Parallel Verses

Amplified

See, this is the man who made not God his strength (his stronghold and high tower) but trusted in and confidently relied on the abundance of his riches, seeking refuge and security for himself through his wickedness.

New American Standard Bible

"Behold, the man who would not make God his refuge, But trusted in the abundance of his riches And was strong in his evil desire."

King James Version

Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength; but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness.

Holman Bible

“Here is the man
who would not make God his refuge,
but trusted in the abundance of his riches,
taking refuge in his destructive behavior.”

International Standard Version

"Look, here is a young man who refused to make God his strength; instead, he trusted in his great wealth and made his wickedness his strength.

A Conservative Version

Lo, this is the man who did not make God his strength, but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness.

American Standard Version

Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength, But trusted in the abundance of his riches, And strengthened himself in his wickedness.

Bible in Basic English

See, this is the man who did not make God his strength, but had faith in his goods and his property, and made himself

Darby Translation

Behold the man that made not God his strength, but put confidence in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his avarice.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Behold, this is the man that did not make God his strength, but trusted in the abundance of his riches and strengthened himself in his wickedness.

Julia Smith Translation

Behold, the man will not set God his strength, and he will trust in the multitude of his riches he will be strengthened in his mischief.

King James 2000

Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength; but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness.

Lexham Expanded Bible

"Look, the man [who] would not make God his refuge, but he trusted in the greatness of his wealth; he took refuge in his destructiveness."

Modern King James verseion

Behold, the man who did not make God his strength, but trusted in the abundance of his riches, he was strong in his wickedness.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

"Lo, this is the man that took not God for his strength, but trusted unto the multitude of his riches, and was mighty in his wickedness!"

NET Bible

"Look, here is the man who would not make God his protector! He trusted in his great wealth and was confident about his plans to destroy others."

New Heart English Bible

"Behold, this is the man who did not make God his strength, but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness."

The Emphasized Bible

Lo! the man who made not God his refuge, - But trusted in the abundance of his riches, Emboldened himself in his wealth!

Webster

Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength; but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness.

World English Bible

"Behold, this is the man who didn't make God his strength, but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness."

Youngs Literal Translation

'Lo, the man who maketh not God his strong place, And trusteth in the abundance of his riches, He is strong in his mischiefs.'

References

Fausets

Context Readings

God Judges The Proud

6 The [uncompromisingly] righteous also shall see [it] and be in reverent fear and awe, but about you they will [scoffingly] laugh, saying, 7 See, this is the man who made not God his strength (his stronghold and high tower) but trusted in and confidently relied on the abundance of his riches, seeking refuge and security for himself through his wickedness. 8 But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God; I trust in and confidently rely on the loving-kindness and the mercy of God forever and ever.


Cross References

Job 31:24-25

If I have made gold my trust and hope or have said to fine gold, You are my confidence,

Psalm 49:6-20

Even of those who trust in and lean on their wealth and boast of the abundance of their riches?

Psalm 62:9-10

Men of low degree [in the social scale] are emptiness (futility, a breath) and men of high degree [in the same scale] are a lie and a delusion. In the balances they go up; they are together lighter than a breath.

Psalm 73:7-11

Their eyes stand out with fatness, they have more than heart could wish; and the imaginations of their minds overflow [with follies].

Psalm 73:18-20

[After all] You do set the [wicked] in slippery places; You cast them down to ruin and destruction.

Psalm 146:3-5

Put not your trust in princes, in a son of man, in whom there is no help.

Ecclesiastes 8:8

There is no man who has power over the spirit to retain the breath of life, neither has he power over the day of death; and there is no discharge in battle [against death], neither will wickedness deliver those who are its possessors and given to it.

Isaiah 14:16-17

Those who see you will gaze at you and consider you, saying, Is this the man who made the earth tremble, who shook kingdoms? -- "

Jeremiah 17:5

Thus says the Lord: Cursed [with great evil] is the strong man who trusts in and relies on frail man, making weak [human] flesh his arm, and whose mind and heart turn aside from the Lord.

Hosea 12:7-8

Canaan [Israel -- "whose ideals have sunk to those of Canaan] is a trader; the balances of deceit are in his hand; he loves to oppress and defraud.

John 19:5

So Jesus came out wearing the thorny crown and purple cloak, and Pilate said to them, See, [here is] the Man!

1 Timothy 6:17

As for the rich in this world, charge them not to be proud and arrogant and contemptuous of others, nor to set their hopes on uncertain riches, but on God, Who richly and ceaselessly provides us with everything for [our] enjoyment.

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