'Gain' in the Bible
And on the second day were gathered together the chief fathers of all the people, the priests, and the Levites, to Ezra the scribe, even to gain wisdom as to the words of the law.
Is it any pleasure to the Almighty if thou art righteous? And is it gain to him that thou makest thy ways perfect?
For thou hast asked of what profit it is unto thee: what do I gain more than if I had sinned?
Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to gain.
He that is wise will hear, and will increase learning; and the intelligent will gain wise counsels:
So are the paths of every one that is greedy of gain: it taketh away the life of its possessors.
For the gain thereof is better than the gain of silver, and her revenue than fine gold.
He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live.
He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance gathereth it for him that is gracious to the poor.
He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from taking hold of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil:
and the dogs are greedy, they know not to be satisfied, and these are shepherds that know not how to discern: they all turn to their own way, every one for his gain, even to the last of them:
Her princes in the midst of her are like wolves ravening the prey, to shed blood, to destroy souls, to get dishonest gain.
And they come unto thee as a people cometh, and they sit before thee as my people, and they hear thy words, but they do them not; for with their mouth they shew much love, but their heart goeth after their dishonest gain.
The king answered and said, I know of a certainty that ye would gain time, because ye see the word is gone forth from me;
Arise and thresh, daughter of Zion, for I will make thy horn iron, and I will make thy hoofs brass; and thou shalt beat in pieces many peoples; and I will devote their gain to Jehovah, and their substance to the Lord of the whole earth.
Woe to him that getteth iniquitous gain to his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the grasp of evil!
For what does a man profit, if he should gain the whole world and suffer the loss of his soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
For what shall it profit a man if he gain the whole world and suffer the loss of his soul?
I fast twice in the week, I tithe everything I gain.
By your patient endurance gain your souls.
For a certain man by name Demetrius, a silver-beater, making silver temples of Artemis, brought no small gain to the artisans;
For being free from all, I have made myself bondman to all, that I might gain the most possible.
And I became to the Jews as a Jew, in order that I might gain the Jews: to those under law, as under law, not being myself under law, in order that I might gain those under law:
to those without law, as without law, (not as without law to God, but as legitimately subject to Christ,) in order that I might gain those without law.
I became to the weak, as weak, in order that I might gain the weak. To all I have become all things, in order that at all events I might save some.
Receive us: we have injured no one, we have ruined no one, we have made gain of no one.
Did I make gain of you by any of those whom I have sent to you?
I begged Titus, and sent the brother with him: did Titus at all make gain of you? have we not walked in the same spirit? have we not in the same steps?
For for me to live is Christ, and to die gain;
but what things were gain to me these I counted, on account of Christ, loss.
But surely I count also all things to be loss on account of the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, on account of whom I have suffered the loss of all, and count them to be filth, that I may gain Christ;
Ministers, in like manner, grave, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not seeking gain by base means,
constant quarrellings of men corrupted in mind and destitute of the truth, holding gain to be the end of piety.
But piety with contentment is great gain.
For the overseer must be free from all charge against him as God's steward; not headstrong, not passionate, not disorderly through wine, not a striker, not seeking gain by base means;
who must have their mouths stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which ought not to be taught for the sake of base gain.
Go to now, ye who say, To-day or to-morrow will we go into such a city and spend a year there, and traffic and make gain,
shepherd the flock of God which is among you, exercising oversight, not by necessity, but willingly; not for base gain, but readily;
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