For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul?
No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.
But immorality or any impurity or greed must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints.
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.
Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire and greed, which is idolatry.
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.«
For the same reason you also pay taxes, for the authorities are God's ministers, attending to this very thing.
For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.
»Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal,
but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.