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And now, you rich people, listen to me! Weep and wail over the miseries that are coming upon you!
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Go to now, ye rich men: weep and howl in your miseries, which shall come upon you.
James 4:13 But who art thou that judgest thy neighbour? Behold, now you that say: To-day or to-morrow we will go into such a city, and there we will spend a year and will traffic and make our gain.
James 1:11 For the sun rose with a burning heat and parched the grass: and the flower thereof fell off, and the beauty of the shape thereof perished. So also shall the rich man fade away in his ways.
James 2:6 But you have dishonoured the poor man. Do not the rich oppress you by might? And do not they draw you before the judgment seats?
Deuteronomy 8:12-14 Lest after thou hast eaten and art filled, hast built goodly houses, and dwelt in them, . . .
Deuteronomy 32:15 The beloved grew fat, and kicked: he grew fat, and thick and gross, he forsook God who made him, and departed from God his saviour.
Nehemiah 9:25,26 And they took strong cities and a fat land, and possessed houses full of all goods: cisterns made by others, vineyards, and oliveyards, and fruit trees in abundance: and they ate, and were filled, and became fat, and abounded with delight in thy great goodness. . . .
Job 20:15-29 The riches which he hath swallowed, he shall vomit up, and God shall draw them out of his belly. . . .
Psalm 17:14 From the enemies of thy hand. O Lord, divide them from the few of the earth in their life: their belly is filled from thy hidden stores. They are full of children: and they have left to their little ones the rest of their substance.
Psalm 49:6-20 They that trust in their own strength, and glory in the multitude of their riches, . . .
Psalm 73:3-9,18-20 Because I had a zeal on occasion of the wicked, seeing the prosperity of sinners. . . .
Proverbs 11:4,28 The justice of the upright shall make his way prosperous: and the wicked man shall fall by his own wickedness. . . .
Ecclesiastes 5:13,14 There is also another grievous evil, which I have seen under the sun: riches kept to the hurt of the owner. . . .
Jeremiah 9:23 Thus saith the Lord: Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, and let not the strong man glory in his strength, and let not the rich man glory in his riches:
Micah 6:12 By which her rich men were filled with iniquity, and the inhabitants thereof have spoken lies, and their tongue was deceitful in their mouth.
Zephaniah 1:18 Neither shall their silver and their gold be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the Lord: all the land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy destruction of all them that dwell in the land.
Matthew 19:23,24 Then Jesus said to his disciples: Amen, I say to you, that a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. . . .
Luke 6:24 But woe to you that are rich: for you have your consolation.
Luke 12:16-21 And he spoke a similitude to them, saying: The land of a certain rich man brought forth plenty of fruits. . . .
Luke 16:19-25 There was a certain rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and feasted sumptuously every day. . . .
1 Timothy 6:9,10 For they that will become rich fall into temptation and into the snare of the devil and into many unprofitable and hurtful desires, which drown men into destruction and perdition. . . .
Revelation 6:15-17 And the kings of the earth and the princes and tribunes and the rich and the strong and every bondman and every freeman hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of mountains: . . .
James 4:9 Be afflicted and mourn and weep: let your laughter be turned into mourning and your joy into sorrow.
Isaiah 13:6 Howl ye, for the day of the Lord is near: it shall come as a destruction from the Lord.
Isaiah 22:12,13 And the Lord, the God of hosts, in that day shall call to weeping, and to mourning, to baldness, and to girding with sackcloth: . . .
Jeremiah 4:8 For this gird yourselves with haircloth, lament and howl: for the fierce anger of the Lord is not turned away from us.
Ezekiel 19:2 And say: Why did thy mother the lioness lie down among the lions, and bring up her whelps in the midst of young lions?
Joel 1:5,11,13 Awake, ye that are drunk, and weep, and mourn all ye that take delight in drinking sweet wine: for it is cut off from your mouth. . . .
Amos 6:6,7 That drink wine in bowls, and anoint themselves with the best ointments: and they are not concerned for the affliction of Joseph. . . .
Zechariah 11:2,3 Howl, thou fir tree, for the cedar is fallen, for the mighty are laid waste: howl, ye oaks of Basan, because the fenced forest is cut down. . . .
Luke 6:25 Woe to you that are filled: for you shall hunger. Woe to you that now laugh: for you shall mourn and weep.
Luke 23:28,29 But Jesus turning to them, said: Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not over me; but weep for yourselves and for your children. . . .
ContextWarning to the Rich
1Go to now, ye rich men: weep and howl in your miseries, which shall come upon you. 2Your riches are corrupted: and your garments are motheaten.…
Howl ye, for the day of the Lord is near: it shall come as a destruction from the Lord.
In their streets they are girded with sackcloth: on the tops of their houses, and in their streets all shall howl and come down weeping.
Son of man prophesy, and say: Thus saith the Lord God: Howl ye, Woe, woe to the day:
But woe to you that are rich: for you have your consolation.
1 Timothy 6:9
For they that will become rich fall into temptation and into the snare of the devil and into many unprofitable and hurtful desires, which drown men into destruction and perdition.
But who art thou that judgest thy neighbour? Behold, now you that say: To-day or to-morrow we will go into such a city, and there we will spend a year and will traffic and make our gain.
Additional TranslationsCome now, you who are rich, weep and wail for the misery to come upon you.
Come now, you rich, weep, wailing over the miseries that are coming upon you.
Go to now, you rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come on you.
Come now, ye rich, weep and howl for your miseries that are coming upon you.
Go to now, ye rich, weep, howling over your miseries that [are] coming upon [you].
Go to now, ye rich, weep and howl for your miseries that are coming upon you.
Come now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.
Come, you rich men, weep aloud and howl for your sorrows which will soon be upon you.
Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries that are coming on you.
Go, now, ye rich! weep, howling over your miseries that are coming upon you;
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