Drawbacks To Riches

Most Relevant Verses

Matthew 19:23

And Jesus said to His disciples, Truly I say to you, it will be difficult for a rich man to get into the kingdom of heaven.

Mark 10:23

And Jesus looked around and said to His disciples, With what difficulty will those who possess wealth and keep on holding it enter the kingdom of God!

Luke 18:24

Jesus, observing him, said, How difficult it is for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!

Mark 10:25

It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.

Luke 18:25

For it is easier for a camel to enter through a needle's eye than [for] a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.

Luke 16:19

There was a certain rich man who [habitually] clothed himself in purple and fine linen and reveled and feasted and made merry in splendor every day.

Luke 1:53

He has filled and satisfied the hungry with good things, and the rich He has sent away empty-handed [without a gift].

Isaiah 10:3

And what will you do in the day of visitation [of God's wrath], and in the desolation which shall come from afar? To whom will you flee for help? And where will you deposit [for safekeeping] your wealth and with whom leave your glory?

Luke 12:21

So it is with the one who continues to lay up and hoard possessions for himself and is not rich [in his relation] to God [this is how he fares].

Proverbs 11:4

Riches provide no security in any day of wrath and judgment, but righteousness (uprightness and right standing with God) delivers from death.

Job 27:19

[The wicked] will lie down rich, but does it not again; he opens his eyes, and [his wealth] is gone.

Zephaniah 1:13

And their wealth shall become plunder and their houses a desolation. Though they build houses, they shall not inhabit them; though they plant vineyards, they shall not drink the wine from them.

James 5:2

Your abundant wealth has rotted and is ruined, and your [many] garments have become moth-eaten.

Revelation 18:17

Because in one [single] hour all the vast wealth has been destroyed (wiped out). And all ship captains and pilots, navigators and all who live by seafaring, the crews and all who ply their trade on the sea, stood a long way off,

Job 15:29

He shall not be rich, neither shall his wealth last, neither shall his produce bend to the earth nor his possessions be extended on the earth.

James 1:10-11

And the rich [person ought to glory] in being humbled [by being shown his human frailty], because like the flower of the grass he will pass away. For the sun comes up with a scorching heat and parches the grass; its flower falls off and its beauty fades away. Even so will the rich man wither and die in the midst of his pursuits.

1 Timothy 6:9

But those who crave to be rich fall into temptation and a snare and into many foolish (useless, godless) and hurtful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction and miserable perishing.

Proverbs 13:22

A good man leaves an inheritance [of moral stability and goodness] to his children's children, and the wealth of the sinner [finds its way eventually] into the hands of the righteous, for whom it was laid up.

Psalm 39:6

Surely every man walks to and fro -- "like a shadow in a pantomime; surely for futility and emptiness he is in turmoil; each one heaps up riches, not knowing who will gather them.

Job 20:18

That which he labored for shall he give back and shall not swallow it down [to enjoy it]; according to his wealth shall the restitution be, and he shall not rejoice in it.

Ecclesiastes 10:6

Folly is set in great dignity and in high places, and the rich sit in low places.

Proverbs 28:6

Better is the poor man who walks in his integrity than he who willfully goes in double and wrong ways, though he is rich.

Ezekiel 26:12

And [your adversaries] shall make a spoil of your riches and make booty of your merchandise. And they shall break down your walls and destroy your pleasant houses, and they shall lay the stones and the timber and the very dust from your demolished city out in the midst of the water [between the island and the mainland city site to make a causeway].

Job 3:21

Who long and wait for death, but it comes not, and dig for it more than for hidden treasures,

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