New International Version
"This is how it will be with whoever stores up things for themselves but is not rich toward God."
King James Bible
So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.
Darby Bible Translation
Thus is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.
World English Bible
So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God."
Young's Literal Translation
so is he who is treasuring up to himself, and is not rich toward God.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
So is he - That is, thus will it be. This is not an individual case; all who make this life their portion, and who are destitute of the peace and salvation of God, shall, sooner or later, be surprised in the same way.
Layeth up treasure for himself - This is the essential characteristic of a covetous man: he desires riches; he gets them; he lays them up, not for the necessary uses to which they might be devoted, but for himself; to please himself, and to gratify his avaricious soul. Such a person is commonly called a miser, i.e. literally, a wretched, miserable man.
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A man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.--LUKE 12:15. A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked.--Better is little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure and trouble therewith.--Godliness with contentment is great gain. Having food and raiment let us be therewith content. Give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me: lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the Lord? or lest I be poor, …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
May 14. "But God" (Luke xii. 20).
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True Harvest Joy.
One person pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.
"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.
Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys.
1 Timothy 6:9
Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.
Listen, my dear brothers and sisters: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him?
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