‘riches’…blessing?…or …curse?.. mentioned in the Holy Bible (KJV)


RichesRemove far from me vanity and lies:
give me neither poverty nor riches;
feed me with food convenient for me: – Proverbs 30:8

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I am no preacher, but, am a prime sinner and living in this world in HIS mercy. For a sinner like me too, when I read “The Holy Bible” KJV,  the following verses were given in the context of “riches”.

Genesis 31:16 For all the riches which God hath taken
from our father,
that is ours, and our children’s:
now then, whatsoever God hath said unto thee, do.

Genesis 36:7 For their riches were more than
that they might dwell together;
and the land wherein they were strangers
could not bear them because of their cattle.

Joshua 22:8 And he spake unto them, saying,
Return with much riches unto your tents,
and with very much cattle, with silver,
and with gold,
and with brass,
and with iron,
and with very much raiment:
divide the spoil of your enemies with your brethren.

1 Samuel 17:25 And the men of Israel said,
Have ye seen this man that is come up?
surely to defy Israel is he come up:
and it shall be, that the man who killeth him,
the king will enrich him with great riches,
and will give him his daughter,
and make his father’s house free in Israel.

1 Kings 3:11 And God said unto him, Because thou hast asked this thing,
and hast not asked for thyself long life;
neither hast asked riches for thyself,
nor hast asked the life of thine enemies;
but hast asked for thyself understanding to discern judgment;

1 Kings 3:13 And I have also given thee that
which thou hast not asked, both riches, and honour:
so that there shall not be any
among the kings like unto thee all thy days.

1 Kings 10:23 So king Solomon exceeded
all the kings of the earth for riches and for wisdom.

1 Chronicles 29:12 Both riches and honour come of thee,
and thou reignest over all;
and in thine hand is power and might;
and in thine hand it is to make great,
and to give strength unto all.

1 Chronicles 29:28 And he died in a good old age,
full of days, riches, and honour:
and Solomon his son reigned in his stead.

2 Chronicles 1:11 And God said to Solomon, Because this was in thine heart,
and thou hast not asked riches, wealth, or honour,
nor the life of thine enemies,
neither yet hast asked long life;
but hast asked wisdom and knowledge for thyself,
that thou mayest judge my people,
over whom I have made thee king:

2 Chronicles 1:12 Wisdom and knowledge is granted unto thee;
and I will give thee riches, and wealth, and honour,
such as none of the kings have had that have been before thee,
neither shall there any after thee have the like.

2 Chronicles 9:22 And king Solomon
passed all the kings of the earth in riches and wisdom.

2 Chronicles 17:5 Therefore the LORD stablished the kingdom in his hand;
and all Judah brought to Jehoshaphat presents;
and he had riches and honour in abundance.

2 Chronicles 18:1 Now Jehoshaphat had riches and honour in abundance,
and joined affinity with Ahab.

2 Chronicles 20:25 And when Jehoshaphat and his people came
to take away the spoil of them,
they found among them in abundance
both riches with the dead bodies, and precious jewels,
which they stripped off for themselves,
more than they could carry away:
and they were three days in gathering of the spoil, it was so much.

2 Chronicles 32:27 And Hezekiah had exceeding much riches and honour:
and he made himself treasuries for silver,
and for gold,
and for precious stones,
and for spices,
and for shields,
and for all manner of pleasant jewels;

Esther 1:4 When he shewed the riches of his glorious kingdom
and the honour of his excellent majesty many days,
even an hundred and fourscore days.

Esther 5:11 And Haman told them of the glory of his riches,
and the multitude of his children,
and all the things wherein the king had promoted him,
and how he had advanced him
above the princes and servants of the king.

Job 20:15 He hath swallowed down riches,
and he shall vomit them up again:
God shall cast them out of his belly.

Job 36:19 Will he esteem thy riches?
no, not gold, nor all the forces of strength.

Psalms 37:16 A little that a righteous man hath
is better than the riches of many wicked.

Psalms 39:6 Surely every man walketh in a vain shew:
surely they are disquieted in vain:
he heapeth up riches,
and knoweth not who shall gather them.

Psalms 49:6 They that trust in their wealth,
and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches;

Psalms 52:7 Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength;
but trusted in the abundance of his riches,
and strengthened himself in his wickedness.

Psalms 62:10 Trust not in oppression,
and become not vain in robbery:
if riches increase,
set not your heart upon them.

Psalms 73:12 Behold, these are the ungodly,
who prosper in the world;
they increase in riches.

Psalms 104:24 O LORD, how manifold are thy works!
in wisdom hast thou made them all:
the earth is full of thy riches.

Psalms 112:3 Wealth and riches shall be in his house:
and his righteousness endureth for ever.

Psalms 119:14 I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies,
as much as in all riches.

Proverbs 3:16 Length of days is in her right hand;
and in her left hand riches and honour.

Proverbs 8:18 Riches and honour are with me;
yea, durable riches and righteousness.

Proverbs 11:4 Riches profit not in the day of wrath:
but righteousness delivereth from death.

Proverbs 11:16 A gracious woman retaineth honour:
and strong men retain riches.

Proverbs 11:28 He that trusteth in his riches shall fall;
but the righteous shall flourish as a branch.

Proverbs 13:7 There is that maketh himself rich,
yet hath nothing:
there is that maketh himself poor,
yet hath great riches.

Proverbs 13:8 The ransom of a man’s life are his riches:
but the poor heareth not rebuke.

Proverbs 14:24 The crown of the wise is their riches:
but the foolishness of fools is folly.

Proverbs 19:14 House and riches are the inheritance of fathers:
and a prudent wife is from the LORD.

Proverbs 22:1 A GOOD name is rather to be chosen than great riches,
and loving favour rather than silver and gold.

Proverbs 22:4 By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches,
and honour, and life.

Proverbs 22:16 He that oppresseth the poor to increase his riches,
and he that giveth to the rich,
shall surely come to want.

Proverbs 23:5 Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not?
for riches certainly make themselves wings;
they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.

Proverbs 24:4 And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled
with all precious and pleasant riches.

Proverbs 27:24 For riches are not for ever:
and doth the crown endure to every generation?

Proverbs 30:8 Remove far from me vanity and lies:
give me neither poverty nor riches;
feed me with food convenient for me:

Ecclesiastes 4:8 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.

Ecclesiastes 5:13 There is a sore evil
which I have seen under the sun, namely,
riches kept for the owners thereof to their hurt.

Ecclesiastes 5:14 But those riches perish by evil travail:
and he begetteth a son,
and there is nothing in his hand.

Ecclesiastes 5:19 Every man also to whom God hath given riches and wealth,
and hath given him power to eat thereof,
and to take his portion,
and to rejoice in his labour;
this is the gift of God.

Ecclesiastes 6:2 A man to whom God hath given riches, wealth, and honour,
so that he wanteth nothing for his soul of all that he desireth,
yet God giveth him not power to eat thereof,
but a stranger eateth it:
this is vanity, and it is an evil disease.

Ecclesiastes 9:11 I returned, and saw under the sun,
that the race is not to the swift,
nor the battle to the strong,
neither yet bread to the wise,
nor yet riches to men of understanding,
nor yet favour to men of skill;
but time and chance happeneth to them all.

Isaiah 8:4 For before the child shall have knowledge to cry,
My father, and my mother, the riches of Damascus
and the spoil of Samaria shall be taken away
before the king of Assyria.

Isaiah 10:14 And my hand hath found as a nest the riches of the people:
and as one gathereth eggs that are left,
have I gathered all the earth;
and there was none that moved the wing,
or opened the mouth,
or peeped.

Isaiah 30:6 The burden of the beasts of the south:
into the land of trouble and anguish,
from whence come the young and old lion,
the viper and fiery flying serpent,
they will carry their riches upon the shoulders of young asses,
and their treasures upon the bunches of camels,
to a people that shall not profit them.

Isaiah 45:3 And I will give thee the treasures of darkness,
and hidden riches of secret places,
that thou mayest know that I, the LORD,
which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel.

Isaiah 61:6 But ye shall be named the Priests of the LORD:
men shall call you the Ministers of our God:
ye shall eat the riches of the Gentiles,
and in their glory shall ye boast yourselves.

Jeremiah 9:23 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:

Jeremiah 17:11 As the partridge sitteth on eggs,
and hatcheth them not;
so he that getteth riches,
and not by right, shall leave them in the midst of his days,
and at his end shall be a fool.

Jeremiah 48:36 Therefore mine heart shall sound for Moab like pipes,
and mine heart shall sound like pipes for the men of Kirheres:
because the riches that he hath gotten are perished.

Ezekiel 26:12 And they shall make a spoil of thy riches,
and make a prey of thy merchandise:
and they shall break down thy walls,
and destroy thy pleasant houses:
and they shall lay thy stones and thy timber
and thy dust in the midst of the water.

Ezekiel 27:12 Tarshish was thy merchant
by reason of the multitude of all kind of riches;
with silver, iron, tin, and lead, they traded in thy fairs.

Ezekiel 27:18 Damascus was thy merchant
in the multitude of the wares of thy making,
for the multitude of all riches;
in the wine of Helbon,
and white wool.

Ezekiel 27:27 Thy riches, and thy fairs, thy merchandise, thy mariners,
and thy pilots, thy calkers,
and the occupiers of thy merchandise,
and all thy men of war, that are in thee,
and in all thy company which is in the midst of thee,
shall fall into the midst of the seas in the day of thy ruin.

Ezekiel 27:33 When thy wares went forth out of the seas,
thou filledst many people;
thou didst enrich the kings of the earth
with the multitude of thy riches and of thy merchandise.

Ezekiel 28:4 With thy wisdom and with thine understanding
thou hast gotten thee riches,
and hast gotten gold and silver into thy treasures:

Ezekiel 28:5 By thy great wisdom and by thy traffick
hast thou increased thy riches,
and thine heart is lifted up because of thy riches:

Daniel 11:2 And now will I shew thee the truth. Behold,
there shall stand up yet three kings in Persia;
and the fourth shall be far richer than they all:
and by his strength through his riches
he shall stir up all against the realm of Grecia.

Daniel 11:13 For the king of the north shall return,
and shall set forth a multitude greater than the former,
and shall certainly come after certain years
with a great army and with much riches.

Daniel 11:24 He shall enter peaceably even
upon the fattest places of the province;
and he shall do that which his fathers have not done,
nor his fathers’ fathers;
he shall scatter among them the prey,
and spoil, and riches: yea,
and he shall forecast his devices
against the strong holds, even for a time.

Daniel 11:28 Then shall he return into his land with great riches;
and his heart shall be against the holy covenant;
and he shall do exploits,
and return to his own land.

Matthew 13:22 He also that received seed among the thorns
is he that heareth the word;
and the care of this world,
and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word,
and he becometh unfruitful.

Mark 4:19 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.

Mark 10:23 And Jesus looked round about,
and saith unto his disciples,
How hardly shall they that have riches
enter into the kingdom of God!

Mark 10:24 And the disciples were astonished at his words.
But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them,
Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches
to enter into the kingdom of God!

Luke 8:14 And that which fell among thorns are they,
which, when they have heard, go forth,
and are choked with cares and riches
and pleasures of this life,
and bring no fruit to perfection.

Luke 16:11 If therefore ye have not been faithful
in the unrighteous mammon,
who will commit to your trust the true riches?

Luke 18:24 And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said,
How hardly shall they that have riches
enter into the kingdom of God!

Romans 2:4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness
and forbearance and longsuffering;
not knowing that the goodness of God
leadeth thee to repentance?

Romans 9:23 And that he might make known the riches of his glory
on the vessels of mercy,
which he had afore prepared unto glory,

Romans 11:12 Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world,
and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles;
how much more their fulness?

Romans 11:33 O the depth of the riches
both of the wisdom and knowledge of God!
how unsearchable are his judgments,
and his ways past finding out!

2 Corinthians 8:2 How that in a great trial of affliction
the abundance of their joy
and their deep poverty abounded
unto the riches of their liberality.

Ephesians 1:7 In whom we have redemption through his blood,
the forgiveness of sins,
according to the riches of his grace;

Ephesians 1:18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened;
that ye may know what is the hope of his calling,
and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,

Ephesians 2:7 That in the ages to come he might shew
the exceeding riches of his grace
in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.

Ephesians 3:8 Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints,
is this grace given,
that I should preach among the Gentiles
the unsearchable riches of Christ;

Ephesians 3:16 That he would grant you,
according to the riches of his glory,
to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;

Philippians 4:19 But my God shall supply all your need
according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

Colossians 1:27 To whom God would make known
what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles;
which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:

Colossians 2:2 That their hearts might be comforted,
being knit together in love,
and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding,
to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God,
and of the Father,
and of Christ;

1 Timothy 6:17 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;

Hebrews 11:26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ
greater riches than the treasures in Egypt:
for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.

James 5:2 Your riches are corrupted,
and your garments are motheaten.

Revelation 5:12 Saying with a loud voice,
Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power,
and riches,
and wisdom,
and strength,
and honour,
and glory,
and blessing.

Revelation 18:17 For in one hour so great riches is come to nought.
And every shipmaster,
and all the company in ships,
and sailors,
and as many as trade by sea,
stood afar off,

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About David Mathi Raj
I am engaged in the computer field since 1977, particularly in Documentation, Desktop Publishing & Training field since 1986. The design work provides me creative satisfaction and motivates me to look for more challenging activities. I have a taste for Technical Writing. Presently, I am a Freelancer. My SME (Subject-Matter Expert) is "The Holy Bible (KJV)" and publishing the "Subject" from the Holy Bible only. I use CorelDraw X5 & X6 to create my flyers. I emphasize, that, I am no preacher, I am nothing special, but, an average man. Personally, I am from the bottom of the society, Tamil speaking 'Adhi-Dravida' community in Tamil Nadu, India. Father was Head-master of a municipal Higher Secondary School, passed at the age of 50 (05/05/1922 – 03/07/1972). Mother was a Teacher in a Municipal Higher Secondary School, passed after her retirement (08/04/1927 – 17/12/1993). Now I am living in New Delhi, India.

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