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 hast made my days as a handbreadth, and my age is as nothing before thee; verily every man that lives is altogether vanity. Selah.
1 Samuel 18:5
And David went out wherever Saul sent him and behaved himself prudently, and Saul set him over the men of war, and he was accepted in the sight of all the people and also in the sight of Saul's slaves.
1 Samuel 23:12
Then David said, Will the men of Keilah deliver me and my men into the hand of Saul? And the LORD said, They will deliver thee up.
2 Samuel 15:6
And Absalom did according to this manner with all Israel that came to the king for judgment; so Absalom stole the hearts of those of Israel.
Matthew 21:9
And the people that went before and that followed, cried out, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David; Blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.
John 19:15
But they cried out, Away with him, away with him, crucify him. Pilate said unto them, Shall I crucify your King? The high priests answered, We have no king but Caesar.

Of high

Psalm 55:13
But it was thou, who in my estimation was, my lord, and of my own family.
Psalm 118:9
It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes.
1 Samuel 18:21
And Saul said, I will give her to him 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 shalt this day be my son-in-law with the other one.
1 Samuel 26:21
Then Saul said, I have sinned; return, my son David; for I will do no more harm unto thee because my life was precious in thine eyes today. 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. Then David said, O LORD, I pray thee, turn the counsel of Ahithophel into folly.
Romans 3:4
No, in no wise: for God is true, and every man a liar; as it is written, That thou might be justified in thy words and might overcome when thou dost judge.

Laid

Daniel 5:27
TEKEL; Thou art weighed in the balances and art found wanting.

Lighter

Isaiah 40:15
Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, he causes the isles to disappear as dust.

General references

Psalm 49:2
Both low and high, rich and poor, together.
Psalm 118:8
It is better to wait upon the LORD than to wait upon man.
Ecclesiastes 1:2
Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.
Ecclesiastes 12:8
Vanity of vanities, saith the preacher; all is vanity.