Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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:

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:

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Thus hath the LORD said, 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;

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! "This is what the LORD says: "The corpses of people will fall like dung on the surface of the field, and like a row of cut grain behind the harvester when there is no one to gather it."'" 23 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. 24 Rather, let the one who boasts, boast in this: that he understands and knows me, for I am the LORD who acts with gracious love, justice, and righteousness in the land. I delight in these things," declares the LORD.



Cross References

Ecclesiastes 9:11

I considered and observed on earth the following: The race doesn't go to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor food to the wise, nor wealth to the smart, nor recognition to the skilled. Instead, timing and circumstances meet them all.

1 Kings 20:10-11

Beh-hadad sent this message back: "May the gods do so to me, and more than that also, if the dust that remains of Samaria is enough to fill up a few handfuls for all of the armies at my disposal."

Job 31:24-25

"If I've put my confidence in gold, if I've told gold, "You're my security,'

Isaiah 10:8

"Because this is what he is saying: "My commanders are all kings, are they not?

Deuteronomy 8:17

You may say to yourselves, "I have become wealthy by my own strength and by my own ability.'

1 Samuel 17:4-10

A champion named Goliath from Gath came out from the Philistine camp. He was four cubits and a span tall,

1 Samuel 17:42

When the Philistine looked and saw David, he had contempt for him, because he was only a young man. David had a dark, healthy complexion and was handsome.

Job 5:12-14

He frustrates the plans of the crafty; so that what they work for never succeeds.

Psalm 33:16-17

A king is not saved by a large army; a mighty soldier is not delivered by his great strength.

Psalm 49:6-13

those who put confidence in their wealth and boast about their great riches?

Psalm 49:16-18

Don't be afraid when someone gets rich, when the glory of his household increases.

Psalm 52:6-7

The righteous will fear when they see this, but then they will laugh at him, saying,

Psalm 62:10

Don't trust in oppression or put false hope in stealing; if you become wealthy, do not set your heart on it.

Proverbs 11:4

Wealth won't help in the time of judgment, but righteousness will deliver from death.

Ecclesiastes 2:13-16

I concluded that wisdom is more useful than foolishness, just as light is more useful than darkness.

Ecclesiastes 2:19

And who knows whether he will be wise or foolish? Either way, he will take possession of everything that I have done on earth, especially where I have excelled. This also is pointless.

Isaiah 5:21

"How terrible it will be for those who are wise in their own opinion, and clever in their own reckoning!

Isaiah 10:12-13

"For the Lord has finished all his work against Mount Zion and against Jerusalem; he will punish the speech that comes from that willful heart of Assyria's king and the haughty look in his eyes.

Isaiah 36:8-9

Come now, all of you, make a bet with my master, the king of Assyria: I will give you two thousand horses, if you can furnish riders for them!

Ezekiel 7:19

They'll fling their silver into the streets, and their gold will be cast away as impure. Their silver and gold won't be able to deliver them during the time of the LORD's wrath. They won't be able to satisfy their appetites or fill their stomachs, because their iniquity has tripped them up."

Ezekiel 28:2-9

"Son of Man, tell Tyre's Commander-in-Chief, "This is what the Lord GOD says: "Because your heart is arrogant, and because you keep saying, "I have taken my seat, I am a god, seated in God's seat right in the middle of the sea,' and because you're a man, and not a god, even though you pretend that you have a god-like heart"

Ezekiel 29:9

and the land of Egypt will be turned into a desolate ruin. Then you will know that I am the LORD. Because Egypt said, "The Nile is mine. I made it!"

Daniel 3:15

Now, if you are ready at this very moment to obey "the sound of the trumpet, the flute, the lyre, the four-stringed lyre, and the harp,' and worship the image that I have made" If you do not so worship, you will immediately have cast yourselves into the middle of the blazing fire, and what god is there who can deliver you from my power?"

Daniel 4:30-31

he commented to himself, "Isn't Babylon great? I've built a royal palace in it by my own might and power, for the sake of my majesty."

Daniel 4:37

In conclusion, I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise, exalt, and give glory to the King of heaven: For everything he does is true, his ways are just, and he is able to humble those who walk in pride."

Daniel 5:18-23

Your majesty, the Most High God gave your grandfather Nebuchadnezzar sovereignty, as well as greatness, glory, and splendor.

Amos 2:14-16

So the swift runner will not escape, the valiant will not fortify his strength, and the mighty warrior will not save his life.

Zephaniah 1:18

Neither their silver nor their gold will deliver them in the Day of the LORD's wrath; but the entire land will be consumed by the fire of his jealousy, for he will bring the inhabitants of the land to a sudden end."

Mark 10:24

The disciples were startled by these words, but Jesus told them again, "Children, how hard it is for those who trust in their wealth to get into the kingdom of God!

Luke 12:19-20

Then I'll say to myself, "You've stored up plenty of good things for many years. Take it easy, eat, drink, and enjoy yourself."'

Acts 12:22-23

The people kept shouting, "This is the voice of a god, not of a man!"

Romans 1:22

Though claiming to be wise, they became fools

1 Corinthians 1:19-21

For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the intelligence of the intelligent I will reject."

1 Corinthians 1:27-29

But God chose what is nonsense in the world to make the wise feel ashamed. God chose what is weak in the world to make the strong feel ashamed.

1 Corinthians 3:18-20

Let no one deceive himself. If any of you thinks he is wise in the ways of this world, he must become a fool to become really wise.

1 Timothy 6:10

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, in their eagerness to get rich, have wandered away from the faith and caused themselves a lot of pain.

James 3:14-16

But if you have bitter jealousy and rivalry in your hearts, stop boasting and slandering the truth.

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