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 rich man's wealth is his strong city, like an unscalable wall in his own imagination.
Proverbs 23:4
Do not weary yourself to be rich. In your wisdom, show restraint.
Isaiah 10:13
For he has said, "By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom; for I have understanding: and I have removed the boundaries of the peoples, and have robbed their treasures. Like a valiant man I have brought down their rulers.
Ezekiel 28:3
behold, you are wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that is hidden from you;
Luke 16:13
No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to one, and despise the other. You are not able to serve God and wealth."
1 Corinthians 3:18
Let no one deceive himself. If anyone thinks that he is wise among you in this world, let him become a fool, that he may become wise.
1 Timothy 6:17
Charge those who are rich in this present world that they not be haughty, nor have their hope set on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy;

His own conceit

Proverbs 26:16
The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven men who answer with discretion.
Isaiah 5:21
Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight.
Romans 11:25
For I do not desire you to be ignorant, brothers, of this mystery, so that you won't be wise in your own conceits, that a partial hardening has happened to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in,
Romans 12:16
Be of the same mind one toward another. Do not be arrogant, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own conceits.

The poor

Proverbs 18:17
He who pleads his cause first seems right; until another comes and questions him.
Proverbs 19:1
Better is the poor who walks in his integrity than he who is perverse in his lips and is a fool.
Job 32:9
It is not the great who are wise, nor the aged who understand justice.
Ecclesiastes 9:15
Now a poor wise man was found in it, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man.