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:
Bringing to nought the purposes of the crafty, and their hand shall not do an undertaking.
For he shall see the wise shall die: together the fool and the stupid one shall perish, and they left their wealth to others.
And I saw there is profit to wisdom more than to folly, as the excellence of the light above darkness.
I turned back, and saw under the sun that not to the fleet the race, and the war not to the strong, and also not to the wise, bread; and also not to the understanding ones, riches; and also not to the knowing, favor; for time and chance will light upon all of them.
Wo to the wise in their eyes, and knowing before their face.
And it was when the Lord will complete all his work upon mount Zion and upon Jerusalem, I will review upon the fruit of the great heart of the king of Assur and upon the glory of his eyes lifted up.
Son of man, say to the leader of Tyre, Thus said the Lord Jehovah: Because thy heart was lifted up, and thou wilt say, I am God, I sat upon the seat of God in the heart of the seas; and thou art man and not God, and thou wilt give thy heart as the heart of God.
Declaring themselves to be wise, they were fools,
1 Corinthians 1:19
For it has been written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and put away the understanding of the intelligent.
1 Corinthians 3:18
Let none completely deceive himself. If any think to be wise in this life, let him be foolish, that he may he wise.
And if ye have bitter envy and intrigue in your heart, boast not, and lie not against the truth.
And thou saidst in thy heart, My strength and the bone of my handmade for me this wealth.
1 Samuel 17:4
And there went forth a man of the sons of the camp of the rovers, Goliah his name, from Gath; his height six cubits and a span.
1 Kings 20:10
And Ben-hadad will send to him and say, Thus will the gods do to me, and thus will they add, if the dust of Shomeron shall suffice for handfuls for all the people which are at my feet
The king was not saved by much strength: the strong one will not be delivered by much power.
For he will say, Are not my chiefs united together kings?
And now, become surety now, to my lord the king of Assur, and I will give to thee two thousand horses if thou shalt be able to give to thee riders upon them.
And the land of Egypt was for desolation and waste; and they shall know that I am Jehovah, because he said, The river is to me; I made.
Now if ye being prepared that in the time that ye shall hear the voice of the horn, the pipe, the harp, the lyre, the psaltery, and the bagpipe, and all sorts of music, ye shall fall and prostrate yourselves to the image that I made; and if ye shall not prostrate yourselves in the same moment, ye shall be cast into the midst of the furnace of flaming fire; and who that God that shall deliver you from my hands?
The king answered and said, Is not this great Babel, that I built it for the house of the kingdom by the strength of my power, and for the honor of my majesty?
Thou, O king, God most high gave a kingdom and greatness and honor and splendor to Nebuchadnezzar thy father:
And flight perished from the swift; and the strong shall not strengthen his power, and the mighty shall not save his soul.
And the people called aloud, The voice of God, and not of man.