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90 Bible Verses About Materialism

Here are 90 Bible verses about materialism from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible (King James Version), sorted from most to least relevant.

Hebrews 13:5 KJV

Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

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Luke 12:15 KJV

And 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.

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1 John 2:16 KJV

And 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.

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1 Timothy 6:9-10 KJV

For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

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Ecclesiastes 5:10 KJV

But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

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Matthew 6:33 KJV

He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance with increase: this is also vanity.

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Luke 12:33-34 KJV

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

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1 Timothy 6:17-19 KJV

Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

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1 John 2:15-17 KJV

Charge 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; That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate; Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.

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Romans 12:2 KJV

Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

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Mark 4:18-19 KJV

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

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1 Timothy 6:6-10 KJV

And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word, And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.

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Matthew 6:24 KJV

But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

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Proverbs 11:28 KJV

No man 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.

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Matthew 16:26 KJV

He that trusteth in his riches shall fall: but the righteous shall flourish as a branch.

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Ecclesiastes 12:13 KJV

For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

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Proverbs 11:4 KJV

Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.

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Proverbs 16:16 KJV

Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivereth from death.

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2 Corinthians 4:18 KJV

How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!

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Ecclesiastes 2:11 KJV

While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

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Proverbs 30:8-9 KJV

Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I had laboured to do: and, behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun.

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Ecclesiastes 5:15 KJV

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.

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1 John 3:17 KJV

As he came forth of his mother’s womb, naked shall he return to go as he came, and shall take nothing of his labour, which he may carry away in his hand.

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Proverbs 22:9 KJV

But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?

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Joshua 7:21 KJV

He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor.

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Matthew 19:21 KJV

When I saw among the spoils a goodly Babylonish garment, and two hundred shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold of fifty shekels weight, then I coveted them, and took them; and, behold, they are hid in the earth in the midst of my tent, and the silver under it.

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Proverbs 28:22 KJV

Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.

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Proverbs 27:20 KJV

He that hasteth to be rich hath an evil eye, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him.

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Proverbs 23:5 KJV

Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.

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Proverbs 22:1 KJV

Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.

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Luke 16:14-15 KJV

A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.

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1 Timothy 2:9 KJV

And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him. And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.

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Psalms 37:7 KJV

In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;

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Ecclesiastes 4:8 KJV

Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

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Revelation 18:4 KJV

There is one alone, and there is not a second; yea, he hath neither child nor brother: yet is there no end of all his labour; neither is his eye satisfied with riches; neither saith he, For whom do I labour, and bereave my soul of good? This is also vanity, yea, it is a sore travail.

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Acts 2:45 KJV

And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

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Ecclesiastes 6:9 KJV

And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.

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Proverbs 20:21 KJV

Better is the sight of the eyes than the wandering of the desire: this is also vanity and vexation of spirit.

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Ezekiel 16:49 KJV

An inheritance may be gotten hastily at the beginning; but the end thereof shall not be blessed.

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Ezekiel 7:19 KJV

Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.

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1 Corinthians 15:42 KJV

They 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.

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Philippians 3:7-8 KJV

So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:

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Romans 2:6-8 KJV

But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,

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Zephaniah 1:18 KJV

Who will render to every man according to his deeds: To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life: But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,

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1 John 5:19 KJV

Neither 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.

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Acts 8:20 KJV

And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.

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Mark 8:31-36 KJV

But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.

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Matthew 26:15 KJV

And he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders, and of the chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. And he spake that saying openly. And Peter took him, and began to rebuke him. But when he had turned about and looked on his disciples, he rebuked Peter, saying, Get thee behind me, Satan: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but the things that be of men. And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it. For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

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Haggai 2:8 KJV

And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver.

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Isaiah 13:12 KJV

The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the LORD of hosts.

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Proverbs 31:25 KJV

I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir.

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Deuteronomy 28:47-48 KJV

Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.

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Deuteronomy 7:22-26 KJV

Because thou servedst not the LORD thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things; Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which the LORD shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have destroyed thee.

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Genesis 13:6 KJV

And the LORD thy God will put out those nations before thee by little and little: thou mayest not consume them at once, lest the beasts of the field increase upon thee. But the LORD thy God shall deliver them unto thee, and shall destroy them with a mighty destruction, until they be destroyed. And he shall deliver their kings into thine hand, and thou shalt destroy their name from under heaven: there shall no man be able to stand before thee, until thou have destroyed them. The graven images of their gods shall ye burn with fire: thou shalt not desire the silver or gold that is on them, nor take it unto thee, lest thou be snared therein: for it is an abomination to the LORD thy God. Neither shalt thou bring an abomination into thine house, lest thou be a cursed thing like it: but thou shalt utterly detest it, and thou shalt utterly abhor it; for it is a cursed thing.

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James 3:16 KJV

And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together: for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together.

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Isaiah 40:6-8 KJV

For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.

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Ecclesiastes 3:9 KJV

The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field: The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of the LORD bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass. The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.

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Hebrews 11:26-29 KJV

What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboureth?

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Jeremiah 9:23-24 KJV

Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward. By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible. Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them. By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned.

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Proverbs 12:12 KJV

Thus 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: But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.

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James 4:4 KJV

The wicked desireth the net of evil men: but the root of the righteous yieldeth fruit.

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1 Timothy 5:8 KJV

Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.

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John 8:32 KJV

But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.

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1 Timothy 6:7-8 KJV

And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

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Matthew 6:19-20 KJV

For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.

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Mark 8:36 KJV

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

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1 Timothy 6:9 KJV

For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

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Proverbs 15:16 KJV

But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.

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Matthew 6:21 KJV

Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith.

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1 Timothy 6:17 KJV

For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

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Colossians 3:5 KJV

Charge 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;

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1 Timothy 2:9-10 KJV

Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:

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Proverbs 30:8 KJV

In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.

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1 Timothy 6:6 KJV

Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me:

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Proverbs 21:26 KJV

But godliness with contentment is great gain.

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Acts 4:32 KJV

He coveteth greedily all the day long: but the righteous giveth and spareth not.

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Proverbs 18:11 KJV

And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.

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Lamentations 3:24 KJV

The rich man’s wealth is his strong city, and as an high wall in his own conceit.

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2 Corinthians 6:10 KJV

The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.

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Ecclesiastes 5:11 KJV

As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.

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Ecclesiastes 4:4 KJV

When goods increase, they are increased that eat them: and what good is there to the owners thereof, saving the beholding of them with their eyes?

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Proverbs 13:8 KJV

Again, I considered all travail, and every right work, that for this a man is envied of his neighbour. This is also vanity and vexation of spirit.

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Luke 3:11 KJV

The ransom of a man’s life are his riches: but the poor heareth not rebuke.

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Exodus 20:17 KJV

He answereth and saith unto them, He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise.

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1 Timothy 6:10 KJV

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.

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Judges 8:24-27 KJV

For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

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Matthew 6:19 KJV

And Gideon said unto them, I would desire a request of you, that ye would give me every man the earrings of his prey. (For they had golden earrings, because they were Ishmaelites.) And they answered, We will willingly give them. And they spread a garment, and did cast therein every man the earrings of his prey. And the weight of the golden earrings that he requested was a thousand and seven hundred shekels of gold; beside ornaments, and collars, and purple raiment that was on the kings of Midian, and beside the chains that were about their camels’ necks. And Gideon made an ephod thereof, and put it in his city, even in Ophrah: and all Israel went thither a whoring after it: which thing became a snare unto Gideon, and to his house.

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Psalms 49:6 KJV

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:

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1 Timothy 3:2 KJV

They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches;

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1 Peter 5:2 KJV

A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;

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