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Treasure

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Highly valued objects or accumulated riches. Treasure has at best only short-term benefit but can bring spiritual dangers. Spiritual treasure is of eternal value and comes from knowing and serving God.

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Isaiah 64:11 NRSV
Our holy and beautiful house, where our ancestors praised you, has been burned by fire, and all our pleasant places have become ruins.
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Proverbs 11:4 NRSV
Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.
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Ecclesiastes 5:10 NRSV
The lover of money will not be satisfied with money; nor the lover of wealth, with gain. This also is vanity.
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1 Timothy 6:17 NRSV
As for those who in the present age are rich, command them not to be haughty, or to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but rather on God who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.
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Revelation 3:17 NRSV
For you say, ‘I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing.’ You do not realize that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked.
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Luke 12:15 NRSV
And he said to them, “Take care! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of possessions.”
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Colossians 2:2–3 NRSV
I want their hearts to be encouraged and united in love, so that they may have all the riches of assured understanding and have the knowledge of God’s mystery, that is, Christ himself, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
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Matthew 13:44 NRSV
“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which someone found and hid; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.
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Hebrews 11:26 NRSV
He considered abuse suffered for the Christ to be greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, for he was looking ahead to the reward.
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Luke 12:33 NRSV
Sell your possessions, and give alms. Make purses for yourselves that do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys.
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Matthew 19:21 NRSV
Jesus said to him, “If you wish to be perfect, go, sell your possessions, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.”
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Matthew 6:21 NRSV
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
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Matthew 2:11 NRSV
On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and paid him homage. Then, opening their treasure chests, they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
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Deuteronomy 7:6 NRSV
For you are a people holy to the Lord your God; the Lord your God has chosen you out of all the peoples on earth to be his people, his treasured possession.
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2 Corinthians 4:7 NRSV
But we have this treasure in clay jars, so that it may be made clear that this extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us.
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