Sirach 11:19

Deuterocanon (Ben Sira, Ecclesiasticus)

14 Good things and bad, life and death, poverty and wealth, come from the Lord. 17 The Lord's gift remains with the devout, and his favor brings lasting success. 18 One becomes rich through diligence and self-denial, and the reward allotted to him is this: 19 when he says, "I have found rest, and now I shall feast on my goods!" he does not know how long it will be until he leaves them to others and dies. 20 Stand by your agreement and attend to it, and grow old in your work. 21 Do not wonder at the works of a sinner, but trust in the Lord and keep at your job; for it is easy in the sight of the Lord to make the poor rich suddenly, in an instant. Source

Date: 195-175 B.C.E. (based on scholarly estimates)

Luke 12:19

New Testament

13 Then someone from the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.” 14 But Jesus said to him, “Man, who made me a judge or arbitrator between you two?” 15 Then he said to them, “Watch out and guard yourself from all types of greed because one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” 16 He then told them a parable: “The land of a certain rich man produced an abundant crop, 17 so he thought to himself, ‘What should I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?’ 18 Then he said, ‘I will do this: I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. 19 And I will say to myself, “You have plenty of goods stored up for many years; relax, eat, drink, celebrate!”’ 20 But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded back from you, but who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’ 21 So it is with the one who stores up riches for himself, but is not rich toward God.” Source

Date: 75-85 C.E. (based on scholarly estimates)

Malherbe, Abraham J. The Christianization of a Topos (Luke 12:13-34) (pp. 123-135) Novum Testamentum, Vol. 38, Iss. 2, 1996

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Malherbe, Abraham J. The Christianization of a Topos (Luke 12:13-34) (pp. 123-135) Novum Testamentum, Vol. 38, Iss. 2, 1996

* The use of references are not endorsements of their contents. Please read the entirety of the provided reference(s) to understand the author's full intentions regarding the use of these texts.