Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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

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 righteous also shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him, saying, 7 Behold the man that made not God his strength, but put confidence in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his avarice. 8 But as for me, I am like a green olive-tree in the house of God: I will confide in the loving-kindness of God for ever and ever.


Cross References

Job 31:24-25

If I have made gold my hope, or said to the fine gold, My confidence!

Psalm 49:6-20

They depend upon their wealth, and boast themselves in the abundance of their riches. ...

Psalm 62:9-10

Men of low degree are only vanity; men of high degree, a lie: laid in the balance, they go up together lighter than vanity.

Psalm 73:7-11

Their eyes stand out from fatness, they exceed the imaginations of their heart:

Psalm 73:18-20

Truly thou settest them in slippery places, thou castest them down in ruins.

Psalm 146:3-5

Put not confidence in nobles, in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation.

Ecclesiastes 8:8

There is no man who hath control over the spirit to retain the spirit; and no one hath control over the day of death; and there is no discharge in that war, neither shall wickedness deliver those that are given to it.

Isaiah 14:16-17

They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee; they shall consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that shook kingdoms;

Jeremiah 17:5

Thus saith Jehovah: Cursed is the man that confideth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from Jehovah.

Hosea 12:7-8

He is a merchant, balances of deceit are in his hand; he loveth to oppress.

John 19:5

(Jesus therefore went forth without, wearing the crown of thorn, and the purple robe.) And he says to them, Behold the man!

1 Timothy 6:17

Enjoin on those rich in the present age not to be high-minded, nor to trust on the uncertainty of riches; but in the God who affords us all things richly for our enjoyment;

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