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The LORD says, "The wise should not boast of their wisdom, nor the strong of their strength, nor the rich of their wealth.
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Thus saith the Lord: Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, and let not the strong man glory in his strength, and let not the rich man glory in his riches:
Job 5:12-14 Who bringeth to nought the designs of the malignant, so that their hands cannot accomplish what they had begun: . . .
Psalm 49:10-13,16-18 He shall not see destruction, when he shall see the wise dying: the senseless and the fool shall perish together: And they shall leave their riches to strangers: . . .
Ecclesiastes 2:13-16,19 And I saw that wisdom excelled folly, as much as light differeth from darkness. . . .
Ecclesiastes 9:11 I turned me to another thing, and I saw that under the sun, the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor riches to the learned, nor favour to the skilful: but time and chance in all.
Isaiah 5:21 Woe to you that are wise in your own eyes, and prudent in your own conceits.
Isaiah 10:12,13 And it shall come to pass, that when the Lord shall have performed all his works in mount Sion, and in Jerusalem, I will visit the fruit of the proud heart of the king of Assyria, and the glory of the haughtiness of his eyes. . . .
Ezekiel 28:2-9 Son of man, say to the prince of Tyre: Thus saith the Lord God: Because thy heart is lifted up, and thou hast said: I am God, and I sit in the chair of God in the heart of the sea: whereas thou art a man, and not God: and hast set thy heart as if it were the heart of God. . . .
Romans 1:22 For, professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.
1 Corinthians 1:19-21,27-29 For it is written: I will destroy the wisdom of the wise: and the prudence of the prudent I will reject. . . .
1 Corinthians 3:18-20 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seem to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise. . . .
James 3:14 But if you have bitter zeal, and there be contention in your hearts: glory not and be not liars against the truth.
Deuteronomy 8:17 Lest thou shouldst say in thy heart: My own might, and the strength of my own hand have achieved all these things for me.
1 Samuel 17:4-10,42 And there went out a man baseborn from the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath, of Geth, whose height was six cubits and a span: . . .
1 Kings 20:10,11 And the messengers returning brought him word. And he sent again, and said: Such and such things may the gods do to me, and more may they add, if the dust of Samaria shall suffice for handfuls for all the people that follow me. . . .
Psalm 33:16,17 The king is not saved by a great army: nor shall the giant be saved by his own great strength. . . .
Isaiah 10:8 For he shall say:
Isaiah 36:8,9 And now deliver thyself up to my lord the king of the Assyrians, and I will give thee two thousand horses, and thou wilt not be able on thy part to find riders for them. . . .
Ezekiel 29:9 And the land of Egypt shall become a desert, and a wilderness: and they shall know that I am the Lord, because thou hast said: The river is mine, and I made it.
Daniel 3:15 Now, therefore, if you be ready, at what hour soever, you shall hear the sound of the trumpet, flute, harp, sackbut, and psaltery, and symphony, and of all kind of music, prostrate yourselves, and adore the statue which I have made: but if you do not adore, you shall be cast the same hour into the furnace of burning fire: and who is the God that shall deliver you out of my hand?
Daniel 4:30,31,37 The same hour the word was fulfilled upon Nabuchodonosor, and he was driven away from among men, and did eat grass, like an ox, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven: till his hairs grew like the feathers of eagles, and his nails like birds' claws. . . .
Daniel 5:18-23 O king, the most high God gave to Nabuchodonosor, thy father, a kingdom, and greatness, and glory, and honour. . . .
Amos 2:14-16 And flight shall perish from the swift, and the valiant shall not possess his strength, neither shall the strong save his life. . . .
Acts 12:22,23 And the people made acclamation, saying: It is the voice of a god, and not of a man. . . .
Job 31:24,25 If I have thought gold my strength, and have said to fine gold: My confidence: . . .
Psalm 49:6-9 They that trust in their own strength, and glory in the multitude of their riches, . . .
Psalm 52:6,7 The just shall see and fear, and shall laugh at him, and say: . . .
Psalm 62:10 Trust not in iniquity, and covet not robberies: if riches abound, set not your heart upon them.
Proverbs 11:4 The justice of the upright shall make his way prosperous: and the wicked man shall fall by his own wickedness.
Ezekiel 7:19 Their silver shall be cast forth, and their gold shall become a dunghill. Their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the Lord. They shall not satisfy their soul, and their bellies shall not be filled: because it hath been the stumblingblock of their iniquity.
Zephaniah 1:18 Neither shall their silver and their gold be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the Lord: all the land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy destruction of all them that dwell in the land.
Mark 10:24 And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus again answering, saith to them: Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God?
Luke 12:19,20 And I will say to my soul: Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years. Take thy rest: eat, drink, make good cheer. . . .
1 Timothy 6:10 For the desire of money is the root of all evils; which some coveting have erred from the faith and have entangled themselves in many sorrows.
ContextA Lament over Zion
…22Speak: Thus saith the Lord: Even the carcass of man shall fall as dung upon the face of the country, and as grass behind the back of the mower, and there is none to gather it. 23Thus saith the Lord: Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, and let not the strong man glory in his strength, and let not the rich man glory in his riches:24But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, for I am the Lord that exercise mercy, and judgment, and justice in the earth: for these things please me, saith the Lord.…
1 Corinthians 1:31
That, as it is written: He that glorieth may glory in the Lord.
Furthermore, I count all things to be but loss for the excellent knowledge of Jesus Christ, my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things and count them but as dung, that I may gain Christ.
That I may know him and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of his sufferings: being made conformable to his death,
1 Kings 20:10
And the messengers returning brought him word. And he sent again, and said: Such and such things may the gods do to me, and more may they add, if the dust of Samaria shall suffice for handfuls for all the people that follow me.
1 Kings 20:11
And the king of Israel answering, said: Tell him: Let not the girded boast himself as the ungirded.
If I have thought gold my strength, and have said to fine gold: My confidence:
If I have rejoiced over my great riches, and because my hand had gotten much.
Lest you should say: We have found wisdom, God hath cast him down, not man.
They that trust in their own strength, and glory in the multitude of their riches,
In all thy ways think on him, and he will direct thy steps.
There is no wisdom, there is no prudence, there is no counsel against the Lord.
I turned me to another thing, and I saw that under the sun, the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor riches to the learned, nor favour to the skilful: but time and chance in all.
For he shall say:
And they shall be afraid, and ashamed of Ethiopia their hope, and of Egypt their glory.
And thou hast trusted in thy wickedness, and hast said: There is none that seeth me. Thy wisdom, and, thy knowledge, this hath deceived thee. And thou hast said in thy heart: I am, and besides me there is no other.
For because thou hast trusted in thy bulwarks, and in thy treasures, thou also shalt be taken: and Chamos shall go into captivity, his priests, and his princes together.
Why gloriest thou in the valleys? thy valley hath flowed away, O delicate daughter, that hast trusted in thy treasures, and hast said: Who shall come to me?
Behold thou art wiser than Daniel: no secret is hid from thee.
And flight shall perish from the swift, and the valiant shall not possess his strength, neither shall the strong save his life.
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