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Psalm 49:5

Why should I fear in times of trouble? The iniquity of my foes surrounds me.

Luke 12:19-20

Then I'll say to myself, "You have many goods stored up for many years. Take it easy; eat, drink, and enjoy yourself." ' "But God said to him, 'You fool! This very night your life is demanded of you. And the things you have prepared-whose will they be?'

Psalm 33:16-17

A king is not saved by a large army; a warrior will not be delivered by great strength. The horse is a false hope for safety; it provides no escape by its great power.

Psalm 31:6

I hate those who are devoted to worthless idols, but I trust in the Lord.

Deuteronomy 29:19

When someone hears the words of this oath, he may bless himself in his mind, thinking, 'I will have peace even though I follow my [own] stubborn heart.' This will lead to the destruction of the well-watered [land] as well as the dry [land].

1 Kings 20:11

The king of Israel answered, "Say this: 'Let not him who puts on his armor boast like the one who takes it off.' "

Isaiah 22:11

You made a reservoir between the walls for the waters of the ancient pool, but you did not look to the One who made it, or consider the One who created it long ago.

Isaiah 31:1-3

Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help and who depend on horses! They trust in the number of chariots and in the great strength of charioteers. They do not look to the Holy One of Israel and they do not seek the Lord's help. But He also is wise and brings disaster. He does not go back on what He says; He will rise up against the house of wicked men and against the allies of evildoers. Egyptians are men, not God; their horses are flesh, not spirit. When the Lord raises His hand [to strike], the helper will stumble and the helped will fall; both will perish together.

Jeremiah 48:7

Because you trust in your works and treasures, you will be captured also. Chemosh will go into exile with his priests and officials.

Zechariah 4:6

So he answered me, "This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: 'Not by strength or by might, but by My Spirit,' says the Lord of Hosts.

Psalm 62:9

Men are only a vapor; exalted men, an illusion. On a balance scale, they go up; together they [weigh] less than a vapor.

Psalm 146:4

When his breath leaves him, he returns to the ground; on that day his plans die.

Hosea 5:13

When Ephraim saw his sickness and Judah his wound, Ephraim went to Assyria and sent [a delegation] to the great king. But he cannot cure you or heal your wound.

Hosea 7:11

So Ephraim has become like a silly, senseless dove; they call to Egypt, and they go to Assyria.

Deuteronomy 29:18

Be sure there is no man, woman, clan, or tribe among you today whose heart turns away from the Lord our God to go and worship the gods of those nations. Be sure there is no root among you bearing poisonous and bitter fruit.

Isaiah 36:6

Look, you are trusting in Egypt, that splintered reed of a staff, which will enter and pierce the hand of anyone who leans on it. This is how Pharaoh king of Egypt is to all who trust in him.

Job 15:31

Let him not put trust in worthless things, being led astray, for what he gets in exchange will prove worthless.

Job 29:18

So I thought: I will die in my own nest and multiply [my] days as the sand.

Psalm 10:6

He says to himself, "I will never be moved- from generation to generation without calamity."

Psalm 30:6

When I was secure, I said, "I will never be shaken."

Psalm 36:2

for in his own eyes he flatters himself [too much] to discover and hate his sin.

Proverbs 16:25

There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it is the way of death.

Proverbs 18:11

A rich man's wealth is his fortified city; in his imagination it is like a high wall.

Proverbs 29:26

Many seek a ruler's favor, but a man receives justice from the Lord.

Isaiah 8:12

Do not call everything an alliance these people say is an alliance. Do not fear what they fear; do not be terrified.

Isaiah 9:9

All the people- Ephraim and the inhabitants of Samaria-will know it. They will say with pride and arrogance:

Isaiah 28:15

For you said, "We have cut a deal with Death, and we have made an agreement with Sheol; when the overwhelming scourge passes through, it will not touch us, because we have made falsehood our refuge and have hidden behind treachery."

Isaiah 30:1

Woe to the rebellious children! [This is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the Lord's declaration. They carry out a plan, but not Mine, They make an alliance, but against My will, piling sin on top of sin.

Isaiah 30:10

They say to the seers, "Do not see," and to the prophets, "Do not prophesy the truth to us. Tell us flattering things. Prophesy illusions.

Isaiah 47:7

You said: I will be the mistress forever. You did not take these things to heart or think about their outcome.

Isaiah 56:12

"Come, let me get [some] wine, let's guzzle [some] beer; and tomorrow will be like today, only far better!"

Isaiah 57:13

When you cry out, let your collection [of idols] deliver you! The wind will carry all of them off, a breath will take them away. But whoever takes refuge in Me will inherit the land and possess My holy mountain.

Jeremiah 2:13

For My people have committed a double evil: They have abandoned Me, the fountain of living water, and dug cisterns for themselves, cracked cisterns that cannot hold water.

Jeremiah 3:23

Surely, falsehood comes from the hills, commotion from the mountains, but the salvation of Israel is only in the Lord our God.

Jeremiah 5:17

They will consume your harvest and your food. They will consume your sons and your daughters. They will consume your flocks and your herds. They will consume your vines and your fig trees. They will destroy with the sword your fortified cities in which you trust.

Jeremiah 6:14

They have treated My people's brokenness superficially, claiming: Peace, peace, when there is no peace.

Jeremiah 8:11

They have treated superficially the brokenness of My dear people, claiming: Peace, peace, when there is no peace.

Jeremiah 12:5

If you have raced with runners and they have worn you out, how can you compete with horses? If you stumble in a peaceful land, what will you do in the thickets of the Jordan?

Jeremiah 14:13

And I replied, "Oh no, Lord God ! The prophets are telling them, 'You won't see sword or suffer famine. I will certainly give you true peace in this place.' "

Jeremiah 21:13

Beware! I am against you, you who sit above the valley, [you atop] the rocky plateau- [this is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the Lord's declaration- you who say: Who can come down against us? Who can enter our hiding places?

Jeremiah 23:17

They keep on saying to those who despise Me: The Lord has said: You will have peace. To everyone who walks in the stubbornness of his heart they have said, No harm will come to you."

Jeremiah 49:4

Why do you brag about your valleys, your flowing valley, you faithless daughter? You who trust in your treasures [and boast]: Who can attack me?

Lamentations 4:17

All the while our eyes were failing [as we looked] in vain for assistance; we watched from our towers for a nation that refused to help.

Ezekiel 8:12

Then He said to me, "Son of man, do you see what the elders of the house of Israel are doing in the darkness, each at the shrine of his idol? For they are saying: The Lord does not see us. The Lord has abandoned the land."

Ezekiel 13:10

"Since they have led My people astray saying: Peace, when there is no peace, for when someone builds a wall they plaster it with whitewash,

Ezekiel 29:6

Then all the inhabitants of Egypt will know that I am the Lord, for they have been a staff [made] of reed to the house of Israel.

Ezekiel 30:8

They will know that I am the Lord when I set fire to Egypt and all its allies are shattered.

Hosea 7:9

Foreigners consume his strength, but he does not notice. Even his hair is streaked with gray, but he does not notice.

Hosea 10:13

You have plowed wickedness and reaped injustice; you have eaten the fruit of lies. Because you have trusted in your own way and in your large number of soldiers,

Hosea 12:1

Ephraim chases the wind and pursues the east wind. He continually multiplies lies and violence. He makes a covenant with Assyria, and olive oil is carried to Egypt.

Hosea 14:3

Assyria will not save us, we will not ride on horses, and we will no longer proclaim: Our gods! to the work of our hands. For the fatherless receives compassion in You."

Amos 6:1

Woe to those who are at ease in Zion and to those who feel secure on the hill of Samaria- the notable people in this first of the nations, those the house of Israel comes to.

Amos 6:13

you who rejoice over Lo-debar and say, "Didn't we capture Karnaim for ourselves by our own strength?"

Amos 9:10

All the sinners among My people, who say: Disaster will never overtake or confront us, will die by the sword.

Micah 3:11

Her leaders issue rulings for a bribe, her priests teach for payment, and her prophets practice divination for money. Yet they lean on the Lord, saying, "Isn't the Lord among us? No calamity will overtake us."

Zephaniah 1:12

And at that time I will search Jerusalem with lamps and punish the men who settle down comfortably, who say to themselves: The Lord will not do good or evil.

Zephaniah 2:15

This is the self-assured city that lives in security, that thinks to herself: I am, and there is no one besides me. What a desolation she has become, a place for wild animals to lie down! Everyone who passes by her jeers and shakes his fist.

Matthew 25:5

Since the groom was delayed, they all became drowsy and fell asleep.

Mark 14:29-31

Peter told Him, "Even if everyone runs away, I will certainly not!" "I assure you," Jesus said to him, "today, this very night, before the rooster crows twice, you will deny Me three times!" But he kept insisting, "If I have to die with You, I will never deny You!" And they all said the same thing.

Matthew 26:33-35

Peter told Him, "Even if everyone runs away because of You, I will never run away!" "I assure you," Jesus said to him, "tonight-before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times!" "Even if I have to die with You," Peter told Him, "I will never deny You!" And all the disciples said the same thing.

Luke 17:26-30

"Just as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be in the days of the Son of Man: people went on eating, drinking, marrying and giving in marriage until the day Noah boarded the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. It will be the same as it was in the days of Lot: people went on eating, drinking, buying, selling, planting, building.read more.
But on the day Lot left Sodom, fire and sulfur rained from heaven and destroyed them all. It will be like that on the day the Son of Man is revealed.

Luke 18:9-14

He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and looked down on everyone else: "Two men went up to the temple complex to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee took his stand and was praying like this: 'God, I thank You that I'm not like other people -greedy, unrighteous, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.read more.
I fast twice a week; I give a tenth of everything I get.' "But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even raise his eyes to heaven but kept striking his chest and saying, 'God, turn Your wrath from me -a sinner!' I tell you, this one went down to his house justified rather than the other; because everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted."

John 5:45

Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father. Your accuser is Moses, on whom you have set your hope.

Romans 2:3

Do you really think-anyone of you who judges those who do such things yet do the same-that you will escape God's judgment?

James 4:13-15

Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will travel to such and such a city and spend a year there and do business and make a profit." You don't even know what tomorrow will bring-what your life will be! For you are a bit of smoke that appears for a little while, then vanishes. Instead, you should say, "If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that."

Revelation 18:7

As much as she glorified herself and lived luxuriously, give her that much torment and grief. Because she says in her heart, 'I sit as queen; I am not a widow, and I will never see grief,'

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Isaiah 47:8

"So now hear this, lover of luxury, who sits securely, who says to herself: I, and no one else, will never be a widow or know the loss of children.

Obadiah 1:3

Your presumptuous heart has deceived you, you who live in clefts of the rock in your home on the heights, who say to yourself: Who can bring me down to the ground?

Matthew 26:33

Peter told Him, "Even if everyone runs away because of You, I will never run away!"

More verses: Hosea 10:13 Luke 18:9

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Zephaniah 2:15

This is the self-assured city that lives in security, that thinks to herself: I am, and there is no one besides me. What a desolation she has become, a place for wild animals to lie down! Everyone who passes by her jeers and shakes his fist.

Matthew 20:22

But Jesus answered, "You don't know what you're asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink?" "We are able," they said to Him.

Jeremiah 48:7

Because you trust in your works and treasures, you will be captured also. Chemosh will go into exile with his priests and officials.

Mark 14:31

But he kept insisting, "If I have to die with You, I will never deny You!" And they all said the same thing.

More verses: Luke 22:33

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Hosea 5:13

When Ephraim saw his sickness and Judah his wound, Ephraim went to Assyria and sent [a delegation] to the great king. But he cannot cure you or heal your wound.

Hosea 7:11

So Ephraim has become like a silly, senseless dove; they call to Egypt, and they go to Assyria.

Psalm 62:9

Men are only a vapor; exalted men, an illusion. On a balance scale, they go up; together they [weigh] less than a vapor.

false Confidence » Instances of » Peter, in asserting his devotion to jesus

Luke 22:33-34

"Lord," he told Him, "I'm ready to go with You both to prison and to death!" "I tell you, Peter," He said, "the rooster will not crow today until you deny three times that you know Me!"

John 13:37-38

"Lord," Peter asked, "why can't I follow You now? I will lay down my life for You!" Jesus replied, "Will you lay down your life for Me? I assure you: A rooster will not crow until you have denied Me three times.

false Confidence » Instances of » Asa, in relying on syria rather than on God

2 Chronicles 16:7-9

At that time, Hanani the seer came to King Asa of Judah and said to him, "Because you depended on the king of Aram and have not depended on the Lord your God, the army of the king of Aram has escaped from your hand. Were not the Cushites and Libyans a vast army with very many chariots and horsemen? When you depended on the Lord, He handed them over to you. For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to show Himself strong for those whose hearts are completely His. You have been foolish in this matter, for from now on, you will have wars."

false Confidence » Instances of » Sennacherib, in the siege of jerusalem

2 Kings 19:23

You have mocked the Lord through your messengers. You have said: With my many chariots I have gone up to the heights of the mountains, to the far recesses of Lebanon. I cut down its tallest cedars, its choice cypress trees. I came to its farthest outpost, its densest forest.

false Confidence » Instances of » Hezekiah, in the defenses of jerusalem

Isaiah 22:11

You made a reservoir between the walls for the waters of the ancient pool, but you did not look to the One who made it, or consider the One who created it long ago.

false Confidence » Instances of » Babel


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