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Isaiah 45:3

And I will give you [the] treasures of darkness and treasures of secret places so that you may know that I [am] Yahweh, the one who calls [you] by your name, the God of Israel,

Ecclesiastes 5:19

This indeed is a gift of God: everyone to whom God gives wealth and possessions, he also empowers him {to enjoy them}, to accept his lot, and to rejoice in [the fruit of] his toil.

Isaiah 61:6

But you shall be called the priests of Yahweh, {you will be called} servers of our God. You shall eat [the] wealth of [the] nations, and you shall boast in their riches.

Jeremiah 9:23

Thus says Yahweh, "[The] wise man must not boast in his wisdom, and the warrior must not boast in his might, [the] wealthy man must not boast in his wealth.

Deuteronomy 8:18

But you must remember Yahweh your God, for he [is] the [one] giving you strength to acquire wealth in order to confirm his covenant that he swore to your ancestors {as it is today}.

2 Chronicles 1:12

wisdom and knowledge is given to you. And I will [also] give to you wealth, possessions, and honor, the like of which was not had by the kings who [were] before you, nor will there be the like after you."

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Cities » Illustrative of » Riches

Protection » Not to be found in » Riches

Riches » The true riches

1 Peter 2:7

Therefore the honor [is] for you who believe, but for those who refuse to believe, "The stone that the builders rejected, this one has become {the cornerstone},"

Riches » The wicked » Profit not by

Proverbs 13:7

There is one who acts rich but {has nothing}; another who pretends to be poor but [has] wealth.

Ecclesiastes 5:11

When prosperity increases, those who consume it increase. {So its owner gains nothing, except to see his wealth before it is spent}.

Riches » Denunciations against those who » Increase, by oppression

Micah 2:2-3

They covet fields and seize [them], and houses, and they take [them] away. They oppress a man and his house; a man and his inheritance. Therefore, thus says Yahweh: Look! I am planning disaster against this family from which you will not be able to remove your necks. You will not walk proudly, for it [is] a time of disaster.

Habakkuk 2:6-8

Shall not all of these take up a taunt against him, with ridicule and riddles against him, saying, 'Woe to him who heaps up what is not his'? [For] how long? And, '[Woe to him] who makes himself heavy with pledges'? Will not your creditors suddenly rise up and awaken those who make you tremble? Then you shall be as plunder for them. Because you plundered many nations, all the remaining nations will plunder you on account of the blood of humanity and violence [against the] land, [and against] cities and all who live in them.

Riches » Examples of those truly rich

Matthew 8:10

Now [when] Jesus heard [this], he was astonished, and said to those who were following [him], "Truly I say to you, I have found such great faith with no one in Israel.

Matthew 13:45-46

"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant searching for fine pearls. And [when he] found one very valuable pearl, he went [and] sold everything that he possessed and purchased it.

Riches » The wicked » Heap up

Psalm 39:6

Surely a man walks about as a [mere] {shadow}; surely in vain they bustle about. He heaps up [possessions] but does not know who [will] gather them [in].

Ecclesiastes 2:26

For to the person who [is] good in his eyes, he gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy; but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and heaping up only to give [it] to [him who is] pleasing to him. This also [is] vanity and chasing wind!

Job 27:16

If he heaps up silver like the dust and fashions clothing like the clay,

Riches » Described as » Unsatisfying

Ecclesiastes 4:8

Sometimes a man is all alone with no companion; he also has neither son nor brother. Yet there is no end to all his toil, and his eye is not satisfied with wealth. [He laments,] "For whom am I toiling and depriving {myself} of pleasure?" This also [is] vanity--it is an unhappy business!

Riches » Described as » Fleeting

Revelation 18:16-17

saying, "Woe, woe, the great city, dressed in fine linen and purple cloth and scarlet cloth, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, because in one hour such great wealth has been laid waste!" And every shipmaster and {every seafarer} and sailors and all those who labor on the sea stood {far off}

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

Zephaniah 1:18

Moreover, their silver and their gold will not be able to save them on the day of the wrath of Yahweh. And in the fire of his zeal, the whole land shall be consumed, for a terrifying end he shall make [for] all the inhabitants of the land.

Revelation 6:15-17

And the kings of the earth, and the most important people, and the military leaders, and the rich, and the powerful, and every slave and free person hid themselves 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 who is 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

And moreover, with respect to my provisions for the house of my God I have a treasure of gold and silver that I have given to the house of my God above all that I have provided for the holy house:

Mark 12:42-44

And one poor widow came [and] put in two small copper coins (that is, a penny). And summoning his disciples, he said to them, "Truly I say to you that this poor widow put in more than all those who put [offerings] into the contribution box. For they all {contributed} out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in everything she had, her whole means of subsistence."

Riches » Vanity of heaping up

Psalm 39:6

Surely a man walks about as a [mere] {shadow}; surely in vain they bustle about. He heaps up [possessions] but does not know who [will] gather them [in].

Ecclesiastes 5:10-11

Whoever loves money is not satisfied [with] money, and whoever loves wealth [is] not [satisfied with] profit. This also [is] vanity! When prosperity increases, those who consume it increase. {So its owner gains nothing, except to see his wealth before it is spent}.

Riches » The wicked » Have trouble with

Proverbs 15:6

[In] the house of the righteous [there is] much treasure, but the income of the wicked brings trouble.

1 Timothy 6:9-10

But those who want to be rich fall into temptation and a trap and many foolish and harmful desires, which plunge those people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all evil, by which some, [because they] desire [it], have gone astray from the faith and have pierced themselves with many pains.

Riches » God gives

Ecclesiastes 5:19

This indeed is a gift of God: everyone to whom God gives wealth and possessions, he also empowers him {to enjoy them}, to accept his lot, and to rejoice in [the fruit of] his toil.

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, you yourselves did not send me here, but God put me here as father to Pharaoh and as master of all his household, and a ruler over all the land of Egypt.

Genesis 45:13

And you must tell my father of all my honor in Egypt and all that you have seen. Now hurry and bring my father here."

Riches » Examples of saints possessing » jacob

Genesis 32:5

And I have acquired cattle, male donkeys, flocks, and male and female slaves, and I have sent to tell my lord, to find favor in your eyes.'"

Genesis 32:10

{I am not worthy} of all the loyal love and all the faithfulness that you have shown your servant, for with [only] my staff I crossed this Jordan, 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

those who trust their wealth and boast about the abundance of their riches? Surely a man cannot redeem a brother. He cannot give to God his ransom (since the redemption price for their life is costly and it always fails), read more.
so that he may stay alive forever [and] not see the pit.

1 Peter 1:18

[because you] know that you were redeemed from your futile way of life inherited from your ancestors not with perishable things like silver or gold,

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

Riches » Often lead to » Pride

Ezekiel 28:5

By the abundance of your wisdom in your trading you [have] increased your wealth and your heart was proud in your wealth." '"

Riches » Described as » Corruptible

1 Peter 1:18

[because you] know that you were redeemed from your futile way of life inherited from your ancestors not with perishable things like silver or gold,

Riches » The wicked » Boast themselves in

Riches » Examples of saints possessing » hezekiah

2 Chronicles 32:27-29

And Hezekiah had very much wealth and honor, and he made storehouses for himself for silver, gold, precious stones, spices, small shields, and all [sorts of] desirable objects; and storage buildings for the yield of grain, new wine, and olive oil; and animal stalls for all [kinds of] animals, and animals and herds for animal stalls. And he made cities for himself, and livestock of sheep and abundant cattle, for God had given to him very abundant possessions.

Riches » Often lead to » Sensual indulgence

James 5:5

You have lived self-indulgently on the earth and have lived luxuriously. You have fattened your hearts in the day of slaughter.

Riches » Denunciations against those who » Hoard up

Ecclesiastes 5:13-14

There is a grievous evil which I have seen under the sun: wealth {hoarded} by its owner to his harm. That wealth was lost in a bad venture. Although he has borne a child, {he has nothing to leave to him}.

Riches » Denunciations against those who » Abuse

James 5:5

You have lived self-indulgently on the earth and have lived luxuriously. You have fattened your hearts in the day of slaughter.

Riches » Guilt of rejoicing in

Job 31:28

this also [is] an iniquity [to be] judged, for I have deceived God above.

Job 31:25

if I have rejoiced because my wealth [was] great or because my hand found a fortune,

Riches » Guilt of trusting in

Job 31:28

this also [is] an iniquity [to be] judged, for I have deceived God above.

Riches » Often lead to » Forgetting God

Deuteronomy 8:13-14

and your herds and your flocks have multiplied, and {you have accumulated silver and gold}, and all that {you have} has multiplied, then your heart {becomes proud} and you forget Yahweh your God, {the one who brought you out} from 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, wealth, and honor. And Solomon his son reigned in his place.

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

1 Chronicles 29:14

And indeed, who [am] I, and who [are] my people that we retain power to offer according to these [offerings] willingly? For everything [is] from you, and from your hand we have given to you.

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

Riches » Examples of saints possessing » Jehoshaphat

2 Chronicles 17:5

So Yahweh established the kingdom in his hand. And all Judah gave tribute to Jehoshaphat, and he had much wealth and honor.

Riches » Often lead to » Anxiety

Ecclesiastes 5:12

The sleep of the laborer [is] pleasant, whether he eats little or much, but the wealth of the rich man does not allow him to rest.

Riches » Often lead to » Forsaking God

Deuteronomy 32:15

And Jeshurun grew fat, and he kicked; you grew fat, you bloated, and you became obstinate; and he abandoned God, his maker, and he scoffed [at] the rock of his salvation.

Riches » The wicked » Keep, to their hurt

Ecclesiastes 5:13

There is a grievous evil which I have seen under the sun: wealth {hoarded} by its owner to his harm.

Riches » Examples of saints possessing » isaac

Genesis 26:13-14

And the man {became wealthier and wealthier} until he was exceedingly wealthy. And he possessed sheep and cattle and many servants, so that 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 fertile land and took possession of houses filled with every good thing: hewn cisterns, vineyards, olive groves, and many [fruit] trees. They ate and became full, and they became fat and took delight in your great goodness. "But they rebelled and were rebellious against you and cast your law behind their back and killed your prophets, who had warned them to turn back to you, and they did great blasphemies.

Riches » God gives power to obtain

Deuteronomy 8:18

But you must remember Yahweh your God, for he [is] the [one] giving you strength to acquire wealth in order to confirm his covenant that he swore to your ancestors {as it is today}.

Riches » Often lead to » Denying God

Proverbs 30:8-9

Keep falsehood and a {lying word} far from me; do not give me poverty or wealth; provide me [with] food [only for] my need. Or else I will be satisfied and will deny [him] and say "Who [is] Yahweh?" Or I will be poor and will steal and profane the name of my God.

Riches » Heavenly treasures superior to

Matthew 6:19-20

"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and consuming [insect] destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor consuming [insect] destroy and where thieves do not break in or 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] very old, {eighty years old}. Now he had provided the king [with food] while he [was] staying at Mahanaim, for he [was] a very wealthy 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

Proverbs 15:27

He who makes trouble for his house [is] he who is greedy for unjust gain, but he 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 moans for Moab like the flute. It moans for the people of Kir-heres like the flute. {Therefore} [the] wealth they 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 boast in [your] valleys? Your valleys [are] ebbing. O unfaithful daughter, who trusted in her treasures, [who said], 'Who will come against me?'

Riches » Examples of wicked men possessing » Nabal

1 Samuel 25:2

Now there was a man in Maon, whose business [was] in Carmel. The man was very rich and {owned} three thousand sheep and a thousand goats. {Now} the shearing of his sheep [was taking place] in Carmel.

Riches » Examples of wicked men possessing » Laban

Genesis 30:30

For you had little before me, and it has increased abundantly. And Yahweh has blessed you {wherever I turned}. So then, when shall I provide for my own family also?"

Riches » Examples of saints possessing » Joseph of arimathea

Matthew 27:57

Now [when it] was evening, a rich man from Arimathea named Joseph came, who also was a disciple of Jesus himself.

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

Jeremiah 9:23

Thus says Yahweh, "[The] wise man must not boast in his wisdom, and the warrior must not boast in his might, [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

And Jesus looked around [and] said to his disciples, "How {difficult it is for} those who possess wealth to enter into the kingdom of God!" And the disciples were astounded at his words. But Jesus answered [and] said to them again, "Children, how difficult it is 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 person to enter into the kingdom of God."

Riches » Folly and danger of trusting to--illustrated

Luke 12:16-21

And he told a parable to them, saying, "The land of a certain rich man yielded an abundant harvest. And he reasoned to himself, saying, 'What should I do? For I do not have anywhere I can gather in my crops.' And he said, 'I will do this: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and I will gather in there all my grain and possessions. read more.
And I will say to my soul, "Soul, you have many possessions stored up for many years. Relax, eat, drink, celebrate!" ' But God said to him, 'Fool! This night your life is demanded from you, and [the things] which you have prepared--whose will they be?' So [is] the one who stores up treasure for himself, and who is not rich toward God!"

Riches » Deceitfulness of, chokes the word

Riches » Danger of misusing--illustrated

Luke 16:19-25

"Now a certain man was rich, and dressed [in] purple cloth and fine linen, feasting sumptuously every day. And a certain poor man {named} Lazarus, covered with sores, lay at his gate, and was longing to be filled with what fell from the table of the rich man. But even the dogs came [and] licked his sores. read more.
Now it happened that the poor man died, and he was carried away by the angels to {Abraham's side}. And the rich man also died and was buried. And in Hades he lifted up his eyes [as he] was in torment [and] saw Abraham from a distance, and Lazarus {at his side}. And he called out [and] said, 'Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus so that he could dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am suffering pain in this flame!' But Abraham said, 'Child, remember that you received your good [things] during your life, and Lazarus likewise bad [things]. But now he is comforted here, but you are suffering pain.

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 to live together}, so that the land of their sojourning was not able to support them on account of their livestock.

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

Job 20:15-17

He swallows riches, but he vomits them [up]; God drives them out from his stomach. He will suck [the] poison of horned vipers; [the] viper's tongue will kill him. {He will not enjoy the streams}, [the] torrents of honey and curds.

Riches » Examples of saints possessing » Abram

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

James 1:9-10

Now let the brother of humble circumstances boast in his high position, but the rich person in his humiliation, because he will pass away like a flower of the grass.

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 of these take up a taunt against him, with ridicule and riddles against him, saying, 'Woe to him who heaps up what is not his'? [For] how long? And, '[Woe to him] who makes himself heavy with pledges'?

Riches » Examples of wicked men possessing » Haman

Esther 5:11

And Haman recounted to them the splendor of his wealth and the number of his sons and all [the ways] that the king had honored him and promoted him above the officials and king's servants.

Riches » Examples of saints possessing » Shunammite

2 Kings 4:8

It happened one day that Elisha passed through to Shunem where there [was] a wealthy woman, and she urged him to eat bread; so it happened each time he passed through, he would stop 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

Riches » Often lead to » Violence

Micah 6:12

Because her rich are full of violence, and her inhabitants speak 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 rises with its burning heat and dries up the grass, and its flower falls off, and the beauty of its appearance is lost. So also the rich person in his pursuits will wither away.

Riches » Denunciations against those who » Receive their consolation from

Luke 6:24

"But woe to you who are rich, because you have received your comfort.

Riches » Examples of saints possessing » Dorcas

Acts 9:36

Now in Joppa there was a certain female disciple {named} Tabitha (which translated means "Dorcas"). She was full of good deeds and charitable giving which she was constantly doing.

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 in peace they go down to Sheol.

Riches » The wicked » Swallow down

Job 20:15

He swallows riches, but he vomits them [up]; God drives them out from his stomach.

Riches » Examples of saints possessing » Boaz

Ruth 2:1

{Now} Naomi {had a relative of her husband}, {a prominent rich man} from the clan of Elimelech, [whose] name was Boaz.

Riches » Figurative

Revelation 3:18

I advise you to buy from me gold refined by fire, in order that you may become rich, and white clothing, in order that you may be clothed and the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed, and eye salve to smear on your eyes, in order that you may see.

Seven » Uncertainties » Riches

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Topics on Riches

Drawbacks To Riches

40;19;23

And Jesus said to his disciples, "Truly I say to you that with difficulty a rich person will enter into the kingdom of heaven!

Riches Of Grace

49;2;7

in order that he might show in the coming ages the surpassing riches of his grace in kindness upon us in Christ Jesus.

Riches, Believers Attitudes

13;29;16

O Yahweh our God, all this abundance that we have provided to build for you a house for your holy name is from your hand, and all [of it] is yours.

Riches, Can Lead To

26;28;5

By the abundance of your wisdom in your trading you [have] increased your wealth and your heart was proud in your wealth." '"

Riches, Dangers Of

54;6;10

For the love of money is a root of all evil, by which some, [because they] desire [it], have gone astray from the faith and have pierced themselves with many pains.

Riches, Description Of

20;27;24

For riches [are] not forever, nor a crown for generation [after] generation.

Riches, Nature Of

19;24;1-2

The earth is Yahweh's, with its fullness, [the] world and those who live in it,

Riches, Spiritual

45;11;33-36

Oh, the depth of the riches and the wisdom and the knowledge of God! How unsearchable [are] his judgments and [how] incomprehensible [are] his ways!

Riches, Ungodly Use Of

19;73;12

See, these [are the] wicked, and they increase wealth, ever carefree.

Satisfied With Riches

19;49;6

those who trust their wealth and boast about the abundance of their riches?

Trusting Riches

20;11;28

He who trusts in his wealth [is] he who will fall, but like a green leaf the righteous will flourish.