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Some people ruin themselves by their own stupid actions and then blame the LORD.
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The folly of a man supplanteth his steps: and he fretteth in his mind against God.
Genesis 3:6-12 And the woman saw that the tree was good to eat, and fair to the eyes, and delightful to behold: and she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave to her husband, who did eat. . . .
Genesis 4:5-14 But to Cain and his offerings he had no respect: and Cain was exceeding angry, and his countenance fell. . . .
Numbers 16:19-41 And had drawn up all the multitude against them to the door of the tabernacle, the glory of the Lord appeared to them all. . . .
Numbers 17:12,13 And the children of Israel said to Moses: Behold we are consumed, we all perish. . . .
1 Samuel 13:13 And Samuel said to Saul: Thou hast done foolishly, and hast not kept the commandments of the Lord thy God, which he commanded thee. And if thou hadst not done thus, the Lord would now have established thy kingdom over Israel for ever:
1 Samuel 15:23 Because it is like the sin of witchcraft, to rebel: and like the crime of idolatry, to refuse to obey. Forasmuch, therefore, as thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, the Lord hath also rejected thee from being king.
1 Samuel 22:13 And Saul said to him: Why have you conspired against me, thou, and the son of Isai, and thou hast given him bread and a sword, and hast consulted the Lord for him, that he should rise up against me, continuing a traitor to this day.
1 Kings 20:42,43 And he said to him: Thus saith the Lord. Because thou hast let go out of thy hand a man worthy of death, thy life shall be for his life, and thy people for his people. . . .
2 Kings 3:9,10 So the king of Israel, and the king of Juda, and the king of Edom, went, and they fetched a compass of seven days journey, and there was no water for the army, and for the beasts, that followed them. . . .
2 Kings 6:33 While he was yet speaking to them, the messenger appeared, who was coming to him. And he said: Behold, so great an evil is from the Lord: what shall I look for more from the Lord?
2 Chronicles 16:9,10 For the eyes of the Lord behold all the earth, and give strength to those who with a perfect heart trust in him. Wherefore thou hast done foolishly, and for this cause from this time wars shall arise against thee. . . .
Acts 13:45,46 And the Jews, seeing the multitudes, were filled with envy and contradicted those things which were said by Paul, blaspheming. . . .
Psalm 37:1,7 Be not emulous of evildoers; nor envy them that work iniquity. . . .
Isaiah 8:21,22 And they shall pass by it, they shall fall, and be hungry: and when they shall be hungry, they will be angry, and curse their king, and their God, and look upwards. . . .
Revelation 16:9-11 And men were scorched with great heat: and they blasphemed the name of God, who hath power over these plagues. Neither did they penance to give him glory. . . .
ContextThe Man of Integrity
…2Where there is no knowledge of the soul, there is no good: and he that is hasty with his feet shall stumble. 3The folly of a man supplanteth his steps: and he fretteth in his mind against God.4Riches make many friends: but from the poor man, even they whom he had, depart.…
Riches shall not profit in the day of revenge: but justice shall deliver from death.
And they shall pass by it, they shall fall, and be hungry: and when they shall be hungry, they will be angry, and curse their king, and their God, and look upwards.
For the fool will speak foolish things, and his heart will work iniquity, to practise hypocrisy, and speak to the Lord deceitfully, and to make empty the soul of the hungry, and take away drink from the thirsty.
Additional TranslationsA man’s own folly subverts his way, yet his heart rages against the LORD.The foolishness of man perverts his way: and his heart frets against the LORD.
The foolishness of man subverteth his way; And his heart fretteth against Jehovah.
The folly of a man spoils his ways: and he blames God in his heart.
The folly of man distorteth his way, and his heart is irritated against Jehovah.
The foolishness of man subverteth his way; and his heart fretteth against the LORD.
The foolishness of man perverteth his way: and his heart fretteth against the LORD.
The foolishness of man subverts his way; his heart rages against Yahweh.
The folly of man perverteth his way, And against Jehovah is his heart wroth.
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