He said to them, “Beware! Keep yourselves from covetousness, for a man’s life doesn’t consist of the abundance of the things which he possesses.”
Why do you set your eyes on that which is not? For it certainly sprouts wings like an eagle and flies in the sky.
But those who are determined to be rich fall into a temptation, a snare, and many foolish and harmful lusts, such as drown men in ruin and destruction.
But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly as this? For all things come from you, and we have given you of your own.
Don’t weary yourself to be rich. In your wisdom, show restraint.
He who loves silver shall not be satisfied with silver, nor he who loves abundance, with increase. This also is vanity.
for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
“His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a few things, I will set you over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’
How much better it is to get wisdom than gold! Yes, to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.
Riches don’t profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.
Better is little, with the fear of Yahweh, than great treasure with trouble.
Therefore give everyone what you owe: if you owe taxes, pay taxes; if customs, then customs; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.
Charge those who are rich in this present age that they not be arrogant, nor have their hope set on the uncertainty of riches, but on the living God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy;
For this reason you also pay taxes, for they are servants of God’s service, continually doing this very thing.
That which makes a man to be desired is his kindness. A poor man is better than a liar.
Honor Yahweh with your substance, with the first fruits of all your increase;
I have rejoiced in the way of your testimonies, as much as in all riches.
Wealth gained dishonestly dwindles away, but he who gathers by hand makes it grow.
The rich man’s wealth is his strong city, like an unscalable wall in his own imagination.
Better is a little that the righteous has, than the abundance of many wicked.
For the arms of the wicked shall be broken, but Yahweh upholds the righteous.
Treasures of wickedness profit nothing, but righteousness delivers from death.
Yahweh’s blessing brings wealth, and he adds no trouble to it.
Remove far from me falsehood and lies. Give me neither poverty nor riches. Feed me with the food that is needful for me,
Be free from the love of money, content with such things as you have, for he has said, “I will in no way leave you, neither will I in any way forsake you.”
A good name is more desirable than great riches, and loving favor is better than silver and gold.