54 Bible Verses about Riches, Dangers Of
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For, a root of all the vices, is the love of money, which, some, being eager for, have been seduced from the faith, and have pierced, themselves, about with many pangs.
Israel hath sinned, yea moreover they have transgressed my covenant which I commanded them, - yea moreover they have taken of what was devoted, yea moreover they have stolen, yea moreover they have dissembled, yea moreover they have put it among their own goods.
Not given to wine, not ready to wound, but considerate, averse to contention, not fond of money,
No one, unto two masters, can be in service; for either, the one, he will hate, and, the other ,love, or, one, he will hold to, and, the other, despise: Ye cannot be in service, unto God, and, unto Riches.
No domestic, can, unto two masters, be in service; for either, the one, he will hate, and, the other, love, or, unto the one, he will hold, and, the other, despise: Ye cannot, unto God, be in service, and unto Riches.
and said to him, All these things, will I give thee, - if thou wilt fall down and worship me. Then saith Jesus unto him, Withdraw, Satan! for it is written, - The Lord thy God, shalt thou worship, and, to him alone, render divine service.
Adulteresses! Know ye not that, the friendship of the world, is, enmity to God? Whosoever, therefore, is minded to be, a friend, of the world, an enemy of God, doth constitute himself.
And, he among the thorns sown, the same, is he that, heareth the word, - and, the anxiety of the age and the deceit of riches, choke up the word, and, unfruitful, it becometh.
and, the anxieties of the age, and the deceit of wealth, and the covetings about the remaining things, entering in, choke up the word, and, unfruitful, it becometh;
And, that which in among the thorns fell, these, are they who have heard; and, by anxieties and wealth and pleasures of life being borne along, are choked up, and bear not to perfection.
Jesus said unto him - If thou desirest to be perfect, Withdraw! sell thy substance, and give to the destitute, - and thou shalt have treasure in the heavens; and come! be following me. And the young man, hearing, this word, went away sorrowing, - for he was holding large possessions.
And, Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said unto him - One thing, unto thee, is wanting; - Withdraw! whatsoever thou hast, sell, and give unto thedestitute, - and thou shalt have treasure in heaven; and come! be following me. And, he, becoming gloomy because of the word, departed sorrowing, for he was holding, many possessions.
And Jesus, hearing, said unto him - Yet one thing, unto thee, is lacking: Whatsoever thou hast, sell, and distribute unto the destitute, - and thou shalt have treasure in theheavens; and come! be following me. But, he, hearing these things, became, encompassed with grief; for he was rich exceedingly.
Upon them who are rich in the present age, lay thou charge - not to be high-minded, nor to have set their hope on, riches', uncertainty, - but on God, who offereth us all things richly for enjoying,
If I made gold my stay, and, to precious metal, said, My confidence! If I rejoiced because great was my substance, and, an abundance, my hand had discovered; If I looked at the sun, when it flashed forth light, or at the moon, majestically marching along;read more.
And befooled secretly was my heart, so that my hand kissed my mouth, That too, had been a judicial iniquity, For I should have been false to GOD, above.
The righteous shall both see and fear, And, over him, shall laugh: Lo! the man who made not God his refuge, - But trusted in the abundance of his riches, Emboldened himself in his wealth!
He that trusteth in his riches, the same, shall fall, but, like the leaf, shall the righteous break forth.
Why shouldst thou glory in the vales, The flowing of thy vale O apostate daughter? She who is trusting in her treasures, saying, Who shall invade, me?
Do not trust in extortion, Nor, with robbery, become vain, As for wealth, when it beareth fruit, Do not set thereon your heart.
So then Ephraim said, Surely I have gotten me riches, I have found wealth for myself, - in all my toils, they cannot find in me perversity which is sin.
Let him not see in the channels the flowings of torrents of honey and milk. In vain, he toiled, he shall not swallow, like wealth to be restored, in which he cannot exult! For he hath oppressed - hath forsaken the poor, A house, hath he seized, which he cannot rebuild.read more.
Surely he hath known no peace in his inmost mind, - With his dearest thing, shall he not get away:
Vanity and falsehood, remove far from me, Neither poverty nor riches, give me, Feed me with the food appointed me: Lest I be full, and deny, and say - Who is Yahweh? or lest I be impoverished and steal, and do violence to the Name of my God.
So then thou shalt eat and be satisfied, - and bless Yahweh thy God, for the good land which he hath given unto thee. Take heed to thyself, lest thou forget Yahweh thy God, - so as not to keep his commandments and his regulations and his statutes, which I am commanding thee to-day; lest thou eat, and be satisfied, - and goodly houses, thou build and inhabit;read more.
and thy herd and thy flock, increase, and silver and gold, increase unto thee, - and all that thou hast, increase; and so thy heart be lifted up, - and thou forget Yahweh thy God, who brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt out of the house of servants;
Then Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: Thou wast fat, Thou wast thick, Thou wast gorged, So he forsook the GOD who made him, And treated as foolish his Rock of salvation.
and they captured fortified cities and a fat soil, and took possession of houses full of every good thing, wells digged, vineyards and oliveyards and fruit-trees, in abundance, - so they did eat and were filled and became fat, and luxuriated in thy great goodness. But they murmured and rebelled against thee, and cast thy law behind their back, and, thy prophets, they slew, who testified against them that they might turn them back unto thee, - and they wrought great insults.
Do not toil to get wealth, of thine own understanding, forbear:
Jesus answered them, and said - Verily, verily, I say unto you: Ye seek me, not because ye saw signs, but because ye did eat of the loaves and were filled. Be working, not for the food that perisheth, but for the food that endureth unto life age-abiding, - which, the Son of Man, unto you, will give; for upon, the same, hath the Father, even God, set his seal.
Therefore hath come the word of Yahweh by the hand of Haggai the prophet, saying: Is it a time that, ye yourselves, should be dwelling in your own paneled houses? and, this house, be in ruins? Now, therefore, Thus, saith Yahweh of hosts, - Apply your heart unto your own experience -
Alas for you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites; because ye cleanse the outside of the cup and of the dish, - while, within, they are full of plunder and intemperance.
Now, a certain man, was rich, and he used to clothe himself with purple and fine linen, making merry day by day, brilliantly. And, a certain beggar, by name Lazarus, used to be cast near his gate, full of sores, and to long to be fed from the crumbs that fell from the table of the rich man: nay! even, the dogs, used to come and lick his sores.
And, having sustenance and covering, we shall be content; But, they who are determined to be rich, fall into temptation, and a snare, and many foolish and hurtful covetings, the which, sink men into ruin and destruction, -
Thou shalt not oppress thy neighbour nor rob him , - The wages of him that is hired shall not tarry with thee, until the morning.
And, if he be a poor man, thou shalt not sleep in his pledge: thou shalt, restore, to him the pledge at the going in of the sun, so shall he sleep in his own mantle, and bless thee, - and, unto thee, shall it be righteous-ness before Yahweh thy God. Thou shalt not oppress a hired servant that is poor and needy, - of thy brethren or of thy sojourners that are in thy land, within thy gates;read more.
for his day, shalt thou give his hire neither shall the sun, go in upon it, for, poor, he is, and, unto it, is he lifting up his soul, - lest he cry out against thee, unto Yahweh, and it be, in thee a sin.
He that oppresseth the poor, to make increase for himself, giving to the rich, shall surely come to want.
Thy rulers, are unruly, and companions of thieves, Every one of the people, loveth a bribe, and runneth after rewards, - The fatherless, they do not vindicate, And, the plea of the widow, reacheth them not.
Alas! for him who buildeth his house without righteousness, And his roof-chambers without justice, - Of his neighbour, taketh service for nought, And recompense for his work, giveth him not.
For, her rich men, are full of violence, and, her inhabitants, have spoken falsehood, - and, their tongue, is deceitful in their mouth.
Therefore will I draw near unto you for judgment, and will become a swift witness against the mutterers of incantations, and against the adulterers, and against them that swear to a falsehood, - and against them who rob the hire of the hireling, the widow and the fatherless, and that drive away the sojourner, and do not revere me, saith Yahweh of hosts.
Whereas, ye, have dishonoured the destitute man! Do not, the rich, oppress you? and, themselves, drag you into courts of justice?
Lo, the wage of the workers who have out down your fields - that which hath been kept back, by you, is crying out; and, the outcries of them who reaped, into the ears of the Lord of hosts, have entered:
Lo! the man who made not God his refuge, - But trusted in the abundance of his riches, Emboldened himself in his wealth!
And, the disciples, were in amazement, because of the words. But, Jesus, again answering, saith unto them - Children! how difficult, it is, to enter, into the kingdom of God!
and will say to my soul - Soul! thou hast many good things lying by for many years: be taking thy rest, eat, drink,be making merry!
But God said unto him - Simple one! on this very night, they are asking, thy soul, from thee; The things, then, which thou hast prepared, whose shall they be?
- Dangers (6 instances)
- Covetousness, Nature of
- False Confidence
- Gospel, Responses To
- Materialism, As An Aspect Of Sin
- Money, Attitudes To
- Money, Stewardship Of
- Oppression, Nature Of
- Perils Of Luxury
- Poverty, Causes Of
- Rich, The
- Riches, Believers Attitudes
- Riches, Can Lead To
- Riches, Ungodly Use Of
- Satisfied With Riches
- Servants, Working Conditions Of
- Strength, Human
- Trust, Lack Of
- Trusting Riches
- Worry And Stress
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