The Holy Bible is a Book with Instruction that Few Follow.
If there are ·poor [needy] among ·you [your relatives;or your countrymen; your brothers], in one of the ·towns [gates] of the land the Lord your God is giving you, do not be ·selfish [ hard-hearted] or ·greedy[ tight-fisted] toward them [Prov. 28:27; 29:7, 14].
You will ·see trouble in my house. No matter what good things happen to Israel, [or watch with envy/distress/greedy eyes on all the prosperity I pour out on Israel. But] there will never be an old ·man[person] in your family [22:11–23].
But Samuel’s sons did not ·live as he did [L walk/follow in his ways]. They ·tried to get money dishonestly [were greedy; wandered after money], and they accepted ·money secretly [bribes] ·to make wrong judgments[and perverted justice/made biased decisions].
They ·became greedy for food [developed deep cravings] in the ·desert [wilderness; Num. 11], and they tested God ·there [in desolate places; Ex. 17:7].
All greedy people end up this way; ·greed kills selfish people [they take their own lives].
·Greedy people [Those who get unjust gain] bring trouble to their ·families [L house], but the person who ·can’t be paid to do wrong [L hates gifts/bribes] will live.
Don’t ·be greedy [long] for his fine foods, because that food might be ·a trick [false; deceptive].
A greedy person ·causes trouble [stirs up conflict], but the one who trusts the Lord will ·succeed [escape].
“·Greed [The leech] has two daughters named ‘Give’ and ‘Give.’ There are three things that are never satisfied, really four that never say, ‘I’ve had enough!’:
They are like ·hungry [greedy; ravenous] dogs that are never satisfied. They are like shepherds who ·don’t know what they are doing [lack understanding; are ignorant; Ezek. 34:2–3]. They all have gone their own way; ·all they want to do is satisfy themselves [each seeks their own gain/profit].
I was angry because ·they were dishonest in order to make money [of their sinful greed]. I punished them and ·turned away from them [hid my face] in anger, but they ·continued to do evil [turned away in the way of their heart].
“Everyone, from the least important to the greatest, is greedy for ·money [unjust gain]. Even the prophets and priests all ·tell lies [act falsely; are deceptive].
So I will give their wives to other men and their fields to ·new owners [or conquerors]. Everyone, from the least important to the greatest, is greedy for ·money [unjust gain]. Even the prophets and priests all ·tell lies [act falsely; are deceptive; 6:13].
So then, [look; behold] I ·used my power [stretched out my hand] against you and ·took away some of your land [reduced your boundaries; or cut off your rations]. I ·let you be defeated by [delivered you to the greed/desire of] ·those who hate you [your enemies], the Philistine ·women [daughters], who were ashamed of your ·evil ways [obscene/lewd behavior; even the pagan Philistines were shocked at Israel’s outrageous sins].
“·How terrible for [Woe to] you, ·teachers of the law [scribes] and Pharisees! You are hypocrites! You ·wash [clean] the outside of your cups and dishes [for ceremonial purity], but inside they are full of ·things you got by cheating others and by pleasing only yourselves[greed/robbery and self-indulgence].
greed, ·evil actions [wickedness], ·lying [deceit], ·doing sinful things [indecency; lust; lewdness], ·jealousy [envy; evil eye], ·speaking evil of others [slander; blasphemy], pride, and foolish living.
The Lord said to him, “You Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and the dish, but inside you are full of ·greed [extortion; robbery] and ·evil [wickedness].
Then Jesus said to them, “Be careful and guard against all kinds of greed. Life ·is not measured by [does not consist of] how much one owns.”
They are filled with every kind of ·sin [unrighteousness; injustice], ·evil [wickedness], ·selfishness [greed], and ·hatred [evil; malice; depravity]. They are full of ·jealousy [envy], murder, ·fighting [strife; quarreling], ·lying [deceit; treachery], and ·thinking the worst about each other [spite; maliciousness]. They are gossips
But I did not [ at all] mean you should not associate with those of this world who sin sexually, or with the greedy, or ·robbers [or swindlers], or those who worship idols. To get away from them you would have to leave this world.
I am writing to tell you that you must not associate with those who call themselves ·believers in Christ [a brother or sister] but who sin sexually, or are greedy, or worship idols, or ·abuse others with words [slander], or get drunk, or ·cheat [swindle] people. Do not even eat with people like that.
·Surely [Don’t…?] you know that the ·people who do wrong [unrighteous; wicked; unjust] will not inherit God’s kingdom. Do not be ·fooled [deceived]. Those who sin sexually, worship idols, take part in adultery, those who are ·male prostitutes [or passive homosexual partners], or ·men who have sexual relations with other men [or active homosexual partners], those who steal, are greedy, get drunk, ·lie about others [slander others; use abusive language], or ·rob [swindle]—these people will not inherit God’s kingdom.
They have lost ·all feeling of shame [or any sense of right and wrong; all feeling/sensitivity], and they ·use their lives for doing evil [abandon themselves to indecency/depravity]. They ·continually want to do [or greedily pursue] all kinds of ·evil [impurity].
But there must be ·no [no hint/mention/rumor of] sexual sin among you, or any kind of ·evil [impurity] or greed. Those things are not ·right [proper; fitting] for God’s holy people.
[For] You can be sure of this: No one will have a ·place [inheritance] in the kingdom of Christ and of God who sins sexually, or does ·evil [impure] things, or is greedy. Anyone who is greedy is ·serving a false god [an idolater].
So put all ·evil [earthly; worldly] things ·out of your life [to death]: sexual sinning, ·doing evil [impurity; defilement], ·letting evil thoughts control you [lust; passion], ·wanting things that are evil [selfish desires], and greed, which is ·serving a false god [idolatry].
You know that we never ·tried to influence you by saying nice things about you [came with words of flattery]. ·We were not trying to get your money; we had no selfishness to hide from you […nor with hidden motives of greed]. God ·knows that this is true [is (our) witness].
He must not drink too much wine or ·like to fight [be violent/a troublemaker], but rather be gentle and ·peaceable [not quarrelsome/contentious], not ·loving money [avaricious; greedy].
[ Deacons in the Church ] In the same way, deacons must be ·respected by others [dignified], not ·saying things they do not mean [insincere; two-faced; deceitful]. They must not drink too much wine or ·try to get rich by cheating others [be greedy for money/profit].
As God’s ·managers [stewards], overseers [probably the same church office as elder; 1 Tim. 3:1, 6, 7; 5:17]must be ·innocent of wrongdoing [blameless], ·unselfish[not arrogant/self-willed], not ·quick-tempered [easily angered]. They must not ·drink too much wine [be a drunkard], ·like to fight [be violent/a brawler], or ·try to get rich by cheating others [be greedy for gain/dishonest in business].
Shepherd [tend] God’s flock [John 21:15–19], ·for whom you are responsible [which is under your care]. ·Watch over [Oversee] them because you want to, not because you are forced. That is how God wants it. Do it because you are ·happy [eager] to serve, not because ·you want money [of greed].
·Those false teachers only want your money, so [In their greed] they will ·use [exploit] you ·by telling you lies [with deceptive/false words]. Their judgment spoken against them long ago is ·still coming [not idle], and their ruin ·is certain [does not sleep].
·Every time they look at a woman they want her [They have eyes full of adultery], and ·their desire for sin is never satisfied [or they never stop sinning]. They ·lead weak people into the trap of sin [ensnare/entice/lure unstable people/souls], and they have ·taught[exercised; trained] their hearts to be greedy. ·God will punish them [Accursed children; under God’s curse]!
·It will be terrible for them [Woe to them!]. They have followed the way of Cain [who murdered his brother Abel; Gen. 4], and ·for money [because of greed; for wages] they have ·given themselves [poured themselves out] to doing the ·wrong [error] that Balaam did [Num. 22—24; 2 Pet. 2:15–16]. ·They have rebelled against God as Korah did, and like Korah, they surely will be destroyed [In the rebellion of Korah, they were destroyed; Num. 16].
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