Parallel Verses

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].

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.

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 Only a vapor [are] men of low degree, a deception [are] men of high degree. {Weighed} in a balance, together they [are lighter] than a vapor. 10 Do not trust in extortion, and do not put vain [confidence] in robbery. If wealth increases, do not set [your] heart [on it]. 11 Once God has spoken; twice I have heard this: that strength [belongs] to God.


Cross References

Psalm 52:7

"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."

Isaiah 30:12

Therefore the holy one of Israel says this: "Because you [are] rejecting this word and you trust in oppression and {cunning} and you rely on it,

Deuteronomy 6:10-12

"And then it will happen [that] when Yahweh your God will bring you to the land that he swore to your ancestors, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give to you large and fine cities that you did not build,

Deuteronomy 8:12-14

lest [when] you have eaten and you are satisfied and you have built good houses and you live [in them],

Job 20:19

for he has oppressed; he has abandoned [the] poor; he has seized a house but did not build it.

Job 20:29

This [is] a wicked human being's portion from God and the inheritance of his decree from God."

Job 27:16-23

If he heaps up silver like the dust and fashions clothing like the clay,

Job 31:24-25

"If I have made gold my trust, or I have called fine gold my security,

Psalm 39:6

Surely a man walks about as a [mere] {shadow}; surely in vain they bustle about. He heaps up [possessions] but does not know who [will] gather them [in].

Psalm 49:6

those who trust their wealth and boast about the abundance of their riches?

Psalm 91:14

Because he loves me, therefore I will deliver him; I will protect him because he knows my name.

Proverbs 23:5

Your eyes will {alight} on it, but there is nothing [to] it, for suddenly it will make for itself wings like an eagle and it will be exhausted [in] the heavens.

Isaiah 28:15

Because you have said, "We have {made} a covenant with death, and we have made an agreement with Sheol. [The] overwhelming flood, when it passes through, will not come to us, for we have made lies our refuge, and we have hidden ourselves in falsehood."

Isaiah 47:10

And you felt secure in your wickedness; you said, "{No one} sees me." Your wisdom and your knowledge led you astray, and you said in your heart, "I [am], and besides me [there is] no one."

Isaiah 59:4

There is nobody {who pleads with} justice, and there is nobody who judges with honesty. They rely on nothing and speak vanity. They conceive trouble and beget iniquity;

Isaiah 61:8

For I, Yahweh, love justice, hate robbery and injustice, and I will {faithfully} give their reward, and I will {make} an everlasting covenant {with} them.

Jeremiah 13:25

This [is] your lot, the portion of your measure from me," {declares} Yahweh, "because you have forgotten me, and you have trusted in the lie.

Jeremiah 17:11

[Like] a partridge that hatches eggs it did not lay [is] one who amasses wealth without justice. In the middle of his days it will leave him, and at his end he will [prove to] be a fool."

Mark 8:36-37

For what does it benefit a person to gain the whole world and forfeit his life?

Mark 10:23

And Jesus looked around [and] said to his disciples, "How {difficult it is for} those who possess wealth to enter into the kingdom of God!"

Luke 12:15-21

And he said to them, "Watch out and guard yourselves from all greediness, because not [even] when someone has an abundance {does} his life [consist] of his possessions."

1 Timothy 6:10

For the love of money is a root of all evil, by which some, [because they] desire [it], have gone astray from the faith and have pierced themselves with many pains.

1 Timothy 6:17

Command those [who are] rich in this present age not to be proud and not to put their hope in the uncertainty of riches, but in God, who provides us all [things] richly for enjoyment,

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