This is what the LORD says: "Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, nor the strong man in his strength, nor the wealthy man in his riches.
Cross References1 Corinthians 1:31
Therefore, as it is written: "Let him who boasts boast in the Lord."
More than that, I count all things as loss compared to the surpassing excellence of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ
I want to know Christ and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to Him in His death,
1 Kings 20:10
Then Ben-hadad sent another message to Ahab: "May the gods deal with me, and ever so severely, if enough dust remains of Samaria for each of my men to have a handful."
1 Kings 20:11
And the king of Israel replied, "Tell him: 'The one putting on his armor should not boast like one taking it off.'"
If I have put my trust in gold or called pure gold my security,
if I have rejoiced in my great wealth because my hand had gained so much,
So do not claim, 'We have found wisdom; let God, not man, refute him.'
They trust in their wealth and boast in great riches.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding;
No wisdom, no understanding, and no counsel can prevail against the LORD.
I saw something else under the sun: The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong; neither is the bread to the wise, nor the wealth to the intelligent, nor the favor to the skillful; rather, time and chance happen to all.
"Are not all my commanders kings?" he says.
Those who made Cush their hope and Egypt their boast will be dismayed and ashamed.
You were secure in your wickedness; you said, 'No one sees me.' Your wisdom and knowledge led you astray; you told yourself, 'I am, and there is none besides me.'
Because you trust in your works and treasures, you too will be captured, and Chemosh will go into exile with his priests and officials.
Why do you boast of your valleys, your valleys so fruitful, O faithless daughter? You trust in your riches and say, 'Who can come against me?'
Behold, you are wiser than Daniel; no secret is hidden from you!
Escape will fail the swift, the strong will not prevail by his strength, and the mighty will not save his life.
Chapter Outline1. Jeremiah laments the people for their manifold sins;
9. and for their judgment.
12. Disobedience is the cause of their bitter calamity.
17. He exhorts to mourn for their destruction;
23. and to trust not in themselves, but in God.
25. He threatens both Jews and Gentiles.
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Psalm 49:10-13, 16-18
Ecclesiastes 2:13-16, 19
Isaiah 10:12, 13
1 Corinthians 1:19-21, 27-29
1 Corinthians 3:18-20
1 Samuel 17:4-10, 42
1 Kings 20:10, 11
Psalm 33:16, 17
Isaiah 36:8, 9
Daniel 4:30, 31, 37
Acts 12:22, 23
Job 31:24, 25
Psalm 52:6, 7
Luke 12:19, 20
1 Timothy 6:10
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