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9 Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops;10 then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.
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15 The wealth of the rich is their fortified city, but poverty is the ruin of the poor.
4 Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.
28 Those who trust in their riches will fall, but the righteous will thrive like a green leaf.
8 A person’s riches may ransom their life, but the poor cannot respond to threatening rebukes.
20 The poor are shunned even by their neighbors, but the rich have many friends.
16 Better a little with the fear of the Lord than great wealth with turmoil.
16 Why should fools have money in hand to buy wisdom, when they are not able to understand it?
11 The wealth of the rich is their fortified city; they imagine it a wall too high to scale.
23 The poor plead for mercy, but the rich answer harshly.
4 Wealth attracts many friends, but even the closest friend of the poor person deserts them.
6 Many curry favor with a ruler, and everyone is the friend of one who gives gifts.
7 The poor are shunned by all their relatives— how much more do their friends avoid them!Though the poor pursue them with pleading, they are nowhere to be found.[a]
2 Rich and poor have this in common: The Lord is the Maker of them all.
7 The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender.
4 Do not wear yourself out to get rich; do not trust your own cleverness.5 Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone, for they will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle.
7 One who is full loathes honey from the comb, but to the hungry even what is bitter tastes sweet.
6 Better the poor whose walk is blameless than the rich whose ways are perverse.
8 Whoever increases wealth by taking interest or profit from the poor amasses it for another, who will be kind to the poor.
11 The rich are wise in their own eyes; one who is poor and discerning sees how deluded they are.
20 A faithful person will be richly blessed, but one eager to get rich will not go unpunished.
21 To show partiality is not good— yet a person will do wrong for a piece of bread.
22 The stingy are eager to get rich and are unaware that poverty awaits them.
27 Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act.28 Do not say to your neighbor, “Come back tomorrow and I’ll give it to you”— when you already have it with you.
24 One person gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.
25 A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.
26 People curse the one who hoards grain, but they pray God’s blessing on the one who is willing to sell.
22 A good person leaves an inheritance for their children’s children, but a sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous.
21 It is a sin to despise one’s neighbor, but blessed is the one who is kind to the needy.