THE HOLY BIBLE Authorized King James

Nehemiah (Author Nehemiah or Ezra or both)

5:1And there was a great cry of the people and of their wives against their brethren the Jews.

5:2For there were that said, We, our sons, and our daughters, are many: therefore we take up corn for them, that we may eat, and live.

5:3Some also there were that said, We have mortgaged our lands, vineyards, and houses, that we might buy corn, because of the dearth.

5:4There were also that said, We have borrowed money for the king's tribute, and that upon our lands and vineyards.

5:5Yet now our flesh is as the flesh of our brethren, our children as their children: and, lo, we bring into bondage our sons and our daughters to be servants, and some of our daughters are brought unto bondage already: neither is it in our power to redeem them; for other men have our lands and vineyards.

5:6And I was very angry when I heard their cry and these words.

5:7Then I consulted with myself, and I rebuked the nobles, and the rulers, and said unto them, Ye exact usury, every one of his brother. And I set a great assembly against them.

5:8And I said unto them, We after our ability have redeemed our brethren the Jews, which were sold unto the heathen; and will ye even sell your brethren? or shall they be sold unto us? Then held they their peace, and found nothing to answer.

5:9Also I said, It is not good that ye do: ought ye not to walk in the fear of our God because of the reproach of the heathen our enemies?

5:10I likewise, and my brethren, and my servants, might exact of them money and corn: I pray you, let us leave off this usury.

5:11Restore, I pray you, to them, even this day, their lands, their vineyards, their oliveyards, and their houses, also the hundredth part of the money, and of the corn, the wine, and the oil, that ye exact of them.

5:12Then said they, We will restore them, and will require nothing of them; so will we do as thou sayest. Then I called the priests, and took an oath of them, that they should do according to this promise.

5:13Also I shook my lap, and said, So God shake out every man from his house, and from his labour, that performeth not this promise, even thus be he shaken out, and emptied. And all the congregation said, Amen, and praised the LORD. And the people did according to this promise.

Job (Author Job and/or Moses)

21:7Wherefore do the wicked live, become old, yea, are mighty in power?

21:8Their seed is established in their sight with them, and their offspring before their eyes.

21:9Their houses are safe from fear, neither is the rod of God upon them.

21:10Their bull gendereth, and faileth not; their cow calveth, and casteth not her calf.

21:11They send forth their little ones like a flock, and their children dance.

21:12They take the timbrel and harp, and rejoice at the sound of the organ.

21:13They spend their days in wealth, and in a moment go down to the grave.

21:14Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways.

21:15What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? and what profit should we have, if we pray unto him?

27:13This is the portion of a wicked man with God, and the heritage of oppressors, which they shall receive of the Almighty.

27:14If his children be multiplied, it is for the sword: and his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread.

27:15Those that remain of him shall be buried in death: and his widows shall not weep.

27:16Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare raiment as the clay;

27:17He may prepare it, but the just shall put it on, and the innocent shall divide the silver.

27:18He buildeth his house as a moth, and as a booth that the keeper maketh.

27:19The rich man shall lie down, but he shall not be gathered: he openeth his eyes, and he is not.

27:20Terrors take hold on him as waters, a tempest stealeth him away in the night.

27:21The east wind carrieth him away, and he departeth: and as a storm hurleth him out of his place.

27:22For God shall cast upon him, and not spare: he would fain flee out of his hand.

27:23Men shall clap their hands at him, and shall hiss him out of his place.

31:24If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold, Thou art my confidence;

31:25If I rejoiced because my wealth was great, and because mine hand had gotten much;

31:28This also were an iniquity to be punished by the judge: for I should have denied the God that is above.

Psalms (Author Moses, David, Solomon, Asaph, Heman, Ethan, sons of Korah, compiled by Ezra)

49:16Be not thou afraid when one is made rich, when the glory of his house is increased;

49:17For when he dieth he shall carry nothing away: his glory shall not descend after him.

52:1Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God endureth continually.

52:2Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.

52:3Thou lovest evil more than good; and lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah.

52:4Thou lovest all devouring words, O thou deceitful tongue.

52:5God shall likewise destroy thee for ever, he shall take thee away, and pluck thee out of thy dwelling place, and root thee out of the land of the living. Selah.

52:6The righteous also shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him:

52:7Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength; but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness.

73:3For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

73:4For there are no bands in their death: but their strength is firm.

73:5They are not in trouble as other men; neither are they plagued like other men.

73:6Therefore pride compasseth them about as a chain; violence covereth them as a garment.

73:7Their eyes stand out with fatness: they have more than heart could wish.

73:8They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning oppression: they speak loftily.

73:9They set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue walketh through the earth.

73:10Therefore his people return hither: and waters of a full cup are wrung out to them.

73:11And they say, How doth God know? and is there knowledge in the most High?

73:12Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase in riches.

73:13Verily I have cleansed my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocency.

73:14For all the day long have I been plagued, and chastened every morning.

73:15If I say, I will speak thus; behold, I should offend against the generation of thy children.

73:16When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me;

73:17Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end.

73:18Surely thou didst set them in slippery places: thou castedst them down into destruction.

73:19How are they brought into desolation, as in a moment! they are utterly consumed with terrors.

73:20As a dream when one awaketh; so, O Lord, when thou awakest, thou shalt despise their image.

73:21Thus my heart was grieved, and I was pricked in my reins.

73:22So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before thee.

Proverbs (Author Solomon)

14:20The poor is hated even of his own neighbour: but the rich hath many friends.

18:11The rich man's wealth is his strong city, and as an high wall in his own conceit.

18:23The poor useth intreaties; but the rich answereth roughly.

28:11The rich man is wise in his own conceit; but the poor that hath understanding searcheth him out.

Ecclesiastes (Author Solomon)

5:13There is a sore evil which I have seen under the sun, namely, riches kept for the owners thereof to their hurt.

5:14But those riches perish by evil travail: and he begetteth a son, and there is nothing in his hand.

5:19Every man also to whom God hath given riches and wealth, and hath given him power to eat thereof, and to take his portion, and to rejoice in his labour; this is the gift of God.

5:20For he shall not much remember the days of his life; because God answereth him in the joy of his heart.

Jeremiah (Author Jeremiah)

5:7How shall I pardon thee for this? thy children have forsaken me, and sworn by them that are no gods: when I had fed them to the full, they then committed adultery, and assembled themselves by troops in the harlots' houses.

5:8They were as fed horses in the morning: every one neighed after his neighbour's wife.

5:9Shall I not visit for these things? saith the LORD: and shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?

5:27As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and waxen rich.

5:28They are waxen fat, they shine: yea, they overpass the deeds of the wicked: they judge not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, yet they prosper; and the right of the needy do they not judge.

5:29Shall I not visit for these things? saith the LORD: shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?

9:23Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches:

17:11As the partridge sitteth on eggs, and hatcheth them not; so he that getteth riches, and not by right, shall leave them in the midst of his days, and at his end shall be a fool.

22:13Woe unto him that buildeth his house by unrighteousness, and his chambers by wrong; that useth his neighbour's service without wages, and giveth him not for his work;

22:14That saith, I will build me a wide house and large chambers, and cutteth him out windows; and it is cieled with cedar, and painted with vermilion.

22:15Shalt thou reign, because thou closest thyself in cedar? did not thy father eat and drink, and do judgment and justice, and then it was well with him?

22:16He judged the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well with him: was not this to know me? saith the LORD.

22:17But thine eyes and thine heart are not but for thy covetousness, and for to shed innocent blood, and for oppression, and for violence, to do it.

22:18Therefore thus saith the LORD concerning Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah; They shall not lament for him, saying, Ah my brother! or, Ah sister! they shall not lament for him, saying, Ah lord! or, Ah his glory!

22:19He shall be buried with the burial of an ass, drawn and cast forth beyond the gates of Jerusalem.

Ezekiel (Author Ezekiel)

7:19They shall cast their silver in the streets, and their gold shall be removed: their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the LORD: they shall not satisfy their souls, neither fill their bowels: because it is the stumblingblock of their iniquity.

28:5By thy great wisdom and by thy traffick hast thou increased thy riches, and thine heart is lifted up because of thy riches:

Amos (Author Amos)

6:1Woe to them that are at ease in Zion, and trust in the mountain of Samaria, which are named chief of the nations, to whom the house of Israel came!

6:2Pass ye unto Calneh, and see; and from thence go ye to Hamath the great: then go down to Gath of the Philistines: be they better than these kingdoms? or their border greater than your border?

6:3Ye that put far away the evil day, and cause the seat of violence to come near;

6:4That lie upon beds of ivory, and stretch themselves upon their couches, and eat the lambs out of the flock, and the calves out of the midst of the stall;

6:5That chant to the sound of the viol, and invent to themselves instruments of musick, like David;

6:6That drink wine in bowls, and anoint themselves with the chief ointments: but they are not grieved for the affliction of Joseph.

Micah (Author Micah)

6:12For the rich men thereof are full of violence, and the inhabitants thereof have spoken lies, and their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.

Zephaniah (Author Zephaniah)

1:18Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD'S wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.

Matthew (Author Matthew)

19:23Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.

19:24And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

Mark (Author John Mark)

10:17And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?

10:18And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God.

10:19Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother.

10:20And he answered and said unto him, Master, all these have I observed from my youth.

10:21Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.

10:22And he was sad at that saying, and went away grieved: for he had great possessions.

10:23And Jesus looked round about, and saith unto his disciples, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!

10:24And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God!

10:25It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

10:26And they were astonished out of measure, saying among themselves, Who then can be saved?

10:27And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.

Luke (Author Luke)

6:24But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation.

6:25Woe unto you that are full! for ye shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep.

12:15And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.

12:16And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully:

12:17And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?

12:18And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods.

12:19And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.

12:20But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?

12:21So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.

16:13No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

16:14And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him.

16:19There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:

16:20And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,

16:21And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.

16:22And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;

16:23And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

16:24And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.

16:25But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.

16:26And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.

18:22Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.

18:23And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful: for he was very rich.

18:24And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!

18:25For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

18:26And they that heard it said, Who then can be saved?

1 Timothy (Author Paul)

6:17Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;

6:18That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;

6:19Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.

James (Author James)

1:9Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted:

1:10But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away.

1:11For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it withereth the grass, and the flower thereof falleth, and the grace of the fashion of it perisheth: so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways.

5:1Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.

5:2Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten.

5:3Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.



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