‘Redistribution of Wealth’–The Truest Definition

“The wealth of the sinner is laid up for the righteous.”—Pulpit Commentary

Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them. Psalm 39:6

For he seeth that wise men die, likewise the fool and the brutish person perish, and leave their wealth to others. Psalm 49-10

A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just. Proverbs 13:22

He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor. Proverbs 28:8

He may prepare it, but the just shall put it on, and the innocent shall divide the silver. Job 27:17

For God giveth to a man that is good in his sight wisdom, and knowledge, and joy: but to the sinner he giveth travail, to gather and to heap up, that he may give to him that is good before God. This also is vanity and vexation of spirit. Ecclesiastes 2:26


The origin of the old saying, ‘You can’t take it with you’ is found in the Bible:

One of several verses: For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. 1 Timothy 6:7


Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
Matthew 6:19-20  †  Sharing vs Hoarding.