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Instruct those who are rich in this present world not to be conceited or to fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly supplies us with all things to enjoy.
"So I have come down to deliver them from the power of the Egyptians, and to bring them up from that land to a good and spacious land, to a land flowing with milk and honey, to the place of the Canaanite and the Hittite and the Amorite and the Perizzite and the Hivite and the Jebusite.
"Now it shall be, if you diligently obey the LORD your God, being careful to do all His commandments which I command you today, the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth.
He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, Which yields its fruit in its season And its leaf does not wither; And in whatever he does, he prospers.
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"Riches and honor are with me, Enduring wealth and righteousness.
The LORD God planted a garden toward the east, in Eden; and there He placed the man whom He had formed.
Now Isaac sowed in that land and reaped in the same year a hundredfold. And the LORD blessed him,
The LORD restored the fortunes of Job when he prayed for his friends, and the LORD increased all that Job had twofold.
Now Hezekiah had immense riches and honor; and he made for himself treasuries for silver, gold, precious stones, spices, shields and all kinds of valuable articles,
"Otherwise, you may say in your heart, 'My power and the strength of my hand made me this wealth.'
The wicked, in the haughtiness of his countenance, does not seek Him All his thoughts are, "There is no God."
He who trusts in his riches will fall, But the righteous will flourish like the green leaf.
Do not trust in oppression And do not vainly hope in robbery; If riches increase, do not set your heart upon them.
When you set your eyes on it, it is gone. For wealth certainly makes itself wings Like an eagle that flies toward the heavens.
The disciples were amazed at His words. But Jesus answered again and said to them, "Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God!
And He told them a parable, saying, "The land of a rich man was very productive.
But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful desires which plunge men into ruin and destruction.
"The seed which fell among the thorns, these are the ones who have heard, and as they go on their way they are choked with worries and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to maturity.
'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,
Keep deception and lies far from me, Give me neither poverty nor riches; Feed me with the food that is my portion,
He who oppresses the poor to make more for himself Or who gives to the rich, will only come to poverty.
Thus says the LORD, "For three transgressions of Israel and for four I will not revoke its punishment, Because they sell the righteous for money And the needy for a pair of sandals.
"And he cried out and said, 'Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus so that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool off my tongue, for I am in agony in this flame.'
Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries which are coming upon you.
He said, "Naked I came from my mother's womb, And naked I shall return there The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away. Blessed be the name of the LORD."
I have seen a wicked, violent man Spreading himself like a luxuriant tree in its native soil.
For he sees that even wise men die; The stupid and the senseless alike perish And leave their wealth to others.
Now on the day when his sons and his daughters were eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother's house,
And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God! And the children of men take refuge in the shadow of Your wings.
To me, the very least of all saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unfathomable riches of Christ,
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in 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.
Jesus said, "Truly I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or farms, for My sake and for the gospel's sake,
For there was not a needy person among them, for all who were owners of land or houses would sell them and bring the proceeds of the sales
But I have received everything in full and have an abundance; I am amply supplied, having received from Epaphroditus what you have sent, a fragrant aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well-pleasing to God.
"But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal;
"They will hunger no longer, nor thirst anymore; nor will the sun beat down on them, nor any heat;
For thus says the LORD, "Behold, I extend peace to her like a river, And the glory of the nations like an overflowing stream; And you will be nursed, you will be carried on the hip and fondled on the knees.
"And the one on whom seed was sown among the thorns, this is the man who hears the word, and the worry of the world and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.
"Sell your possessions and give to charity; make yourselves money belts which do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near nor moth destroys.
There was a certain man without a dependent, having neither a son nor a brother, yet there was no end to all his labor. Indeed, his eyes were not satisfied with riches and he never asked, "And for whom am I laboring and depriving myself of pleasure?" This too is vanity and it is a grievous task.
And someone came to Him and said, "Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may obtain eternal life?"
For I was envious of the arrogant As I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.
Why should I fear in days of adversity, When the iniquity of my foes surrounds me,
God said to Solomon, "Because you had this in mind, and did not ask for riches, wealth or honor, or the life of those who hate you, nor have you even asked for long life, but you have asked for yourself wisdom and knowledge that you may rule My people over whom I have made you king,
"For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?
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