False Confidence

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Psalm 49:5

Why should I fear in {times of calamity}, [when] iniquity surrounds me at my heels,

Luke 12:19-20

But God said to him, 'Fool! This night your life is demanded from you, and [the things] which you have prepared--whose will they be?'

1 Corinthians 3:21

So then, let no one boast in people. For all [things] are yours,

Psalm 33:16

The king [is] not saved by [the] greatness of an army. The warrior is not delivered by [the] greatness of strength.

Jeremiah 7:8

Look, you [are] relying for yourselves on {deceitful words} without benefiting.

Deuteronomy 29:19

And then when he hears the words of this oath, then {he will assure himself} in his heart, {saying}, '{Safety shall be mine even though I go in the stubbornness of my heart},' thereby destroying the well-watered [land] [along] with the parched.

1 Kings 20:11

The king of Israel answered and said, "Tell [him], 'Let not him who girds on his armor boast as one who takes off his armor.'"

2 Corinthians 1:9

But [we] ourselves had the sentence of death in ourselves, so that we would not be putting confidence in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead,

Isaiah 22:11

And you made a reservoir between the walls for the waters of the old pool, but you did not look to its maker, and you did not see {the one who created it long ago}.

Isaiah 31:1

Ah! Those who go down [to] Egypt for help! They rely on horses and trust in chariots because [they are] many, and in horsemen because they are very numerous, and they do not look to the holy one of Israel, and they do not consult Yahweh.

Isaiah 31:1-3

And indeed, he [is] wise, and he brings disaster, and he does not remove his words, and he will rise against [the] house of evildoers and against [the] help of workers of iniquity. And the Egyptians [are] human and not God, and their horses [are] flesh and not spirit. And Yahweh stretches out his hand, and [the] helper will stumble, and [the] one being helped will fall, and together all of them will come to an end.

Jeremiah 48:7

For because of your trusting in your works and in your treasures, even you yourselves will be taken, and Chemosh will go out into the exile, his priests and his officials together.

Zechariah 4:6

And he answered and said to me, "This [is] the word of Yahweh to Zerubbabel, saying, 'Not by strength and not by power, but [only] by my Spirit,' says Yahweh of hosts.

Mark 10:24

And the disciples were astounded at his words. But Jesus answered [and] said to them again, "Children, how difficult it is to enter into the kingdom of God!

Psalm 62:9

Only a vapor [are] men of low degree, a deception [are] men of high degree. {Weighed} in a balance, together they [are lighter] than a vapor.

Psalm 146:4

His breath departs; he returns to his plot; on that day his plans perish.

Hosea 5:13

And [when] Ephraim saw his illness, and Judah his wound, Ephraim went to Assyria, he sent to the great king. But he was unable to cure you and heal your wound.

Deuteronomy 29:18

so that {there is not} among you a man or a woman or a clan or a tribe {whose heart} turns {today} from [being] with Yahweh our God to go to serve the gods of these nations, so that there is not among you a root sprouting poison and wormwood.

Isaiah 36:6

Look, you trust in the staff of this broken reed, on Egypt, which [if] a man leans on it, goes into his hand and bores through it! Such [is] Pharaoh, king of Egypt, to all those who trust in him.

Job 11:20

But [the] eyes of [the] wicked will fail; and refuge will be lost to them, and their hope [is] {to breathe their last breath}."

Job 15:31

Let him not trust in emptiness--he will be deceiving himself-- for worthlessness will be his recompense.

Job 29:18

"And I thought, 'I will pass away in my nest, and like the phoenix I shall multiply [my] days.

Psalm 10:6

He says in his heart, "I shall not be moved {throughout all generations}, [during] which [I will have] no trouble."

Psalm 30:6

But as for me, I had said in my prosperity, "I shall not be moved ever."

Psalm 36:2

For he flatters himself in his eyes, hating to detect his iniquity.

Psalm 60:11

Give us help against [the] adversary, for the help of humankind [is] futile.

Psalm 108:12

Give us help against [the] enemy, for the help of humankind [is] futile.

Proverbs 14:16

The wise is cautious and turns from evil, but the fool throws off restraint and is confident.

Proverbs 16:25

There is a way [that seems] upright {to} a man, but its end [is] the way of death.

Proverbs 18:11

The wealth of the rich [is] {his strong city}, and like a wall, it is high in his imagination.

Proverbs 29:26

Many are those who seek the {favor} of a ruler, but from Yahweh {one obtains justice}.

Isaiah 8:12

"You must not call conspiracy everything that this people calls conspiracy, and you must not {share its fear}, and you must not be in dread.

Isaiah 9:9

And all of the people knew it, Ephraim and the inhabitants of Samaria in pride and arrogance of heart, saying,

Isaiah 28:15

Because you have said, "We have {made} a covenant with death, and we have made an agreement with Sheol. [The] overwhelming flood, when it passes through, will not come to us, for we have made lies our refuge, and we have hidden ourselves in falsehood."

Isaiah 30:1

"Oh rebellious children!" {declares} Yahweh, "to make a plan, but not from me, and pour out a libation, but not [from] my Spirit, {so as to add} sin to sin.

Isaiah 30:10

who say to those who do see, "You must not see!" and to the seers, "You must not see truth for us; speak smooth things to us, see illusions,

Isaiah 47:7

And you said, "I shall be an eternal mistress forever!" You did not set these [things] upon your heart; you did not remember its end.

Isaiah 56:12

"Come, let me take wine, and let us carouse [with] intoxicating drink, and tomorrow will be like today, {very great indeed}."

Isaiah 57:13

When {you cry}, let your collection deliver you, and [the] wind will carry all of them away; a breath will take [them] away. But he who takes refuge in me shall take possession [of] [the] land, and he shall inherit my {holy mountain}."

Jeremiah 2:13

"For my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me, [the] source of living water, to hew out for themselves cisterns, cracked cisterns that can hold no water.

Jeremiah 3:23

Surely, an illusion [comes] from [the] hills, [the] turmoil [on] the mountains. Surely, in Yahweh our God [is] the salvation of Israel.

Jeremiah 5:17

And they will eat your harvest and your food, they will eat your sons and your daughters, they will eat your flock and your herd, they will eat your vine and your fig tree, they will smash with the sword {your fortified cities}, in which you trust.

Jeremiah 6:14

And they have treated the wound of my people lightly, {saying}, 'Peace, peace,' but there is no peace.

Jeremiah 8:11

And they have treated the wound of the daughter of my people lightly, {saying}, 'Peace, peace,' but there is no peace.

Jeremiah 12:5

"If you run with foot soldiers and they have made you weary, then how will you compete with horses? If you have fallen in {a peaceful land}, then how will you do in the thickets of the Jordan?

Jeremiah 14:13

Then I said, "Ah, Lord Yahweh, look, the prophets [are] saying to them, 'You will not see [the] sword, and famine will not be yours, but reliable peace I will give to you in this place.'"

Jeremiah 21:13

Look, I [am] against you, O inhabitants of the valley, O rock of the plain," {declares} Yahweh; "you who say, 'Who can descend against us, or who can enter into our hiding place?'

Jeremiah 23:17

[They are] continually saying to those who disregard the word of Yahweh, 'Peace it will be to you,' and [to] {each one} who walks in the stubbornness of his heart they say, 'Calamity will not come upon you.'

Jeremiah 49:4

Why do you boast in [your] valleys? Your valleys [are] ebbing. O unfaithful daughter, who trusted in her treasures, [who said], 'Who will come against me?'

Lamentations 4:17

Still our eyes failed, [looking for] our help in vain; in our watchtower, we kept watch for a nation that could not save.

Ezekiel 8:12

And he said to me, "Have you seen, son of man, what the elders of the house of Israel [are] doing in the dark, each in the inner rooms of his idol, for [they are] saying, 'Yahweh [is] not seeing us; Yahweh has abandoned the land.'"

Ezekiel 13:10

Because, yes, because they led my people astray, {saying} 'Peace!' And [there is] not peace. And [when] anyone builds a flimsy wall, look, they coat it [with] whitewash.

Ezekiel 29:6

And all of the inhabitants of Egypt will know that I [am] Yahweh, because of their being a staff of reed for the house of Israel.

Ezekiel 30:8

And they will know that I [am] Yahweh when I put my fire in Egypt, and all of its helpers are broken.

Hosea 7:9

Foreigners devour his strength, and he does not know [it]; {mold} is also sprinkled upon him, and he does not know [it].

Hosea 10:13

You have plowed wickedness, you have reaped injustice, you have eaten the fruit of lies, because you have trusted in your strength, in the multitude of your warriors.

Hosea 12:1

Ephraim herds [the] wind and [is] pursuing [the] east wind all day long; he multiplies deception and violence and he {makes a treaty with Assyria}, and oil is brought to Egypt.

Hosea 14:3

Assyria will not save us; we will not ride on horses, and we will say no more, "Our God," to the work of our hands because in you [the] fatherless child finds mercy.

Amos 6:1

Alas [for] those being at ease in Zion, and those who feel secure on Mount Samaria, the notables of the best of the nations! The house of Israel resorts to them.

Amos 6:13

[You] who rejoice over Lo-Debar, who say, "Have we not taken Karnaim for ourselves by our strength?"

Amos 9:10

All the sinners of my people will die by the sword, who say, 'Evil will not overtake or confront us.'

Micah 3:11

Its rulers judge for a bribe; its priests teach for a price; its prophets practice divination for money. But they lean on Yahweh, saying, "[Is] not Yahweh in our midst? Disaster will not come upon us."

Zephaniah 1:12

And it shall be [that] at that time I will search Jerusalem with lamps, and I will punish the men {whose senses are dulled from drinking}, who say in their hearts, 'Yahweh will not do good, nor will he do evil.'

Zephaniah 2:15

This [is] the city of rejoicing that lived securely; the one saying in her heart, "{I am, and there is none besides me}." How she has become a desolation, a lair for wild animals! Everyone who passes by her hisses and shakes his fist.

Matthew 25:5

And [when] the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and fell asleep.

Mark 14:29-31

But Peter said to him, "Even if they all fall away, certainly I will not!" And Jesus said to him, "Truly I say to you that today--this night--before the rooster crows twice, you will deny me three times!" But he kept saying emphatically, "If it is necessary for me to die with you, I will never deny you!" And they all were saying the same [thing] also.

Matthew 26:33-35

But Peter answered [and] said to him, "If they all fall away because of you, I will never fall away!" Jesus said to him, "Truly I say to you that during this night, before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times!" Peter said to him, "Even if it is necessary for me to die with you, I will never deny you!" And all the disciples said the same [thing].

John 13:37

Peter said to him, "Lord, why am I not able to follow you now? I will lay down my life for you!"

Luke 11:35

Therefore pay careful attention [that] the light in you is not darkness!

Luke 17:26-30

And just as it was in the days of Noah, so also it will be in the days of the Son of Man-- they were eating, they were drinking, they were marrying, they were being given in marriage, until the day Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came and destroyed [them] all. Likewise, just as it was in the days of Lot--they were eating, they were drinking, they were buying, they were selling, they were planting, they were building.read more.
But on the day that Lot went out from Sodom, it rained fire and sulphur from heaven and destroyed [them] all. It will be {just the same} on the day that the Son of Man is revealed.

Luke 18:9-14

And 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 to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood [and] prayed these [things] with reference to himself: 'God, I give thanks to you that I am not like other people--swindlers, unrighteous [people], adulterers, or even like this tax collector!read more.
I fast twice a week; I give a tenth of all that I get.' But the tax collector, standing far away, did not want even to raise his eyes to heaven, but was beating his breast, saying, 'God, be merciful to me, a sinner!' I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than that one! For 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 before the Father! The one who accuses you is Moses, in whom you have put your hope!

Romans 2:3

But do you think this, O man who passes judgment on those who do such things, and who does the same [things], that you will escape the judgment of God?

1 Thessalonians 5:3

Whenever they say "Peace and security," then sudden destruction will overtake them like the birth pains of {a pregnant woman}, and they will not possibly escape.

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 carry on business and make a profit," you who do not know {what will happen tomorrow}, {what your life will be like}. For you are a smoky vapor that appears for a short time and then disappears. 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 in luxury, give to her so much torment and mourning, because in her heart she said, 'I sit as a queen, and am not a widow, and I will never see mourning!'

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false Confidence » Self-confidence, an element of insecurity » The danger of

Isaiah 47:8

Therefore now hear this, luxuriant [one] who sits in security, who says in her heart, "I [am], and besides me [there is] no one. I shall not sit [as] a widow, and I shall not know [the] loss of children."

Obadiah 1:3

The pride of your heart has deceived you, you who live in the clefts of a rock, the heights of its dwelling, [you who] say in your heart: 'Who can bring me down [to the] ground?'

Matthew 26:33

But Peter answered [and] said to him, "If they all fall away because of you, I will never fall away!"

More verses: Hosea 10:13 Luke 18:9

false Confidence » Confidence in God, examples of

Psalm 3:6

I am not afraid of the ten thousands of people who all around have set themselves against me.

Isaiah 12:2

Look! God [is] my salvation; I will trust, and I will not be afraid, for my strength and might [is] Yah, Yahweh; and he has become salvation for me."

Habakkuk 3:18

Yet I will rejoice in Yahweh; I will exult in the God of my salvation.

false Confidence » Self-confidence, an element of insecurity » Miscellaneous references to

Zephaniah 2:15

This [is] the city of rejoicing that lived securely; the one saying in her heart, "{I am, and there is none besides me}." How she has become a desolation, a lair for wild animals! Everyone who passes by her hisses and shakes his fist.

Matthew 20:22

But Jesus answered [and] said, "You do not know what you are asking! Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink?" They said to him, "We are able."

Jeremiah 48:7

For because of your trusting in your works and in your treasures, even you yourselves will be taken, and Chemosh will go out into the exile, his priests and his officials together.

Proverbs 14:16

The wise is cautious and turns from evil, but the fool throws off restraint and is confident.

Mark 14:31

But he kept saying emphatically, "If it is necessary for me to die with you, I will never deny you!" And they all were saying the same [thing] also.

More verses: Luke 22:33

false Confidence » In outward resources

Psalm 44:6

For I do not trust my bow, and my sword cannot give me victory.

false Confidence » In self

2 Corinthians 1:9

But [we] ourselves had the sentence of death in ourselves, so that we would not be putting confidence in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead,

false Confidence » In man

Psalm 33:16

The king [is] not saved by [the] greatness of an army. The warrior is not delivered by [the] greatness of strength.

Hosea 5:13

And [when] Ephraim saw his illness, and Judah his wound, Ephraim went to Assyria, he sent to the great king. But he was unable to cure you and heal your wound.

Hosea 7:11

Ephraim was like a dove, silly, {without sense}; they call [to] Egypt, they go [to] Assyria.

Psalm 62:9

Only a vapor [are] men of low degree, a deception [are] men of high degree. {Weighed} in a balance, together they [are lighter] than a vapor.

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

Luke 22:33-34

But he said to him, "Lord, I am ready to go with you both to prison and to death!" And he said, "I tell you, Peter, the rooster will not crow today until you have denied three times [that you] know me!"

Matthew 26:35

Peter said to him, "Even if it is necessary for me to die with you, I will never deny you!" And all the disciples said the same [thing].

John 13:37-38

Peter said to him, "Lord, why am I not able to follow you now? I will lay down my life for you!" Jesus replied, "Will you lay down your life for me? Truly, truly I say to you, the 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

And at that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah and said to him, "On account of your reliance upon the king of Aram, and [since] you did not rely on Yahweh your God, therefore the troops of the king of Aram escaped from your hand. Were not the Cushites and Libyans a mighty army with very abundant chariots and horsemen? And because of your reliance on Yahweh he gave them into your hand. For the eyes of Yahweh roam throughout all the earth to strengthen those whose heart is fully devoted to him. You have been foolish in this, for from now on you will have wars."

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

2 Kings 19:23

By the hand of your messengers you have mocked the Lord, and you have said, 'With my many chariots I have gone up [to] the height of the mountains. [To] the remote areas of Lebanon, I have felled the tallest of its cedars, the choicest of its cypresses. I have entered the place of overnight lodging. Even [to] the edge of forest of its fertile land.

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

Isaiah 22:11

And you made a reservoir between the walls for the waters of the old pool, but you did not look to its maker, and you did not see {the one who created it long ago}.

false Confidence » Instances of » Babel