Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


The rich man is wise in his own conceit; but the poor that hath understanding searcheth him out.

Bible References


Proverbs 18:11
The wealth of the rich [is] {his strong city}, and like a wall, it is high in his imagination.
Proverbs 23:4
Do not tire [in order] to become rich; out of your understanding, [may you] desist
Isaiah 10:13
For he says, "I have done [it] by the strength of my hand and by my wisdom, for I have understanding, and I have removed [the] boundaries of peoples, and I have plundered their stores, and like a bull I have brought down {the inhabitants}.
Ezekiel 28:3
Look, are you wiser than Daniel, [so that] {no secret} is hidden [from] you?
Luke 16:13
No domestic slave is able to serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and will despise the other. You are not able to serve God and money."
1 Corinthians 3:18
Let no one deceive himself. If anyone thinks [himself] to be wise among you in this age, let him become a fool, in order that he may become wise.
1 Timothy 6:17
Command those [who are] rich in this present age not to be proud and not to put their hope in the uncertainty of riches, but in God, who provides us all [things] richly for enjoyment,

His own conceit

Proverbs 26:16
A lazy person is wiser in his eyes than seven who answer discreetly.
Isaiah 5:21
Ah! [Those who are] wise in their own eyes and have understanding {in their view}!
Romans 11:25
For I do not want you to be ignorant, brothers, of this mystery, so that you will not be wise {in your own sight}, that a partial hardening has happened to Israel, until the full number of the Gentiles has come in,
Romans 12:16
Think the same [thing] toward one another; {do not think arrogantly}, but associate with the lowly. Do not be wise {in your own sight}.

The poor

Proverbs 18:17
The first in his dispute is [deemed] righteous, [but] his neighbor will come and examine him.
Proverbs 19:1
Better a poor person walking in integrity than one who is perverse {in his speech} and is a fool.
Job 32:9
[It is] not {the aged} [who] are wise, or [it is not] [the] elders [who] understand justice.
Ecclesiastes 9:15
Now, a poor wise man was found in it, and he delivered the city by his wisdom.