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Isaiah 45:3

And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the LORD, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel.

Ecclesiastes 5:19

Every man also to whom God hath given riches and wealth, and hath 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 in their glory shall ye boast yourselves.

Jeremiah 9:23

Thus saith the LORD, 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 giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.

2 Chronicles 1:12

Wisdom and knowledge is granted unto thee; and I will give thee riches, and wealth, and honour, such as none of the kings have had that have been before thee, neither shall there 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 which believe he is precious: but unto them which be 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 is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches.

Ecclesiastes 5:11

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

Riches » Denunciations against those who » Increase, by oppression

Micah 2:2-3

And they covet fields, and take them by violence; and houses, and take them away: so they oppress a man and his house, even a man and his heritage. Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, against this family do I devise an evil, from which ye shall not remove your necks; neither shall ye go haughtily: for this time is evil.

Habakkuk 2:6-8

Shall not all these take up a parable against him, and a taunting proverb against him, and say, Woe to him that increaseth that which is not his! how long? and to him that ladeth himself with thick clay! Shall they not rise up suddenly that shall bite thee, and awake that shall vex thee, and thou shalt be for booties unto them? Because thou hast spoiled many nations, all the remnant of the people shall spoil thee; because of men's blood, and for the violence of the land, of the city, and of all that dwell therein.

Riches » Examples of those truly rich

Matthew 8:10

When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.

Matthew 13:45-46

Again, the kingdom of heaven 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

Psalm 39:6

Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them.

Ecclesiastes 2:26

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

Job 27:16

Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare raiment as the clay;

Riches » Described as » Unsatisfying

Ecclesiastes 4:8

There is one alone, and there is not a second; yea, he hath neither child 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, yea, it is a 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 land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.

Revelation 6:15-17

And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on 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?

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

1 Chronicles 29:3

Moreover, because I have set my affection to the house of my God, I have of mine own proper good, of gold and silver, which I have given to the house of my God, over and above all that I have prepared for the holy house,

Mark 12:42-44

And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing. And he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury: For all they 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

Psalm 39:6

Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them.

Ecclesiastes 5:10-11

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

Riches » The wicked » Have trouble with

1 Timothy 6:9-10

But they that will 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

Every man also to whom God hath given riches and wealth, and hath 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 hither, but God: and he hath made me 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 hither.

Riches » Examples of saints possessing » jacob

Genesis 32:5

And I have oxen, and asses, flocks, and menservants, and womenservants: 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 shewed unto thy servant; 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

They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches; None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him: (For the redemption of their soul is precious, and it ceaseth for ever:) read more.
That he should still live for ever, and not see corruption.

1 Peter 1:18

Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;

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

Riches » Often lead to » Pride

Ezekiel 28:5

By thy great wisdom and by thy traffick hast thou increased thy riches, and thine heart is lifted up because of thy riches:

Riches » Described as » Corruptible

1 Peter 1:18

Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;

Riches » The wicked » Boast themselves in

Psalm 49:6

They 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 exceeding much riches and honour: and he made himself treasuries for silver, and for gold, and for precious stones, and for spices, and for shields, and for all manner of pleasant jewels; Storehouses also for the increase of corn, and wine, and oil; and stalls for all manner of beasts, and cotes for flocks. Moreover he provided him cities, and possessions of flocks and herds in abundance: for God had given him substance very much.

Riches » Often lead to » Sensual indulgence

Riches » Denunciations against those who » Hoard up

Ecclesiastes 5:13-14

There is a sore evil which I have seen under the sun, namely, riches kept for the owners thereof to their hurt. But those riches perish by evil travail: and he begetteth a son, and there is nothing in his hand.

Riches » Denunciations against those who » Abuse

Riches » Guilt of rejoicing in

Job 31:28

This also were an iniquity to be punished by the judge: for I should have denied the God that is above.

Job 31:25

If I rejoiced because my wealth was great, and because mine hand had gotten much;

Riches » Guilt of trusting in

Job 31:28

This also were an iniquity to be punished by the judge: for I should have denied the God that is above.

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, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage;

Riches » Examples of saints possessing » David

1 Chronicles 29:28

And he died in a good old age, full of days, riches, and honour: 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 stablished the kingdom in his hand; and all Judah brought to Jehoshaphat presents; and he had riches and honour in abundance.

Riches » Often lead to » Anxiety

Ecclesiastes 5:12

The sleep of a labouring man is sweet, whether he eat 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 waxed fat, and kicked: thou art waxen fat, thou art grown thick, thou art covered with fatness; then he forsook God which made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation.

Riches » The wicked » Keep, to their hurt

Ecclesiastes 5:13

There is a 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, and possession of herds, and 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 a fat land, and possessed houses full of all goods, wells digged, vineyards, and oliveyards, and fruit trees in abundance: so they did eat, and were filled, and became fat, and delighted themselves in thy great goodness. Nevertheless they were disobedient, and rebelled against thee, and cast thy law behind their backs, and slew thy prophets which testified against them to turn them to thee, and they wrought great provocations.

Riches » God gives power to obtain

Deuteronomy 8:18

But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware 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 food convenient for me: Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.

Riches » Heavenly treasures superior to

Matthew 6:19-20

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth 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, even fourscore years old: and he had provided the king of sustenance while he lay 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 mine heart shall sound for Moab like pipes, and mine heart shall sound like pipes for the men of Kirheres: because the riches that he hath 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

Wherefore gloriest thou in the valleys, thy flowing valley, O backsliding daughter? that trusted in her treasures, saying, Who shall come unto 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 hath blessed thee since my coming: and now when shall I provide for mine own house also?

Riches » Examples of saints possessing » Joseph of arimathea

Matthew 27:57

When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus' disciple:

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

Jeremiah 9:23

Thus saith the LORD, 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

And Jesus looked round about, and saith unto his disciples, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God! And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into 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 into the kingdom of God.

Riches » Folly and danger of trusting to--illustrated

Luke 12:16-21

And he spake 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 barns, 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 much 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 provided? So is he that layeth 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 certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which 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 hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth 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 receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, 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 wherein they were strangers could not bear them because of their cattle.

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

Job 20:15-17

He hath swallowed down riches, and 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 that he is exalted: But the rich, in that he is made low: 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 proverb against him, and say, Woe to him that increaseth that which is not his! how long? and to him that ladeth himself with thick clay!

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 children, and all the things wherein 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

And it fell on a day, that Elisha passed to Shunem, where was a great woman; and she constrained him to eat bread. And so it was, that as oft as he passed by, he turned in thither 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 are the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase in riches.

Riches » Often lead to » Violence

Micah 6:12

For the rich men thereof 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 withereth the grass, and the flower thereof falleth, and the grace of the fashion of it perisheth: 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 almsdeeds 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 wealth, and in a moment go down to the grave.

Riches » The wicked » Swallow down

Job 20:15

He hath swallowed down riches, and 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 wealth, of the family of Elimelech; and his name was Boaz.

Riches » Figurative

Seven » Uncertainties » Riches

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Topics on Riches

Drawbacks To Riches

40;19;23

Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Riches Of Grace

49;2;7

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

Riches, Believers Attitudes

13;29;16

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

Riches, Can Lead To

26;28;5

By thy great wisdom and by thy traffick hast thou increased 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 doth the crown endure to every generation?

Riches, Nature Of

19;24;1-2

{A Psalm of David.} The earth is the LORD'S, and the fulness 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 knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!

Riches, Ungodly Use Of

19;73;12

Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase in riches.

Satisfied With Riches

19;49;6

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

Trusting Riches

20;11;28

He that trusteth in his riches shall fall: but the righteous shall flourish as a branch.