For what profit will a man have if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? or what can a man give to buy back his soul?
while we contemplate not the things that are seen, but the things unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things unseen are eternal.
Also that the women adorn themselves in becoming dress modestly and discreetly, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothes,
but \'97 as is becoming for women professing piety \'97 with good deeds.
Religion with contentment is a great source of gain.
For we brought nothing into the world and we cannot carry anything out.
If we have food and clothing we will be content with these.
What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul?
Command those who are rich in this world not to be haughty nor to fix their hope on uncertain wealth, but on God who provides all things richly for our enjoyment.
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 where your treasure is there will your heart be also.
The multitude of those who had believed was of one heart and one soul, and no one said that any part of his property was his own, but they had all things in common.
"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.
Let your lives be free from the love of money. Be content with what you have. For he has said, "I will not fail you nor will I forsake you."
Jesus said to him, "If you wish to be perfect, go sell your property and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and then come, follow me."