Ecclesiastes 5:13-17 - Hoarding Wealth Can Backfire

Ecclesiastes 5:13-17 - Hoarding Wealth Can Backfire

13 There is a grievous evil which I have seen under the sun: riches being hoarded by their owner to his hurt. 14 When those riches were lost through a bad investment and he had fathered a son, then there was nothing to support him. 15 As he had come naked from his mother's womb, so will he return as he came He will take nothing from the fruit of his labor that he can carry in his hand. 16 This also is a grievous evil--exactly as a man is born, thus will he die. So what is the advantage to him who toils for the wind? 17 Throughout his life he also eats in darkness with great vexation, sickness and anger.

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Ecclesiastes 11:1-6 - Living In The Light Of The Limits Of Human Knowledge

Ecclesiastes 12:1-7 - Advice To The Young: Life Is Short And Then You Die

Ecclesiastes 5:13-17 - Hoarding Wealth Can Backfire

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Misers

Definitions of miser

Noun

1

a person who hoards wealth and spends as little money as possible.

This looked and sounded like a Chancellor who was holding on to the Treasury windfalls like a miser hoarding his coins.

Synonyms:

penny-pincher Scrooge pinchpenny skinflint money-grubber cheapskate tightwad piker

Examples of Misers

It is a myth that living like a miser will see you end up with a stash of gold.

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Synonyms of miser

Noun

penny-pincher Scrooge pinchpenny skinflint money-grubber cheapskate tightwad piker

Proverbs 18:11

A rich man's wealth is his strong city, And like a high wall in his own imagination.

Proverbs 11:26

He who withholds grain, the people will curse him, But blessing will be on the head of him who sells it.

Acts 5:1-11

But a man named Ananias, with his wife Sapphira, sold a piece of property, and kept back some of the price for himself, with his wife's full knowledge, and bringing a portion of it, he laid it at the apostles' feet. But Peter said, "Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back some of the price of the land?read more.

Luke 12:16-21

And He told them a parable, saying, "The land of a rich man was very productive. "And he began reasoning to himself, saying, 'What shall I do, since I have no place to store my crops?' "Then he said, 'This is what I will do: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods.read more.

Luke 12:15

Then He said to them, "Beware, and be on your guard against every form of greed; for not even when one has an abundance does his life consist of his possessions."

Matthew 6:24

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

Matthew 6:19

"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.

1 Timothy 6:10

For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.

Psalm 52:5

But God will break you down forever; He will snatch you up and tear you away from your tent, And uproot you from the land of the living. Selah.

Colossians 3:5

Therefore consider the members of your earthly body as dead to immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which amounts to idolatry.

Proverbs 11:24

There is one who scatters, and yet increases all the more, And there is one who withholds what is justly due, and yet it results only in want.

Ecclesiastes 5:13

There is a grievous evil which I have seen under the sun: riches being hoarded by their owner to his hurt.

Proverbs 21:13

He who shuts his ear to the cry of the poor Will also cry himself and not be answered.

Proverbs 23:6-8

Do not eat the bread of a selfish man, Or desire his delicacies; For as he thinks within himself, so he is. He says to you, "Eat and drink!" But his heart is not with you. You will vomit up the morsel you have eaten, And waste your compliments.

Ecclesiastes 4:7-8

Then I looked again at vanity under the sun. There was a certain man without a dependent, having neither a son nor a brother, yet there was no end to all his labor. Indeed, his eyes were not satisfied with riches and he never asked, "And for whom am I laboring and depriving myself of pleasure?" This too is vanity and it is a grievous task.

1 Timothy 6:7

For we have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot take anything out of it either.

1 Timothy 6:9-10

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. For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.

Acts 5:1-2

But a man named Ananias, with his wife Sapphira, sold a piece of property, and kept back some of the price for himself, with his wife's full knowledge, and bringing a portion of it, he laid it at the apostles' feet.

Amos 3:10

"But they do not know how to do what is right," declares the LORD, "these who hoard up violence and devastation in their citadels."