Proverbs 15:27; Proverbs 23:4; Proverbs 28:20; Matthew 13:22

27  Whoever is vgreedy for unjust gain wtroubles his own household,

but he who hates xbribes will live.

dDo not toil to acquire wealth;

ebe discerning enough to desist.

20  A faithful man will abound with blessings,

but whoever hastens to be rich jwill not go unpunished.

22 As for what was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but rthe cares of sthe world and tthe deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and it proves unfruitful.