I advise you to buy from Me gold refined by fire so that you may become rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself, and that the shame of your nakedness will not be revealed; and eye salve to anoint your eyes so that you may see.
(“Behold, I am coming like a thief. Blessed is the one who stays awake and keeps his clothes, so that he will not walk about naked and men will not see his shame.”)
“Ho! Every one who thirsts, come to the waters; And you who have no money come, buy and eat. Come, buy wine and milk Without money and without cost.
“ The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in the field, which a man found and hid again; and from joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.
Listen, my beloved brethren: did not God choose the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him?
But the prudent answered, ‘No, there will not be enough for us and you too; go instead to the dealers and buy some for yourselves.’
so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
‘I know your tribulation and your poverty (but you are rich), and the blasphemy by those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.
It was given to her to clothe herself in fine linen, bright and clean; for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.
I will bless the Lord who has counseled me; Indeed, my mind instructs me in the night.
I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you.
With Your counsel You will guide me, And afterward receive me to glory.
Because they had rebelled against the words of God And spurned the counsel of the Most High.
And you neglected all my counsel And did not want my reproof;
“They would not accept my counsel, They spurned all my reproof.
Listen to counsel and accept discipline, That you may be wise the rest of your days.
Buy truth, and do not sell it, Get wisdom and instruction and understanding.
I say, “Keep the command of the king because of the oath before God.
“Your nakedness will be uncovered, Your shame also will be exposed; I will take vengeance and will not spare a man.”
“So I Myself have also stripped your skirts off over your face, That your shame may be seen.
Many of those who sleep in the dust of the ground will awake, these to everlasting life, but the others to disgrace and everlasting contempt.
Go on your way, inhabitant of Shaphir, in shameful nakedness. The inhabitant of Zaanan does not escape. The lamentation of Beth-ezel: “He will take from you its support.”
“Behold, I am against you,” declares the Lord of hosts; “And I will lift up your skirts over your face, And show to the nations your nakedness And to the kingdoms your disgrace.
He will sit as a smelter and purifier of silver, and He will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, so that they may present to the Lord offerings in righteousness.
So is the man who stores up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.”
When He had said this, He spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and applied the clay to his eyes,
Now if any man builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw,
inasmuch as we, having put it on, will not be found naked.
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich.
Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share,
But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you all know.
But you have a few people in Sardis who have not soiled their garments; and they will walk with Me in white, for they are worthy.
Because you say, “ I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing,” and you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked,
Then one of the elders answered, saying to me, “These who are clothed in the white robes, who are they, and where have they come from?”