New American Standard Bible
If I have gloated because my wealth was great, And because my hand had secured so much;
King James Bible
If I rejoiced because my wealth was great, and because mine hand had gotten much;
Darby Bible Translation
If I rejoiced because my wealth was great, and because my hand had gotten much;
World English Bible
If I have rejoiced because my wealth was great, and because my hand had gotten much;
Young's Literal Translation
If I rejoice because great is my wealth, And because abundance hath my hand found,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
If I have rejoiced because my wealth was great - That is, if I have rejoiced as if I might now confide in it, or put my trust in it. He had not found his principal joy in his property, nor had he attempted to find in that the happiness which he ought to seek in God.
And because mine hand had gotten much - Margin, found. Prof. Lee translates this, "When as a mighty man my hand prevailed." But the usual interpretation is given in our translation, and this accords better with the connection. The word found better expresses the sense of the Hebrew than gotten, but the sense is not materially varied.
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Objection 1: It would seem that virtue is in us by nature. For Damascene says (De Fide Orth. iii, 14): "Virtues are natural to us and are equally in all of us." And Antony says in his sermon to the monks: "If the will contradicts nature it is perverse, if it follow nature it is virtuous." Moreover, a gloss on Mat. 4:23, "Jesus went about," etc., says: "He taught them natural virtues, i.e. chastity, justice, humility, which man possesses naturally." Objection 2: Further, the virtuous good consists …
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His possessions also were 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 yoke of oxen, 500 female donkeys, and very many servants; and that man was the greatest of all the men of the east.
"Have You not made a hedge about him and his house and all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land.
And place your gold in the dust, And the gold of Ophir among the stones of the brooks,
Do not trust in oppression And do not vainly hope in robbery; If riches increase, do not set your heart upon them.
Hezekiah was pleased, and showed them all his treasure house, the silver and the gold and the spices and the precious oil and his whole armory and all that was found in his treasuries. There was nothing in his house nor in all his dominion that Hezekiah did not show them.
Thus says the LORD, "Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might, let not a rich man boast of his riches;
"By your great wisdom, by your trade You have increased your riches And your heart is lifted up because of your riches--
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