Thus says the LORD, "Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might, let not a rich man boast of his riches;
For the land is full of adulterers; For the land mourns because of the curse The pastures of the wilderness have dried up. Their course also is evil And their might is not right.
"Your beauty, O Israel, is slain on your high places! How have the mighty fallen!
"How have the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle! Jonathan is slain on your high places.
"How have the mighty fallen, And the weapons of war perished!"
Nations will see and be ashamed Of all their might They will put their hand on their mouth, Their ears will be deaf.
But I will come to you soon, if the Lord wills, and I shall find out, not the words of those who are arrogant but their power.
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