“[Jesus] said to them, ‘Then give to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s, and to God the things that are God’s.’” Luke 20:25, NRSV
“You shall not lend them your money at interest taken in advance, or provide them food at a profit.” Leviticus 25:37, NRSV
“The lover of money will not be satisfied with money; nor the lover of wealth, with gain. This also is vanity.” Ecclesiastes 5:10, NRSV
“For the protection of wisdom is like the protection of money, and the advantage of knowledge is that wisdom gives life to the one who possesses it.” Ecclesiastes 7:12, NRSV
“Give the king your justice, O God, and your righteousness to a king’s son. May he judge your people with righteousness, and your poor with justice.… For he delivers the needy when they call, the poor and those who have no helper. He has pity on the weak and the needy, and saves the lives of the needy. From oppression and violence he redeems their life; and precious is their blood in his sight.” Psalm 72:1-2, 12-14, NRSV
“Can I tolerate wicked scales and a bag of dishonest weights? Your wealthy are full of violence; your inhabitants speak lies, with tongues of deceit in their mouths.” Micah 6:11-12, NRSV
“Pay to all what is due to them—taxes to whom taxes are due, revenue to whom revenue is due, respect to whom respect is due, honor to whom honor is due.” Romans 13:7, NRSV
“Do not say to yourself, ‘My power and the might of my own hand have gained me this wealth.’ But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth.” Deuteronomy 8:17-18, NRSV
All Scripture quotations are taken from the New Revised Standard Version unless otherwise noted.
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