And he said to them, »Take heed, and beware of all covetousness; for a man's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.«
But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a snare and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction.
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
His master said to him, Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your master.
Pay all of them their dues: taxes to whom taxes are due, revenue to whom revenue is due, respect to whom respect is due, honor to whom honor is due.
Instruct those who are rich in this present world not to be conceited or to fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly supplies us with everything to enjoy.
For the same reason you also pay taxes, for the authorities are God's ministers, attending to this very thing.
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, for God has said, »I will never leave you, nor will I forsake you.«