Parallel Verses

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.

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 .

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 [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. 10 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. 11 God has spoken once, twice have I heard this: that power belongs to God.


Cross References

Psalm 52:7

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.

Isaiah 30:12

Therefore thus says the Holy One of Israel: Because you despise and spurn this [My] word and trust in cunning and oppression, in crookedness and perverseness, and rely on them,

Deuteronomy 6:10-12

And when the Lord your God brings you into the land which He swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give you, with great and goodly cities which you did not build,

Deuteronomy 8:12-14

Lest when you have eaten and are full, and have built goodly houses and live in them,

Job 20:19

For he has oppressed and forsaken the poor; he has violently taken away a house which he did not build.

Job 20:29

This is the wicked man's portion from God, and the heritage appointed to him by God.

Job 27:16-23

Though he heaps up silver like dust and piles up clothing like clay,

Job 31:24-25

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

Psalm 39:6

Surely every man walks to and fro -- "like a shadow in a pantomime; surely for futility and emptiness he is in turmoil; each one heaps up riches, not knowing who will gather them.

Psalm 49:6

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

Psalm 91:14

Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him; I will set him on high, because he knows and understands My name [has a personal knowledge of My mercy, love, and kindness -- "trusts and relies on Me, knowing I will never forsake him, no, never].

Proverbs 23:5

Will you set your eyes upon wealth, when [suddenly] it is gone? For riches certainly make themselves 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 (the place of the dead) we have an agreement -- "when the overflowing scourge passes through, it will not come to us, for we have made lies our refuge, and in falsehood we have taken shelter.

Isaiah 47:10

For you [Babylon] have trusted in your wickedness; you have said, No one sees me. Your wisdom and your knowledge led you astray, and you said in your heart and mind, I am, and there is no one besides me.

Isaiah 59:4

None sues or calls in righteousness [but for the sake of doing injury to others -- "to take some undue advantage]; no one goes to law honestly and pleads [his case] in truth; they trust in emptiness, worthlessness and futility, and speaking lies! They conceive mischief and bring forth evil!

Isaiah 61:8

For I the Lord love justice; I hate robbery and wrong with violence or a burnt offering. And I will faithfully give them their recompense in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant or league with them.

Jeremiah 13:25

This is your lot, the portion measured to you from Me, says the Lord, because you have forgotten Me and trusted in falsehood [false gods and alliances with idolatrous nations].

Jeremiah 17:11

Like the partridge that gathers a brood which she did not hatch and sits on eggs which she has not laid, so is he who gets riches by unjust means and not by right. He will leave them, or they will leave him, in the midst of his days, and at his 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 life [ in the eternal kingdom of God]?

Mark 10:23

And Jesus looked around and said to His disciples, With what difficulty will those who possess wealth and keep on holding it enter the kingdom of God!

Luke 12:15-21

And He said to them, Guard yourselves and keep free from all covetousness (the immoderate desire for wealth, the greedy longing to have more); for a man's life does not consist in and is not derived from possessing overflowing abundance or that which is over and above his needs.

1 Timothy 6:10

For the love of money is a root of all evils; it is through this craving that some have been led astray and have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves through with many acute [mental] pangs.

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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