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Isaiah 45:3

I will give you the treasures of darkness
and riches from secret places,
so that you may know that I, Yahweh,
the God of Israel call you by your name.

Isaiah 61:6

But you will be called the Lord’s priests;
they will speak of you as ministers of our God;
you will eat the wealth of the nations,
and you will boast in their riches.

Jeremiah 9:23

This is what the Lord says:The wise man must not boast in his wisdom;
the strong man must not boast in his strength;
the wealthy man must not boast in his wealth.

2 Chronicles 1:12

wisdom and knowledge are given to you. I will also give you riches, wealth, and glory, unlike what was given to the kings who were before you, or will be given to those after you.”

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Cities » Illustrative of » Riches

Protection » Not to be found in » Riches

Riches » The true riches

Riches » The wicked » Profit not by

Proverbs 13:7

One man pretends to be rich but has nothing;
another pretends to be poor but has great wealth.

Ecclesiastes 5:11

When good things increase, the ones who consume them multiply; what, then, is the profit to the owner, except to gaze at them with his eyes?

Riches » Denunciations against those who » Increase, by oppression

Micah 2:2-3

They covet fields and seize them; they also take houses. They deprive a man of his home, a person of his inheritance. Therefore, the Lord says: I am now planning a disaster against this nation; you cannot free your necks from it. Then you will not walk so proudly because it will be an evil time.

Habakkuk 2:6-8

Won't all of these take up a taunt against him, with mockery and riddles about him? They will say: Woe to him who amasses what is not his- how much longer?- and loads himself with goods taken in pledge. Won't your creditors suddenly arise, and those who disturb you wake up? Then you will become spoil for them. Since you have plundered many nations, all the peoples who remain will plunder you- because of human bloodshed and violence against lands, cities, and all who live in them.

Riches » Examples of those truly rich

Matthew 8:10

Hearing this, Jesus was amazed and said to those following Him, “I assure you: I have not found anyone in Israel with so great a faith!

Matthew 13:45-46

"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls. When he found one priceless pearl, he went and sold everything he had, and bought it.

Riches » The wicked » Heap up

Psalm 39:6

“Certainly, man walks about like a mere shadow.
Indeed, they frantically rush around in vain,
gathering possessions
without knowing who will get them.

Ecclesiastes 2:26

For to the man who is pleasing in His sight, He gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy, but to the sinner He gives the task of gathering and accumulating in order to give to the one who is pleasing in God’s sight. This too is futile and a pursuit of the wind.

Job 27:16

Though he piles up silver like dust
and heaps up a wardrobe like clay—

Riches » Described as » Unsatisfying

Ecclesiastes 4:8

There is a person without a companion, without even a son or brother, and though there is no end to all his struggles, his eyes are still not content with riches. “So who am I struggling for,” he asks, “and depriving myself from good?” This too is futile and a miserable task.

Riches » Described as » Fleeting

Revelation 18:16-17

saying: Woe, woe, the great city, clothed in fine linen, purple, and scarlet, adorned with gold, precious stones, and pearls; because in a single hour such fabulous wealth was destroyed! And every shipmaster, seafarer, the sailors, and all who do business by sea, stood far off

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

Zephaniah 1:18

Their silver and their gold
will not be able to rescue them
on the day of the Lord’s wrath.
The whole earth will be consumed
by the fire of His jealousy.
For He will make a complete,
yes, a horrifying end
of all the inhabitants of the earth.

Revelation 6:15-17

Then the kings of the earth, the nobles, the military commanders, the rich, the powerful, and every slave and free person hid in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains. And they said to the mountains and to the rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the face of the One seated on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb, because the great day of Their wrath has come! And who is able to stand?"

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

1 Chronicles 29:3

Moreover, because of my delight in the house of my God, I now give my personal treasures of gold and silver for the house of my God over and above all that I’ve provided for the holy house:

Mark 12:42-44

And a poor widow came and dropped in two tiny coins worth very little./ 64 of a daily wage, was the smallest Roman coin. Summoning His disciples, He said to them, "I assure you: This poor widow has put in more than all those giving to the temple treasury. For they all gave out of their surplus, but she out of her poverty has put in everything she possessed-all she had to live on."

Riches » Vanity of heaping up

Psalm 39:6

“Certainly, man walks about like a mere shadow.
Indeed, they frantically rush around in vain,
gathering possessions
without knowing who will get them.

Ecclesiastes 5:10-11

The one who loves money is never satisfied with money, and whoever loves wealth [is] never [satisfied] with income. This too is futile. When good things increase, the ones who consume them multiply; what, then, is the profit to the owner, except to gaze at them with his eyes?

Riches » The wicked » Have trouble with

1 Timothy 6:9-10

But those who want to be rich fall into temptation, a trap, and many foolish and harmful desires, which plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, and by craving it, some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pains.

Riches » God gives

Riches » Denunciations against those who » Get, by vanity

Riches » Often lead to » Rejecting Christ

Riches » Examples of saints possessing » Joseph

Genesis 45:8

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

Genesis 45:13

Tell my father about all my glory in Egypt and about all you have seen. And bring my father here quickly.”

Riches » Examples of saints possessing » jacob

Genesis 32:5

I have oxen, donkeys, flocks, male and female slaves. I have sent this message to inform my lord, in order to seek your favor.’”

Genesis 32:10

I am unworthy of all the kindness and faithfulness You have shown Your servant. Indeed, I crossed over this Jordan with my staff, and now I have become two camps.

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

Riches » Cannot redeem the soul

Psalm 49:6-9

They trust in their wealth and boast of their abundant riches. Yet these cannot redeem a person or pay his ransom to God- since the price of redeeming him is too costly, one should forever stop trying- read more.
so that he may live forever and not see the Pit.

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

Riches » Often lead to » Pride

Ezekiel 28:5

By your great skill in trading
you have increased your wealth,
but your heart has become proud
because of your wealth.”

Riches » Described as » Corruptible

Riches » The wicked » Boast themselves in

Riches » Examples of saints possessing » hezekiah

2 Chronicles 32:27-29

Hezekiah had abundant riches and glory, and he made himself treasuries for silver, gold, precious stones, spices, shields, and every desirable item. He made warehouses for the harvest of grain, wine, and oil, and stalls for all kinds of cattle, and pens for flocks. He made cities for himself, and he acquired herds of sheep and cattle in abundance, for God gave him abundant possessions.

Riches » Often lead to » Sensual indulgence

James 5:5

You have lived luxuriously on the land and have indulged yourselves. You have fattened your hearts for the day of slaughter.

Riches » Denunciations against those who » Hoard up

Ecclesiastes 5:13-14

There is a sickening tragedy I have seen under the sun: wealth kept by its owner to his harm. That wealth was lost in a bad venture, so when he fathered a son, he was empty-handed.

Riches » Denunciations against those who » Abuse

James 5:5

You have lived luxuriously on the land and have indulged yourselves. You have fattened your hearts for the day of slaughter.

Riches » Guilt of rejoicing in

Job 31:28

this would also be a crime deserving punishment,
for I would have denied God above.

Job 31:25

if I have rejoiced because my wealth is great
or because my own hand has acquired so much,

Riches » Guilt of trusting in

Job 31:28

this would also be a crime deserving punishment,
for I would have denied God above.

Riches » Often lead to » Forgetting God

Deuteronomy 8:13-14

and your herds and flocks grow large, and your silver and gold multiply, and everything else you have increases, [be careful] that your heart doesn't become proud and you forget the Lord your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the place of slavery.

Riches » Examples of saints possessing » David

1 Chronicles 29:28

He died at a ripe old age, full of days, riches, and honor, and his son Solomon became king in his place.

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

1 Chronicles 29:14

But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? For everything comes from You, and we have given You only what comes from Your own hand.

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

Riches » Examples of saints possessing » Jehoshaphat

2 Chronicles 17:5

So the Lord established the kingdom in his hand. Then all Judah brought him tribute, and he had riches and honor in abundance.

Riches » Often lead to » Anxiety

Ecclesiastes 5:12

The sleep of the worker is sweet, whether he eats little or much, but the abundance of the rich permits him no sleep.

Riches » Often lead to » Forsaking God

Deuteronomy 32:15

Then Jeshurun became fat and rebelled—
you became fat, bloated, and gorged.
He abandoned the God who made him
and scorned the Rock of his salvation.

Riches » The wicked » Keep, to their hurt

Ecclesiastes 5:13

There is a sickening tragedy I have seen under the sun: wealth kept by its owner to his harm.

Riches » Examples of saints possessing » isaac

Genesis 26:13-14

and the man became rich and kept getting richer until he was very wealthy. He had flocks of sheep, herds of cattle, and many slaves, and the Philistines were envious of him.

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

Riches » Often lead to » Rebelling against God

Nehemiah 9:25-26

They captured fortified cities and fertile land and took possession of well-supplied houses, rock-hewn cisterns, vineyards, olive groves, and fruit trees in abundance. They ate, were filled, became prosperous, and delighted in Your great goodness. But they were disobedient and rebelled against You. They flung Your law behind their backs and killed Your prophets who warned them to turn them back to You. They committed terrible blasphemies.

Riches » God gives power to obtain

Riches » Often lead to » Denying God

Proverbs 30:8-9

Keep falsehood and deceitful words far from me. Give me neither poverty nor wealth; feed me with the food I need. Otherwise, I might have too much and deny You, saying, "Who is the Lord?" or I might have nothing and steal, profaning the name of my God.

Riches » Heavenly treasures superior to

Matthew 6:19-20

"Don't collect for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal. But collect for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves don't break in and steal.

Riches » Denunciations against those who » Get, unlawfully

Riches » Denunciations against those who » Trust in

Riches » Examples of saints possessing » Barzillai

2 Samuel 19:32

Barzillai was a very old man—80 years old—and since he was a very wealthy man, he had provided for the needs of the king while he stayed in Mahanaim.

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 like flutes for Moab, and My heart moans like flutes for the people of Kir-heres. And therefore, the wealth he has gained has perished.

Riches » Described as » Temporary

Riches » Described as » Uncertain

Riches » Of the wicked laid up for the just

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 brag about your valleys,
your flowing valley,
you faithless daughter?
You who trust in your treasures
and boast, “Who can attack me?”

Riches » Examples of wicked men possessing » Nabal

1 Samuel 25:2

A man in Maon had a business in Carmel; he was a very rich man with 3,000 sheep and 1,000 goats and was shearing his sheep in Carmel.

Riches » Examples of wicked men possessing » Laban

Genesis 30:30

For you had very little before I came, but now your wealth has increased. The Lord has blessed you because of me. And now, when will I also do something for my own family?”

Riches » Examples of saints possessing » Joseph of arimathea

Matthew 27:57

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

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

Jeremiah 9:23

This is what the Lord says:The wise man must not boast in his wisdom;
the strong man must not boast in his strength;
the wealthy man must not boast in his wealth.

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

Riches » They who covet » Fall into hurtful lusts

Riches » Described as » Deceitful

Riches » Often an obstruction to the reception of the gospel

Mark 10:23-25

Jesus looked around and said to His disciples, "How hard it is for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!" But the disciples were astonished at His words. Again Jesus said to them, "Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God."

Riches » Folly and danger of trusting to--illustrated

Luke 12:16-21

Then He told them a parable: "A rich man's land was very productive. He thought to himself, 'What should I do, since I don't have anywhere to store my crops? I will do this,' he said. 'I'll tear down my barns and build bigger ones and store all my grain and my goods there. read more.
Then I'll say to myself, "You have many goods stored up for many years. Take it easy; eat, drink, and enjoy yourself." ' "But God said to him, 'You fool! This very night your life is demanded of you. And the things you have prepared-whose will they be?' "That's how it is with the one who stores up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God."

Riches » Deceitfulness of, chokes the word

Riches » Danger of misusing--illustrated

Luke 16:19-25

"There was a rich man who would dress in purple and fine linen, feasting lavishly every day. But a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, was left at his gate. He longed to be filled with what fell from the rich man's table, but instead the dogs would come and lick his sores. read more.
One day the poor man died and was carried away by the angels to Abraham's side. The rich man also died and was buried. And being in torment in Hades, he looked up and saw Abraham a long way off, with Lazarus at his side. 'Father Abraham!' he called out, 'Have mercy on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this flame!' " 'Son,' Abraham said, 'remember that during your life you received your good things, just as Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here, while you are in agony.

Riches » Profit not in the day of wrath

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 possessions were too many for them to live together, and because of their herds, the land where they stayed could not support them.

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

Job 20:15-17

He swallows wealth but must vomit it up; God will force it from his stomach. He will suck the poison of cobras; a viper's fangs will kill him. He will not enjoy the streams, the rivers flowing with honey and cream.

Riches » Examples of saints possessing » Abram

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

James 1:9-10

The brother of humble circumstances should boast in his exaltation; but the one who is rich [should boast] in his humiliation, because he will pass away like a flower of the field.

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

Riches » Described as » Liable to be stolen

Riches » Described as » Thick clay

Habakkuk 2:6

Won’t all of these take up a taunt against him,
with mockery and riddles about him?
They will say:Woe to him who amasses what is not his—
how much longer?—
and loads himself with goods taken in pledge.

Riches » Examples of wicked men possessing » Haman

Esther 5:11

Then Haman described for them his glorious wealth and his many sons. He told them all how the king had honored him and promoted him in rank over the other officials and the royal staff.

Riches » Examples of saints possessing » Shunammite

2 Kings 4:8

One day Elisha went to Shunem. A prominent woman who lived there persuaded him to eat some food. So whenever he passed by, he stopped there to eat.

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

Look at them—the wicked!
They are always at ease,
and they increase their wealth.

Riches » Often lead to » Violence

Micah 6:12

For the wealthy of the city are full of violence,
and its residents speak lies;
the tongues in their mouths are deceitful.

Riches » The wicked » Trust in the abundance of

Riches » To God belongs this world's riches

Riches » Life consists not in abundance of

Riches » Cannot secure prosperity

James 1:11

For the sun rises with its scorching heat and dries up the grass; its flower falls off, and its beautiful appearance is destroyed. In the same way, the rich man will wither away while pursuing his activities.

Riches » Denunciations against those who » Receive their consolation from

Riches » Examples of saints possessing » Dorcas

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

Riches » Often lead to » Fraud

Riches » Often lead to » Oppression

Riches » The wicked » Often spend their days in

Job 21:13

They spend their days in prosperity
and go down to Sheol in peace.

Riches » The wicked » Swallow down

Job 20:15

He swallows wealth but must vomit it up;
God will force it from his stomach.

Riches » Examples of saints possessing » Boaz

Ruth 2:1

Now Naomi had a relative on her husband’s side named Boaz. He was a prominent man of noble character from Elimelech’s family.

Riches » Figurative

Seven » Uncertainties » Riches

seven Uncertainties » Riches

Topics on Riches

Drawbacks To Riches

40;19;23

Then Jesus said to His disciples, “I assure you: It will be hard for a rich person to enter the kingdom of heaven!

Riches Of Grace

49;2;7

so that in the coming ages He might display the immeasurable riches of His grace through His kindness to us in Christ Jesus.

Riches, Believers Attitudes

13;29;16

Yahweh our God, all this wealth that we’ve provided for building You a house for Your holy name comes from Your hand; everything belongs to You.

Riches, Can Lead To

26;28;5

By your great skill in trading
you have increased your wealth,
but your heart has become proud
because of your wealth.”

Riches, Dangers Of

54;6;10

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, and by craving it, some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pains.

Riches, Description Of

20;27;24

for wealth is not forever;
not even a crown lasts for all time.

Riches, Nature Of

19;24;1-2

A Davidic psalm.The earth and everything in it,
the world and its inhabitants,
belong to the Lord;

Riches, Spiritual

45;11;33-36

Oh, the depth of the riches
both of the wisdom and the knowledge of God!
How unsearchable His judgments
and untraceable His ways!

Riches, Ungodly Use Of

19;73;12

Look at them—the wicked!
They are always at ease,
and they increase their wealth.

Satisfied With Riches

19;49;6

They trust in their wealth
and boast of their abundant riches.

Trusting Riches

20;11;28

Anyone trusting in his riches will fall,
but the righteous will flourish like foliage.

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