Their hearts are greedy for unjust gain

The devil led him up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. And he said to him, “I will give you all their authority and splendor; it has been given to me, and I can give it to anyone I want to. If you worship me, it will all be yours.”

Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.’”

Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.”

Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’”

Woe to him who builds his house by unjust gain, setting his nest on high to escape the clutches of ruin! … Woe to you who add house to house and join field to field till no space is left and you live alone in the land. … Their tombs will remain their houses forever, their dwellings for endless generations, though they had named lands after themselves. People, despite their wealth, do not endure; they are like the beasts that perish. This is the fate of those who trust in themselves, and of their followers, who approve their sayings.

Ez 33:31Lu 4:5Lu 4:5-7Lu 4:8De 6:13Mt 4:8-9Mt 4:10De 6:13Ha 2:9Is 5:8Ps 49:11-13

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