Parallel Verses

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:

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 one who is wise and skillful boast in his insight; let not the one who is mighty and powerful boast in his strength; let not the one who is rich boast in his [temporal satisfactions and earthly] abundance;

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:

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 says Jehovah, The carcasses of men fell as dung upon the face of the field, as the handful after the reaper, and none gathering. 23 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: 24 But he boasting shall boast in this, to understand and know me, that I am Jehovah, doing mercy, judgment and justice in the earth: for in these I delighted, says Jehovah.



Cross References

Ecclesiastes 9:11

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.

1 Kings 20:10-11

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

Job 31:24-25

If I set gold my hope, and said to gold, My trust;

Isaiah 10:8

For he will say, Are not my chiefs united together kings?

Deuteronomy 8:17

And thou saidst in thy heart, My strength and the bone of my handmade for me this wealth.

1 Samuel 17:4-10

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 Samuel 17:42

And he of the rovers will look and will see David, and he will despise him, for he was a boy, and red, with a fair aspect.

Job 5:12-14

Bringing to nought the purposes of the crafty, and their hand shall not do an undertaking.

Psalm 33:16-17

The king was not saved by much strength: the strong one will not be delivered by much power.

Psalm 49:6-13

They trusting upon their wealth, and they will glory in the multitude of their riches.

Psalm 49:16-18

Thou shalt not fear when a man shall be enriched, and when the honor of his house shall be increased;

Psalm 52:6-7

And the just shall see and fear, and laugh at him.

Psalm 62:10

Ye shall not trust in oppression, ye shall not become vain in plunder: if wealth shall increase ye shall not set the heart

Proverbs 11:4

Wealth will not profit in the day of wrath, and justice will deliver from death.

Ecclesiastes 2:13-16

And I saw there is profit to wisdom more than to folly, as the excellence of the light above darkness.

Ecclesiastes 2:19

And who shall know whether he shall be wise or foolish? And he shall have dominion over all my labor which I labored, and was wise under the sun. Also this is vanity.

Isaiah 5:21

Wo to the wise in their eyes, and knowing before their face.

Isaiah 10:12-13

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.

Isaiah 36:8-9

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.

Ezekiel 7:19

They will cast their silver into the streets, and their gold shall be for uncleanness: their silver and their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the outpouring of Jehovah: they shall not satisfy their souls, and they shall not fill their bowels: for it was the stumbling-block of their iniquity.

Ezekiel 28:2-9

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.

Ezekiel 29:9

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.

Daniel 3:15

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?

Daniel 4:30-31

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?

Daniel 4:37

Now I Nebuchadnezzar, praise and exalt and honor to the king of the heavens, that all his works are truth, and his paths judgment: and that they going about in pride, he being able to bring low.

Daniel 5:18-23

Thou, O king, God most high gave a kingdom and greatness and honor and splendor to Nebuchadnezzar thy father:

Amos 2:14-16

And flight perished from the swift; and the strong shall not strengthen his power, and the mighty shall not save his soul.

Zephaniah 1:18

Also their silver also their gold shall not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of Jehovah; and all the land shall be consumed by the fire of his jealousy: for he will make a completion even sudden of all dwelling in the land.

Mark 10:24

And his disciples were amazed at his words. And Jesus again having answered, says to them, How difficult, children, is it for those trusting in property to enter into the kingdom of God!

Luke 12:19-20

And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast many good things laid up for many years; rest, eat, drink, be gladdened.

Acts 12:22-23

And the people called aloud, The voice of God, and not of man.

Romans 1:22

Declaring themselves to be wise, they were fools,

1 Corinthians 1:19-21

For it has been written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and put away the understanding of the intelligent.

1 Corinthians 1:27-29

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

1 Corinthians 3:18-20

Let none completely deceive himself. If any think to be wise in this life, let him be foolish, that he may he wise.

1 Timothy 6:10

For the root of all evils is the love of money: which some striving for, have been led astray from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many pains.

James 3:14-16

And if ye have bitter envy and intrigue in your heart, boast not, and lie not against the truth.

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