There is one that scatters, and yet increases; and there is one that withholds more than is right, but it leads to poverty.
He that is despised, and has a servant, is better than he that honors himself, and lacks bread.
The soul of the sluggard desires, and has nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made rich.
The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.
The righteous eats to the satisfying of his soul: but the belly of the wicked shall go hungry.
Lest I be full, and deny you, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.
TEKEL; you are weighed in the balances, and are found wanting.
The LORD will be terrible unto them: for he will famish all the gods of the earth; and men shall worship him, every one from his place, even all the coasts of the nations.
And when he had spent everything, there arose a great famine in that land; and he began to be in want.
And he said unto them, When I sent you without purse, and bag, and sandals, lacked you anything? And they said, Nothing.
2 Corinthians 11:9
And when I was present with you, and in want, I was chargeable to no man: for that which was lacking to me the brethren who came from Macedonia supplied: and in all things I have kept myself from being burdensome unto you, and so will I keep myself.
Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, to be content.
1 John 3:17
But whoever has this world's goods, and sees his brother have need, and shuts up his heart of compassion from him, how dwells the love of God in him?
And I heard a voice in the midst of the four living creatures say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see you hurt not the oil and the wine.
The leach has two daughters, crying, Give, give. There are three things that are never satisfied, yea, four things say not, It is enough:
The grave; and the barren womb; the earth that is not filled with water; and the fire that says not, It is enough.