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Isaiah 45:3

And I will give thee the hidden treasures and the well-guarded secrets that thou may know that I am the LORD, the God of Israel, who gives thee thy name.

Ecclesiastes 5:19

Likewise, unto every man to whom God has given riches and wealth, he has also given him power to eat thereof and to take his portion and to rejoice in his labour; this is the gift of God.

Isaiah 61:6

But ye shall be named the Priests of the LORD; men shall call you the Ministers of our God; ye shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, and with their glory ye shall be lifted up.

Jeremiah 9:23

Thus hath the LORD said, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches;

Deuteronomy 8:18

But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God, for it is he that gives thee the power to get wealth that he may confirm his covenant which he swore unto thy fathers, as it is this day.

2 Chronicles 1:12

wisdom and knowledge is granted unto thee; and I will also give thee riches and wealth and glory such as none of the kings have had that have been before thee, neither shall any after thee have the like.

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Cities » Illustrative of » Riches

Protection » Not to be found in » Riches

Riches » The true riches

1 Peter 2:7

Unto you, therefore, who believe he is precious; but unto those who are disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,

Riches » The wicked » Profit not by

Proverbs 13:7

There are those that make themselves rich, yet have nothing: there are those that make themselves poor, yet have great riches.

Ecclesiastes 5:11

When goods increase, those that eat them are increased; and what good is there to the owners thereof, except the beholding of them with their eyes?

Riches » Denunciations against those who » Increase, by oppression

Micah 2:2-3

And they coveted fields and stole them, and houses and took them away; so they oppressed the man and his house, even the man and his heritage. Therefore thus hath the LORD said; Behold, I devise an evil against this family, from which ye shall not remove your necks; neither shall ye walk haughtily; for the time shall be evil.

Habakkuk 2:6-8

Shall not all these take up a parable against him and a taunting enigma against him and say, Woe to him that multiplied that which was not his! And for how long would he pile thick clay upon himself? Shall they not rise up suddenly that shall bite thee and awake those that shall take thy place, and thou shalt be for a prey unto them? Because thou hast spoiled many nations, all the other peoples shall spoil thee because of human blood and for the robberies of the land, of the cities, and of all that dwell therein.

Riches » Examples of those truly rich

Matthew 8:10

When Jesus heard it, he marvelled and said to those that followed, Verily I say unto you that not even in Israel have I found such faith.

Matthew 13:45-46

Again, the kingdom of the heavens is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls, who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it.

Riches » The wicked » Heap up

Ecclesiastes 2:26

For God gives to the man that is good in his sight wisdom and knowledge and joy, but to the sinner he gives travail, to gather and to heap up, that he may give to the one that is good before God. This also is vanity and vexation of spirit.

Job 27:16

Though he heaps up silver as the dust and prepares raiment as the clay,

Riches » Described as » Unsatisfying

Ecclesiastes 4:8

It is the man who is alone, without a successor, who has neither son nor brother; yet is there no end of all his labour; neither is his eye satisfied with riches; neither saith he, For whom do I labour and bereave my soul of good? This is also vanity and sore travail.

Riches » Described as » Fleeting

Revelation 18:16-17

and saying, Alas, alas, that great city, that was clothed in fine linen and purple and scarlet and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls! For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster and all the company in ships and sailors and as many as trade by sea stood afar 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 wrath, but the whole earth shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy; for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all those that dwell in the earth.

Revelation 6:15-17

And the kings of the earth and the princes and the rich and the captains and the strong and every slave and every free man hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains and said to the mountains and to the rocks, Fall on us and hide us from the face of him that is seated upon the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb; for the great day of his wrath is come, and who shall be able to stand before him?

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

1 Chronicles 29:3

Moreover, because I have my delight in the house of my God, I have in my own treasury, gold and silver, which I have given to the house of my God, over and above all that I have prepared for the house of the sanctuary:

Mark 12:42-44

And as there came a certain poor widow, she threw in two mites, which make a farthing. Then calling his disciples, he said unto them, Verily I say unto you that this poor widow has cast more in than all those who have cast into the treasury, for they all did cast in of their abundance, but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living.

Riches » Vanity of heaping up

Ecclesiastes 5:10-11

He that loves money shall not be satisfied with money; nor he that loves abundance with increase; this is also vanity. When goods increase, those that eat them are increased; and what good is there to the owners thereof, except the beholding of them with their eyes?

Riches » The wicked » Have trouble with

1 Timothy 6:9-10

For those that desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evil, which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

Riches » God gives

Ecclesiastes 5:19

Likewise, unto every man to whom God has given riches and wealth, he has also given him power to eat thereof and to take his portion and to rejoice in his labour; this is the gift of God.

Riches » Denunciations against those who » Get, by vanity

Riches » Often lead to » Rejecting Christ

Riches » Examples of saints possessing » Joseph

Genesis 45:8

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

Genesis 45:13

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

Riches » Examples of saints possessing » jacob

Genesis 32:5

and I have oxen and asses, flocks, and menslaves, and womenslaves; and I have sent to tell my lord, that I may find grace in thy sight.

Genesis 32:10

I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies and of all the truth which thou hast showed unto thy slave; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan and now I am become two bands.

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

Riches » Cannot redeem the soul

Psalm 49:6-9

Those that trust in their wealth and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches; none of them can by any means ransom his brother, nor give God an atonement for him; (for the redemption of their soul is of great price, and they shall never pay it) read more.
that he should still live for ever and not see corruption.

1 Peter 1:18

knowing that ye have been ransomed from your vain conversation (which you received from your fathers), not with corruptible things like silver and gold,

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

Riches » Often lead to » Pride

Ezekiel 28:5

by the greatness of thy wisdom in thy trafficking thou hast multiplied thy riches, and thine heart is lifted up because of thy riches:

Riches » Described as » Corruptible

1 Peter 1:18

knowing that ye have been ransomed from your vain conversation (which you received from your fathers), not with corruptible things like silver and gold,

Riches » The wicked » Boast themselves in

Psalm 49:6

Those that trust in their wealth and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches;

Riches » Examples of saints possessing » hezekiah

2 Chronicles 32:27-29

And Hezekiah had exceedingly great riches and honour, and he made himself treasures of silver and of gold and of precious stones and of spices and of shields and of all manner of pleasant vessels, storehouses also for the increase of grain and wine and oil and stalls for all manner of beasts and places for cattle. Moreover, he made himself cities and possessions of sheep and cows in abundance, for God had given him great substance.

Riches » Often lead to » Sensual indulgence

James 5:5

Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth and been wanton; ye have refreshed your hearts, as in the day of slaughter of sacrifices.

Riches » Denunciations against those who » Hoard up

Ecclesiastes 5:13-14

There is another sore evil which I have seen under the sun, namely, riches kept for the owners thereof to their hurt; which are lost by evil pursuits and to the sons which he has begotten; there is nothing left in his hand.

Riches » Denunciations against those who » Abuse

James 5:5

Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth and been wanton; ye have refreshed your hearts, as in the day of slaughter of sacrifices.

Riches » Guilt of rejoicing in

Job 31:28

this would also be a proven iniquity; for I should have denied the God that is sovereign.

Job 31:25

if I rejoiced because my wealth was being multiplied, and because my hand had gotten much;

Riches » Guilt of trusting in

Job 31:28

this would also be a proven iniquity; for I should have denied the God that is sovereign.

Riches » Often lead to » Forgetting God

Deuteronomy 8:13-14

and when thy herds and thy flocks multiply and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied and all that thou hast is multiplied, then thine heart be lifted up, and thou forget the LORD thy God, who brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of slavery,

Riches » Examples of saints possessing » David

1 Chronicles 29:28

And he died in a good old age, full of days, riches, and glory; and Solomon his son reigned in his stead.

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 confirmed the kingdom in his hand; and all Judah brought Jehoshaphat presents, and he had riches and glory in abundance.

Riches » Often lead to » Anxiety

Ecclesiastes 5:12

The sleep of the servant is sweet whether he eats little or much, but the abundance of the rich will not suffer him to sleep.

Riches » Often lead to » Forsaking God

Deuteronomy 32:15

But Jeshurun (the upright one) waxed fat and kicked; (thou art waxen fat, thou art grown thick, thou hast covered thyself) and forsook the God who made him and lightly esteemed the strong One of his saving health.

Riches » The wicked » Keep, to their hurt

Ecclesiastes 5:13

There is another sore evil which I have seen under the sun, namely, riches kept for the owners thereof to their hurt;

Riches » Examples of saints possessing » isaac

Genesis 26:13-14

And the man waxed great and went forward and grew until he became very great, for he had possession of flocks, possession of herds, great store 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 took strong cities and fertile land and inherited houses full of all goods, hewn cisterns, vineyards and oliveyards and many trees of good fruit; so they ate and were filled and became fat and delighted themselves in thy great goodness. Nevertheless, they were contentious and rebelled against thee and cast thy law behind their backs and slew thy prophets who testified against them to turn them to thee, and they wrought great abominations.

Riches » God gives power to obtain

Deuteronomy 8:18

But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God, for it is he that gives thee the power to get wealth that he may confirm his covenant which he swore unto thy fathers, as it is this day.

Riches » Often lead to » Denying God

Proverbs 30:8-9

Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the bread of my judgment: Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and blaspheme the name of my God.

Riches » Heavenly treasures superior to

Matthew 6:19-20

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon the earth, where moth and rust corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust corrupt and where thieves do not break through nor 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 aged man, of eighty years, who had provided the king with sustenance while he was 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 shall sound like flutes for Moab, and my heart shall sound like flutes for the men of Kirheres because the riches that he has gotten are 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 gloriest thou in the valleys? Thy valley has slipped, O backsliding daughter that trusted in her treasures, she that saith, Who shall come against me?

Riches » Examples of wicked men possessing » Nabal

1 Samuel 25:2

And there was a man in Maon whose possessions were in Carmel, and the man was very great, and he had three thousand sheep and a thousand goats, and he was shearing his sheep in Carmel.

Riches » Examples of wicked men possessing » Laban

Genesis 30:30

For it was little which thou hadst before I came, and it is now increased unto a multitude, and the LORD has blessed thee since my coming; and now when shall I provide for my own house also?

Riches » Examples of saints possessing » Joseph of arimathea

Matthew 27:57

When the evening was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also had been a disciple of Jesus;

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

Jeremiah 9:23

Thus hath the LORD said, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory 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, looking around, said unto his disciples, How hardly shall those that have riches enter into the kingdom of God! And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answered again and said unto them, Children, how hard is it for those that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God! It is easier to pass a cable through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

Riches » Folly and danger of trusting to--illustrated

Luke 12:16-21

And he spoke a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully; and he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do because I have no room where to bestow my fruits? And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my storehouses and build greater, and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. read more.
And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast many goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee; then whose shall those things be which thou hast stored up? So is he that lays up treasure for himself and is not rich in God.

Riches » Deceitfulness of, chokes the word

Riches » Danger of misusing--illustrated

Luke 16:19-25

There was a certain rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and fared sumptuously every day; and there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, who was laid at his gate, full of sores and desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. read more.
And it came to pass that the beggar died and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom; the rich man also died and was buried; and in Hades he lifted up his eyes, being in torments, and saw Abraham afar off and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime didst receive thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted here, and thou art tormented.

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 riches were more than that they might dwell together, and the land in which they were strangers could not bear them because of their livestock.

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

Job 20:15-17

He has swallowed down riches, but he shall vomit them up again; God shall cast them out of his belly. He shall suck the poison of asps; the viper's tongue shall slay him. He shall not see the rivers, the floods, the brooks of honey and butter.

Riches » Examples of saints possessing » Abram

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

James 1:9-10

Let the brother of low degree rejoice in his high status; and he who is rich, in his low status, because as the flower of the grass he shall 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 take up a parable against him and a taunting enigma against him and say, Woe to him that multiplied that which was not his! And for how long would he pile thick clay upon himself?

Riches » Examples of wicked men possessing » Haman

Esther 5:11

And Haman told them of the glory of his riches and the multitude of his sons and all the things in which the king had promoted him and how he had advanced him above the princes and slaves of the king.

Riches » Examples of saints possessing » Shunammite

2 Kings 4:8

And it also happened that one day Elisha passed through Shunem, where there was an important woman, and she constrained him to eat bread. And so it was, that as often as he passed by, he turned in there to eat bread.

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 ungodly men, without being troubled by the world obtain riches.

Riches » Often lead to » Violence

Micah 6:12

With which their rich men are full of violence, and the inhabitants thereof have spoken lies, and their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.

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 is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it withers the grass, and its flower falls, and the beautiful appearance of it perishes: so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways.

Riches » Denunciations against those who » Receive their consolation from

Luke 6:24

But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation.

Riches » Examples of saints possessing » Dorcas

Acts 9:36

Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas; this woman was full of good works and alms-deeds which she did.

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 pleasure and in a moment go down to Sheol.

Riches » The wicked » Swallow down

Job 20:15

He has swallowed down riches, but he shall vomit them up again; God shall cast them out of his belly.

Riches » Examples of saints possessing » Boaz

Ruth 2:1

And Naomi had a kinsman of her husband's, a mighty man of strength, of the family of Elimelech, and his name was Boaz.

Riches » Figurative

Seven » Uncertainties » Riches

seven Uncertainties » Riches

Topics on Riches

Drawbacks To Riches

40;19;23

Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, It is difficult that a rich man shall enter into the kingdom of the heavens.

Riches Of Grace

49;2;7

That in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

Riches, Believers Attitudes

13;29;16

O LORD our God, all this store that we have prepared to build thee a house for thy holy name comes of thy hand and is all thy own.

Riches, Can Lead To

26;28;5

by the greatness of thy wisdom in thy trafficking thou hast multiplied thy riches, and thine heart is lifted up because of thy riches:

Riches, Dangers Of

54;6;10

For the love of money is the root of all evil, which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

Riches, Description Of

20;27;24

For riches are not for ever, and does the crown endure to every generation?

Riches, Nature Of

19;24;1-2

The earth is the LORD's, and the fullness thereof; the world and they that dwell therein.

Riches, Spiritual

45;11;33-36

O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and of the knowledge of God! How incomprehensible are his judgments and his ways past finding out!

Riches, Ungodly Use Of

19;73;12

Behold, these ungodly men, without being troubled by the world obtain riches.

Satisfied With Riches

19;49;6

Those that trust in their wealth and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches;

Trusting Riches

20;11;28

He that trusts in his riches shall fall, but the righteous shall flourish as a branch.