for what is a man profited if he may gain the whole world, but of his life suffer loss? Or what shall a man give as an exchange for his life?
we not looking to the things seen, but to the things not seen; for the things seen are temporary, but the things not seen are age-during.
in like manner also the women, in becoming apparel, with modesty and sobriety to adorn themselves, not in braided hair, or gold, or pearls, or garments of great price,
but -- which becomes women professing godly piety -- through good works.
but it is great gain -- the piety with contentment;
for nothing did we bring into the world -- it is manifest that we are able to carry nothing out;
but having food and raiment -- with these we shall suffice ourselves;
for what shall it profit a man, if he may gain the whole world, and forfeit his life?
Those rich in the present age charge you not to be high-minded, nor to hope in the uncertainty of riches, but in the living God, who is giving to us all things richly for enjoyment; --
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 where your treasure is, there will be also your heart.
and of the multitude of those who did believe the heart and the soul was one, and not one was saying that anything of the things he had was his own, but all things were to them in common.
'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,
Without covetousness the behaviour, being content with the things present, for He has said, 'No, I will not leave, no, nor forsake you,'
Jesus said to him, 'If you do will to be perfect, go away, sell what you have, and give to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven, and come, follow me.'