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:
He frustrates the plans of the crafty so that their hands cannot accomplish what they had planned!
Surely one sees that even wise people die; fools and spiritually insensitive people all pass away and leave their wealth to others.
I realized that wisdom is preferable to folly, just as light is preferable to darkness:
Again, I observed this on the earth: the race is not always won by the swiftest, the battle is not always won by the strongest; prosperity does not always belong to those who are the wisest, wealth does not always belong to those who are the most discerning, nor does success always come to those with the most knowledge -- for time and chance may overcome them all.
Those who think they are wise are as good as dead, those who think they possess understanding.
But when the sovereign master finishes judging Mount Zion and Jerusalem, then I will punish the king of Assyria for what he has proudly planned and for the arrogant attitude he displays.
"Son of man, say to the prince of Tyre, 'This is what the sovereign Lord says: "'Your heart is proud and you said, "I am a god; I sit in the seat of gods, in the heart of the seas" -- yet you are a man and not a god, though you think you are godlike.
Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools
1 Corinthians 1:19
For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and I will thwart the cleverness of the intelligent."
1 Corinthians 3:18
Guard against self-deception, each of you. If someone among you thinks he is wise in this age, let him become foolish so that he can become wise.
But if you have bitter jealousy and selfishness in your hearts, do not boast and tell lies against the truth.
Be careful not to say, "My own ability and skill have gotten me this wealth."
1 Samuel 17:4
Then a champion came out from the camp of the Philistines. His name was Goliath; he was from Gath. He was close to seven feet tall.
1 Kings 20:10
Ben Hadad sent another message to him, "May the gods judge me severely if there is enough dirt left in Samaria for my soldiers to scoop up in their hands."
No king is delivered by his vast army; a warrior is not saved by his great might.
Indeed, he says: "Are not my officials all kings?
Now make a deal with my master the king of Assyria, and I will give you two thousand horses, provided you can find enough riders for them.
The land of Egypt will become a desolate ruin. Then they will know that I am the Lord. Because he said, "The Nile is mine and I made it,"
Now if you are ready, when you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, trigon, harp, pipes, and all kinds of music, you must bow down and pay homage to the statue that I had made. If you don't pay homage to it, you will immediately be thrown into the midst of the furnace of blazing fire. Now, who is that god who can rescue you from my power?"
The king uttered these words: "Is this not the great Babylon that I have built for a royal residence by my own mighty strength and for my majestic honor?"
As for you, O king, the most high God bestowed on your father Nebuchadnezzar a kingdom, greatness, honor, and majesty.
Fast runners will find no place to hide; strong men will have no strength left; warriors will not be able to save their lives.
But the crowd began to shout, "The voice of a god, and not of a man!"