Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
I know thy tribulation, and destitution, nevertheless, thou art, rich, and the profane speech from among them who affirm that they themselves are, Jews, and they are not, but a synagogue of Satan.
There is who feigneth himself rich, yet hath nothing at all, who pleadeth poverty, yet hath great substance.
So then Ephraim said, Surely I have gotten me riches, I have found wealth for myself, - in all my toils, they cannot find in me perversity which is sin.
Whose, buyers, slay them, and are not held guilty, and whose, sellers, say - Blessed be Yahweh, that I am become rich, And so, their own shepherds, have no pity upon them.
The hungry, hath he filled with good things, and, the wealthy, hath he sent empty away;
But alas! for you, ye wealthy, for ye are duly receiving you consolation.
The Pharisee, taking his stand, these things unto himself was praying: O God! I thank thee, that I am not like the rest of men, - extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or, even as this tax-collector;
Well: by their want of faith, they have been broken out, - and, thou, by thy faith, dost stand! - Regard not lofty things, but be afraid;
For I say, through the favour which hath been given me, unto every one who is among you, - not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but so to think as to think soberly - as, unto each one, God hath dealt a measure of faith.
1 Corinthians 4:8
Already, ye have become full, already, ye are become rich, - apart from us, ye are become kings! And I would indeed ye had become kings, that, we also, with you, might have together become kings!
lest thou eat, and be satisfied, - and goodly houses, thou build and inhabit;
Lest I be full, and deny, and say - Who is Yahweh? or lest I be impoverished and steal, and do violence to the Name of my God.
O generation see, ye, the word of Yahweh, A desert, became I unto Israel? Or a land of thick darkness? Wherefore, have my people said, We have roved about, We will not come in any more unto thee?
And, he, hearing it, said, - No need have the strong, of a physician, but they who are sick.
If, however, thou, art taking the name of Jew, and resting thyself upon law, and boasting in God,
Happy, the destitute, in spirit; for, theirs, is the kingdom of the heavens;
Wretched, man am, I! Who shall rescue me out of this body doomed to death?
Who is, blind, like an intimate friend? Or blind like the Servant of Yahweh?
They of the Pharisees who were with him, heard, these things, and said unto him - Are, we also, blind?
2 Peter 1:9
For, he to whom these things are not present, is, blind, seeing only what is near, having come, to forget, his purification from his old sins.
Understand, ye simple ones, shrewdness, and, ye dullards understand sense;
Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither, as for him that lacketh sense, she saith to him -
Be looking to it, therefore, lest, the light that is in thee, be, darkness.
1 Corinthians 10:12
So that, he that thinketh he is standing, let him take heed lest he fall.