Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches:
Who makes the designs of the wise go wrong, so that they are unable to give effect to their purposes.
For he sees that wise men come to their end, and foolish persons of low behaviour come to destruction together, letting their wealth go to others.
Then I saw that wisdom is better than foolish ways--as the light is better than the dark.
And again I saw under the sun that the reward goes not to him who is quick, or the fruits of war to the strong; and there is no bread for the wise, or wealth for men of learning, or respect for those who have knowledge; but time and chance come to all.
Cursed are those who seem wise to themselves, and who take pride in their knowledge!
For this cause it will be that, when the purpose of the Lord against Mount Zion and Jerusalem is complete, I will send punishment on the pride of the heart of the king of Assyria, and on the glory of his uplifted eyes.
Son of man, say to the ruler of Tyre, This is what the Lord has said: Because your heart has been lifted up, and you have said, I am a god, I am seated on the seat of God in the heart of the seas; but you are man and not God, though you have made your heart as the heart of God:
Seeming to be wise, they were in fact foolish,
1 Corinthians 1:19
As it says in the holy Writings, I will put an end to the wisdom of the wise, and will put on one side the designs of those who have knowledge.
1 Corinthians 3:18
Let no man have a false idea. If any man seems to himself to be wise among you, let him become foolish, so that he may be wise.
But if you have bitter envy in your heart and the desire to get the better of others, have no pride in this, talking falsely against what is true.
Say not then, in your hearts, My power and the strength of my hands have got me this wealth.
1 Samuel 17:4
And a fighter came out from the tents of the Philistines, named Goliath of Gath; he was more than six cubits tall.
1 Kings 20:10
Then Ben-hadad sent to him, saying, May the gods' punishment be on me if there is enough of the dust of Samaria for all the people at my feet to take some in their hands.
A king's salvation is not in the power of his army; a strong man does not get free by his great strength.
For he says, Are not all my captains kings?
And now, take a chance with my master, the king of Assyria, and I will give you two thousand horses, if you are able to put horsemen on them.
And the land of Egypt will be an unpeopled waste; and they will be certain that I am the Lord: because he has said, The Nile is mine, and I made it.
Now if you are ready, on hearing the sound of the horn, pipe, harp, trigon, psaltery, bagpipe, and all sorts of instruments, to go down on your faces in worship before the image which I have made, it is well: but if you will not give worship, that same hour you will be put into a burning and flaming fire; and what god is there who will be able to take you out of my hands?
The king made answer and said, Is this not great Babylon, which I have made for the living-place of kings, by the strength of my power and for the glory of my honour?
As for you, O King, the Most High God gave to Nebuchadnezzar, your father, the kingdom and great power and glory and honour:
And flight will be impossible for the quick-footed, and the force of the strong will become feeble, and the man of war will not get away safely:
And the people, with loud cries, said, It is the voice of a god, not of a man.