Then Jesus said to His disciples, “I assure you: It will be hard for a rich person to enter the kingdom of heaven!
Jesus looked around and said to His disciples, “How hard it is for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!”
Seeing that he became sad, Jesus said, “How hard it is for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!
It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.”
For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.”
“There was a rich man who would dress in purple and fine linen, feasting lavishly every day.
He has satisfied the hungry with good things
and sent the rich away empty.
“No one can be a slave of two masters, since either he will hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot be slaves of God and of money.
What will you do on the day of punishment
when devastation comes from far away?
Who will you run to for help?
Where will you leave your wealth?
“That’s how it is with the one who stores up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God.”
Wealth is not profitable on a day of wrath,
but righteousness rescues from death.
He lies down wealthy, but will do so no more;
when he opens his eyes, it is gone.
Their wealth will become plunder
and their houses a ruin.
They will build houses but never live in them,
plant vineyards but never drink their wine.
Your wealth is ruined and your clothes are moth-eaten.
for in a single hour
such fabulous wealth was destroyed!And every shipmaster, seafarer, the sailors, and all who do business by sea, stood far off
As soon as your eyes fly to it, it disappears,
for it makes wings for itself
and flies like an eagle to the sky.
He will no longer be rich; his wealth will not endure.
His possessions will not increase in the land.
for wealth is not forever;
not even a crown lasts for all time.
but the one who is rich should boast in his humiliation because he will pass away like a flower of the field. For the sun rises with its scorching heat and dries up the grass; its flower falls off, and its beautiful appearance is destroyed. In the same way, the rich man will wither away while pursuing his activities.
1 Timothy 6:9
But those who want to be rich fall into temptation, a trap, and many foolish and harmful desires, which plunge people into ruin and destruction.
A good man leaves an inheritance to his grandchildren,
but the sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous.
For one can see that wise men die;
foolish and stupid men also pass away.
Then they leave their wealth to others.
“Certainly, man walks about like a mere shadow.
Indeed, they frantically rush around in vain,
without knowing who will get them.
He must return the fruit of his labor without consuming it;
he doesn’t enjoy the profits from his trading.
The fool is appointed to great heights,
but the rich remain in lowly positions.
Better a poor man who lives with integrity
than a rich man who distorts right and wrong.
They will take your wealth as spoil and plunder your merchandise. They will also demolish your walls and tear down your beautiful homes. Then they will throw your stones, timber, and soil into the water.
who wait for death, but it does not come,
and search for it more than for hidden treasure,