What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul?
No one can serve two masters. For either he will hate one and love the other or he will hold to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and Mammon.
Unchastity or any kind of impurity or greediness must not be mentioned among you, as befits holy people;
But those who are determined to be rich fall into temptation and a snare and many foolish and injurious passions which plunge men into destruction and ruin.
Treat the members of your earthly bodies as dead \'97 dead to unchastity, impurity, passion, evil desire, and avarice, which is idolatry.
He said to them, "See to it and be on your guard against every form of covetousness, for not even when one has a superabundance is his life from the things he owns."
For this reason also you pay tribute. For they are God's officers attending to this very thing.
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some men grasping for it have strayed from the faith and have pierced themselves with many pangs.
"Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on the earth, where moth and rust corrode and where thieves break in and steal.
But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust corrodes and where thieves do not break in nor steal.