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Materialism, As An Aspect Of Sin

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Romans 1:22-23

Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

Psalm 115:2-8

Why should the nations say, Where is now their God?

Isaiah 44:9-11

They that make a graven image are all of them nothing; and their precious things shall not profit; and they are their own witnesses; they see not, nor know; that they may be ashamed.

Daniel 3:1

Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, whose height was threescore cubits, and its width six cubits: he set it up in the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon.

Habakkuk 2:18

What profits the graven image that its maker has shaped it; the molten image, and a teacher of lies, that the maker of his work trusts in it, to make dumb idols?

Acts 17:16

Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred in him, when he saw the city wholly given to idolatry.

Exodus 20:4-5

You shall not make unto yourself any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:

Exodus 32:4

And he received them from their hand, and fashioned it with an engraving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said, These be your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt.

Leviticus 26:1

You shall make no idols nor graven images, neither raise you up a standing image, neither shall you set up any image of stone in your land, to bow down unto it: for I am the LORD your God.

Deuteronomy 4:15-19

Take therefore good heed unto yourselves; for you saw no manner of form on the day that the LORD spoke unto you in Horeb out of the midst of the fire:

Deuteronomy 7:25

The graven images of their gods shall you burn with fire: you shall not desire the silver or gold that is on them, nor take it unto you, lest you be snared by it: for it is an abomination to the LORD your God.

1 Kings 11:1-6

But king Solomon loved many foreign women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians, and Hittites;

Psalm 106:19-20

They made a calf in Horeb, and worshiped the molten image.

Isaiah 42:8

I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.

Jeremiah 2:11-13

Has a nation changed its gods, which are yet no gods? but my people have changed their glory for that which does not profit.

1 Chronicles 29:12

Both riches and honor come from you, and you reign over all; and in your hand is power and might; and in your hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all.

Genesis 26:12-13

Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year a hundredfold: and the LORD blessed him.

Deuteronomy 8:18

But you shall remember the LORD your God: for it is he that gives you power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he swore unto your fathers, as it is this day.

2 Chronicles 32:29

Moreover he provided himself cities, and possessions of flocks and herds in abundance: for God had given him very great possessions.

Psalm 112:1-3

Praise you the LORD. Blessed is the man that fears the LORD, that delights greatly in his commandments.

Proverbs 10:22

The blessing of the LORD, it makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.

Hosea 2:8

For she did not know that I gave her grain, and wine, and oil, and multiplied her silver and gold, which they prepared for Baal.

Deuteronomy 8:13-14

And when your herds and your flocks multiply, and your silver and your gold is multiplied, and all that you have is multiplied;

1 Timothy 6:9-10

But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which plunge men into destruction and perdition.

Job 31:24-28

If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold, You are my confidence;

Ezekiel 28:5

By your great wisdom and by your trade have you increased your riches, and your heart is lifted up because of your riches:

Matthew 19:21-22

Jesus said unto him, If you will be perfect, go and sell what you have, and give to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.

Luke 18:22-23

Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet you lack one thing: sell all that you have, and distribute unto the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.

Matthew 26:14-16

Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests,

Matthew 19:23-24

Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Mark 10:24-25

And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answered again, and said unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God!

Luke 18:24-25

And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, How hard it is for those that have riches to enter into the kingdom of God!

Mark 4:18-19

And these are they who are sown among thorns; such as hear the word,

1 Timothy 6:17-19

Charge them that are rich in this present age, that they be not haughty, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy;

James 2:2-5

For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in fine apparel, and there come in also a poor man in shabby clothing;

James 5:1-6

Come now, you rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.

Job 22:20

Surely our substance is not cut down, but the remnant of them the fire consumes.

Psalm 49:10

For he sees that wise men die, likewise the fool and the senseless person perish, and leave their wealth to others.

Proverbs 22:1-2

A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favor rather than silver and gold.

Luke 12:20-21

But God said unto him, You fool, this night your soul shall be required of you: then whose shall those things be, which you have prepared?

1 Timothy 6:7

For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.

Haggai 1:5-6

Now therefore thus says the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways.

1 Kings 21:2-4

And Ahab spoke unto Naboth, saying, Give me your vineyard, that I may have it for a garden of herbs, because it is near unto my house: and I will give you for it a better vineyard than it; or, if it seems good to you, I will give you the worth of it in money.

Exodus 20:17

You shall not covet your neighbor's house, you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor any thing that is your neighbor's.

Deuteronomy 5:21

Neither shall you desire your neighbor's wife, neither shall you covet your neighbor's house, his field, or his manservant, or his maidservant, his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor's.

Joshua 7:1

But the children of Israel committed a trespass in the accursed thing: for Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, took of the accursed thing: and the anger of the LORD was kindled against the children of Israel.

1 Kings 10:23-27

So king Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth for riches and for wisdom.

Mark 8:36-37

For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own life?

Luke 9:24-25

For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.

James 1:9-11

Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted:

Philippians 2:5-6

Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:

Jeremiah 9:23-24

Thus says the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches:

Matthew 6:25-32

Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what you shall eat, or what you shall drink; nor yet for your body, what you shall put on. Is not life more than food, and the body than clothing?

1 John 2:15-17

Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

Genesis 13:8-9

And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray you, between me and you, and between my herdsmen and your herdsmen; for we are brethren.

Genesis 14:23

That I will not take from a thread even to a shoe thong, and that I will not take anything that is yours, lest you should say, I have made Abram rich:

Acts 3:6

Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.

Acts 4:32-37

And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that any of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.

Philippians 4:11-12

Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, to be content.

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