Psalm 49:17

Hebrew Bible

15 But God will rescue my life from the power of Sheol; certainly he will pull me to safety. (Selah) 16 Do not be afraid when a man becomes rich and his wealth multiplies. 17 For he will take nothing with him when he dies; his wealth will not follow him down into the grave. 18 He pronounces this blessing on himself while he is alive: “May men praise you, for you have done well.” 19 But he will join his ancestors; they will never again see the light of day.

1 Timothy 6:7

New Testament

5 and constant bickering by people corrupted in their minds and deprived of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a way of making a profit. 6 Now godliness combined with contentment brings great profit. 7 For we have brought nothing into this world and so we cannot take a single thing out either. 8 But if we have food and shelter, we will be satisfied with that. 9 Those who long to be rich, however, stumble into temptation and a trap and many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.

 Notes and References

"... On the relation of [1 Timothy 6:7] to what has gone before, compare the first similitude in the Shepherd of Hermas, which is full of ideas taken from popular philosophy ... The thought expressed in this verse occurs only late in Greek literature, though perhaps as traditional material. But it is also found in Jewish literature, and in Hellenistic Jewish writings. Naturally there are also parallels outside the circle of Jewish and Greco-Roman literature ..."

Dibelius, Martin, and Hans Conzelmann The Pastoral Epistles (pp. 84-85) Fortress Press, 1972

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