16 Then He spoke a parable to them, saying: “The ground of a certain rich man yielded plentifully. 17 And he thought within himself, saying, ‘What shall I do, since I have no room to store my crops?’ 18 So he said, ‘I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build greater, and there I will store all my crops and my goods. 19 And I will say to my soul, (A)“Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years; take your ease; (B)eat, drink, and be merry.” ’ 20 But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night (C)your soul will be required of you; (D)then whose will those things be which you have provided?’

21 “So is he who lays up treasure for himself, (E)and is not rich toward God.”

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For the wicked (A)boasts of his heart’s desire;
[a]He (B)blesses the greedy and renounces the Lord.
The wicked in his proud countenance does not seek God;
[b]God is in none of his (C)thoughts.

His ways [c]are always prospering;
Your judgments are far above, out of his sight;
As for all his enemies, he sneers at them.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 10:3 Or The greedy man curses and spurns the Lord
  2. Psalm 10:4 Or All his thoughts are, “There is no God”
  3. Psalm 10:5 Lit. are strong

(A)I delight to do Your will, O my God,
And Your law is (B)within my heart.”

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11 (A)Your word I have hidden in my heart,
That I might not sin against You.

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21 You have neither part nor portion in this matter, for your (A)heart is not right in the sight of God.

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27 For the hearts of this people have grown dull.
Their ears are hard of hearing,
And their eyes they have closed,
Lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears,
Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn,
So that I should heal them.” ’

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that (A)if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

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26 My son, give me your heart,
And let your eyes observe my ways.

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