:24
"If I have put my confidence in gold or said to pure gold, 'You are my security!'
Proverbs 18:11
The wealth of a rich person is like a strong city, and it is like a high wall in his imagination.
Ecclesiastes 1:2
"Futile! Futile!" laments the Teacher, "Absolutely futile! Everything is futile!"
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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