Parallel Verses

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."

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

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.

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 will see it, and fear, and laugh at him, saying, 7 "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." 8 But as for me, I am like a green olive tree in God's house. I trust in God's loving kindness forever and ever.


Cross References

Job 31:24-25

"If I have made gold my hope, and have said to the fine gold, 'You are my confidence;'

Psalm 49:6-20

Those who trust in their wealth, and boast in the multitude of their riches --

Psalm 62:9-10

Surely men of low degree are just a breath, and men of high degree are a lie. In the balances they will go up. They are together lighter than a breath.

Psalm 73:7-11

Their eyes bulge with fat. Their minds pass the limits of conceit.

Psalm 73:18-20

Surely you set them in slippery places. You throw them down to destruction.

Psalm 146:3-5

Don't put your trust in princes, each a son of man in whom there is no help.

Ecclesiastes 8:8

There is no man who has power over the spirit to contain the spirit; neither does he have power over the day of death. There is no discharge in war; neither shall wickedness deliver those who practice it.

Isaiah 14:16-17

Those who see you will stare at you. They will ponder you, saying, "Is this the man who made the earth to tremble, who shook kingdoms;

Jeremiah 17:5

Thus says Yahweh: Cursed is the man who trusts in man, and makes flesh his arm, and whose heart departs from Yahweh.

Hosea 12:7-8

A merchant has dishonest scales in his hand. He loves to defraud.

John 19:5

Jesus therefore came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple garment. Pilate said to them, "Behold, the man!"

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 the living God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy;

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