'Rich' in the Bible
Abram was very rich in livestock, silver, and gold.
that I will not take a thread or sandal strap or anything that belongs to you, so you can never say, ‘I made Abram rich.’
“The Lord has greatly blessed my master, and he has become rich. He has given him sheep and cattle, silver and gold, male and female slaves, and camels and donkeys.
and the man became rich and kept getting richer until he was very wealthy.
And the man became very rich. He had many flocks, male and female slaves, and camels and donkeys.
Asher’s food will be rich,and he will produce royal delicacies.
Then the Lord passed in front of him and proclaimed:Yahweh—Yahweh is a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger and rich in faithful love and truth,
“You must not act unjustly when deciding a case. Do not be partial to the poor or give preference to the rich; judge your neighbor fairly.
The Lord is slow to anger and rich in faithful love, forgiving wrongdoing and rebellion. But He will not leave the guilty unpunished, bringing the consequences of the fathers’ wrongdoing on the children to the third and fourth generation.
Then he said, “May the Lord bless you, my daughter. You have shown more kindness now than before, because you have not pursued younger men, whether rich or poor.
Previously, an Israelite man had declared: “Do you see this man who keeps coming out? He comes to defy Israel. The king will make the man who kills him very rich and will give him his daughter. The king will also make the household of that man’s father exempt from paying taxes in Israel.”
A man in Maon had a business in Carmel; he was a very rich man with 3,000 sheep and 1,000 goats and was shearing his sheep in Carmel.
So the Lord sent Nathan to David. When he arrived, he said to him:There were two men in a certain city, one rich and the other poor.
The rich man had a large number of sheep and cattle,
Now a traveler came to the rich man, but the rich man could not bring himself to take one of his own sheep or cattle to prepare for the traveler who had come to him. Instead, he took the poor man’s lamb and prepared it for his guest.
They found rich, good pasture, and the land was broad, peaceful, and quiet, for some Hamites had lived there previously.
Then he said to them, “Go and eat what is rich, drink what is sweet, and send portions to those who have nothing prepared, since today is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, because the joy of the Lord is your stronghold.”
They refused to listenand did not remember Your wondersYou performed among them.They became stiff-necked and appointed a leaderto return to their slavery in Egypt.But You are a forgiving God,gracious and compassionate,slow to anger and rich in faithful love,and You did not abandon them.
He will no longer be rich; his wealth will not endure.His possessions will not increase in the land.
God is not partial to princesand does not favor the rich over the poor,for they are all the work of His hands.
For You meet him with rich blessings;You place a crown of pure gold on his head.
both low and high,rich and poor together.
Do not be afraid when a man gets rich,when the wealth of his house increases.
You satisfy me as with rich food;my mouth will praise You with joyful lips.
A rich man’s wealth is his fortified city;the poverty of the poor is their destruction.
One man pretends to be rich but has nothing;another pretends to be poor but has great wealth.
A poor man is hated even by his neighbor,but there are many who love the rich.
A rich man’s wealth is his fortified city;in his imagination it is like a high wall.
The poor man pleads,but the rich one answers roughly.
The one who loves pleasure will become a poor man;whoever loves wine and oil will not get rich.
The rich and the poor have this in common:the Lord made them both.
The rich rule over the poor,and the borrower is a slave to the lender.
Oppressing the poor to enrich oneself,and giving to the rich—both lead only to poverty.
Don’t wear yourself out to get rich;stop giving your attention to it.
Better a poor man who lives with integritythan a rich man who distorts right and wrong.
A rich man is wise in his own eyes,but a poor man who has discernment sees through him.
A faithful man will have many blessings,but one in a hurry to get richwill not go unpunished.
The sleep of the worker is sweet, whether he eats little or much, but the abundance of the rich permits him no sleep.
The fool is appointed to great heights,but the rich remain in lowly positions.
Do not curse the king even in your thoughts,and do not curse a rich person even in your bedroom,for a bird of the sky may carry the message,and a winged creature may report the matter.
Lambs will grazeas if in their own pastures,and strangers will eatamong the ruins of the rich.
Woe to the majestic crown of Ephraim’s drunkards,and to the fading flower of its beautiful splendor,which is on the summit above the rich valley.Woe to those overcome with wine.
The fading flower of his beautiful splendor,which is on the summit above the rich valley,will be like a ripe fig before the summer harvest.Whoever sees it will swallow itwhile it is still in his hand.
Then He will send rain for your seed that you have sown in the ground, and the food, the produce of the ground, will be rich and plentiful. On that day your cattle will graze in open pastures.
They made His grave with the wickedand with a rich man at His death,although He had done no violenceand had not spoken deceitfully.
Like a cage full of birds,so their houses are full of deceit.Therefore they have grown powerful and rich.
This is what the Lord says:The wise man must not boast in his wisdom;the strong man must not boast in his strength;the wealthy man must not boast in his wealth.
You who reside by many waters,rich in treasures,your end has come,your life thread is cut.
I will tend them with good pasture, and their grazing place will be on Israel’s lofty mountains. There they will lie down in a good grazing place; they will feed in rich pasture on the mountains of Israel.
I didn’t eat any rich food, no meat or wine entered my mouth, and I didn’t put any oil on my body until the three weeks were over.
But Ephraim says:“How rich I have become;I made it all myself.In all my earnings,no one can find any crime in methat I can be punished for!”
Tear your hearts,not just your clothes,and return to the Lord your God.For He is gracious and compassionate,slow to anger, rich in faithful love,and He relents from sending disaster.
He prayed to the Lord: “Please, Lord, isn’t this what I said while I was still in my own country? That’s why I fled toward Tarshish in the first place. I knew that You are a merciful and compassionate God, slow to become angry, rich in faithful love, and One who relents from sending disaster.
That is why they sacrifice to their dragnetand burn incense to their fishing net,for by these things their portion is richand their food plentiful.
Those who buy them slaughter them but are not punished. Those who sell them say: Praise the Lord because I have become rich! Even their own shepherds have no compassion for them.
Then Jesus said to His disciples, “I assure you: It will be hard for a rich person to enter the kingdom of heaven!
Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.”
When it was evening, a rich man from Arimathea named Joseph came, who himself had also become a disciple of Jesus.
It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.”
Sitting across from the temple treasury, He watched how the crowd dropped money into the treasury. Many rich people were putting in large sums.
He has satisfied the hungry with good thingsand sent the rich away empty.
But woe to you who are rich,for you have received your comfort.
Then He told them a parable:“A rich man’s land was very productive.
“That’s how it is with the one who stores up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God.”
He also said to the one who had invited Him, “When you give a lunch or a dinner, don’t invite your friends, your brothers, your relatives, or your rich neighbors, because they might invite you back, and you would be repaid.
He also said to the disciples: “There was a rich man who received an accusation that his manager was squandering his possessions.
“There was a rich man who would dress in purple and fine linen, feasting lavishly every day.
He longed to be filled with what fell from the rich man’s table, but instead the dogs would come and lick his sores.
One day the poor man died and was carried away by the angels to Abraham’s side.The rich man also died and was buried.
After he heard this, he became extremely sad, because he was very rich.
For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.”
There was a man named Zacchaeus who was a chief tax collector, and he was rich.
He looked up and saw the rich dropping their offerings into the temple treasury.
for there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, since the same Lord of all is rich to all who call on Him.
Now if some of the branches were broken off, and you, though a wild olive branch, were grafted in among them and have come to share in the rich root of the cultivated olive tree,
that by Him you were enriched in everything—in all speech and all knowledge.
You are already full! You are already rich! You have begun to reign as kings without us—and I wish you did reign, so that we could also reign with you!
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ: Though He was rich, for your sake He became poor, so that by His poverty you might become rich.
But those who want to be rich fall into temptation, a trap, and many foolish and harmful desires, which plunge people into ruin and destruction.
Instruct those who are rich in the present age not to be arrogant or to set their hope on the uncertainty of wealth, but on God, who richly provides us with all things to enjoy.
Instruct them to do what is good, to be rich in good works, to be generous, willing to share,
but the one who is rich should boast in his humiliation because he will pass away like a flower of the field.
For the sun rises with its scorching heat and dries up the grass; its flower falls off, and its beautiful appearance is destroyed. In the same way, the rich man will wither away while pursuing his activities.
Listen, my dear brothers: Didn’t God choose the poor in this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom that He has promised to those who love Him?
Yet you dishonored that poor man. Don’t the rich oppress you and drag you into the courts?
Come now, you rich people! Weep and wail over the miseries that are coming on you.
I know your affliction and poverty, yet you are rich. I know the slander of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.
Because you say, ‘I’m rich; I have become wealthy and need nothing,’ and you don’t know that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind, and naked,
I advise you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire so that you may be rich, white clothes so that you may be dressed and your shameful nakedness not be exposed, and ointment to spread on your eyes so that you may see.
Then the kings of the earth, the nobles, the military commanders, the rich, the powerful, and every slave and free person hid in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains.
And he requires everyone—small and great, rich and poor, free and slave—to be given a mark on his right hand or on his forehead,
The merchants of these things, who became rich from her, will stand far off in fear of her torment, weeping and mourning,
They threw dust on their heads and kept crying out, weeping, and mourning:Woe, woe, the great city,where all those who have ships on the seabecame rich from her wealth,for in a single hour she was destroyed.
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