Riches, Ungodly Use Of
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But you have dishonored the poor man. Is it not the rich who oppress you and personally drag you into court?
Wealth obtained by fraud dwindles, But the one who gathers by labor increases it.
He who oppresses the poor to make more for himself Or who gives to the rich, will only come to poverty.
"As a partridge that hatches eggs which it has not laid, So is he who makes a fortune, but unjustly; In the midst of his days it will forsake him, And in the end he will be a fool."
Woe to those who scheme iniquity, Who work out evil on their beds! When morning comes, they do it, For it is in the power of their hands.
"Is there yet a man in the wicked house, Along with treasures of wickedness And a short measure that is cursed?
"Will not all of these take up a taunt-song against him, Even mockery and insinuations against him And say, 'Woe to him who increases what is not his-- For how long-- And makes himself rich with loans?'
"Though he piles up silver like dust And prepares garments as plentiful as the clay,
Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries which are coming upon you.
Why should I fear in days of adversity, When the iniquity of my foes surrounds me,
"Behold, the man who would not make God his refuge, But trusted in the abundance of his riches And was strong in his evil desire."
He who trusts in his riches will fall, But the righteous will flourish like the green leaf.
Thus says the LORD, "Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might, let not a rich man boast of his riches;
"For because of your trust in your own achievements and treasures, Even you yourself will be captured; And Chemosh will go off into exile Together with his priests and his princes.
There is one who pretends to be rich, but has nothing; Another pretends to be poor, but has great wealth.
Better is a little with the fear of the LORD Than great treasure and turmoil with it.
"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.
"But God said to him, 'You fool! This very night your soul is required of you; and now who will own what you have prepared?'
Then He said to them, "Beware, and be on your guard against every form of greed; for not even when one has an abundance does his life consist of his possessions."
"But Abraham said, 'Child, remember that during your life you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus bad things; but now he is being comforted here, and you are in agony.
Now there was a man in Maon whose business was in Carmel; and the man was very rich, and he had three thousand sheep and a thousand goats And it came about while he was shearing his sheep in Carmel
As He was setting out on a journey, a man ran up to Him and knelt before Him, and asked Him, "Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?"
And someone came to Him and said, "Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may obtain eternal life?"
A ruler questioned Him, saying, "Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?"
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