Most Relevant Verses
Go to the ant, O sluggard, Observe her ways and be wise,
He who gathers in summer is a son who acts wisely, But he who sleeps in harvest is a son who acts shamefully.
Know well the condition of your flocks, And pay attention to your herds;
Here for this third time I am ready to come to you, and I will not be a burden to you; for I do not seek what is yours, but you; for children are not responsible to save up for their parents, but parents for their children.
"At the end of every third year you shall bring out all the tithe of your produce in that year, and shall deposit it in your town.
On the first day of every week each one of you is to put aside and save, as he may prosper, so that no collections be made when I come.
He who steals must steal no longer; but rather he must labor, performing with his own hands what is good, so that he will have something to share with one who has need.
"It is as I have spoken to Pharaoh: God has shown to Pharaoh what He is about to do.
So Solomon rebuilt Gezer and the lower Beth-horon
He built Tadmor in the wilderness and all the storage cities which he had built in Hamath.
Now Hezekiah had immense riches and honor; and he made for himself treasuries for silver, gold, precious stones, spices, shields and all kinds of valuable articles,
She looks for wool and flax And works with her hands in delight.
When they were filled, He said to His disciples, "Gather up the leftover fragments so that nothing will be lost."
But Judas Iscariot, one of His disciples, who was intending to betray Him, said,
But the disciples were indignant when they saw this, and said, "Why this waste?
But some were indignantly remarking to one another, "Why has this perfume been wasted?
Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, When it is in your power to do it.
Do not eat the bread of a selfish man, Or desire his delicacies;
Then He said to them, "Beware, and be on your guard against every form of greed; for not even when one has an abundance does his life consist of his possessions."
"You will eat, but you will not be satisfied, And your vileness will be in your midst You will try to remove for safekeeping, But you will not preserve anything, And what you do preserve I will give to the sword.
And He told them a parable, saying, "The land of a rich man was very productive.
And He said to His disciples, "For this reason I say to you, do not worry about your life, as to what you will eat; nor for your body, as to what you will put on.
"For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?
"And not many days later, the younger son gathered everything together and went on a journey into a distant country, and there he squandered his estate with loose living.
He who loves pleasure will become a poor man; He who loves wine and oil will not become rich.
Do not be with heavy drinkers of wine, Or with gluttonous eaters of meat;
"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.
Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise,
But because of your stubbornness and unrepentant heart you are storing up wrath for yourself in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God,
to those who by perseverance in doing good seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life;
"Pay her back even as she has paid, and give back to her double according to her deeds; in the cup which she has mixed, mix twice as much for her.