To the overseer instruction to David: In the coming of Doeg the Edomite to Saul, and he will say to him, David came to the house of Ahimelech. Why wilt thou boast in evil, thou strong one? the mercy of God is all the day.
They trusting upon their wealth, and they will glory in the multitude of their riches. A man redeeming shall not redeem the brother, he shall not give to God his ransom: (And the redemption of their soul is precious, and it ceased forever:) read more.
And he shall yet live forever, he shall not see destruction.
They will utter, they will speak impudently; all they working iniquity will boast themselves.
And if certain of the young shoots were broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert grafted in them, and wert a partaker of the root and fatness of the olive tree; Act not proudly to the young shoots. And if thou boastest, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee. Thou wilt say then, That the young shoots were broken off, that I might be grafted in. read more.
Well; for unbelief were they broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but do thou fear: For if God spared not the young shoots according to nature, how will he either spare thee
For Christ sent me not to immerse, but to announce good news: not in wisdom of word, lest the cross of Christ be made void. For truly the word of the cross to them perishing is foolishness; but to us saved it is the power of God. For it has been written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and put away the understanding of the intelligent. read more.
Where the wise? where the scribe? where the seekers together of this life has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? For since in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, God was contented by the foolishness of proclaiming to save them believing. And since the Jews ask a sign, and the Greeks seek wisdom: And we proclaim Christ crucified, to the Jews truly a stumbling-block, and to the Greeks foolishness; And to these the called, to both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and wisdom of God. For the foolish thing of God is wiser than men; and the weak thing of God is stronger than men. For ye see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many powerful, not, many well born: But the foolish things of the world, has God chosen that he might shame the wise; and the weak things of the world has God chosen that he might shame things strong; And the ignoble things of the world, and the despised things, has God chosen, and things not being, that the things being he might leave unemployed: That no flesh might boast before him. And ye are of him in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and also justice, and consecration, and holiness: That, as it has been written, Let him boasting, boast in the Lord.
And these things, brethren, I transformed to myself and to Apollos for you; that ye might learn in us not to think above what has been written, lest ye be puffed up one above one against the other. For who distinguishes thee? and what hast thou which thou didst not receive? and if thou also didst receive, why dost thou boast, as not having received?
For we dare not appear or join ourselves to certain of them recommending themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and joining themselves to themselves, do not understand. And we boast not of things immeasurable, but according to the measure of the rule which the God of measure divided to us, to reach even also to you. For not as reaching to you we stretch beyond ourselves: for also even to you we came before in the good news of Christ: read more.
Not boasting in things immeasurable, in the toils of others; and having hope, your faith being increased, to be enlarged in you according to our rule for abundance, To announce the good hews in things beyond you, not in another's rule to boast for things prepared. But he boasting, let him boast in the Lord. For not he recommending himself, this is acceptable, but whom the Lord recommends.
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and this not of you: the gift of God: Not of works, lest any one should boast.