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"Do not store up riches for yourselves here on earth, where moths and rust destroy, and robbers break in and steal.
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Lay not up to yourselves treasures on earth: where the rust, and moth consume, and where thieves break through, and steal.
Job 31:24 If I have thought gold my strength, and have said to fine gold: My confidence:
Psalm 39:6 Surely man passeth as an image: yea, and he is disquieted in vain. He storeth up: and he knoweth not for whom he shall gather these things.
Psalm 62:10 Trust not in iniquity, and covet not robberies: if riches abound, set not your heart upon them.
Proverbs 11:4 The justice of the upright shall make his way prosperous: and the wicked man shall fall by his own wickedness.
Proverbs 16:16 Get wisdom, because it is better than gold: and purchase prudence, for it is more precious than silver.
Proverbs 23:5 Lift not up thy eyes to riches which thou canst not have: because they shall make themselves wings like those of an eagle, and shall fly towards heaven.
Ecclesiastes 2:26 God hath given to a man that is good in his sight, wisdom, and knowledge, and joy: but to the sinner he hath given vexation, and superfluous care, to heap up and to gather together, and to give it to him that hath pleased God: but this also is vanity, and a fruitless solicitude of the mind.
Ecclesiastes 5:10-14 A covetous man shall not be satisfied with money: and he that loveth riches shall reap no fruit from them: so this also is vanity. . . .
Zephaniah 1:18 Neither shall their silver and their gold be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the Lord: all the land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy destruction of all them that dwell in the land.
Luke 12:21 So is he that layeth up treasure for himself and is not rich towards God.
Luke 18:24 And Jesus seeing him become sorrowful, said: How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God
1 Timothy 6:8-10,17 But having food and wherewith to be covered, with these we are content. . . .
Hebrews 13:5 Let your manners be without covetousness, contented with such things as you have. For he hath said: I will not leave thee: neither will I forsake thee.
James 5:1-3 Go to now, ye rich men: weep and howl in your miseries, which shall come upon you. . . .
1 John 2:15,16 Love not the world, nor the things which are in the world. If any man love the world, the charity of the Father is not in him. . . .
ContextTreasures in Heaven
18That thou appear not to men to fast, but to thy Father who is in secret: and thy Father who seeth in secret, will repay thee. 19Lay not up to yourselves treasures on earth: where the rust, and moth consume, and where thieves break through, and steal. 20But lay up to yourselves treasures in heaven: where neither the rust nor moth doth consume, and where thieves do not break through, nor steal.…
If a thief be found breaking open a house or undermining it, and be wounded so as to die: he that slew him shall not be guilty of blood.
He diggeth through houses in the dark, as in the day they had appointed for themselves, and they have not known the light.
Labour not to be rich: but set bounds to thy prudence.
But lay up to yourselves treasures in heaven: where neither the rust nor moth doth consume, and where thieves do not break through, nor steal.
Jesus saith to him: If thou wilt be perfect, go sell what thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.
So is he that layeth up treasure for himself and is not rich towards God.
Sell what you possess and give alms. Make to yourselves bags which grow not old, a treasure in heaven which faileth not: where no thief approacheth, nor moth corrupteth.
But this know ye, that if the householder did know at what hour the thief would come, he would surely watch and would not suffer his house to be broken open.
Which when Jesus had heard, he said to him: Yet one thing is wanting to thee. Sell all whatever thou hast and give to the poor: and thou shalt have treasure in heaven. And come, follow me.
1 Timothy 6:9
For they that will become rich fall into temptation and into the snare of the devil and into many unprofitable and hurtful desires, which drown men into destruction and perdition.
1 Timothy 6:10
For the desire of money is the root of all evils; which some coveting have erred from the faith and have entangled themselves in many sorrows.
Let your manners be without covetousness, contented with such things as you have. For he hath said: I will not leave thee: neither will I forsake thee.
Your riches are corrupted: and your garments are motheaten.
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