Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.

Bible References


Ecclesiastes 2:12
And I turned to see wisdom, madness, and folly: for what the man that shall come after the king? with those things they did already.
Ecclesiastes 4:1
And I turned back, and I shall see all the oppressions which are doing under the sun: and behold, the tears of the oppressed, and none comforting to them; and from the hand of those oppressing them was power, and none comforting to them.
Malachi 3:18
And ye turned back and saw between the just to the unjust, and between him serving God and to him serving him not

That the race

1 Samuel 17:50
And David will be strong upon him of the rovers with a sling and with a stone, and he will strike him of the rovers and kill him, and no sword in David's hand.
2 Samuel 2:18
And there will be there three sons of Zeruiah, Joab and Abishai, and Asahel: and Asahel was swift in his feet as one of the roes which are in the field.
2 Samuel 17:14
And Absalom will say, and every man of Israel, The counsel of Hushai the Archite is good above the counsel of Ahithophel. And Jehovah commanded to frustrate the good counsel of Ahithophel so that Jehovah brought evil upon Absalom.
Psalm 33:16
The king was not saved by much strength: the strong one will not be delivered by much power.
Psalm 73:6
For this, pride surrounded them as a neck-chain; the dress of violence will cover to them.
Psalm 147:10
He will not delight in the strength of the horse: he will not be pleased in the legs of a man.
Jeremiah 9:23
Thus said Jehovah, The wise shall not boast in his wisdom, and the strong shall not boast in his strength; the rich shall not boast in his riches:
Jeremiah 46:6
The swift shall not flee away, and the strong shall not escape: to the north upon the hand of the river Phrath they stumbled and fell
Amos 2:14
And flight perished from the swift; and the strong shall not strengthen his power, and the mighty shall not save his soul.


Ecclesiastes 2:14
The wise, his eyes in his head; and the foolish one goes in darkness: and I knew, I also, that one event will meet with them all.
Ecclesiastes 3:14
I knew that all which God will do it shall be forever: to it not to be added, and from it not to be taken away: and God doing they shall be afraid from his face.
Ecclesiastes 7:13
See the work of God: for who shall be able to make straight what he made it crooked?
1 Samuel 2:3
Ye shall not enlarge; will ye sproud, proud? shall the impatient thing come forth from your mouth for Jehovah a God of knowledge, and doings were not made equal.
Job 5:11
To raise up the humbled to height; and those mourning were exalted to salvation.
Job 34:29
And he will give quiet, and who shall disturb? and he will hide the face, and who shall look upon him? and against a nation and against man wholly:
Proverbs 21:30
No wisdom and no understanding, and no counsel against Jehovah.
Lamentations 3:37
Who this saying, And it shall be Jehovah commanding not?
Daniel 4:35
And all the generations of the earth being reckoned as nothing: and doing according to his station in the army of the heavens, and the generations of the earth: and there is none that shall strike upon his hand, and say to him, What didst thou?
Ephesians 1:11
In whom also we were cast by lot, determined beforehand according to the purpose of him performing all things according to the counsel of his will:

General references

Ecclesiastes 9:13
Also this I saw, the wisdom under the sun, and it was great to me:
Isaiah 40:30
And the boys shall be faint and weary, and the young men faltering, shall become feeble
Ezekiel 28:4
With thy wisdom and with thy understanding thou madest to thee wealth, and thou wilt make gold and silver in thy treasures.