Abram was very rich in livestock, in silver, and in gold.
Now let a little water be fetched, wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree.
Abraham complained to Abimelech because of a water well, which Abimelech’s servants had violently taken away.
Moreover you shall provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God: men of truth, hating unjust gain; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.
Now it happened after the death of Moses the servant of Yahweha, that Yahweh spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ servant, saying,
He will be like a tree planted by the streams of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also does not wither. Whatever he does shall prosper.
“Because of the oppression of the weak and because of the groaning of the needy,
I will now arise,” says Yahweh;
“I will set him in safety from those who malign him.”
he who doesn’t lend out his money for usury,
nor take a bribe against the innocent.
He who does these things shall never be shaken.
The wicked borrow, and don’t pay back, but the righteous give generously.
"Behold, this is the man who didn’t make God his strength,
but trusted in the abundance of his riches,
and strengthened himself in his wickedness."
For I was envious of the arrogant,
when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
Better is a little with righteousness, than great revenues with injustice.
Whoever mocks the poor reproaches his Maker. He who is glad at calamity shall not be unpunished.
Better is the poor who walks in his integrity than he who is perverse in his lips and is a fool.
The plans of the diligent surely lead to profit; and everyone who is hasty surely rushes to poverty.
A good name is more desirable than great riches, and loving favor is better than silver and gold.
by knowledge the rooms are filled with all rare and beautiful treasure.
Proverbs 27:13 [ESV]
Take a man’s garment when he has put up security for a stranger,
and hold it in pledge when he puts up security for an adulteress.
Whoever tends the fig tree shall eat its fruit.
He who looks after his master shall be honored.
Proverbs 27:21 [NIV]
The crucible for silver,
and the furnace for gold;
but man is tested by the praise he receives.
for riches are not forever,
nor does even the crown endure to all generations.
When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; but when the wicked rule, the people groan.
Whoever loves wisdom brings joy to his father; but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.
The king by justice makes the land stable, but he who takes bribes tears it down.
Let him drink, and forget his poverty,
and remember his misery no more.
She is like the merchant ships.
She brings her bread from afar.
She perceives that her merchandise is profitable.
Her lamp doesn’t go out by night.
She opens her arms to the poor;
yes, she extends her hands to the needy.
She makes linen garments and sells them,
and delivers sashes to the merchant.
It will be like when the harvester gathers the wheat, and his arm reaps the grain. Yes, it will be like when one gleans grain in the valley of Rephaim.
The earth mourns and fades away. The world languishes and fades away. The lofty people of the earth languish.
Hezekiah was pleased with them, and showed them the house of his precious things, the silver, and the gold, the spices, and the precious oil, and all the house of his armor, and all that was found in his treasures. There was nothing in his house, nor in all his dominion, that Hezekiah didn’t show them.
Yahweh has sworn by his right hand, and by the arm of his strength, "Surely I will no more give your grain to be food for your enemies; and foreigners shall not drink your new wine, for which you have labored:
He answered and spoke to those who stood before him, saying, “Take the filthy garments off of him.” To him he said, “Behold, I have caused your iniquity to pass from you, and I will clothe you with rich clothing.”
"A son honors his father, and a servant his master. If I am a father, then where is my honor? And if I am a master, where is the respect due me? Says Yahweh of Armies to you, priests, who despise my name. You say, ‘How have we despised your name?’
For you always have the poor with you, and whenever you want to, you can do them good; but you will not always have me.
No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to one, and despise the other. You aren’t able to serve God and mammon a."
The Pharisees, who were lovers of money, also heard all these things, and they scoffed at him.
For this reason you also pay taxes, for they are servants of God’s service, attending continually on this very thing.
Give therefore to everyone what you owe: taxes to whom taxes are due; customs to whom customs; respect to whom respect; honor to whom honor.
Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law.
Your gold and your silver are corroded, and their corrosion will be for a testimony against you, and will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up your treasure in the last days.
Behold, the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you have kept back by fraud, cry out, and the cries of those who reaped have entered into the ears of the Lord of Armies a.
You have condemned, you have murdered the righteous one. He doesn’t resist you.