Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

Thus saith Jehovah: Let not the wise glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty glory in his might; let not the rich glory in his riches:

New American Standard Bible

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;

King James Version

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:

Holman Bible

This is what the Lord says:The wise man must not boast in his wisdom;
the strong man must not boast in his strength;
the wealthy man must not boast in his wealth.

International Standard Version

This is what the LORD says: "The wise man is not to boast in his wisdom; the strong man is not to boast in his strength; and the rich man is not to boast in his riches.

A Conservative Version

Thus says LORD: Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, nor let the mighty man glory in his might. Let not the rich man glory in his riches,

American Standard Version

Thus saith Jehovah, 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;

Amplified

Thus says the Lord: Let not the wise and skillful person glory and boast in his wisdom and skill; let not the mighty and powerful person glory and boast in his strength and power; let not the person who is rich [in physical gratification and earthly wealth] glory and boast in his [temporal satisfactions and earthly] riches;

Bible in Basic English

This is the word of the Lord: Let not the wise man take pride in his wisdom, or the strong man in his strength, or the man of wealth in his wealth:

Julia Smith Translation

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:

King James 2000

Thus says 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:

Lexham Expanded Bible

Thus says Yahweh, "[The] wise man must not boast in his wisdom, and the warrior must not boast in his might, [the] wealthy man must not boast in his wealth.

Modern King James verseion

So says Jehovah, Do not let the wise glory in his wisdom, nor let the mighty glory in his might; do not let the rich glory in his riches;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Moreover, thus sayeth the LORD, "Let not the wise man rejoice in his wisdom, nor the strong man in his strength; neither the rich man in his riches.

NET Bible

The Lord says, "Wise people should not boast that they are wise. Powerful people should not boast that they are powerful. Rich people should not boast that they are rich.

New Heart English Bible

Thus says the LORD, "Do not let the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, do not let the rich man glory in his riches;

The Emphasized Bible

Thus, saith Yahweh 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;

Webster

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:

World English Bible

Thus says Yahweh, Don't let the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, don't let the rich man glory in his riches;

Youngs Literal Translation

Thus said Jehovah: Let not the wise boast himself in his wisdom, Nor let the mighty boast himself in his might, Let not the rich boast himself in his riches,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
the Lord

Usage: 0

Let not the wise
חכם 
Chakam 
Usage: 137

in his wisdom
חכמה 
Chokmah 
Usage: 149

גּבּר גּבּור 
Gibbowr 
Usage: 159

in his might
גּבוּרה 
G@buwrah 
Usage: 61

let not the rich
עשׁיר 
`ashiyr 
Usage: 23

Devotionals

Devotionals about Jeremiah 9:23

References

Context Readings

Judah's Failures

22 Speak, Thus saith Jehovah: Yea, the carcases of men shall fall as dung upon the open field, and as the handful after the reaper, and there shall be none to gather. 23 Thus saith Jehovah: Let not the wise glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty glory in his might; let not the rich glory in his riches: 24 but let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am Jehovah, who exercise loving-kindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth; for in these things I delight, saith Jehovah.



Cross References

Ecclesiastes 9:11

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 the intelligent, nor yet favour to men of knowledge; but time and chance happeneth to them all.

1 Kings 20:10-11

And Ben-Hadad sent to him and said, The gods do so to me, and more also, if the dust of Samaria shall suffice for handfuls for all the people that follow me!

Job 31:24-25

If I have made gold my hope, or said to the fine gold, My confidence!

Isaiah 10:8

For he saith, Are not my princes all kings?

Deuteronomy 8:17

And thou say in thy heart, my power And the might of my hand has procured me This wealth.

1 Samuel 17:4-10

And there went out a champion from the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath, of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span.

1 Samuel 17:42

And when the Philistine looked about and saw David, he disdained him; for he was a youth, and ruddy, and besides of a beautiful countenance.

Job 5:12-14

He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, and their hands carry not out the enterprise.

Psalm 33:16-17

The king is not saved by the multitude of his forces; a mighty man is not delivered by much strength.

Psalm 49:6-13

They depend upon their wealth, and boast themselves in the abundance of their riches. ...

Psalm 49:16-18

Be not afraid when a man becometh rich, when the glory of his house is increased:

Psalm 52:6-7

The righteous also shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him, saying,

Psalm 62:10

Put not confidence in oppression, and become not vain in robbery; if wealth increase, set not your heart upon it.

Proverbs 11:4

Wealth profiteth not in the day of wrath; but righteousness delivereth from death.

Ecclesiastes 2:13-16

And I saw that wisdom excelleth folly, as light excelleth darkness.

Ecclesiastes 2:19

And who knoweth whether he will be a wise man or a fool? yet shall he have rule over all my labour at which I have laboured, and wherein I have been wise under the sun. This also is vanity.

Isaiah 5:21

Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and intelligent in their own esteem!

Isaiah 10:12-13

And it shall come to pass, when the Lord hath performed his whole work upon mount Zion and upon Jerusalem, I will punish the fruit of the stoutness of heart of the king of Assyria, and the glory of his high looks.

Isaiah 36:8-9

And now engage, I pray thee, with my master the king of Assyria, and I will give thee two thousand horses, if thou be able on thy part to set riders upon them.

Ezekiel 7:19

They shall cast their silver in the streets, and their gold shall be as an impurity: their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of Jehovah's wrath; they shall not satisfy their souls, neither fill their belly; for it hath been the stumbling-block of their iniquity.

Ezekiel 28:2-9

Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyre, Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Because thy heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a god, I sit in the seat of God, in the heart of the seas, (and thou art a man, and not God,) and thou settest thy heart as the heart of God:

Ezekiel 29:9

And the land of Egypt shall be a desolation and a waste: and they shall know that I am Jehovah, because he saith, The river is mine, and I made it.

Daniel 3:15

Now if ye be ready at the time that ye hear the sound of the cornet, pipe, lute, sambuca, psaltery, and bagpipe, and all kinds of music, to fall down and worship the image that I have made, well: but if ye worship not, ye shall be cast that same hour into the midst of a burning fiery furnace: and who is the God that shall deliver you out of my hands?

Daniel 4:30-31

the king spoke and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power and for the glory of my majesty?

Daniel 4:37

Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honour the King of the heavens, all whose works are truth, and his paths judgment: and those that walk in pride he is able to abase.

Daniel 5:18-23

O thou king, the Most High God gave Nebuchadnezzar thy father the kingdom, and greatness, and glory, and majesty;

Amos 2:14-16

And flight shall perish from the swift, and the strong shall not strengthen his force, neither shall the mighty deliver his soul.

Zephaniah 1:18

their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them, in the day of Jehovah's wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for a full end, yea, a sudden end, shall he make of all them that dwell in the land.

Mark 10:24

And the disciples were amazed at his words. And Jesus again answering says to them, Children, how difficult it is that those who trust in riches should enter into the kingdom of God!

Luke 12:19-20

and I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much good things laid by for many years; repose thyself, eat, drink, be merry.

Acts 12:22-23

And the people cried out, A god's voice and not a man's.

Romans 1:22

professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

1 Corinthians 1:19-21

For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and set aside the understanding of the understanding ones.

1 Corinthians 1:27-29

But God has chosen the foolish things of the world, that he may put to shame the wise; and God has chosen the weak things of the world, that he may put to shame the strong things;

1 Corinthians 3:18-20

Let no one deceive himself: if any one thinks himself to be wise among you in this world, let him become foolish, that he may be wise.

1 Timothy 6:10

For the love of money is the root of every evil; which some having aspired after, have wandered from the faith, and pierced themselves with many sorrows.

James 3:14-16

but if ye have bitter emulation and strife in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth.

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