The Bible contains so many guidelines that can help to shape how we relate with each other. The book of Proverbs is a must read book in the Bible. Like all Scriptures, the book of Proverbs is from God. The book shows us something about the compassion of God and how he cares enough about us to give us such careful instructions for obtaining and practicing wisdom. He does not want us to live foolishly.

Let us look at 9 powerful text about ill-gotten wealth, fraud from the book of Proverbs.

1. Proverbs 20:17

Food gained by fraud tastes sweet, but one ends up with a mouth full of gravel.

2. Proverbs 13:11

Wealth from get-rich-quick schemes quickly disappears; wealth from hard work grows over time.

3. Proverbs 28:22

Greedy people try to get rich quick but don’t realize they’re headed for poverty.

4. Proverbs 10:2

Ill-gotten treasures have no lasting value, but righteousness delivers from death.

5. Proverbs 16:8

It is better to have a little, honestly earned, than to have a large income, dishonestly gained.

6. Proverbs 22:1

A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.

8. Proverbs 22:16-17

One who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth and one who gives gifts to the rich–both come to poverty. Pay attention and turn your ear to the sayings of the wise; apply your heart to what I teach, for it is pleasing when you keep them in your heart and have all of them ready on your lips.

9. Proverbs 21:5-6

The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty. A fortune made by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor and a deadly snare. The violence of the wicked will drag them away, for they refuse to do what is right.

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