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19 Bible Verses about Misers
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And a certain man, Ananias by name, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession, And separated from the price, his wife also knowing; and having brought a certain part, laid at the feet of the sent. And Peter said, Ananias, wherefore filled Satan thy heart, for thee to belie the Holy Spirit, and separate from the price of the farmread more.
Remaining, did it not remain to thee? and sold, it was in thy power: for what hast thou put this thing in thy heart? thou hast not lied to men, but to God. And Ananias hearing these words, having fallen down, he expired: and great fear was upon all them hearing these things. And the younger having risen up, drew him together, and having carried out, interred. And there was an interval of about three hours, and his wife not knowing that done, came in. And Peter answered to her, Tell me, if for so much ye sold the farm? And she said, Yes, for so much. And Peter said to her, For what was it agreed by you to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? behold, the feet of them having interred thy husband at the door, and they shall carry thee out. And she fell immediately at his feet, and expired: and the young men having come in, found her dead, and having carried out, interred near her husband. And great fear was upon the whole church, and upon all having heard these things.
And he spake a parable to them, saying, The farm of a certain rich man bore well: And he calculated in himself, saying, What shall I do, for I have not where I shall collect together my fruits? And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my stores, and build greater; and there will I collect all my produce and my good things.read more.
And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast many good things laid up for many years; rest, eat, drink, be gladdened. And God said to him, O foolish one, this night they require thy soul from thee: and what thou hast prepared, to whom shall it be? So he treasuring up for himself, and not rich toward God.
And he said to them, See, and watch yourselves from covetousness: for not in the abounding to any one of his possessions is his life.
None can serve two lords: for either he will hate one and love the other; or hold firmly to one and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
Treasure not up to you treasures upon earth, where moth and gnawing destroy, and thieves dig through and steal:
For the root of all evils is the love of money: which some striving for, have been led astray from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many pains.
Therefore kill your members that are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry:
He stopping his ear from the cry of the poor one also himself shall call and shall not be answered.
Thou shalt not eat the bread of an evil eye, and ye shall not long for its dainties: Like him estimating evil in his soul, so is he: Eat and drink, he will say to thee; and his heart not with thee. Thy morsel which thou didst eat thou shalt vomit forth and destroy thy pleasant words.
And I turned back, and I shall see vanity under the sun. There is one, and not a second; also a son and brother not to him: and no end to all his labor; also his eye shall not be satisfied with riches: and for whom do I labor and diminish my soul from good? Also this is vanity, and it is an evil labor.
For we brought nothing into the world, it is manifest that neither are we able to carry anything out.
And they wishing to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and many eager desires, unwise and hurtful, which sink men into ruin and perdition. For the root of all evils is the love of money: which some striving for, have been led astray from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many pains.
And a certain man, Ananias by name, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession, And separated from the price, his wife also knowing; and having brought a certain part, laid at the feet of the sent.