'Gain' in the Bible
Then Judah said to his brothers, “What do we gain if we kill our brother and cover up his blood?
but remember that the Lord your God gives you the power to gain wealth, in order to confirm His covenant He swore to your fathers, as it is today.
However, his sons did not walk in his ways—they turned toward dishonest gain, took bribes, and perverted justice.
But a stupid man will gain understandingas soon as a wild donkey is born a man!
Who is the Almighty, that we should serve Him,and what will we gain by pleading with Him?”
“What gain is there in my death,if I go down to the Pit?Will the dust praise You?Will it proclaim Your truth?
Turn my heart to Your decreesand not to material gain.
I gain understanding from Your precepts;therefore I hate every false way.
Such are the paths of all who make profit dishonestly;it takes the lives of those who receive it.
Listen, my sons, to a father’s discipline,and pay attention so that you may gain understanding,
A gracious woman gains honor,but violent men gain only riches.
Stay away from a foolish man;you will gain no knowledge from his speech.
A leader who lacks understandingis very oppressive,but one who hates dishonest profitprolongs his life.
A person’s pride will humble him,but a humble spirit will gain honor.
What does a man gain for all his effortsthat he labors at under the sun?
What does the worker gain from his struggles?
This too is a sickening tragedy: exactly as he comes, so he will go. What does the one gain who struggles for the wind?
Therefore the Lord God of Hosts,the Mighty One of Israel, declares:“Ah, I will gain satisfaction from My foes;I will take revenge against My enemies.
Those who are confused will gain understanding,and those who grumble will accept instruction.
The reckless mind will gain knowledge,and the stammering tongue will speak clearly and fluently.
The one who lives righteouslyand speaks rightly,who refuses gain from extortion,whose hand never takes a bribe,who stops his ears from listening to murderous plotsand shuts his eyes to avoid endorsing evil—
These dogs have fierce appetites;they never have enough.And they are shepherdswho have no discernment;all of them turn to their own way,every last one for his own gain.
Now what will you gainby traveling along the way to Egyptto drink the waters of the Nile?What will you gainby traveling along the way to Assyriato drink the waters of the Euphrates?
But you have eyes and a heart for nothingexcept your own dishonest profit,shedding innocent bloodand committing extortion and oppression.
“Now look, I clap My hands together against the dishonest profit you have made and against the blood shed among you.
“Her officials within her are like wolves tearing their prey, shedding blood, and destroying lives in order to make profit dishonestly.
So My people come to you in crowds, sit in front of you, and hear your words, but they don’t obey them. Although they express love with their mouths, their hearts pursue dishonest profit.
The king replied, “I know for certain you are trying to gain some time, because you see that my word is final.
For what does it benefit a man to gain the whole world yet lose his life?
By your endurance gain your lives.
And if I donate all my goods to feed the poor,and if I give my body in order to boastbut do not have love, I gain nothing.
For me, living is Christ and dying is gain.
But everything that was a gain to me, I have considered to be a loss because of Christ.
More than that, I also consider everything to be a loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. Because of Him I have suffered the loss of all things and consider them filth, so that I may gain Christ
and constant disagreement among people whose minds are depraved and deprived of the truth, who imagine that godliness is a way to material gain.
But godliness with contentment is a great gain.
It is necessary to silence them; they overthrow whole households by teaching what they shouldn’t in order to get money dishonestly.
Women received their dead—they were raised to life again. Some men were tortured, not accepting release, so that they might gain a better resurrection,
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