'Gain' in the Bible
You are to look for capable men among the people, men who fear God, men of integrity who hate dishonest gain. You are to set these men over them as officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties, and tens.
His sons did not follow Samuel's example. Instead, they pursued dishonest gain, took bribes, and perverted justice.
Right about then, Bichri's son Sheba, an ungodly man from the tribe of Benjamin, sounded a battle trumpet and announced: We've never been a part of David! We'll never gain anything from Jesse's son! It's every man to his tent, Israel!
An empty-headed person will gain understanding when a wild donkey is born a human being!"
Turn my heart to your decrees and away from unjust gain.
Such is the way of all those who seek illicit gain it takes away the lives of those who possess it.
Listen, children, to your father's instruction, and pay attention in order to gain understanding.
Understand prudence, you naive people; and gain an understanding heart, you foolish ones.
because those who find me find life and gain favor from the LORD.
Those who give freely gain even more; others hold back what they owe, becoming even poorer.
The good person will gain favor from the LORD, but the man who plots evil will be condemned by him.
A person doesn't gain security by wickedness, but the righteous won't be uprooted.
The wicked desires what evil people gain, but the foundation of the righteous is productive.
Those who are greedy for unjust gain bring trouble into their homes, but the person who hates bribes will live.
A little gain with righteousness is better than great income without justice.
If you scourge a scoffer, the simple person may learn to be discreet; rebuke a discerning man and he will gain understanding.
Whoever loves purity and gracious speech will gain the king as his friend.
A Commander-in-Chief who is a cruel oppressor lacks understanding, but whoever hates unjust gain will live longer.
A person's pride will bring about his downfall, but the humble in spirit will gain honor.
What does a man gain from all of the work that he undertakes on earth?
For what does a person gain from everything that he accomplishes and from his inner life struggles that he undergoes while working on earth?
What benefit does the worker gain from what he undertakes?
This is also a painful tragedy: However a person comes, he also departs; so what does he gain as he labors after the wind?
Unjust gain makes the wise foolish, and a bribe corrupts the heart.
Moreover, those who go astray in spirit will gain understanding, and those who complain will accept instruction.'"
The one who walks righteously and has spoken sincere words, who rejects gain from extortion and waves his hand, rejecting bribes, who blocks his ears from hearing plots of murder and shuts his eyes against seeing evil
Meanwhile, the dogs have a mighty appetite they can never get enough. And as for them, they are the shepherds who lack understanding; they have all turned to their own way, each one to his gain, each and every one.
"Indeed, from the least important to the most important, they're all greedy for dishonest gain. From prophet to priest, they all act deceitfully.
Therefore, I'll give their wives to others, and their fields to new owners. Indeed, from the least important to the most important, they're all greedy for dishonest gain. From prophet to priest, they all act deceitfully.
But your eyes and heart are on nothing but your dishonest gain, shedding the blood of innocent people, and practicing oppression and extortion."
""I'm constantly being profaned among them. Her princes within her are like wolves tearing their prey apart. They shed blood, destroying souls, and make unjust gain.
""Now I'll tell you the truth: Pay attention! Three more kings will arise in Persia. Then a fourth will gain more than them all. As soon as he gains power by means of his wealth, he'll stir up everyone against the Grecian kingdoms.
Jacob fled into the land of Aram; Israel served there to obtain his wife, tending sheep to gain his wife.
Get up and smash them to pieces, daughter of Zion, because I will make your horn like iron and your hooves like bronze! And you will beat many people to pieces, and I will consecrate their dishonest gain to the LORD and their assets to the Lord of the entire earth."
Even if I give away everything that I have and sacrifice myself, but have no love, I gain nothing.
For to me, to go on living is the Messiah, and to die is gain.
What is more, I continue to consider all these things to be a loss for the sake of what is far more valuable, knowing the Messiah Jesus, my Lord. It is because of him that I have experienced the loss of all those things. Indeed, I consider them rubbish in order to gain the Messiah
Those ministers who serve well gain an excellent reputation for themselves and will have great assurance by their faith in the Messiah Jesus.
This saying is trustworthy: In dying with the Messiah, true life we gain.
Women received their dead raised back to life. Other people were brutally tortured, but refused to be ransomed, so that they might gain a better resurrection.
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