'Wealth' in the Bible
Surely all the wealth that God snatched away from our father belongs to us and to our children. So now do everything God has told you."
They captured as plunder all their wealth, all their little ones, and their wives, including everything in the houses.
Be careful not to say, "My own ability and skill have gotten me this wealth."
You must remember the Lord your God, for he is the one who gives ability to get wealth; if you do this he will confirm his covenant that he made by oath to your ancestors, even as he has to this day.
saying, "Take home great wealth, a lot of cattle, silver, gold, bronze, iron, and a lot of clothing. Divide up the goods captured from your enemies with your brothers."
Gilead's wife also gave him sons. When his wife's sons grew up, they made Jephthah leave and said to him, "You are not going to inherit any of our father's wealth, because you are another woman's son."
I did not believe these things until I came and saw them with my own eyes. Indeed, I didn't hear even half the story! Your wisdom and wealth surpass what was reported to me.
You are the source of wealth and honor; you rule over all. You possess strength and might to magnify and give strength to all.
O Lord our God, all this wealth, which we have collected to build a temple for you to honor your holy name, comes from you; it all belongs to you.
He died at a good old age, having enjoyed long life, wealth, and honor. His son Solomon succeeded him.
God said to Solomon, "Because you desire this, and did not ask for riches, wealth, and honor, or for vengeance on your enemies, and because you did not ask for long life, but requested wisdom and discernment so you can make judicial decisions for my people over whom I have made you king,
you are granted wisdom and discernment. Furthermore I am giving you riches, wealth, and honor surpassing that of any king before or after you."
Haman then recounted to them his fabulous wealth, his many sons, and how the king had magnified him and exalted him over the king's other officials and servants.
Is not their excess wealth taken away from them? They die, yet without attaining wisdom.
He will not grow rich, and his wealth will not endure, nor will his possessions spread over the land.
His sons must recompense the poor; his own hands must return his wealth.
The wealth that he consumed he vomits up, God will make him throw it out of his stomach.
He gives back the ill-gotten gain without assimilating it; he will not enjoy the wealth from his commerce.
Surely our enemies are destroyed, and fire consumes their wealth.'
if I have rejoiced because of the extent of my wealth, or because of the great wealth my hand had gained,
Would your wealth sustain you, so that you would not be in distress, even all your mighty efforts?
Lord, use your power to deliver me from these murderers, from the murderers of this world! They enjoy prosperity; you overwhelm them with the riches they desire. They have many children, and leave their wealth to their offspring.
The little bit that a godly man owns is better than the wealth of many evil men,
Surely people go through life as mere ghosts. Surely they accumulate worthless wealth without knowing who will eventually haul it away."
They trust in their wealth and boast in their great riches.
Surely one sees that even wise people die; fools and spiritually insensitive people all pass away and leave their wealth to others.
but, despite their wealth, people do not last, they are like animals that perish.
Do not be afraid when a man becomes rich and his wealth multiplies!
For he will take nothing with him when he dies; his wealth will not follow him down into the grave.
"Look, here is the man who would not make God his protector! He trusted in his great wealth and was confident about his plans to destroy others."
Do not trust in what you can gain by oppression! Do not put false confidence in what you can gain by robbery! If wealth increases, do not become attached to it!
His house contains wealth and riches; his integrity endures.
Give me a desire for your rules, rather than for wealth gained unjustly.
We will seize all kinds of precious wealth; we will fill our houses with plunder.
Honor the Lord from your wealth and from the first fruits of all your crops;
Yet if he is caught he must repay seven times over, he might even have to give all the wealth of his house.
Riches and honor are with me, long-lasting wealth and righteousness.
that I may cause those who love me to inherit wealth, and that I may fill their treasuries.
The wealth of a rich person is like a fortified city, but the poor are brought to ruin by their poverty.
Wealth does not profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from mortal danger.
A generous woman gains honor, and ruthless men seize wealth.
There is one who pretends to be rich and yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor and yet possesses great wealth.
The ransom of a person's life is his wealth, but the poor person hears no threat.
Wealth gained quickly will dwindle away, but the one who gathers it little by little will become rich.
A benevolent person leaves an inheritance for his grandchildren, but the wealth of a sinner is stored up for the righteous.
In the house of the righteous is abundant wealth, but the income of the wicked brings trouble.
Better is little with the fear of the Lord than great wealth and turmoil with it.
The wealth of a rich person is like a strong city, and it is like a high wall in his imagination.
Wealth adds many friends, but a poor person is separated from his friend.
A house and wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent wife is from the Lord.
A good name is to be chosen rather than great wealth, good favor more than silver or gold.
The one who increases his wealth by increasing interest gathers it for someone who is gracious to the needy.
The man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father, but whoever associates with prostitutes wastes his wealth.
For to the one who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy, but to the sinner, he gives the task of amassing wealth -- only to give it to the one who pleases God. This task of the wicked is futile -- like chasing the wind!
The one who loves money will never be satisfied with money, he who loves wealth will never be satisfied with his income. This also is futile.
The sleep of the laborer is pleasant -- whether he eats little or much -- but the wealth of the rich will not allow him to sleep.
Here is a misfortune on earth that I have seen: Wealth hoarded by its owner to his own misery.
Then that wealth was lost through bad luck; although he fathered a son, he has nothing left to give him.
To every man whom God has given wealth, and possessions, he has also given him the ability to eat from them, to receive his reward and to find enjoyment in his toil; these things are the gift of God.
God gives a man riches, property, and wealth so that he lacks nothing that his heart desires, yet God does not enable him to enjoy the fruit of his labor -- instead, someone else enjoys it! This is fruitless and a grave misfortune.
Again, I observed this on the earth: the race is not always won by the swiftest, the battle is not always won by the strongest; prosperity does not always belong to those who are the wisest, wealth does not always belong to those who are the most discerning, nor does success always come to those with the most knowledge -- for time and chance may overcome them all.
Their land is full of gold and silver; there is no end to their wealth. Their land is full of horses; there is no end to their chariots.
for before the child knows how to cry out, 'My father' or 'My mother,' the wealth of Damascus and the plunder of Samaria will be carried off by the king of Assyria."
What will you do on judgment day, when destruction arrives from a distant place? To whom will you run for help? Where will you leave your wealth?
My hand discovered the wealth of the nations, as if it were in a nest, as one gathers up abandoned eggs, I gathered up the whole earth. There was no wing flapping, or open mouth chirping."
This is a message about the animals in the Negev: Through a land of distress and danger, inhabited by lionesses and roaring lions, by snakes and darting adders, they transport their wealth on the backs of donkeys, their riches on the humps of camels, to a nation that cannot help them.
Then you will look and smile, you will be excited and your heart will swell with pride. For the riches of distant lands will belong to you and the wealth of nations will come to you.
Your gates will remain open at all times; they will not be shut during the day or at night, so that the wealth of nations may be delivered, with their kings leading the way.
You will be called, 'the Lord's priests, servants of our God.' You will enjoy the wealth of nations and boast about the riches you receive from them.
I will give away your wealth and your treasures as plunder. I will give it away free of charge for the sins you have committed throughout your land.
and on the mountains and in the fields. I will give your wealth and all your treasures away as plunder. I will give it away as the price for the sins you have committed throughout your land.
The person who gathers wealth by unjust means is like the partridge that broods over eggs but does not hatch them. Before his life is half over he will lose his ill-gotten gains. At the end of his life it will be clear he was a fool."
I will hand over all the wealth of this city to their enemies. I will hand over to them all the fruits of the labor of the people of this city and all their prized possessions, as well as all the treasures of the kings of Judah. Their enemies will seize it all as plunder and carry it off to Babylon.
But you are always thinking and looking for ways to increase your wealth by dishonest means. Your eyes and your heart are set on killing some innocent person and committing fraud and oppression.
So my heart moans for Moab like a flute playing a funeral song. Yes, like a flute playing a funeral song, my heart moans for the people of Kir Heres. For the wealth they have gained will perish.
Violence has grown into a staff that supports wickedness. Not one of them will be left -- not from their crowd, not from their wealth, not from their prominence.
They will discard their silver in the streets, and their gold will be treated like filth. Their silver and gold will not be able to deliver them on the day of the Lord's fury. They will not satisfy their hunger or fill their stomachs because their wealth was the obstacle leading to their iniquity.
They will steal your wealth and loot your merchandise. They will tear down your walls and destroy your luxurious homes. Your stones, your trees, and your soil he will throw into the water.
"'Tarshish was your trade partner because of your abundant wealth; they exchanged silver, iron, tin, and lead for your products.
Damascus was your trade partner because of the abundance of your goods and of all your wealth: wine from Helbon, white wool from Zahar,
Your wealth, products, and merchandise, your sailors and captains, your ship's carpenters, your merchants, and all your fighting men within you, along with all your crew who are in you, will fall into the heart of the seas on the day of your downfall.
When your products went out from the seas, you satisfied many peoples; with the abundance of your wealth and merchandise you enriched the kings of the earth.
By your wisdom and understanding you have gained wealth for yourself; you have amassed gold and silver in your treasuries.
By your great skill in trade you have increased your wealth, and your heart is proud because of your wealth.
Therefore this is what the sovereign Lord says: Look, I am about to give the land of Egypt to King Nebuchadrezzar of Babylon. He will carry off her wealth, capture her loot, and seize her plunder; it will be his army's wages.
A sword will come against Egypt and panic will overtake Ethiopia when the slain fall in Egypt and they carry away her wealth and dismantle her foundations.
Ephraim boasts, "I am very rich! I have become wealthy! In all that I have done to gain my wealth, no one can accuse me of any offense that is actually sinful."
You should not have entered the city of my people when they experienced distress. You should not have joined in gloating over their misfortune when they suffered distress. You should not have looted their wealth when they endured distress.
"Get up and thresh, Daughter Zion! For I will give you iron horns; I will give you bronze hooves, and you will crush many nations." You will devote to the Lord the spoils you take from them, and dedicate their wealth to the sovereign Ruler of the whole earth.
On that day I will punish all who leap over the threshold, who fill the house of their master with wealth taken by violence and deceit.
Their wealth will be stolen and their houses ruined! They will not live in the houses they have built, nor will they drink the wine from the vineyards they have planted.
Moreover, Judah will fight at Jerusalem, and the wealth of all the surrounding nations will be gathered up -- gold, silver, and clothing in great abundance.
The seed sown among thorns is the person who hears the word, but worldly cares and the seductiveness of wealth choke the word, so it produces nothing.
but worldly cares, the seductiveness of wealth, and the desire for other things come in and choke the word, and it produces nothing.
For they all gave out of their wealth. But she, out of her poverty, put in what she had to live on, everything she had."
After a few days, the younger son gathered together all he had and left on a journey to a distant country, and there he squandered his wealth with a wild lifestyle.
And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by how you use worldly wealth, so that when it runs out you will be welcomed into the eternal homes.
If then you haven't been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will entrust you with the true riches?
For they all offered their gifts out of their wealth. But she, out of her poverty, put in everything she had to live on."
Or do you have contempt for the wealth of his kindness, forbearance, and patience, and yet do not know that God's kindness leads you to repentance?
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