Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: to be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity.

Lighter

Bible References

Surely

Psalm 39:5
Behold, thou have made my days [as] handbreadths, and my life-time is as nothing before thee. Surely every man at his best condition is altogether vanity. Selah.
1 Samuel 18:5
And David went out wherever Saul sent him, [and] behaved himself wisely. And Saul set him over the men of war, and it was good in the sight of all the people, and also in the sight of Saul's servants.
1 Samuel 23:12
Then David said, Will the men of Keilah deliver up me and my men into the hand of Saul? And LORD said, They will deliver thee up.
2 Samuel 15:6
And on this manner Absalom did to all Israel who came to the king for judgment. So Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel.
Matthew 21:9
And the multitudes who went ahead and those who followed, cried out, saying, Hosanna to the son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of Lord. Hosanna in the highest!
John 19:15
But they cried out, Away, away, crucify him! Pilate says to them, Shall I crucify your king? The chief priests answered, We have no king except Caesar.

Of high

Psalm 55:13
But it was thou, a man my equal, my companion, and my familiar friend.
Psalm 118:9
It is better to take refuge in LORD than to put confidence in rulers.
1 Samuel 18:21
And Saul said, I will give him her, that she may be a snare to him, and that the hand of the Philistines may be against him. Therefore Saul said to David, Thou shall this day be my son-in-law a second time.
1 Samuel 26:21
Then Saul said, I have sinned. Return, my son David, for I will no more do thee harm because my life was precious in thine eyes this day. Behold, I have played the fool, and have erred exceedingly.
2 Samuel 15:31
And it was told David, saying, Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom. And David said, O LORD, I pray thee, turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness.
Romans 3:4
May it not happen! But let it come to pass God is true, but every man a liar, as it is written, That thou may ever be justified in thy words, and may prevail when thou are criticized.

Laid

Daniel 5:27
TEKEL, thou are weighed in the balances, and are found wanting.

Lighter

Isaiah 40:15
Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are accounted as the small dust of the balance. Behold, he takes up the isles as a very little thing.

General references

Psalm 49:2
both low and high, rich and poor together.
Psalm 118:8
It is better to take refuge in LORD than to put confidence in man.
Ecclesiastes 1:2
Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities, all is vanity.
Ecclesiastes 12:8
Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, all is vanity.