16 Bible Verses about Luxury
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In her chamber, the king's daughter is glorious; her clothing is embroidered with gold thread. In embroidered garments she is presented to the king. Her virgin companions who follow her train will be presented to you. Filled with joy and gladness, they are presented when they enter the king's palace.
All of King Solomon's drinking vessels were made of gold, and all the vessels in his palace in the Lebanon forest were made of pure gold. None were of silver, because silver was never considered to be valuable during Solomon's lifetime,
"Once there was a rich man who used to dress in purple and fine linen and live in great luxury every day.
"Look!" Pharaoh confirmed to Joseph, "I've put you in charge of the entire land of Egypt!" Then Pharaoh removed his signet ring from his hand, placed it on Joseph's hand, had him clothed in fine linen garments, and placed a gold chain around his neck. Then he provided him with a chariot as his second-in-command, outfitted with a group of people who shouted out in front of him, "Bow your knees!" And that's how Pharaoh set Joseph over the entire land of Egypt.
By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be called a son of Pharaoh's daughter, because he preferred being mistreated with God's people to enjoying the pleasures of sin for a short time. He thought that being insulted for the sake of the Messiah was of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward.read more.
By faith he left Egypt, without being afraid of the king's anger, and he persevered because he saw the one who is invisible.
This message came to me from the LORD: "Son of Man, compose a mourning song for Tyre. Tell Tyre, who lives at the gateway to the Mediterranean Sea, who serves as the international merchant to many coastal districts: "This is what the Lord GOD says: "Tyre, you've been claiming, "I am beauty perfected.'read more.
You've set your national boundary in international waters. Your builders made you downright beautiful!"'" "They brought in a ship made with pine planking from Senir, configured with a mast carved from a cedar from Lebanon, equipped with oars made from oaks from Bashan, with ivory-inlaid cypress wood decking imported from the coastlands of Cypress, with sails made with embroidered Egyptian linen, festooned with blue banners, and with your sun shades made with purple cloth from Cypress. Your sailors were conscripted from Sidon and Arvad, and your officers served aboard as pilots. The wise men and elders from Gebal accompanied you, serving as ship's carpenters. All the maritime navies and their seaman also accompanied you to assist you in doing business internationally." "Soldiers from Persia, Lud, and Libya, served in your army. They were your mighty soldiers. Their helmets and shields adorned your barracks walls, and they won battle decorations for you. Mercenaries from Arvad and Helech stood guard duty on your walls, while brave men manned your towers. They hung their shields all around your walls just the right touch to perfect your interior decorating!" "Tarshish was your business partner because of your phenomenal wealth. They traded silver, iron, tin, and lead for your merchandise. Greece, Tubal, and Meshech bartered with you, exchanging slaves and bronze vessels for your wares. Beth-togarmah traded horses, war horses, and mules in exchange for what you had to sell. Men from the low country south of Edom and many of the coastlands were your markets for ivory tusks and ebony that they brought to trade with you. "Aram was one of your customers because you had so much merchandise. They paid by trading turquoise, purple yarn, embroidered goods, Egyptian linen, coral, and rubies. The territories of Judah and Israel were your clients, too. They traded wheat from their distribution centers, baked goods, honey, oil, and ointments for your merchandise. "Because you have so much to sell and are so rich, Damascus has been your trading partner, exchanging wine from Helbon, unbleached wool, and casks of wine from Izal for your wrought iron, cassia wood, and aromatic reeds. "Dedan traded with you, exchanging riding blankets. Arabia, including all the princes of Kedar, came to you, shopping for lambs, rams, and goats. Traders from Sheba and Raamah paid for the best of what you had to offer with all types of spices, precious stones, and gold. Haran, Canneh, Eden, merchants from Sheba, Asshur, and Chilmad did business with you, trading garments made into the finest blue and embroidered mantels, and also multi-colored carpets, ropes, and other merchandise. Ocean-going fleets carried your merchandise." "How filled you were! How glorious you were, at home in the heart of the sea! But your rowers have brought you into dangerous waters. The east wind has broken you in the heart of the ocean! Your wealth, your products, your merchandise your sailors, your pilots, your tailors, your salesmen, all your mercenaries with you your entire company with you will fall into the midst of the sea on the day when you're overthrown!
"Woe to those who are at ease in Zion, to those who rest on the mountain of Samaria the famous men of the nations to whom the house of Israel came! Cross over to Calneh and look around, then go on to that great city of Hamath, and from there go down to Gath of the Philistines. Are you better than these kingdoms? Or is their territory more extensive than yours? "Disbelieving that a day of evil will come, embracing opportunities to commit violence,read more.
lying on ivory beds, stretching out on your couches, eating lambs from the flock, and fattened calves from the stall, chanting to the sound of stringed instruments as if they were David, composing songs to themselves as if they were musicians, drinking wine from bowls, anointing themselves with the choicest of oils, but not grieving on the occasion of Joseph's ruin therefore you will be the first to go into exile, and the celebrations of those who are lounging will end."
In the third year of his reign, he gave a banquet for all his officials and ministers, and the military leaders of Persia and Media, the nobles, and the provincial officials were present. He displayed the enormous wealth of his kingdom, along with its splendid beauty and greatness for many days for 180 days in all. When those days were over, the king held a seven-day banquet in the courtyard of the garden of his palace for all the people who were present in Susa the capital, from the greatest to the least important. read more.
There were curtains of white and blue linen tied with cords of fine linen and purple material to silver rings on marble columns. There were couches of gold and silver on a mosaic pavement of porphyry, marble, mother-of-pearl and other precious stones. Drinks were served in gold vessels of various kinds, and there was plenty of royal wine because the king was generous. According to the king's decree the drinking was not compulsory because the king instructed every steward in his house to serve each individual what he desired. Queen Vashti also held a banquet in the royal palace of King Ahasuerus for the women. A week later, when the king was under the influence of all that wine, he ordered Mehuman, Biztha, Harbona, Bigtha, Abagtha, Zethar, and Carcas, the seven eunuchs who served King Ahasuerus, to bring Queen Vashti to the king, wearing the royal crown to display her beauty to the people and the officials, since she was lovely to look at.
Frightened by the torture that she experiences, they will stand far away and cry out, "How terrible, how terrible it is for that great city, the powerful city Babylon, because your judgment arrived in a single hour!" The world's businesses cry and mourn over her, because no one buys their cargo anymore cargo of gold, silver, gems, pearls, fine linen, purple cloth, silk, scarlet cloth, all kinds of scented wood, all articles made of ivory, all articles made of very costly wood, bronze, iron, marble, read more.
cinnamon, spice, incense, myrrh, frankincense, wine, olive oil, flour, wheat, cattle, sheep, horses, chariots, and slaves (that is, human souls)
Daniel determined within himself not to become defiled by the king's menu of rich foods or by the king's wine, so he requested permission from the chief officer not to defile himself.
Woe to this city, contaminated with shed blood, all full of lies and robberies it is never without victims! The crack of whips and the clamor of wheels! The galloping horses and the bounding chariots! The cavalry attacks the flashing sword and the glittering spear! Many are the slain so many casualties! No end to bodies, and the soldiers trip over the corpses.read more.
Innumerable are the harlotries of this well-favored whore, this mistress of witchcraft, who enslaves nations through her fornication and families through her sorcery. "Look, I am against you," declares the LORD of the Heavenly Armies, "so I will pull up your dress over your face. I will show your nakedness to the nations, and your disgrace to the kingdoms. I will hurl abominable filth upon you, making you look foolish, and making an example of you. It will be that everyone who looks at you will run away, saying, "Nineveh has been violently overthrown! Who will mourn for her? Where will I find anyone to comfort you?'" "Are you any better than Thebes, which sits by the upper Nile, surrounded by water? The sea was her defense, the waters her wall of protection. Sudan was her source of strength, along with Egypt there were no limits. Put and the Libyans were her allies. But she, too, was exiled she went into captivity! Her young children were dashed to pieces at every crossroad of their streets, and her famous citizens were sold by lottery, while all of her aristocrats were put in chains. You will also become drunk. You will disappear, trying to hide from your enemies. All your defenses are like fig trees with ripe early fruit when shaken, it falls right into the devourer's mouth. Look at your people they are women! Your borders stand wide open to your enemies, while fire consumes the bars of your gates." "Draw water, because a siege is coming! Strengthen your fortresses! Make the clay good and strong! Mix the mortar! Go get your brick molds! In that place fire will consume you, the sword will cut you down, consuming you as locusts do. Multiply yourself like locusts, increase like swarming grasshoppers. You added to your inventory of businessmen they number more than the stars of heaven. The creeping locust sheds its skin and flies away. Your imperial guards are like the swarming grasshopper; your marshals are like hordes of grasshoppers, settling in the stone walls on a chilly day. The sun rises, and they flee away; no one knows where they went. Hey king of Assyria! Your shepherds are asleep and your nobles are lying down! Your people lie scattered on the mountains, and there is no one to gather them together. There is no healing for your injury your wound is fatal. Everyone who hears about you will applaud, because who hasn't escaped your endless evil?"
"To the messenger of the church in Laodicea, write: "The Amen, the witness who is faithful and true, the originator of God's creation, says this: "I know your actions, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were cold or hot. Since you are lukewarm and neither hot nor cold, I am going to spit you out of my mouth. read more.
You say, "I am rich. I have become wealthy. I don't need anything." Yet you don't realize that you are miserable, pitiful, poor, blind, and naked.