Job 31:24
Good News Translation
I have never trusted in riches

Contemporary English Version
I have never trusted the power of wealth,

Douay-Rheims Bible
If I have thought gold my strength, and have said to fine gold: My confidence:

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If I have thought gold my strength, and have said to fine gold: My confidence:

Genesis 31:1 But after that he had heard the words of the sons of Laban, saying: Jacob hath taken away all that was our father's, and being enriched by his substance is become great.

Deuteronomy 8:12-14 Lest after thou hast eaten and art filled, hast built goodly houses, and dwelt in them, . . .

Psalm 49:6,7,17 They that trust in their own strength, and glory in the multitude of their riches, . . .

Psalm 52:7 Behold the man that made not God his helper: But trusted in the abundance of his riches: and prevailed in his vanity.

Psalm 62:10 Trust not in iniquity, and covet not robberies: if riches abound, set not your heart upon them.

Proverbs 10:15 The work of the just is unto life: but the fruit of the wicked unto sin.

Proverbs 11:28 He that troubleth his own house, shall inherit the winds: and the fool shall serve the wise.

Proverbs 30:9 Lest perhaps being filled, I should be tempted to deny, and say: Who is the Lord? or being compelled by poverty, I should steal, and forswear the name of my God.

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 12:15 And he said to them: Take heed and beware of all covetousness: for a man's life doth not consist in the abundance of things which he possesseth.

Colossians 3:5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth: fornication, uncleanness, lust, evil concupiscence and covetousness, which is the service of idols.

1 Timothy 6:10,17 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. . . .

Context
Job's Final Appeal
23For I have always feared God as waves swelling over me, and his weight I was unable to bear. 24If I have thought gold my strength, and have said to fine gold: My confidence:25If I have rejoiced over my great riches, and because my hand had gotten much.…
Cross References
Mark 10:23
And Jesus looking round about, saith to his disciples: How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!

Job 22:24
He shall give for earth flint, and for flint torrents of gold.

Psalm 49:6
They that trust in their own strength, and glory in the multitude of their riches,

Proverbs 10:15
The work of the just is unto life: but the fruit of the wicked unto sin.

Jeremiah 9:23
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:

Ezekiel 28:5
By the greatness of thy wisdom, and by thy traffic thou hast increased thy strength: and thy heart is lifted up with thy strength.

Additional Translations
If I have put my trust in gold or called pure gold my security,If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold, You are my confidence;

If I have made gold my hope, And have said to the fine gold, Thou art my confidence;

If I made gold my treasure, and if too I trusted the precious stone;

If I have made gold my hope, or said to the fine gold, My confidence!

If I have made gold my hope, and have said to the fine gold, Thou art my confidence;

If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold, Thou art my confidence;

"If I have made gold my hope, and have said to the fine gold, 'You are my confidence;'

If I have made gold my confidence, And to the pure gold have said, 'My trust,'
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