for what shall it profit a man, if he may gain the whole world, and forfeit his life?
'None is able to serve two lords, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will hold to the one, and despise the other; you are not able to serve God and Mammon.
and whoredom , and all uncleanness , or covetousness , let it not even be named among you, as becomes saints;
and those wishing to be rich, do fall into temptation and a snare, and many desires, foolish and hurtful, that sink men into ruin and destruction,
Put to death, then, your members that are upon the earth -- whoredom, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and the covetousness, which is idolatry --
And he said unto them, 'Observe, and beware of the covetousness, because not in the abundance of one's goods is his life.'
for because of this also pay you tribute; for servants of God they are, on this very thing attending continually;
for a root of all the evils is the love of money, which certain longing for did go astray from the faith, and themselves did pierce through with many sorrows;
'Treasure not up to yourselves treasures on the earth, where moth and rust disfigure, and where thieves break through and steal,
but treasure up to yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust does disfigure, and where thieves do not break through nor steal,