Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


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.


Bible References


Psalm 39:5
Behold, you have made my days handbreadths. My lifetime is as nothing before you. Surely every man stands as a breath." Selah.
1 Samuel 18:5
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 me and my men into the hand of Saul?" The LORD said, "They will deliver you up."
2 Samuel 15:6
Absalom did this sort of thing to all Israel who came to the king for judgment. So Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel.
Matthew 21:9
The crowds who went before him, and who followed kept shouting, "Hosanna to the son of David. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest."
John 19:15
They shouted, "Away with him. Away with him. Crucify him." Pilate said to them, "Shall I crucify your King?" The chief priests answered, "We have no king but Caesar."

Of high

Psalm 55:13
But it was you, a man like me, my companion, and my familiar friend.
Psalm 118:9
It is better to take refuge in the LORD, than to put confidence in princes.
1 Samuel 18:21
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, "You 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 you harm, because my life was precious in your eyes this day. Behold, I have played the fool, and have erred exceedingly."
2 Samuel 15:31
Someone told David, saying, "Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom." David said, "LORD, please turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness."
Romans 3:4
May it never be. Yes, let God be found true, but every man a liar. As it is written, "That you might be justified in your words, and might prevail when you come into judgment."


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


Isaiah 40:15
Behold, the nations are like a drop in a bucket, and are regarded as a speck of dust on a balance. Behold, he lifts up the islands like 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 the 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.