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Isaiah 45:3

I'll give you concealed treasures and riches hidden in secret places, so that you'll know that it is I, the LORD, the God of Israel, who calls you by name.

Ecclesiastes 5:19

Furthermore, for every person to whom God has given wealth, riches, and the ability to enjoy them, to accept this allotment, and to rejoice in his work this is a gift from God.

Isaiah 61:6

But as for you, you will be called priests of the LORD, and you will be named ministers of our God. You will feed on the wealth of the nations, and you will boast about their riches.

Jeremiah 9:23

This is what the LORD says: "The wise man is not to boast in his wisdom; the strong man is not to boast in his strength; and the rich man is not to boast in his riches.

Deuteronomy 8:18

But remember the LORD your God, because he is the one who gives you the ability to produce wealth, in order to confirm his covenant that he promised by an oath to your ancestors, as is the case today.

2 Chronicles 1:12

wisdom and knowledge have been granted to you. Furthermore, I will give you riches, wealth, and honor such as none of the kings owned who lived before you and none after you are to ever attain their equal."

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Cities » Illustrative of » Riches

Protection » Not to be found in » Riches

Riches » The true riches

1 Peter 2:7

Therefore he is precious to you who believe, but to those who do not believe, "The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone,

Riches » The wicked » Profit not by

Proverbs 13:7

One person pretends to be wealthy, but has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet is rich.

Ecclesiastes 5:11

When possessions increase, so does the number of consumers; therefore what good are they to their owners, except to look at them?

Riches » Denunciations against those who » Increase, by oppression

Micah 2:2-3

They covet fields and seize them; they covet houses, and grab them, too. They harass the valiant man, along with his household, an individual and his estate. "Therefore this is what the LORD says, "I'm crafting evil against this family, from which you can't escape. You won't strut around arrogantly, because the times are evil.'

Habakkuk 2:6-8

"Will not all of these ridicule him with mocking scorn? They will say, "Woe to the one who hordes for himself what isn't his. How long will you enrich yourself by extortion?' Won't your creditors revolt unexpectedly? Won't those who make you tremble wake up? As a result, you'll become their prey! Because you plundered many nations, all of their remnants will plunder you. Human blood has been shed, and violence has been done to the land, to the city, and to all who live in it."

Riches » Examples of those truly rich

Matthew 8:10

When Jesus heard this, he was amazed and told those who were following him, "I tell all of you with certainty, not even in Israel have I found this kind of faith!

Matthew 13:45-46

"Again, the kingdom from heaven is like a merchant searching for fine pearls. When he found a very valuable pearl, he went and sold everything he had and bought it."

Riches » The wicked » Heap up

Psalm 39:6

In fact, people walk around as shadows. Surely, they busy themselves for nothing, heaping up possessions but not knowing who will get them.

Ecclesiastes 2:26

After all, to the person who is good in God's sight, he gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy, but to the sinner he gives the troublesome task of acquiring and accumulating in order to leave it to someone who is good in the sight of God. This also is pointless and chasing after the wind.

Job 27:16

"Though he hoards silver like dust, and stores away garments like clay,

Riches » Described as » Unsatisfying

Ecclesiastes 4:8

Consider someone who is alone, having neither son nor brother. There is no end to all of his work, and he is never satisfied with wealth. "So for whom do I work," he asks, "and deprive myself of pleasure?" This, too, is pointless and a terrible tragedy.

Riches » Described as » Fleeting

Revelation 18:16-17

"How terrible, how terrible it is for the great city that was clothed in fine linen, purple, and scarlet and was adorned with gold, gems, and pearls, because all this wealth has been destroyed in a single hour!"

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

Zephaniah 1:18

Neither their silver nor their gold will deliver them in the Day of the LORD's wrath; but the entire land will be consumed by the fire of his jealousy, for he will bring the inhabitants of the land to a sudden end."

Revelation 6:15-17

Then the kings of the earth, the important people, the generals, the rich, the powerful, and all the slaves and free people concealed themselves in caves and among the rocks in the mountains. They told the mountains and rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the face of the one who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the lamb. For the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to endure it?"

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

1 Chronicles 29:3

"In addition to everything that I have supplied for the Temple, it pleases me to provide my own treasure of gold and silver, so because of my love for the Temple of my God I hereby give to the Temple of my God the following:

Mark 12:42-44

Then a destitute widow came and dropped in two small copper coins, worth about a cent. He called his disciples and told them, "I tell all of you with certainty, this destitute widow has dropped in more than everyone who is contributing to the offering box, because all of them contributed out of their surplus, but out of her poverty she has given everything she had to live on."

Riches » Vanity of heaping up

Psalm 39:6

In fact, people walk around as shadows. Surely, they busy themselves for nothing, heaping up possessions but not knowing who will get them.

Ecclesiastes 5:10-11

Whoever loves money will never have enough money. Whoever loves luxury will not be content with abundance. This also is pointless. When possessions increase, so does the number of consumers; therefore what good are they to their owners, except to look at them?

Riches » The wicked » Have trouble with

Proverbs 15:6

The righteous house is itself a great treasure, but within the revenue of the wicked calamity is at work.

1 Timothy 6:9-10

But people who want to get rich keep toppling into temptation and are trapped by many stupid and harmful desires that plunge them into destruction and ruin. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, in their eagerness to get rich, have wandered away from the faith and caused themselves a lot of pain.

Riches » God gives

Ecclesiastes 5:19

Furthermore, for every person to whom God has given wealth, riches, and the ability to enjoy them, to accept this allotment, and to rejoice in his work this is a gift from God.

Riches » Denunciations against those who » Get, by vanity

Riches » Often lead to » Rejecting Christ

Riches » Examples of saints possessing » Joseph

Genesis 45:8

As a result, it wasn't you who sent me here, but God himself! He established me as a father-figure to Pharaoh himself! I'm in charge of his entire palace and ruler over the entire land of Egypt.

Genesis 45:13

So go tell my father about all of my splendor in Egypt. Tell him about everything that you've seen. Be quick about it, and bring my father down here!"

Riches » Examples of saints possessing » jacob

Genesis 32:5

I now have cattle, donkeys, flocks, and male and female servants. I'm sending this message to you, sir, so that you'll show favor to me."'"

Genesis 32:10

I'm unworthy of all your gracious love, your faithfulness, and everything that you've done for your servant. When I first crossed over this river, I had only my staff. But now I've become two groups.

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

Riches » Cannot redeem the soul

Psalm 49:6-9

those who put confidence in their wealth and boast about their great riches? No man can redeem the life of another, nor can he give to God a sufficient payment for him for it would cost too much to redeem his life, and the payments would go on forever read more.
that he should go on living and not see corruption.

1 Peter 1:18

For you know that it was not with perishable things like silver or gold that you have been ransomed from the worthless way of life handed down to you by your ancestors,

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

Riches » Often lead to » Pride

Ezekiel 28:5

By your great wisdom, by your skills in trading you have amassed wealth for yourself and your heart has become arrogant because of your wealth."

Riches » Described as » Corruptible

1 Peter 1:18

For you know that it was not with perishable things like silver or gold that you have been ransomed from the worthless way of life handed down to you by your ancestors,

Riches » The wicked » Boast themselves in

Riches » Examples of saints possessing » hezekiah

2 Chronicles 32:27-29

Hezekiah received immense wealth and honor. He built treasuries for himself to store silver, gold, precious stones, spices, shields, and all sorts of valuable items, along with storage facilities for grain, wine, oil, stalls for all sorts of cattle, and sheepfolds for his flocks. He also built cities for himself and stored up flocks and herds in abundance, because God had given him great riches.

Riches » Often lead to » Sensual indulgence

Riches » Denunciations against those who » Hoard up

Ecclesiastes 5:13-14

I have observed a painful tragedy on earth: Wealth hoarded by its owner harms him, and that wealth is lost in troubled circumstances. Then a son is born, but there is nothing left for him.

Riches » Denunciations against those who » Abuse

Riches » Guilt of rejoicing in

Job 31:28

this is also a sin that deserves to be judged, since I would have tried to deceive God above."

Job 31:25

if I've found joy in great wealth that I own, if I've earned a lot with my own hands,

Riches » Guilt of trusting in

Job 31:28

this is also a sin that deserves to be judged, since I would have tried to deceive God above."

Riches » Often lead to » Forgetting God

Deuteronomy 8:13-14

when your cattle and oxen multiply, when your silver and gold increase, then you will become arrogant. You'll neglect the LORD your God,

Riches » Examples of saints possessing » David

1 Chronicles 29:28

He died at a good old age, having lived a full life, replete with riches and honor, and with his son Solomon reigning in his place.

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

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

Riches » Examples of saints possessing » Jehoshaphat

2 Chronicles 17:5

Therefore the LORD secured Jehoshaphat's kingdom under his control, with all of Judah paying him tribute, and Jehoshaphat became very wealthy and greatly respected.

Riches » Often lead to » Anxiety

Ecclesiastes 5:12

Sweet is the sleep of a working man, whether he eats a little or a lot, but the excess wealth of the rich will not allow him to rest.

Riches » Often lead to » Forsaking God

Deuteronomy 32:15

Jacob dined until satisfied; Jeshurun grew fat and kicked. He grew fat, coarse, and gross, so that he abandoned the God who made him and spurned the Rock that was his salvation.

Riches » The wicked » Keep, to their hurt

Ecclesiastes 5:13

I have observed a painful tragedy on earth: Wealth hoarded by its owner harms him,

Riches » Examples of saints possessing » isaac

Genesis 26:13-14

He became very wealthy and lived a life of wealth, becoming more and more wealthy. He owned so many sheep, cattle, and servants that the Philistines eventually became 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 conquered fortified cities and fertile ground, possessing houses filled with all kinds of good things, wells already dug, with vineyards, olive orchards, and fruit trees in abundance. So they ate, were satiated, and were well nourished, delighting themselves in your great goodness. "Then they disobeyed, rebelled against you, and threw your Law behind their backs. They murdered your prophets who had admonished the people to return to you, committing terrible blasphemies.

Riches » God gives power to obtain

Deuteronomy 8:18

But remember the LORD your God, because he is the one who gives you the ability to produce wealth, in order to confirm his covenant that he promised by an oath to your ancestors, as is the case today.

Riches » Often lead to » Denying God

Proverbs 30:8-9

Keep deception and lies far away from me, and give me neither poverty nor wealth. Feed me with food that I need for today, so that I don't become overfed and deny you by saying, "Who is the LORD?" or so that I don't become poor and steal, and then misuse the name of my God.

Riches » Heavenly treasures superior to

Matthew 6:19-20

"Stop storing up treasures for yourselves on earth, where moths and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal. But keep on storing up treasures for yourselves in heaven, where moths and rust do not destroy and where thieves do not 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

Now Barzillai was a very old man at the age of 80 years. A very wealthy man, Barzillai had provided for king David during his sojourn 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

Proverbs 15:27

Those who are greedy for unjust gain bring trouble into their homes, but the person who hates bribes will live.

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 wails for Moab like flutes and my heart wails for the men of Kir-heres like flutes. Therefore they'll lose the abundance they produced.

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 boast in your valleys? Your valley is flowing away, faithless daughter, who trusted in her treasures, saying, "Who will come against me?'

Riches » Examples of wicked men possessing » Nabal

1 Samuel 25:2

David got up and went down to the Wilderness of Paran. Now there was a man in Maon whose business was in Carmel of Judah, and the man was very rich. 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

What you had previously was only a few head, but the herd has now multiplied, because the LORD has blessed you through my efforts. But now, when am I going to be able to provide for my own household?"

Riches » Examples of saints possessing » Joseph of arimathea

Matthew 27:57

Later that evening, a rich man arrived from Arimathea. His name was Joseph, and he had 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 is not to boast in his wisdom; the strong man is not to boast in his strength; and the rich man is not to boast in his riches.

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

Then Jesus looked around and told his disciples, "How hard it will be for those who are wealthy to enter the kingdom of God!" The disciples were startled by these words, but Jesus told them again, "Children, how hard it is for those who trust in their wealth to get into the kingdom of God! It's easier for a camel to squeeze through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to get into the kingdom of God."

Riches » Folly and danger of trusting to--illustrated

Luke 12:16-21

Then he told them a parable. He said, "The land of a certain rich man produced good crops. So he began to think to himself, "What should I do, since I have no place to store my crops?' Then he said, "This is what I'll do. I'll tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and I'll store all my grain and goods in them. read more.
Then I'll say to myself, "You've stored up plenty of good things for many years. Take it easy, eat, drink, and enjoy yourself."' But God told him, "You fool! This very night your life will be demanded back from you. Now who will get the things you've accumulated?' That's how it is with the person who stores up treasures for himself rather than with God."

Riches » Deceitfulness of, chokes the word

Riches » Danger of misusing--illustrated

Luke 16:19-25

"Once there was a rich man who used to dress in purple and fine linen and live in great luxury every day. A beggar named Lazarus, who was covered with sores, was brought to his gate. He was always trying to satisfy his hunger with what fell from the rich man's table. Even the dogs used to come and lick his sores. read more.
"One day, the beggar died and was carried away by the angels to Abraham's side. The rich man also died and was buried. In the afterlife, where he was in constant torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away and Lazarus by his side. So he shouted, "Father Abraham, have mercy on me! Send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water to cool off my tongue, because I am suffering in this fire.' "But Abraham said, "My child, remember that during your lifetime you received blessings, while Lazarus received hardships. But now he is being comforted here, while you suffer.

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

because their holdings were too vast to allow them to stay together, since the land where they had settled was not able to support all of their livestock.

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

Job 20:15-17

"Though he swallows wealth, he will vomit it; God will dislodge it from his stomach. He will suck the poison of cobras; the fangs of a viper will slay him. He won't look at the rivers the torrents of honey and curd.

Riches » Examples of saints possessing » Abram

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

James 1:9-10

A brother of humble means should rejoice in his having been exalted, and a rich person in his having been humbled, because he will fade away like a wild flower.

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

Riches » Described as » Liable to be stolen

Riches » Described as » Thick clay

Habakkuk 2:6

"Will not all of these ridicule him with mocking scorn? They will say, "Woe to the one who hordes for himself what isn't his. How long will you enrich yourself by extortion?'

Riches » Examples of wicked men possessing » Haman

Esther 5:11

Then Haman told them about his splendid wealth, the number of his sons, all the ways the king had honored him, and that he had promoted him above all the other officials and ministers of the king.

Riches » Examples of saints possessing » Shunammite

2 Kings 4:8

Some time later, Elisha went to Shunem, where he met a prominent and wealthy woman who persuaded him to have a meal with her. As a result, whenever he was in the area, he stopped by to eat with her.

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

Just look at these wicked people! They're perpetually carefree as they increase their wealth.

Riches » Often lead to » Violence

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 comes up with its scorching heat and dries up the grass. The flower in it drops off, and its beauty is gone. That is how the rich person will fade away in his pursuits.

Riches » Denunciations against those who » Receive their consolation from

Luke 6:24

"But how terrible it will be for you who are rich, because you have had your comfort!

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 grow old in prosperity, as they descend peacefully into the afterlife.

Riches » The wicked » Swallow down

Job 20:15

"Though he swallows wealth, he will vomit it; God will dislodge it from his stomach.

Riches » Examples of saints possessing » Boaz

Ruth 2:1

Naomi had a close relative of her late husband, a man of considerable wealth from the family of Elimelech. His name was Boaz.

Riches » Figurative

Seven » Uncertainties » Riches

seven Uncertainties » Riches

Topics on Riches

Drawbacks To Riches

40;19;23

Then Jesus told his disciples, "I tell all of you with certainty, it will be hard for a rich person to get into the kingdom from heaven.

Riches Of Grace

49;2;7

so that in the coming ages he might display the limitless riches of his grace that comes to us through his kindness in the Messiah Jesus.

Riches, Believers Attitudes

13;29;16

LORD our God, all of this abundance that we have given for building a temple for your great name was provided by you and all of it belongs to you.

Riches, Can Lead To

26;28;5

By your great wisdom, by your skills in trading you have amassed wealth for yourself and your heart has become arrogant because of your wealth."

Riches, Dangers Of

54;6;10

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, in their eagerness to get rich, have wandered away from the faith and caused themselves a lot of pain.

Riches, Description Of

20;27;24

because riches don't endure forever, and crowns don't last from one generation to the next.

Riches, Nature Of

19;24;1-2

The earth and everything in it exists for the LORD the world and those who live in it.

Riches, Spiritual

45;11;33-36

O how deep are God's riches, and wisdom, and knowledge! How unfathomable are his decisions and unexplainable are his ways!

Riches, Ungodly Use Of

19;73;12

Just look at these wicked people! They're perpetually carefree as they increase their wealth.

Satisfied With Riches

19;49;6

those who put confidence in their wealth and boast about their great riches?

Trusting Riches

20;11;28

The person who trusts in his wealth will fall, but the righteous will flourish like green leaves.

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