Proverbs 1:10-19Romans 3:15 is very similar to verse 16. Greed steals a person's life. Compare 1:19 with 1 Timothy 6:10 and contrast it with Matthew 6:33 & Hebrews 13:5.
My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not. If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause: Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit: We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil: Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse: My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path: For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood. Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird. And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their own lives. So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof.
Men do not despise a thief, if he steal to satisfy his soul when he is hungry; But if he be found, he shall restore sevenfold; he shall give all the substance of his house.
Divers weights, and divers measures, both of them are alike abomination to the LORD.
Bread of deceit is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.
Divers weights are an abomination unto the LORD; and a false balance is not good.
Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate: For the LORD will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them.
Proverbs 28:8Cross Reference: Exodus 22:25, Leviticus 25:36 Prov 13:22. Ill-gotten gain doesn't last.
He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor.
Proverbs 28:21Cross Reference: Ezekiel 13:19
To have respect of persons is not good: for for a piece of bread that man will transgress.
Proverbs 28:24In Jesus time, the scribes and Pharisees condoned this very behavior. Jesus sternly rebuked them in Matthew 15:4-6 for making the commandment to honor your parents in Exodus 20:12 of no effect.
Whoso robbeth his father or his mother, and saith, It is no transgression; the same is the companion of a destroyer.
Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul: he heareth cursing, and bewrayeth it not.
Two things have I required of thee; deny me them not before I die: Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me: Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.
Total Verses: 24
Total Passages: 11