Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase in riches.
I have seen the wicked in great power, And spreading himself like a green tree in its native soil.
Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength, But trusted in the abundance of his riches, And strengthened himself in his wickedness.
Righteous art thou, O Jehovah, when I contend with thee; yet would I reason the cause with thee: wherefore doth the way of the wicked prosper? wherefore are all they at ease that deal very treacherously?
Now there was a certain rich man, and he was clothed in purple and fine linen, faring sumptuously every day:
Come now, ye rich, weep and howl for your miseries that are coming upon you.
For I was envious at the arrogant, When I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
From men by thy hand, O Jehovah, From men of the world, whose portion is in this life, And whose belly thou fillest with thy treasure: They are satisfied with children, And leave the rest of their substance to their babes.
Trust not in oppression, And become not vain in robbery: If riches increase, set not your heart thereon .
And they shall eat up thy harvest, and thy bread, which thy sons and thy daughters should eat; they shall eat up thy flocks and thy herds; they shall eat up thy vines and thy fig-trees; they shall beat down thy fortified cities, wherein thou trustest, with the sword.
He is a trafficker, the balances of deceit are in his hand: he loveth to oppress.
Who goeth in company with the workers of iniquity, And walketh with wicked men?
In the multitude of my thoughts within me Thy comforts delight my soul.