1 Timothy 6:9
Those who want to be rich, however, fall into temptation and become ensnared by many foolish and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and destruction.
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Genesis 13:10-13
Lot looked out and saw that the whole plain of the Jordan, all the way to Zoar, was well watered like the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt. (This was before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.) . . .

Numbers 22:17-19
for I will honor you richly and do whatever you say. So please come and put a curse on these people for me!'" . . .

Joshua 7:11
Israel has sinned; they have transgressed My covenant that I commanded them, and they have taken some of what was devoted. Indeed, they have stolen and lied about it, and they have put these things with their own possessions.

2 Kings 5:20-27
Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, "Look, my master has spared this Aramean, Naaman, while not accepting what he brought. As surely as the LORD lives, I will run after him and get something from him." . . .

Proverbs 15:27
He who is greedy for unjust gain brings trouble on his household, but he who hates bribes will live.

Proverbs 20:21
An inheritance gained quickly will not be blessed in the end.

Proverbs 21:6
Making a fortune by a lying tongue is a vanishing mist, a deadly pursuit.

Proverbs 22:16
Oppressing the poor to enrich oneself, or giving gifts to the rich, will surely lead to poverty.

Proverbs 28:20-22
A faithful man will abound with blessings, but one eager to be rich will not go unpunished. . . .

Isaiah 5:8
Woe to those who add house to house and join field to field until there is no room and you dwell alone in the land.

Hosea 12:7, 8
A merchant loves to defraud with dishonest scales in his hands. . . .

Amos 8:4-6
Hear this, you who trample on the needy, who do away with the poor of the land, . . .

Zechariah 11:5
whose buyers slaughter them without remorse. Those who sell them say, 'Praise the LORD, for I am rich!' Even their own shepherds have no compassion for them.

Matthew 13:22
The seed sown among the thorns is the one who hears the word, but the worries of this world and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.

Matthew 19:22
When the young man heard this, he went away in sorrow, because he had great wealth.

Matthew 26:15
and asked, "What are you willing to give me if I hand Him over to you?" And they set out for him thirty pieces of silver.

James 5:1-4
Come now, you who are rich, weep and wail for the misery to come upon you. . . .

2 Peter 2:15, 16
They have left the straight way and wandered off to follow the way of Balaam son of Beor, who loved the wages of wickedness. . . .

Jude 1:11
Woe to them! They have traveled the path of Cain; they have rushed headlong into the error of Balaam; they have perished in Korah's rebellion.


1 Timothy 3:7
Furthermore, he must have a good reputation with outsiders, so that he will not fall into disgrace and into the snare of the devil.

Deuteronomy 7:25
You must burn up the images of their gods; do not covet the silver and gold that is on them or take it for yourselves, or you will be ensnared by it; for it is detestable to the LORD your God.

Psalm 11:6
On the wicked He will rain fiery coals and brimstone; a scorching wind will be their portion.

Proverbs 1:17-19
How futile to spread the net where any bird can see it. . . .

Luke 21:35
For it will come upon all who dwell on the face of the whole earth.

2 Timothy 2:26
Then they will come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, who has taken them captive to his will.


Mark 4:19
but the cares of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth, and the desire for other things come in and choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.

Ephesians 4:22
to put off your former way of life, your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires;

1 John 2:15-17
Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. . . .


1 Timothy 1:9
We realize that law is not enacted for the righteous, but for the lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinful, for the unholy and profane, for killers of father or mother, for murderers,

Numbers 31:8
Along with those who were slain, they killed the kings of Midian--Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur, and Reba--the five kings of Midian. They also killed Balaam son of Beor with the sword.

Joshua 7:24-26
Then Joshua, together with all Israel, took Achan son of Zerah, the silver, the cloak, and the bar of gold, his sons and daughters, his oxen, donkeys, and sheep, his tent, and everything else he owned, and brought them to the Valley of Achor. . . .

Matthew 27:3-5
When Judas, who had betrayed Him, saw that Jesus was condemned, he was filled with remorse and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders. . . .

Acts 5:4, 5
Did it not belong to you before it was sold? And after it was sold, was it not at your disposal? How could you conceive such a deed in your heart? You have not lied to men, but to God!" . . .

Acts 8:20
But Peter replied, "May your silver perish with you, because you thought you could buy the gift of God with money!

2 Peter 2:3
In their greed, these false teachers will exploit you with tales they have concocted. The longstanding verdict against them remains in force, and their destruction does not sleep.

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful desires which plunge men into ruin and destruction.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But those who want to be rich fall into temptation, a trap, and many foolish and harmful desires, which plunge people into ruin and destruction.

International Standard Version
But people who want to get rich keep toppling into temptation and are trapped by many stupid and harmful desires that plunge them into destruction and ruin.

NET Bible
Those who long to be rich, however, stumble into temptation and a trap and many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But those who desire to be rich fall into temptations and into traps, and into many foolish and harmful desires, and they sink the children of men into corruption and destruction.
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