For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and riches.
But immorality, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;
Labour not to be rich: cease from thy own wisdom.
But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.
Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; immorality, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry:
And he said to them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.
Incline my heart to thy testimonies, and not to covetousness.
He coveteth greedily all the day long: but the righteous giveth and spareth not.
For for this cause ye pay tribute also: for they are God’s ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.
For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some have coveted, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. erred: or, been seduced
As he came forth of his mother’s womb, naked shall he return to go as he came, and shall take nothing of his labour, which he may carry away in his hand.
He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance with increase: this is also vanity.
Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase. by labour: Heb. with the hand