Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business, and make a profit."
For the sun rises with scorching heat and withers the plant; its flower falls and its beauty is lost. So too, the rich man will fade away in the midst of his pursuits.
But you have dishonored the poor. Is it not the rich who oppress you and drag you into court?
Otherwise, when you eat and are satisfied, when you build fine houses in which to dwell, . . .
But Jeshurun grew fat and kicked--becoming fat, bloated, and gorged. He abandoned the God who made him and scorned the Rock of his salvation.
Nehemiah 9:25, 26
They captured fortified cities and fertile land and took houses full of all goods, wells already dug, vineyards, olive groves, and fruit trees in abundance. So they ate and were filled; they grew fat and delighted in Your great goodness. . . .
He swallows wealth but vomits it out; God will force it from his stomach. . . .
from such men, O LORD, by Your hand, from men of the world whose portion is in this life. You fill their bellies with Your treasure and satisfy their sons; so they leave their abundance to their children.
They trust in their wealth and boast in great riches. . . .
Psalm 73:3-9, 18-20
For I envied the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. . . .
Proverbs 11:4, 28
Riches are worthless in the day of wrath, but righteousness brings deliverance from death. . . .
Ecclesiastes 5:13, 14
There is a grievous evil I have seen under the sun: wealth hoarded to the harm of its owner, . . .
This is what the LORD says: "Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, nor the strong man in his strength, nor the wealthy man in his riches.
For the wealthy of the city are full of violence, and its residents speak lies; their tongues are deceitful in their mouths.
Neither their silver nor their gold will be able to deliver them on the Day of the LORD's wrath. The whole earth will be consumed by the fire of His jealousy." For indeed, He will make a sudden end of all the inhabitants of the earth.
Matthew 19:23, 24
Then Jesus said to His disciples, "Truly I tell you, it is difficult for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. . . .
But woe to you who are rich, for you have already received your comfort.
Then He told them a parable: "The ground of a certain rich man produced an abundance. . . .
Now there was a rich man dressed in purple and fine linen, who lived each day in joyous splendor. . . .
1 Timothy 6:9, 10
Those who want to be rich, however, fall into temptation and become ensnared by many foolish and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and destruction. . . .
Then the kings of the earth, the nobles, the commanders, the rich, the mighty, and every slave and free man, hid in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains. . . .
Grieve, mourn, and weep. Turn your laughter to mourning, and your joy to gloom.
Wail, for the Day of the LORD is near; it will come as destruction from the Almighty.
Isaiah 22:12, 13
On that day the Lord GOD of Hosts called for weeping and wailing, for shaven heads and the wearing of sackcloth. . . .
So put on sackcloth, mourn and wail, for the fierce anger of the LORD has not turned away from us."
and say: 'What was your mother? A lioness among the lions! She lay down among the young lions; she reared her cubs.
Joel 1:5, 11, 13
Wake up, you drunkards, and weep; wail, all you drinkers of wine, because of the sweet wine, for it has been cut off from your mouth. . . .
Amos 6:6, 7
You drink wine by the bowlful and anoint yourselves with the finest oils, but you fail to grieve over the ruin of Joseph. . . .
Zechariah 11:2, 3
Wail, O cypress, for the cedar has fallen; the majestic trees are ruined! Wail, O oaks of Bashan, for the dense forest has been cut down! . . .
Woe to you who are well fed now, for you will hunger. Woe to you who laugh now, for you will mourn and weep.
Luke 23:28, 29
But Jesus turned to them and said, "Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. . . .
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