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41 Bible Verses about Riches

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Isaiah 45:3

And I will give you the treasures of darkness and hidden riches of secret places, that you may know that it is I, the Lord, the God of Israel, Who calls you by your name.

Ecclesiastes 5:19

Also, every man to whom God has given riches and possessions, and the power to enjoy them and to accept his appointed lot and to rejoice in his toil -- "this is the gift of God [to him].

Proverbs 8:18

Riches and honor are with me, enduring wealth and righteousness (uprightness in every area and relation, and right standing with God).

Romans 11:33

Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unfathomable (inscrutable, unsearchable) are His judgments (His decisions)! And how untraceable (mysterious, undiscoverable) are His ways (His methods, His paths)!

Luke 16:9

And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of unrighteous mammon ( deceitful riches, money, possessions), so that when it fails, they [those you have favored] may receive and welcome you into the everlasting habitations (dwellings).

Revelation 5:12

Saying in a loud voice, Deserving is the Lamb, Who was sacrificed, to receive all the power and riches and wisdom and might and honor and majesty (glory, splendor) and blessing!

Isaiah 61:6

But you shall be called the priests of the Lord; people will speak of you as the ministers of our God. You shall eat the wealth of the nations, and the glory [once that of your captors] shall be yours.

Proverbs 13:22

A good man leaves an inheritance [of moral stability and goodness] to his children's children, and the wealth of the sinner [finds its way eventually] into the hands of the righteous, for whom it was laid up.

Jeremiah 9:23

Thus says the Lord: Let not the wise and skillful person glory and boast in his wisdom and skill; let not the mighty and powerful person glory and boast in his strength and power; let not the person who is rich [in physical gratification and earthly wealth] glory and boast in his [temporal satisfactions and earthly] riches;

Psalm 49:16

Be not afraid when [an ungodly] one is made rich, when the wealth and glory of his house are increased;

Proverbs 13:11

Wealth [not earned but] won in haste or unjustly or from the production of things for vain or detrimental use [such riches] will dwindle away, but he who gathers little by little will increase [his riches].

Romans 2:4

Or are you [so blind as to] trifle with and presume upon and despise and underestimate the wealth of His kindness and forbearance and long-suffering patience? Are you unmindful or actually ignorant [of the fact] that God's kindness is intended to lead you to repent ( to change your mind and inner man to accept God's will)?

Deuteronomy 8:18

But you shall [earnestly] remember the Lord your God, for it is He Who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.

2 Chronicles 1:12

Wisdom and knowledge are granted you. And I will give you riches, possessions, honor, and glory, such as none of the kings had before you, and none after you shall have their equal.

2 Corinthians 8:9

For you are becoming progressively acquainted with and recognizing more strongly and clearly the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ (His kindness, His gracious generosity, His undeserved favor and spiritual blessing), [in] that though He was [so very] rich, yet for your sakes He became [so very] poor, in order that by His poverty you might become enriched (abundantly supplied).

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Cities » Illustrative of » Riches

Protection » Not to be found in » Riches

Proverbs 11:4

Riches provide no security in any day of wrath and judgment, but righteousness (uprightness and right standing with God) delivers from death.

Riches » The true riches

1 Peter 2:7

To you then who believe (who adhere to, trust in, and rely on Him) is the preciousness; but for those who disbelieve [it is true], The [very] Stone which the builders rejected has become the main Cornerstone,

1 Corinthians 1:30

But it is from Him that you have your life in Christ Jesus, Whom God made our Wisdom from God, [revealed to us a knowledge of the divine plan of salvation previously hidden, manifesting itself as] our Righteousness [thus making us upright and putting us in right standing with God], and our Consecration [making us pure and holy], and our Redemption [providing our ransom from eternal penalty for sin].

Colossians 2:3

In Him all the treasures of [divine] wisdom ( comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God) and [all the riches of spiritual] knowledge and enlightenment are stored up and lie hidden.

Ephesians 3:8

To me, though I am the very least of all the saints (God's consecrated people), this grace (favor, privilege) was granted and graciously entrusted: to proclaim to the Gentiles the unending (boundless, fathomless, incalculable, and exhaustless) riches of Christ [wealth which no human being could have searched out],

Riches » The wicked » Profit not by

Proverbs 11:4

Riches provide no security in any day of wrath and judgment, but righteousness (uprightness and right standing with God) delivers from death.

Proverbs 13:7

One man considers himself rich, yet has nothing [to keep permanently]; another man considers himself poor, yet has great [and indestructible] riches.

Ecclesiastes 5:11

When goods increase, they who eat them increase also. And what gain is there to their owner except to see them with his eyes?

Riches » Denunciations against those who » Increase, by oppression

Micah 2:2-3

They covet fields and seize them, and houses and take them away; they oppress and crush a man and his house, a man and his inheritance. Therefore thus says the Lord: Behold, against this family I am planning a disaster from which you cannot remove your necks, nor will you be able to walk erect; for it will be an evil time.

Habakkuk 2:6-8

Shall not all these [victims of his greed] take up a taunt against him and in scoffing derision of him say, Woe to him who piles up that which is not his! [How long will he possess it?] And [woe to him] who loads himself with promissory notes for usury! Shall [your debtors] not rise up suddenly who shall bite you, exacting usury of you, and those awake who will vex you [toss you to and fro and make you tremble violently]? Then you will be booty for them. Because you [king of Babylon] have plundered many nations, all who are left of the people shall plunder you -- "because of men's blood and for the violence done to the earth, to the city and all the people who live in each city.

Riches » Examples of those truly rich

Matthew 5:8

Blessed (happy, enviably fortunate, and spiritually prosperous -- "possessing the happiness produced by the experience of God's favor and especially conditioned by the revelation of His grace, regardless of their outward conditions) are the pure in heart, for they shall see God!

Matthew 8:10

When Jesus heard him, He marveled and said to those who followed Him [ who adhered steadfastly to Him, conforming to His example in living and, if need be, in dying also], I tell you truly, I have not found so much faith as this with anyone, even in Israel.

Matthew 13:45-46

Again the kingdom of heaven is like a man who is a dealer in search of fine and precious pearls, Who, on finding a single pearl of great price, went and sold all he had and bought it.

Riches » The wicked » Heap up

Psalm 39:6

Surely every man walks to and fro -- "like a shadow in a pantomime; surely for futility and emptiness he is in turmoil; each one heaps up riches, not knowing who will gather them.

Ecclesiastes 2:26

For to the person who pleases Him God gives wisdom and knowledge and joy; but to the sinner He gives the work of gathering and heaping up, that he may give to one who pleases God. This also is vanity and a striving after the wind and a feeding on it.

Job 27:16

Though he heaps up silver like dust and piles up clothing like clay,

Riches » Described as » Unsatisfying

Ecclesiastes 4:8

Here is one alone -- "no one with him; he neither has child nor brother. Yet there is no end to all his labor, neither is his eye satisfied with riches, neither does he ask, For whom do I labor and deprive myself of good? This is also vanity (emptiness, falsity, and futility); yes, it is a painful effort and an unhappy business.

Ecclesiastes 5:10

He who loves silver will not be satisfied with silver, nor he who loves abundance with gain. This also is vanity (emptiness, falsity, and futility)!

Riches » Described as » Fleeting

Revelation 18:16-17

Alas, alas for the great city that was robed in fine linen, in purple and scarlet, bedecked and glittering with gold, with precious stones, and with pearls! Because in one [single] hour all the vast wealth has been destroyed (wiped out). And all ship captains and pilots, navigators and all who live by seafaring, the crews and all who ply their trade on the sea, stood a long way off,

Riches » Cannot deliver in the day of God's wrath

Zephaniah 1:18

Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the Lord's indignation and wrath. But the whole earth shall be consumed in the fire of His jealous wrath, for a full, yes, a sudden, end will He make of all the inhabitants of the earth.

Revelation 6:15-17

Then the kings of the earth and their noblemen and their magnates and their military chiefs and the wealthy and the strong and [everyone, whether] slave or free hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains, And they called to the mountains and the rocks, Fall on (before) us and hide us from the face of Him Who sits on the throne and from the deep-seated indignation and wrath of the Lamb. For the great day of His wrath (vengeance, retribution, indignation) has come, and who is able to stand before it?

Riches » They who possess, should » Devote them to God's service

1 Chronicles 29:3

Moreover, because I have set my affection on the house of my God, in addition to all I have prepared for the holy house, I have a private treasure of gold and silver which I give for the house of my God:

Mark 12:42-44

And a widow who was poverty-stricken came and put in two copper mites [the smallest of coins], which together make half of a cent. And He called His disciples [to Him] and said to them, Truly and surely I tell you, this widow, [she who is] poverty-stricken, has put in more than all those contributing to the treasury. For they all threw in out of their abundance; but she, out of her deep poverty, has put in everything that she had -- "[even] all she had on which to live.

Riches » Vanity of heaping up

Psalm 39:6

Surely every man walks to and fro -- "like a shadow in a pantomime; surely for futility and emptiness he is in turmoil; each one heaps up riches, not knowing who will gather them.

Ecclesiastes 5:10-11

He who loves silver will not be satisfied with silver, nor he who loves abundance with gain. This also is vanity (emptiness, falsity, and futility)! When goods increase, they who eat them increase also. And what gain is there to their owner except to see them with his eyes?

Riches » The wicked » Have trouble with

Proverbs 15:6

In the house of the [uncompromisingly] righteous is great [priceless] treasure, but with the income of the wicked is trouble and vexation.

1 Timothy 6:9-10

But those who crave to be rich fall into temptation and a snare and into many foolish (useless, godless) and hurtful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction and miserable perishing. For the love of money is a root of all evils; it is through this craving that some have been led astray and have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves through with many acute [mental] pangs.

Riches » God gives

Ecclesiastes 5:19

Also, every man to whom God has given riches and possessions, and the power to enjoy them and to accept his appointed lot and to rejoice in his toil -- "this is the gift of God [to him].

Riches » Denunciations against those who » Get, by vanity

Proverbs 13:11

Wealth [not earned but] won in haste or unjustly or from the production of things for vain or detrimental use [such riches] will dwindle away, but he who gathers little by little will increase [his riches].

Riches » Often lead to » Rejecting Christ

Riches » Examples of saints possessing » Joseph

Genesis 45:8

So now it was not you who sent me here, but God; and He has made me a father to Pharaoh and lord of all his house and ruler over all the land of Egypt.

Genesis 45:13

And you shall tell my father of all my glory in Egypt and of all that you have seen; and you shall hurry and bring my father down here.

Riches » Examples of saints possessing » jacob

Genesis 32:5

And I have oxen, donkeys, flocks, menservants, and women servants; and I have sent to tell my lord, that I may find mercy and kindness in your sight.

Genesis 32:10

I am not worthy of the least of all the mercy and loving-kindness and all the faithfulness which You have shown to Your servant, for with [only] my staff I passed over this Jordan [long ago], and now I have become two companies.

Riches » They who possess, should » Give of them to the poor

Riches » Cannot redeem the soul

Psalm 49:6-9

Even of those who trust in and lean on their wealth and boast of the abundance of their riches? None of them can by any means redeem [either himself or] his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him -- " For the ransom of a life is too costly, and [the price one can pay] can never suffice -- " read more.
So that he should live on forever and never see the pit (the grave) and corruption.

1 Peter 1:18

You must know (recognize) that you were redeemed (ransomed) from the useless (fruitless) way of living inherited by tradition from [your] forefathers, not with corruptible things [such as] silver and gold,

Riches » They who possess, should » Not trust in them

Riches » Often lead to » Pride

Ezekiel 28:5

By your great wisdom and by your traffic you have increased your riches and power, and your heart is proud and lifted up because of your wealth;

Hosea 12:8

Ephraim has said, Ah, but I have become rich; I have gained for myself wealth. All my profits shall bring on me no iniquity that would be sin. [But all his profits will never offset nor suffice to expiate the guilt which he has incurred.]

Riches » Described as » Corruptible

1 Peter 1:18

You must know (recognize) that you were redeemed (ransomed) from the useless (fruitless) way of living inherited by tradition from [your] forefathers, not with corruptible things [such as] silver and gold,

James 5:2

Your abundant wealth has rotted and is ruined, and your [many] garments have become moth-eaten.

Riches » The wicked » Boast themselves in

Psalm 49:6

Even of those who trust in and lean on their wealth and boast of the abundance of their riches?

Psalm 52:7

See, this is the man who made not God his strength (his stronghold and high tower) but trusted in and confidently relied on the abundance of his riches, seeking refuge and security for himself through his wickedness.

Riches » Examples of saints possessing » hezekiah

2 Chronicles 32:27-29

And Hezekiah had very great wealth and honor, and he made for himself treasuries for silver, gold, precious stones, spices, shields, and all kinds of attractive vessels, Storehouses also for the increase of grain, vintage fruits, and oil, and stalls for all kinds of cattle, and sheepfolds. Moreover, he provided for himself cities and flocks and herds in abundance, for God had given him very great possessions.

Riches » Often lead to » Sensual indulgence

James 5:5

[Here] on earth you have abandoned yourselves to soft (prodigal) living and to [the pleasures of] self-indulgence and self-gratification. You have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter.

Luke 16:19

There was a certain rich man who [habitually] clothed himself in purple and fine linen and reveled and feasted and made merry in splendor every day.

Riches » Denunciations against those who » Hoard up

Ecclesiastes 5:13-14

There is a serious and severe evil which I have seen under the sun: riches were kept by their owner to his hurt. But those riches are lost in a bad venture; and he becomes the father of a son, and there is nothing in his hand [with which to support the child].

Riches » Denunciations against those who » Abuse

James 5:1

Come now, you rich [people], weep aloud and lament over the miseries (the woes) that are surely coming upon you.

James 5:5

[Here] on earth you have abandoned yourselves to soft (prodigal) living and to [the pleasures of] self-indulgence and self-gratification. You have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter.

Riches » Guilt of rejoicing in

Job 31:28

This also would have been [a heinous and principal] iniquity to demand the judges' action and punishment, for I would have denied and been false to the God Who is above.

Job 31:25

If I rejoiced because my wealth was great and because my [powerful] hand [alone] had gotten much,

Riches » Guilt of trusting in

Job 31:28

This also would have been [a heinous and principal] iniquity to demand the judges' action and punishment, for I would have denied and been false to the God Who is above.

Riches » Often lead to » Forgetting God

Deuteronomy 8:13-14

And when your herds and flocks multiply and your silver and gold is multiplied and all you have is multiplied, Then your [minds and] hearts be lifted up and you forget the Lord your God, Who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage,

Riches » Examples of saints possessing » David

1 Chronicles 29:28

He died in a good old age [his seventy-first year], full and satisfied with days, riches, and honor. Solomon his son reigned in his stead.

Riches » They who possess, should » Esteem it a privilege to be allowed to give

1 Chronicles 29:14

But who am I, and what are my people, that we should retain strength and be able to offer thus so willingly? For all things come from You, and out of Your own [hand] we have given You.

Riches » They who possess, should » Ascribe them to God

Riches » Examples of saints possessing » Jehoshaphat

2 Chronicles 17:5

Therefore the Lord established the kingdom in his hand; and all Judah brought tribute to Jehoshaphat, and he had great riches and honor.

Riches » Often lead to » Anxiety

Ecclesiastes 5:12

The sleep of a laboring man is sweet, whether he eats little or much, but the fullness of the rich will not let him sleep.

Riches » Often lead to » Forsaking God

Deuteronomy 32:15

But Jeshurun (Israel) grew fat and kicked. You became fat, you grew thick, you were gorged and sleek! Then he forsook God Who made him and forsook and despised the Rock of his salvation.

Riches » The wicked » Keep, to their hurt

Ecclesiastes 5:13

There is a serious and severe evil which I have seen under the sun: riches were kept by their owner to his hurt.

Riches » Examples of saints possessing » isaac

Genesis 26:13-14

And the man became great and gained more and more until he became very wealthy and distinguished; He owned flocks, herds, and a great supply of servants, and the Philistines envied him.

Riches » They who possess, should » Not boast of obtaining them

Riches » Often lead to » Rebelling against God

Nehemiah 9:25-26

And they captured fortified cities and a rich land and took possession of houses full of all good things, cisterns hewn out, vineyards, olive orchards, and fruit trees in abundance. So they ate and were filled and became fat and delighted themselves in Your great goodness. Yet they were disobedient and rebelled against You and cast Your law behind their back and killed Your prophets who accused and warned them to turn to You again; and they committed great and contemptible blasphemies.

Riches » God gives power to obtain

Deuteronomy 8:18

But you shall [earnestly] remember the Lord your God, for it is He Who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.

Riches » Often lead to » Denying God

Proverbs 30:8-9

Remove far from me falsehood and lies; give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the food that is needful for me, Lest I be full and deny You and say, Who is the Lord? Or lest I be poor and steal, and so profane the name of my God.

Riches » Heavenly treasures superior to

Matthew 6:19-20

Do not gather and heap up and store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust and worm consume and destroy, and where thieves break through and steal. But gather and heap up and store for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust nor worm consume and destroy, and where thieves do not break through and steal;

Riches » Denunciations against those who » Get, unlawfully

Jeremiah 17:11

Like the partridge that gathers a brood which she did not hatch and sits on eggs which she has not laid, so is he who gets riches by unjust means and not by right. He will leave them, or they will leave him, in the midst of his days, and at his end he will be a fool.

Riches » Denunciations against those who » Trust in

Riches » Examples of saints possessing » Barzillai

2 Samuel 19:32

Now Barzillai was a very aged man, even eighty years old; and he had provided the king with food while he remained at Mahanaim, for he was a very great man.

Riches » They who possess, should » Be liberal in all things

Riches » They who possess, should » Not to be high-minded

Riches » They who covet » Bring trouble on their families

Riches » They who covet » Use unlawful means to acquire

Riches » They who covet » Bring trouble on themselves

Riches » They who covet » Err from the faith

Riches » Often lead to » An overbearing spirit

Riches » Often lead to » Self-sufficiency

Riches » Described as » Perishable

Jeremiah 48:36

Therefore My heart moans and sighs for Moab like flutes, and My heart moans and sighs like flutes for the men of Kir-heres (Kir-hareseth); therefore [the remnant of] the abundant riches they gained has perished.

Riches » Described as » Temporary

Riches » Described as » Uncertain

Riches » Of the wicked laid up for the just

Proverbs 13:22

A good man leaves an inheritance [of moral stability and goodness] to his children's children, and the wealth of the sinner [finds its way eventually] into the hands of the righteous, for whom it was laid up.

Riches » The love of, the root of all evil

Riches » The blessing of the lord brings

Riches » Examples of wicked men possessing » Ammonites

Jeremiah 49:4

Why do you boast of your valleys? Your valley flows away, O [Ammon] rebellious and faithless daughter, who trusted in her treasures, who said, Who can come against me?

Riches » Examples of wicked men possessing » Nabal

1 Samuel 25:2

A very rich man was in Maon, whose possessions and business were in Carmel. He had 3,000 sheep and 1,000 goats, and he was shearing his sheep in Carmel.

Riches » Examples of wicked men possessing » Laban

Genesis 30:30

For you had little before I came, and it has increased and multiplied abundantly; and the Lord has favored you with blessings wherever I turned. But now, when shall I provide for my own house also?

Riches » Examples of saints possessing » Joseph of arimathea

Matthew 27:57

When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who also was a disciple of Jesus.

Riches » They who possess, should » Not glory in them

Jeremiah 9:23

Thus says the Lord: Let not the wise and skillful person glory and boast in his wisdom and skill; let not the mighty and powerful person glory and boast in his strength and power; let not the person who is rich [in physical gratification and earthly wealth] glory and boast in his [temporal satisfactions and earthly] riches;

Riches » They who covet » Fall into temptation and a snare

1 Timothy 6:9

But those who crave to be rich fall into temptation and a snare and into many foolish (useless, godless) and hurtful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction and miserable perishing.

Riches » They who covet » Fall into hurtful lusts

1 Timothy 6:9

But those who crave to be rich fall into temptation and a snare and into many foolish (useless, godless) and hurtful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction and miserable perishing.

Riches » Described as » Deceitful

Riches » Often an obstruction to the reception of the gospel

Mark 10:23-25

And Jesus looked around and said to His disciples, With what difficulty will those who possess wealth and keep on holding it enter the kingdom of God! And the disciples were amazed and bewildered and perplexed at His words. But Jesus said to them again, Children, how hard it is for those who trust (place their confidence, their sense of safety) in riches to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.

Riches » Folly and danger of trusting to--illustrated

Luke 12:16-21

Then He told them a parable, saying, The land of a rich man was fertile and yielded plentifully. And he considered and debated within himself, What shall I do? I have no place [in which] to gather together my harvest. And he said, I will do this: I will pull down my storehouses and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain or produce and my goods. read more.
And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have many good things laid up, [enough] for many years. Take your ease; eat, drink, and enjoy yourself merrily. But God said to him, You fool! This very night they [the messengers of God] will demand your soul of you; and all the things that you have prepared, whose will they be? So it is with the one who continues to lay up and hoard possessions for himself and is not rich [in his relation] to God [this is how he fares].

Riches » Deceitfulness of, chokes the word

Riches » Danger of misusing--illustrated

Luke 16:19-25

There was a certain rich man who [habitually] clothed himself in purple and fine linen and reveled and feasted and made merry in splendor every day. And at his gate there was [carelessly] dropped down and left a certain utterly destitute man named Lazarus, [reduced to begging alms and] covered with [ ulcerated] sores. He [eagerly] desired to be satisfied with what fell from the rich man's table; moreover, the dogs even came and licked his sores. read more.
And it occurred that the man [reduced to] begging died and was carried by the angels to Abraham's bosom. The rich man also died and was buried. And in Hades (the realm of the dead), being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far away, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried out and said, Father Abraham, have pity and mercy on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am in anguish in this flame. But Abraham said, Child, remember that you in your lifetime fully received [what is due you in] comforts and delights, and Lazarus in like manner the discomforts and distresses; but now he is comforted here and you are in anguish.

Riches » Profit not in the day of wrath

Proverbs 11:4

Riches provide no security in any day of wrath and judgment, but righteousness (uprightness and right standing with God) delivers from death.

Riches » Be not over-anxious for

Riches » Give worldly power

Riches » Labor not for

Riches » Examples of wicked men possessing » Esau

Genesis 36:7

For their great flocks and herds and possessions [which they had collected] made it impossible for them to dwell together; the land in which they were strangers could not support them because of their livestock.

Riches » Denunciations against those who » Spend, upon their appetite

Job 20:15-17

He has swallowed down [his ill-gotten] riches, and he shall vomit them up again; God will cast them out of his belly. He shall suck the poison of asps [which ill-gotten wealth contains]; the viper's tongue shall slay him. He shall not look upon the rivers, the flowing streams of honey and butter [to enjoy his wealth].

Riches » Examples of saints possessing » Abram

Riches » They who possess, should » When converted, rejoice in being humbled

James 1:9-10

Let the brother in humble circumstances glory in his elevation [as a Christian, called to the true riches and to be an heir of God], And the rich [person ought to glory] in being humbled [by being shown his human frailty], because like the flower of the grass he will pass away.

Riches » They who possess, should » Not hoard them up

Riches » Described as » Liable to be stolen

Riches » Described as » Thick clay

Habakkuk 2:6

Shall not all these [victims of his greed] take up a taunt against him and in scoffing derision of him say, Woe to him who piles up that which is not his! [How long will he possess it?] And [woe to him] who loads himself with promissory notes for usury!

Riches » Examples of wicked men possessing » Haman

Esther 5:11

And Haman recounted to them the glory of his riches, the abundance of his [ten] sons, all the things in which the king had promoted him, and how he had advanced him above the princes and servants of the king.

Riches » Examples of saints possessing » Shunammite

2 Kings 4:8

One day Elisha went on to Shunem, where a rich and influential woman lived, who insisted on his eating a meal. Afterward, whenever he passed by, he stopped there for a meal.

Riches » They who possess, should » Not set the heart on them

Riches » The wicked » Must leave, to others

Riches » The wicked » Often increase in

Psalm 73:12

Behold, these are the ungodly, who always prosper and are at ease in the world; they increase in riches.

Riches » Often lead to » Violence

Micah 6:12

For [the city's] rich men are full of violence; her inhabitants have spoken lies and their tongues are deceitful in their mouths.

Riches » The wicked » Trust in the abundance of

Psalm 52:7

See, this is the man who made not God his strength (his stronghold and high tower) but trusted in and confidently relied on the abundance of his riches, seeking refuge and security for himself through his wickedness.

Riches » To God belongs this world's riches

Riches » Life consists not in abundance of

Luke 12:15

And He said to them, Guard yourselves and keep free from all covetousness (the immoderate desire for wealth, the greedy longing to have more); for a man's life does not consist in and is not derived from possessing overflowing abundance or that which is over and above his needs.

Riches » Cannot secure prosperity

James 1:11

For the sun comes up with a scorching heat and parches the grass; its flower falls off and its beauty fades away. Even so will the rich man wither and die in the midst of his pursuits.

Riches » Denunciations against those who » Receive their consolation from

Luke 6:24

But woe to (alas for) you who are rich ( abounding in material resources), for you already are receiving your consolation (the solace and sense of strengthening and cheer that come from prosperity) and have taken and enjoyed your comfort in full [having nothing left to be awarded you].

Riches » Examples of saints possessing » Dorcas

Riches » They who possess, should » Use them in promoting the salvation of others

Luke 16:9

And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of unrighteous mammon ( deceitful riches, money, possessions), so that when it fails, they [those you have favored] may receive and welcome you into the everlasting habitations (dwellings).

Riches » Often lead to » Fraud

Riches » Often lead to » Oppression

James 2:6

But you [in contrast] have insulted (humiliated, dishonored, and shown your contempt for) the poor. Is it not the rich who domineer over you? Is it not they who drag you into the law courts?

Riches » The wicked » Often spend their days in

Job 21:13

They spend their days in prosperity and go down to Sheol (the unseen state) in a moment and peacefully.

Riches » The wicked » Swallow down

Job 20:15

He has swallowed down [his ill-gotten] riches, and he shall vomit them up again; God will cast them out of his belly.

Riches » Examples of saints possessing » Boaz

Ruth 2:1

Now Naomi had a kinsman of her husband's, a man of wealth, of the family of Elimelech, whose name was Boaz.

Riches » Figurative

Seven » Uncertainties » Riches

seven Uncertainties » Riches

Topics on Riches

Drawbacks To Riches

40;19;23

And Jesus said to His disciples, Truly I say to you, it will be difficult for a rich man to get into the kingdom of heaven.

Riches Of Grace

49;2;7

He did this that He might clearly demonstrate through the ages to come the immeasurable (limitless, surpassing) riches of His free grace (His unmerited favor) in [His] kindness and goodness of heart toward us in Christ Jesus.

Riches, Believers Attitudes

13;29;16

O Lord our God, all this store that we have prepared to build You a house for Your holy Name and the token of Your presence comes from Your hand, and is all Your own.

Riches, Can Lead To

26;28;5

By your great wisdom and by your traffic you have increased your riches and power, and your heart is proud and lifted up because of your wealth;

Riches, Dangers Of

54;6;10

For the love of money is a root of all evils; it is through this craving that some have been led astray and have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves through with many acute [mental] pangs.

Riches, Description Of

20;27;24

For riches are not forever; does a crown endure to all generations?

Riches, Nature Of

19;24;1-2

The earth is the Lord's, and the fullness of it, the world and they who dwell in it.

Riches, Spiritual

45;11;33-36

Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unfathomable (inscrutable, unsearchable) are His judgments (His decisions)! And how untraceable (mysterious, undiscoverable) are His ways (His methods, His paths)!

Riches, Ungodly Use Of

19;73;12

Behold, these are the ungodly, who always prosper and are at ease in the world; they increase in riches.

Satisfied With Riches

19;49;6

Even of those who trust in and lean on their wealth and boast of the abundance of their riches?

Trusting Riches

20;11;28

He who leans on, trusts in, and is confident in his riches shall fall, but the [uncompromisingly] righteous shall flourish like a green bough.