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the mammon of unrighteousness

Unjustly or illicitly gained money or wealth. "Mammon" is an Aramaic term meaning "money" or "wealth," used in the Bible to refer to the idolization of money over faith in God. It galls me that the man claims to be a servant of the Lord and of the people, yet he lives in a giant mansion and flies in a private jet, clearly all attained from the mammon of unrighteousness.
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the mammon of unrighteousness

wealth ill-used or ill-gained.
This biblical expression comes from Luke 16:9: ‘And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations’. Mammon ultimately comes from Hebrew mamon meaning ‘money or wealth’. In early use, it was used to refer to the devil of covetousness; it later was used as the personification of wealth regarded as an idol or an evil influence.
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(5) In the Bible, this phrase can be found in such passages as Matthew 6: 24 and Luke 16: 9, 11 and 13, where the term "mammon of unrighteousness" is descriptive of the uncontrollable quest for material wealth or acquisition.
Our firefighters and gunslingers are the jacks-in-office who are always ready and willing to "rush into the unrighteousness" and do whatever it takes to get the job done.
Since this theology seems to be in deliberate conflict with aspects of so-called Deuteronomic tradition (which says that righteousness leads causally to flourishing, and only unrighteousness brings impoverishment), it seems likely that Job is later and represents the experience of oversimplification in earlier tradition.
If he doubted himself, if he wavered in his choice of friends, he had only to open his Bible to 2 Corinthians 6:14 ("Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?").
Calvinism involves a set of beliefs about personal responsibility to a God who punishes unrighteousness with eternal punishment, and rewards the elect with eternal life.
"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness." - 1 John 1:9 (NIV) A PENCIL with an eraser can be used to draw, work out maths, write a poem, you name it.
Like Nawab Sikandar Begum of Bhopal on her pilgrimage to Arabia, nearly half a century earlier, Husain is reminded of his distinct and confident Indian Muslim identity which does not brook any closer affinity with the usual crowd gathered by his steamer at Suez.19 He is accosted by propositioning women at Port Said and is not enamoured by their bawdiness since they bore "a spectacle which wounded my sense of honour of humanity...".20 Husain's moral unrighteousness is rooted in his own background and is not comfortable with a free mixing of men and women on the ship which he finds a bane of Europeanness with its own ramifications for the entire society.
"Christ had no home in Bethlehem and many of our fellow citizens are homeless because of the unrighteousness of men; hundreds of thousands of people have emigrated to seek a better quality of life because of the difficulty of living in this country and the insecurity; others are attempting to leave the land of their forefathers, the land sanctified by the mystery of the Incarnation of God."
In this chapter Paul addresses believers in the church in Rome who, although they knew God, suppressed the truth in unrighteousness (v.
Its famous section the Bhagavad-Gita (The Song of the Lord) recounts Krishna's manifestation to Arjuna, motivated by grace and justice: Whenever there appears A languishing of Righteousness (dharma) When Unrighteousness (adharma) arises Then I send forth [generate] myself.
For "yoke of the infidels" see 2 Corinthians 6:14-15 ("Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness?
Another early description of the qualities of judging appears in chapter 19, verse 15 of Leviticus: "Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment; thou shalt not respect the person of the poor nor honor the person of the might: but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbor." The New Standard Bible interprets the verse as, "You shall do no injustice in judgment; you shall not be partial to the poor nor defer to the great, but you are to judge your neighbor fairly." Leviticus 19:15 (New Standard Bible).
'The Mammon of unrighteousness has to be appeased', Palmer wrote in her diary in a rare aside about the motivating force for her selection of short stories.
Chants filled the room praising the judge's decision and calling upon the justice system to save the country from unrighteousness.