Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Do not trust in oppression And do not vainly hope in robbery; If riches increase, do not set your heart upon them.

King James Version

Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart upon them.

Holman Bible

Place no trust in oppression, or false hope in robbery. If wealth increases, pay no attention to it.

International Standard Version

Don't trust in oppression or put false hope in stealing; if you become wealthy, do not set your heart on it.

A Conservative Version

Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery. If riches increase, set not your heart [on it].

American Standard Version

Trust not in oppression, And become not vain in robbery: If riches increase, set not your heart thereon .

Amplified

Trust not in and rely confidently not on extortion and oppression, and do not vainly hope in robbery; if riches increase, set not your heart on them.

Bible in Basic English

Have no faith in the rewards of evil-doing, or in profits wrongly made: if your wealth is increased, do not put your hopes on it.

Darby Translation

Put not confidence in oppression, and become not vain in robbery; if wealth increase, set not your heart upon it.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Trust not in violence and become not vain in the taking of spoil; if riches increase, set not your heart upon them.

Julia Smith Translation

Ye shall not trust in oppression, ye shall not become vain in plunder: if wealth shall increase ye shall not set the heart

King James 2000

Trust not in oppression, and hope not vainly in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart upon them.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Do not trust in extortion, and do not put vain [confidence] in robbery. If wealth increases, do not set [your] heart [on it].

Modern King James verseion

Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery; if riches increase, do not set your heart on them.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

O trust not in wrong or robbery; give not yourselves unto vanity. If riches increase, set not your heart upon them.

NET Bible

Do not trust in what you can gain by oppression! Do not put false confidence in what you can gain by robbery! If wealth increases, do not become attached to it!

New Heart English Bible

Do not trust in oppression. Do not become vain in robbery. If riches increase, do not set your heart on them.

The Emphasized Bible

Do not trust in extortion, Nor, with robbery, become vain, As for wealth, when it beareth fruit, Do not set thereon your heart.

Webster

Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart upon them.

World English Bible

Don't trust in oppression. Don't become vain in robbery. If riches increase, don't set your heart on them.

Youngs Literal Translation

Trust not in oppression, And in robbery become not vain, Wealth -- when it increaseth -- set not the heart.

Verse Info

Context Readings

Trust In God Alone

9 Men of low degree are only vanity and men of rank are a lie; In the balances they go up; They are together lighter than breath. 10 Do not trust in oppression And do not vainly hope in robbery; If riches increase, do not set your heart upon them. 11 Once God has spoken; Twice I have heard this: That power belongs to God;


Cross References

Psalm 52:7

"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."

Isaiah 30:12

Therefore thus says the Holy One of Israel, "Since you have rejected this word And have put your trust in oppression and guile, and have relied on them,

Deuteronomy 6:10-12

"Then it shall come about when the LORD your God brings you into the land which He swore to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to give you, great and splendid cities which you did not build,

Deuteronomy 8:12-14

otherwise, when you have eaten and are satisfied, and have built good houses and lived in them,

Job 20:19

"For he has oppressed and forsaken the poor; He has seized a house which he has not built.

Job 20:29

"This is the wicked man's portion from God, Even the heritage decreed to him by God."

Job 27:16-23

"Though he piles up silver like dust And prepares garments as plentiful as the clay,

Job 31:24-25

"If I have put my confidence in gold, And called fine gold my trust,

Psalm 39:6

"Surely every man walks about as a phantom; Surely they make an uproar for nothing; He amasses riches and does not know who will gather them.

Psalm 49:6

Even those who trust in their wealth And boast in the abundance of their riches?

Psalm 91:14

"Because he has loved Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him securely on high, because he has known My name.

Proverbs 23:5

When you set your eyes on it, it is gone. For wealth certainly makes itself wings Like an eagle that flies toward the heavens.

Isaiah 28:15

Because you have said, "We have made a covenant with death, And with Sheol we have made a pact The overwhelming scourge will not reach us when it passes by, For we have made falsehood our refuge and we have concealed ourselves with deception."

Isaiah 47:10

"You felt secure in your wickedness and said, 'No one sees me,' Your wisdom and your knowledge, they have deluded you; For you have said in your heart, 'I am, and there is no one besides me.'

Isaiah 59:4

No one sues righteously and no one pleads honestly They trust in confusion and speak lies; They conceive mischief and bring forth iniquity.

Isaiah 61:8

For I, the LORD, love justice, I hate robbery in the burnt offering; And I will faithfully give them their recompense And make an everlasting covenant with them.

Jeremiah 13:25

"This is your lot, the portion measured to you From Me," declares the LORD, "Because you have forgotten Me And trusted in falsehood.

Jeremiah 17:11

"As a partridge that hatches eggs which it has not laid, So is he who makes a fortune, but unjustly; In the midst of his days it will forsake him, And in the end he will be a fool."

Mark 8:36-37

"For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul?

Mark 10:23

And Jesus, looking around, said to His disciples, "How hard it will be for those who are wealthy to enter the kingdom of God!"

Luke 12:15-21

Then He said to them, "Beware, and be on your guard against every form of greed; for not even when one has an abundance does his life consist of his possessions."

1 Timothy 6:10

For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.

1 Timothy 6:17

Instruct those who are rich in this present world not to be conceited or to fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly supplies us with all things to enjoy.

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