For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained, when God taketh away his soul?
But the sight of the wicked will fail. Their way of escape will be cut off, and their [only] hope will be to die.
Yes, this will result in my deliverance, for no godless person can appear before Him.
For the company of the godless will be barren, and fire will consume the tents of those who offer bribes.
the joy of the wicked has been brief and the happiness of the godless has lasted only a moment?
Doesn't disaster come to the wicked and misfortune to evildoers?
The sinners in Zion are afraid; trembling seizes the ungodly: "Who among us can dwell with a consuming fire? Who among us can dwell with ever-burning flames?"
The one who lives righteously and speaks rightly, who refuses gain from extortion, whose hand never takes a bribe, who stops his ears from listening to murderous plots and shuts his eyes to avoid endorsing evil--
What will it benefit a man if he gains the whole world yet loses his life? Or what will a man give in exchange for his life?
[["Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! You devour widows' houses and make long prayers just for show. This is why you will receive a harsher punishment.]]
For what does it benefit a man to gain the whole world yet lose his life?
What can a man give in exchange for his life?
What is a man benefited if he gains the whole world, yet loses or forfeits himself?
"But God said to him, 'You fool! This very night your life is demanded of you. And the things you have prepared-- whose will they be?'
"That's how it is with the one who stores up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God."
1 Timothy 6:9
But those who want to be rich fall into temptation, a trap, and many foolish and harmful desires, which plunge people into ruin and destruction.
1 Timothy 6:10
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, and by craving it, some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pains.
Come now, you rich people! Weep and wail over the miseries that are coming on you.
Your wealth is ruined: your clothes are moth-eaten;
your silver and gold are corroded, and their corrosion will be a witness against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You stored up treasure in the last days!