28 Bible Verses about Drawbacks To Riches
Most Relevant Verses
“Now there was a rich man, and he habitually dressed in purple and fine linen, joyously living in splendor every day.
“No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.
“He lies down rich, but never again;
He opens his eyes, and it is no longer.
for in one hour such great wealth has been laid waste!’ And every shipmaster and every passenger and sailor, and as many as make their living by the sea, stood at a distance,
When you set your eyes on it, it is gone.
For wealth certainly makes itself wings
Like an eagle that flies toward the heavens.
and the rich man is to glory in his humiliation, because like flowering grass he will pass away. For the sun rises with a scorching wind and withers the grass; and its flower falls off and the beauty of its appearance is destroyed; so too the rich man in the midst of his pursuits will fade away.
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.
A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children,
And the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.
For he sees that even wise men die;
The stupid and the senseless alike perish
And leave their wealth to others.
“Surely every man walks about as a phantom;
Surely they make an uproar for nothing;
He amasses riches and does not know who will gather them.
“He returns what he has attained
And cannot swallow it;
As to the riches of his trading,
He cannot even enjoy them.