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Do not have two differing weights in your bag,one heavy, one light.
Deuteronomy 25:13
 
In those days I saw men in Judah treading winepresses on the Sabbath and bringing in grain and loading it on donkeys, together with wine, grapes, figs and all other kinds of loads. And they were bringing all this into Jerusalem on the Sabbath. Therefore I warned them against selling food on that day.
Men from Tyre who lived in Jerusalem were bringing in fish and all kinds of merchandise and selling them in Jerusalem on the Sabbath to the people of Judah.
I rebuked the nobles of Judah and said to them, "What is this wicked thing you are doing,desecrating the Sabbath day?
Didn't your forefathers do the same things, so that our God brought all this calamity upon us and upon this city? Now you are stirring up more wrath against Israel by desecrating the Sabbath."
Nehemiah 13:15-18
 
Better the little that the righteous have than the wealth of many wicked;
Psalms 37:16
 
Man is a mere phantom as he goes to and fro: He bustles about, but only in vain; he heaps up wealth, not knowing who will get it.
Psalms 39:6
 
Good will come to him who is generous and lends freely, who conducts his affairs with justice.
Psalms 112:5
 
Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise!
Proverbs 6:6
 
Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth.
Proverbs 10:4
 
The LORD abhors dishonest scales, but accurate weights are his delight.
Proverbs 11:1
 
The sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.
Proverbs 13:4
 
Differing weights and differing measures, the LORD detests them both.
Proverbs 20:10
 
"It's no good, it's no good!" says the buyer; then off he goes and boasts about his purchase.
Proverbs 20:14
 
A fortune made by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor and a deadly snare.
Proverbs 21:6
 
Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve before kings; he will not serve before obscure men.
Proverbs 22:29
 
She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
Proverbs 31:16
 
So my heart began to despair over all my toilsome labor under the sun.
Ecclesiastes 2:20
 
The sleep of a laborer is sweet, whether he eats little or much, but the abundance of a rich man permits him no sleep.
Ecclesiastes 5:12
 
Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the grave, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.
Ecclesiastes 9:10
 
Is this your city of revelry, the old, old city, whose feet have taken her to settle in far-off lands?
Who planned this against Tyre, the bestower of crowns, whose merchants are princes, whose traders are renowned in the earth?
Isaiah 23:7-8
 
He who walks righteously and speaks what is right, who rejects gain from extortion and keeps his hand from accepting bribes, who stops his ears against plots of murder and shuts his eyes against contemplating evil-
this is the man who will dwell on the heights, whose refuge will be the mountain fortress. His bread will be supplied, and water will not fail him.
Isaiah 33:15-16
 
" 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: You have gone far enough, O princes of Israel! Give up your violence and oppression and do what is just and right. Stop dispossessing my people, declares the Sovereign LORD.
You are to use accurate scales, an accurate ephah and an accurate bath.
Ezekiel 45:9-10
 
The merchant uses dishonest scales; he loves to defraud.
Hosea 12:7
 
saying, "When will the New Moon be over that we may sell grain, and the Sabbath be ended that we may market wheat?", skimping the measure, boosting the price and cheating with dishonest scales,
buying the poor with silver and the needy for a pair of sandals, selling even the sweepings with the wheat.
Amos 8:5-6
 
"His master replied, 'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!'
"The man with the two talents also came. 'Master,' he said, 'you entrusted me with two talents; see, I have gained two more.'
"His master replied, 'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!'
Matthew 25:21-23
 
Then Jesus said to them, "Give to Caesar what is Caesar's and to God what is God's." And they were amazed at him.Marriage at the Resurrection
Mark 12:17
 
And he told them this parable: "The ground of a certain rich man produced a good crop.
He thought to himself, 'What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.'
"Then he said, 'This is what I'll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods.
And I'll say to myself, "You have plenty of good things laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry." '
"But God said to him, 'You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?'
Luke 12:16-20
 
Jesus told his disciples: "There was a rich man whose manager was accused of wasting his possessions.
So he called him in and asked him, 'What is this I hear about you? Give an account of your management, because you cannot be manager any longer.'
"The manager said to himself, 'What shall I do now? My master is taking away my job. I'm not strong enough to dig, and I'm ashamed to beg,
I know what I'll do so that, when I lose my job here, people will welcome me into their houses.'
"So he called in each one of his master's debtors. He asked the first, 'How much do you owe my master?'
" 'Eight hundred gallons of olive oil,' he replied. "The manager told him, 'Take your bill, sit down quickly, and make it four hundred.'
"Then he asked the second, 'And how much do you owe?' " 'A thousand bushels of wheat,' he replied. "He told him, 'Take your bill and make it eight hundred.'
"The master commended the dishonest manager because he had acted shrewdly. For the people of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own kind than are the people of the light.
Luke 16:1-8
 
Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.
Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.
Romans 12:10-11
 
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