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Isaiah 45:3

And have given to thee treasures of darkness, Even treasures of secret places, So that thou knowest that I, Jehovah, Who am calling on thy name -- am the God of Israel.

Ecclesiastes 5:19

Every man also to whom God hath given wealth and riches, and hath given him power to eat of it, and to accept his portion, and to rejoice in his labour, this is a gift of God.

Isaiah 61:6

And ye are called 'Priests of Jehovah,' 'Ministers of our God,' is said of you, The strength of nations ye consume, And in their honour ye do boast yourselves.

Jeremiah 9:23

Thus said Jehovah: Let not the wise boast himself in his wisdom, Nor let the mighty boast himself in his might, Let not the rich boast himself in his riches,

Deuteronomy 8:18

And thou hast remembered Jehovah thy God, for He it is who is giving to thee power to make wealth, in order to establish His covenant which He hath sworn to thy fathers as at this day.

2 Chronicles 1:12

the wisdom and the knowledge is given to thee, and riches and wealth and honour I give to thee, that there hath not been so to the kings who are before thee, and after thee it is not so.'

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Cities » Illustrative of » Riches

Protection » Not to be found in » Riches

Riches » The true riches

1 Peter 2:7

to you, then, who are believing is the preciousness; and to the unbelieving, a stone that the builders disapproved of, this one did become for the head of a corner,

Colossians 2:3

in whom are all the treasures of the wisdom and the knowledge hid,

Riches » The wicked » Profit not by

Proverbs 13:7

There is who is making himself rich, and hath nothing, Who is making himself poor, and wealth is abundant.

Ecclesiastes 5:11

In the multiplying of good have its consumers been multiplied, and what benefit is to its possessor except the sight of his eyes?

Riches » Denunciations against those who » Increase, by oppression

Micah 2:2-3

And they have desired fields, And they have taken violently, And houses, and they have taken away, And have oppressed a man and his house, Even a man and his inheritance. Therefore, thus said Jehovah: Lo, I am devising against this family evil, From which ye do not remove your necks, Nor walk loftily, for a time of evil it is.

Habakkuk 2:6-8

Do not these -- all of them -- against him a simile taken up, And a moral of acute sayings for him, And say, Woe to him who is multiplying what is not his? Till when also is he multiplying to himself heavy pledges? Do not thy usurers instantly rise up, And those shaking thee awake up, And thou hast been for a spoil to them? Because thou hast spoiled many nations, Spoil thee do all the remnant of the peoples, Because of man's blood, and of violence to the land, To the city, and to all dwelling in it.

Riches » Examples of those truly rich

Matthew 8:10

And Jesus having heard, did wonder, and said to those following, 'Verily I say to you, not even in Israel so great faith have I found;

Matthew 13:45-46

'Again, the reign of the heavens is like to a man, a merchant, seeking goodly pearls, who having found one pearl of great price, having gone away, hath sold all, as much as he had, and bought it.

Riches » The wicked » Heap up

Psalm 39:6

Only, in an image doth each walk habitually, Only, in vain, they are disquieted, He heapeth up and knoweth not who gathereth them.

Ecclesiastes 2:26

For to a man who is good before Him, He hath given wisdom, and knowledge, and joy; and to a sinner He hath given travail, to gather and to heap up, to give to the good before God. Even this is vanity and vexation of spirit.

Job 27:16

If he heap up as dust silver, And as clay prepare clothing,

Riches » Described as » Unsatisfying

Ecclesiastes 4:8

There is one, and there is not a second; even son or brother he hath not, and there is no end to all his labour! His eye also is not satisfied with riches, and he saith not, 'For whom am I labouring and bereaving my soul of good?' This also is vanity, it is a sad travail.

Riches » Described as » Fleeting

Revelation 18:16-17

and saying, Woe, woe, the great city, that was arrayed with fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and gilded in gold, and precious stone, and pearls -- because in one hour so much riches were made waste! 'And every shipmaster, and all the company upon the ships, and sailors, and as many as work the sea, far off stood,

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

Zephaniah 1:18

Even their silver, even their gold, Is not able to deliver them in a day of the wrath of Jehovah, And in the fire of His jealousy consumed is the whole land, For only a hastened end doth He make Of all the inhabitants of the land!

Revelation 6:15-17

and the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich, and the chiefs of thousands, and the mighty, and every servant, and every freeman, hid themselves in the dens, and in the rocks of the mountains, and they say to the mountains and to the rocks, 'Fall upon us, and hide us from the face of Him who is sitting upon the throne, and from the anger of the Lamb,' because come did the great day of His anger, and who is able to stand?

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

1 Chronicles 29:3

And again, because of my delighting in the house of my God, the substance I have -- a peculiar treasure of gold and silver -- I have given for the house of my God, even over and above all I have prepared for the house of the sanctuary:

Mark 12:42-44

and having come, a poor widow did put in two mites, which are a farthing. And having called near his disciples, he saith to them, 'Verily I say to you, that this poor widow hath put in more than all those putting into the treasury; for all, out of their abundance, put in, but she, out of her want, all that she had put in -- all her living.'

Riches » Vanity of heaping up

Psalm 39:6

Only, in an image doth each walk habitually, Only, in vain, they are disquieted, He heapeth up and knoweth not who gathereth them.

Ecclesiastes 5:10-11

Whoso is loving silver is not satisfied with silver, nor he who is in love with stores with increase. Even this is vanity. In the multiplying of good have its consumers been multiplied, and what benefit is to its possessor except the sight of his eyes?

Riches » The wicked » Have trouble with

1 Timothy 6:9-10

and those wishing to be rich, do fall into temptation and a snare, and many desires, foolish and hurtful, that sink men into ruin and destruction, for a root of all the evils is the love of money, which certain longing for did go astray from the faith, and themselves did pierce through with many sorrows;

Riches » God gives

Ecclesiastes 5:19

Every man also to whom God hath given wealth and riches, and hath given him power to eat of it, and to accept his portion, and to rejoice in his labour, this is a 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

and now, ye -- ye have not sent me hither, but God, and He doth set me for a father to Pharaoh, and for lord to all his house, and ruler over all the land of Egypt.

Genesis 45:13

and ye have declared to my father all my honour in Egypt, and all that ye have seen, and ye have hasted, and have brought down my father hither.'

Riches » Examples of saints possessing » jacob

Genesis 32:5

and I have ox, and ass, flock, and man-servant, and maid-servant, and I send to declare to my lord, to find grace in his eyes.'

Genesis 32:10

I have been unworthy of all the kind acts, and of all the truth which Thou hast done with thy servant -- for, with my staff I passed over 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 trusting on their wealth, And in the multitude of their riches, Do shew themselves foolish. A brother doth no one at all ransom, He doth not give to God his atonement. And precious is the redemption of their soul, And it hath ceased -- to the age. read more.
And still he liveth for ever, He seeth not the pit.

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

Riches » Often lead to » Pride

Ezekiel 28:5

By the abundance of thy wisdom, Through thy merchandise, Thou hast multiplied thy wealth, And high is thy heart through thy wealth.

Riches » Described as » Corruptible

Riches » The wicked » Boast themselves in

Psalm 49:6

Those trusting on their wealth, And in the multitude of their riches, Do shew themselves foolish.

Riches » Examples of saints possessing » hezekiah

2 Chronicles 32:27-29

And Hezekiah hath riches and honour very much, and treasures he hath made to himself of silver, and of gold, and of precious stone, and of spices, and of shields, and of all kinds of desirable vessels, and storehouses for the increase of corn, and new wine, and oil, and stalls for all kinds of cattle, and herds for stalls; and cities he hath made for himself, and possessions of flocks and herds in abundance, for God hath given to him very much substance.

Riches » Often lead to » Sensual indulgence

Riches » Denunciations against those who » Hoard up

Ecclesiastes 5:13-14

There is a painful evil I have seen under the sun: wealth kept for its possessor, for his evil. And that wealth hath been lost in an evil business, and he hath begotten a son and there is nothing in his hand!

Riches » Denunciations against those who » Abuse

Riches » Guilt of rejoicing in

Job 31:28

It also is a judicial iniquity, For I had lied to God above.

Job 31:25

If I rejoice because great is my wealth, And because abundance hath my hand found,

Riches » Guilt of trusting in

Job 31:28

It also is a judicial iniquity, For I had lied to God above.

Riches » Often lead to » Forgetting God

Deuteronomy 8:13-14

and thy herd and thy flock be multiplied, and silver and gold be multiplied to thee; and all that is thine be multiplied: 'And thy heart hath been high, and thou hast forgotten Jehovah thy God (who is bringing thee out of the land of Egypt, out of a house of servants;

Riches » Examples of saints possessing » David

1 Chronicles 29:28

and he dieth in a good old age, satisfied with days, riches, and honour, and reign doth Solomon his son 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

And Jehovah doth establish the kingdom in his hand, and all Judah give a present to Jehoshaphat, and he hath riches and honour in abundance,

Riches » Often lead to » Anxiety

Ecclesiastes 5:12

Sweet is the sleep of the labourer whether he eat little or much; and the sufficiency of the wealthy is not suffering him to sleep.

Riches » Often lead to » Forsaking God

Deuteronomy 32:15

And Jeshurun waxeth fat, and doth kick: Thou hast been fat -- thou hast been thick, Thou hast been covered. And he leaveth God who made him, And dishonoureth the Rock of his salvation.

Riches » The wicked » Keep, to their hurt

Ecclesiastes 5:13

There is a painful evil I have seen under the sun: wealth kept for its possessor, for his evil.

Riches » Examples of saints possessing » isaac

Genesis 26:13-14

and the man is great, and goeth on, going on and becoming great, till that he hath been very great, and he hath possession of a flock, and possession of a herd, and an abundant service; and the Philistines envy him,

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

Riches » Often lead to » Rebelling against God

Nehemiah 9:25-26

And they capture fenced cities, and fat ground, and possess houses full of all good, digged-wells, vineyards, and olive-yards, and fruit-trees in abundance, and they eat, and are satisfied, and become fat, and delight themselves in Thy great goodness. 'And they are disobedient, and rebel against Thee, and cast Thy law behind their back, and Thy prophets they have slain, who testified against them, to bring them back unto Thee, and they do great despisings,

Riches » God gives power to obtain

Deuteronomy 8:18

And thou hast remembered Jehovah thy God, for He it is who is giving to thee power to make wealth, in order to establish His covenant which He hath sworn to thy fathers as at this day.

Riches » Often lead to » Denying God

Proverbs 30:8-9

Vanity and a lying word put far from me, Poverty or wealth give not to me, Cause me to eat the bread of my portion, Lest I become satiated, and have denied, And have said, 'Who is Jehovah?' And lest I be poor, and have stolen, And have laid hold of the name of my God.

Riches » Heavenly treasures superior to

Matthew 6:19-20

'Treasure not up to yourselves treasures on the earth, where moth and rust disfigure, and where thieves break through and steal, but treasure up to yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth disfigure, 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

and Barzillai is very aged, a son of eighty years, and he hath sustained the king in his abiding in Mahanaim, for he is 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 for Moab as pipes doth sound, And my heart for men of Kir-Heres As pipes doth sound, Therefore the abundance he made did perish.

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

What -- dost thou boast thyself in valleys? Flowed hath thy valley, O backsliding daughter, Who is trusting in her treasures: Who doth come in unto me?

Riches » Examples of wicked men possessing » Nabal

1 Samuel 25:2

And there is a man in Maon, and his work is in Carmel; and the man is very great, and he hath three thousand sheep, and a thousand goats; and he is shearing his flock in Carmel.

Riches » Examples of wicked men possessing » Laban

Genesis 30:30

for it is little which thou hast had at my appearance, and it breaketh forth into a multitude, and Jehovah blesseth thee at my coming; and now, when do I make, I also, for mine own house?'

Riches » Examples of saints possessing » Joseph of arimathea

Matthew 27:57

And evening having come, there came a rich man, from Arimathea, named Joseph, who also himself was discipled to Jesus,

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

Jeremiah 9:23

Thus said Jehovah: Let not the wise boast himself in his wisdom, Nor let the mighty boast himself in his might, Let not the rich boast himself 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 having looked round, saith to his disciples, 'How hardly shall they who have riches enter into the reign of God!' And the disciples were astonished at his words, and Jesus again answering saith to them, 'Children, how hard is it to those trusting on the riches to enter into the reign of God! It is easier for a camel through the eye of the needle to enter, than for a rich man to enter into the reign of God.'

Riches » Folly and danger of trusting to--illustrated

Luke 12:16-21

And he spake a simile unto them, saying, 'Of a certain rich man the field brought forth well; and he was reasoning within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have not where I shall gather together my fruits? and he said, This I will do, I will take down my storehouses, and greater ones I will build, and I will gather together there all my products and my good things, read more.
and I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast many good things laid up for many years, be resting, eat, drink, be merry. And God said to him, Unthinking one! this night thy soul they shall require from thee, and what things thou didst prepare -- to whom shall they be? so is he who is treasuring up to himself, and is not rich toward God.'

Riches » Deceitfulness of, chokes the word

Riches » Danger of misusing--illustrated

Luke 16:19-25

And -- a certain man was rich, and was clothed in purple and fine linen, making merry sumptuously every day, and there was a certain poor man, by name Lazarus, who was laid at his porch, full of sores, and desiring to be filled from the crumbs that are falling from the table of the rich man; yea, also the dogs, coming, were licking his sores. read more.
And it came to pass, that the poor man died, and that he was carried away by the messengers to the bosom of Abraham -- and the rich man also died, and was buried; and in the hades having lifted up his eyes, being in torments, he doth see Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom, and having cried, he said, Father Abraham, deal kindly with me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and may cool my tongue, because I am distressed in this flame. And Abraham said, Child, remember that thou did receive -- thou -- thy good things in thy life, and Lazarus in like manner the evil things, and now he is comforted, and thou art distressed;

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 substance was more abundant than to dwell together, and the land of their sojournings was not able to bear them because of their cattle;

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

Job 20:15-17

Wealth he hath swallowed, and doth vomit it. From his belly God driveth it out. Gall of asps he sucketh, Slay him doth the tongue of a viper. He looketh not on rivulets, Flowing of 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

And let the brother who is low rejoice in his exaltation, and the rich in his becoming low, because as a flower of 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

Do not these -- all of them -- against him a simile taken up, And a moral of acute sayings for him, And say, Woe to him who is multiplying what is not his? Till when also is he multiplying to himself heavy pledges?

Riches » Examples of wicked men possessing » Haman

Esther 5:11

and Haman recounteth to them the glory of his wealth, and the abundance of his sons, and all that with which the king made him great, and with which he lifted him up above the heads and servants of the king.

Riches » Examples of saints possessing » Shunammite

2 Kings 4:8

And the day cometh that Elisha passeth over unto Shunem, and there is a great woman, and she layeth hold on him to eat bread, and it cometh to pass, at the time of his passing over, he turneth aside 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

Lo, these are the wicked and easy ones of the age, They have increased strength.

Riches » Often lead to » Violence

Micah 6:12

Whose rich ones have been full of violence, And its inhabitants have spoken falsehood, 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 did rise with the burning heat, and did wither the grass, and the flower of it fell, and the grace of its appearance did perish, so also the rich in his way shall fade away!

Riches » Denunciations against those who » Receive their consolation from

Riches » Examples of saints possessing » Dorcas

Acts 9:36

And in Joppa there was a certain female disciple, by name Tabitha, (which interpreted, is called Dorcas,) this woman was full of good works and kind acts that she was 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 wear out in good their days, And in a moment to Sheol go down.

Riches » The wicked » Swallow down

Job 20:15

Wealth he hath swallowed, and doth vomit it. From his belly God driveth it out.

Riches » Examples of saints possessing » Boaz

Ruth 2:1

And Naomi hath an acquaintance of her husband's, a man mighty in wealth, of the family of Elimelech, and his name is Boaz.

Riches » Figurative

Seven » Uncertainties » Riches

seven Uncertainties » Riches

Topics on Riches

Drawbacks To Riches

Matthew 19:23

and Jesus said to his disciples, 'Verily I say to you, that hardly shall a rich man enter into the reign of the heavens;

Riches, Believers Attitudes

1 Chronicles 29:16

O Jehovah our God, all this store that we have prepared to build to Thee a house, for Thy holy name, is out of Thy hand, and of Thee is the whole.

Riches, Can Lead To

Ezekiel 28:5

By the abundance of thy wisdom, Through thy merchandise, Thou hast multiplied thy wealth, And high is thy heart through thy wealth.

Riches, Nature Of

Psalm 24:1-2

A Psalm of David. To Jehovah is the earth and its fulness, The world and the inhabitants in it.

Riches, Spiritual

Romans 11:33-36

O depth of riches, and wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable His judgments, and untraceable His ways!

Satisfied With Riches

Psalm 49:6

Those trusting on their wealth, And in the multitude of their riches, Do shew themselves foolish.