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For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content.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.
He who loves silver will not be satisfied with silver; Nor he who loves abundance, with increase. This also is vanity.He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance with increase: this is also vanity.
Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.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.
For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”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.
And He said to them, “Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses.”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.
While we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.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.
But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition.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.
Better is a little with the fear of the Lord, Than great treasure with trouble.Better is little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure and trouble therewith.
As he came from his mother’s womb, naked shall he return, To go as he came; And he shall take nothing from his labor Which he may carry away in his hand.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.
How much better to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy.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.
Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry.
Jesus said to him, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”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.
In like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing, but, which is proper for women professing godliness, with good works.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.
Remove falsehood and lies far from me; Give me neither poverty nor riches— Feed me with the food allotted to me.Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me.
Now godliness with contentment is great gain.But godliness with contentment is great gain.
For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?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?
A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, Loving favor rather than silver and gold.A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.
He covets greedily all day long, But the righteous gives and does not spare.He coveteth greedily all the day long: but the righteous giveth and spareth not.
Will you set your eyes on that which is not? For riches certainly make themselves wings; They fly away like an eagle toward heaven.Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.
Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, But righteousness delivers from death.Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivereth from death.
Now the multitude of those who believed were of one heart and one soul; neither did anyone say that any of the things he possessed was his own, but they had all things in common.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.
The rich man’s wealth is his strong city, And like a high wall in his own esteem.The rich man's wealth is his strong city, and as an high wall in his own conceit.

No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.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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