One person gives freely,
yet gains more;
another withholds what is right,
only to become poor.
Better to be dishonored, yet have a servant,
than to act important but have no food.
The slacker craves, yet has nothing,
but the diligent is fully satisfied.
The slacker does not plow during planting season;
at harvest time he looks, and there is nothing.
A righteous man eats until he is satisfied,
but the stomach of the wicked is empty.
Otherwise, I might have too much
and deny You, saying, “Who is the Lord?”
or I might have nothing and steal,
profaning the name of my God.
TEKEL means that you have been weighed in the balance and found deficient.
The Lord will be terrifying to them
when He starves all the gods of the earth.
Then all the distant coastlands of the nations
will bow in worship to Him,
each in its own place.
After he had spent everything, a severe famine struck that country, and he had nothing.
He also said to them, “When I sent you out without money-bag, traveling bag, or sandals, did you lack anything?”“Not a thing,” they said.
2 Corinthians 11:9
When I was present with you and in need, I did not burden anyone, for the brothers who came from Macedonia supplied my needs. I have kept myself, and will keep myself, from burdening you in any way.
I don’t say this out of need, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am.
1 John 3:17
If anyone has this world’s goods and sees his brother in need but closes his eyes to his need—how can God’s love reside in him?
Then I heard something like a voice among the four living creatures say, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius—but do not harm the olive oil and the wine.”
The leech has two daughters: “Give, Give!”
Three things are never satisfied;
four never say, “Enough!”:
Sheol; a childless womb;
earth, which is never satisfied with water;
and fire, which never says, “Enough!”