Silver & Gold,

1 -  Deuteronomy 7: 25   The graven images of their gods shall ye burn with fire: thou shalt not desire the silver or gold that is on them, nor take it unto thee, lest thou be snared therin: for it is an abomination to the LORD thy God.  

 

2 - Genisis 2: 11The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold;

 12And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.

 

Psalm 135:14-16 (King James Version)

 14For the LORD will judge his people, and he will repent himself concerning his servants.

 15The idols of the heathen are silver and gold, the work of men's hands.

 16They have mouths, but they speak not; eyes have they, but they see not;

 

We now know that Afghanistan as one of the world's largest gold finds. 

It seems like in the Old Testament Gold was not considered bad yet we see that men craved it and done bad to attain it. It appears that gold is what got Israel in trouble by being greedy. There are only 2 references that I find in the beginning of the New Testament where gold is not frowned upon.

 

 Matthew 16Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor!

 17Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold?

 

 James 2: 2For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment;

 3And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool:

 4Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?

 5Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?

 6But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?

 7Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called?

 

1 Peter 1:17And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear:

 18Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;

 19But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:

Then gold returns as good, only Jesus is in the picture now

 Revelations 1:12And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks;

 13And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.

 14His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;

Gold though is used by God and the Devil. The Devil seems to use it for the lusts of man. Of all, Gold is mentioned 419 times in the Bible, while Silver is only mentioned 283 times. Again though, Silver is a measure of worth and can become a tool of corruption. Silver seldom appears without Gold but when it does it i usually associated with currency swaps.