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I have never trusted in riches
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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. . . .
ContextJob'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.…
And Jesus looking round about, saith to his disciples: How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!
He shall give for earth flint, and for flint torrents of gold.
They that trust in their own strength, and glory in the multitude of their riches,
The work of the just is unto life: but the fruit of the wicked unto sin.
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:
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 TranslationsIf 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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