Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

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

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.

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; men of high degree, a lie: laid in the balance, they go up together lighter than vanity. 10 Put not confidence in oppression, and become not vain in robbery; if wealth increase, set not your heart upon it. 11 Once hath God spoken, twice have I heard this, that strength belongeth unto God.


Cross References

Psalm 52:7

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

Isaiah 30:12

Therefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel: Because ye reject this word, and confide in oppression and wilfulness, and depend thereon,

Deuteronomy 6:10-12

And it shall be, when Jehovah thy God bringeth thee into the land which he swore unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give thee: great and good cities which thou buildedst not,

Deuteronomy 8:12-14

lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built and inhabited fine houses,

Job 20:19

For he hath oppressed, hath forsaken the poor; he hath violently taken away a house that he did not build.

Job 20:29

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

Job 27:16-23

Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare clothing as the clay;

Job 31:24-25

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

Psalm 39:6

Verily, man walketh in a vain show; verily they are disquieted in vain; he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them.

Psalm 49:6

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

Psalm 91:14

Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him; I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.

Proverbs 23:5

wilt thou set thine eyes upon it, it is gone; for indeed it maketh itself wings and it flieth away as an eagle towards the heavens.

Isaiah 28:15

For ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with Sheol have we made an agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us; for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves.

Isaiah 47:10

For thou hast confided in thy wickedness: thou hast said, None seeth me. Thy wisdom and thy knowledge, it hath seduced thee; and thou hast said in thy heart, It is I, and there is none but me.

Isaiah 59:4

none calleth for justice, none pleadeth in truthfulness. They trust in vanity, and speak falsehood; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.

Isaiah 61:8

For I, Jehovah, love judgment, I hate robbery with wrong; and I will give their recompence in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.

Jeremiah 13:25

This shall be thy lot, thy measured portion from me, saith Jehovah; because thou hast forgotten me, and confided in falsehood.

Jeremiah 17:11

As the partridge sitteth on eggs it hath not laid, so is he that getteth riches and not by right: in the midst of his days shall he leave them, and at his end shall be a fool.

Mark 8:36-37

For what shall it profit a man if he gain the whole world and suffer the loss of his soul?

Mark 10:23

And Jesus looking around says to his disciples, How difficultly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!

Luke 12:15-21

And he said to them, Take heed and keep yourselves from all covetousness, for it is not because a man is in abundance that his life is in his possessions.

1 Timothy 6:10

For the love of money is the root of every evil; which some having aspired after, have wandered from the faith, and pierced themselves with many sorrows.

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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