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102 Bible Verses about False Confidence

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Psalm 49:5

Why do I fear in days of evil? The iniquity of my supplanters doth compass me.

Luke 12:19-20

and I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast many good things laid up for many years, be resting, eat, drink, be merry. And God said to him, Unthinking one! this night thy soul they shall require from thee, and what things thou didst prepare -- to whom shall they be?

Psalm 33:16-17

The king is not saved by the multitude of a force. A mighty man is not delivered, By abundance of power. A false thing is the horse for safety, And by the abundance of his strength He doth not deliver.

Psalm 31:6

I have hated the observers of lying vanities, And I toward Jehovah have been confident.

Jeremiah 7:8

Lo, ye are trusting for yourselves On the words of falsehood, so as not to profit.

Deuteronomy 29:19

'And it hath been, in his hearing the words of this oath, and he hath blessed himself in his heart, saying, I have peace, though in the stubbornness of my heart I go on, in order to end the fulness with the thirst.

1 Kings 20:11

And the king of Israel answereth and saith, 'Speak ye: let not him who is girding on boast himself as him who is loosing his armour.'

Psalm 49:6

Those trusting on their wealth, And in the multitude of their riches, Do shew themselves foolish.

Isaiah 22:11

And a ditch ye made between the two walls, For the waters of the old pool, And ye have not looked unto its Maker, And its Framer of old ye have not seen.

Isaiah 31:1-3

Woe to those going down to Egypt for help, And on horses lean, And trust on chariots, because many, And on horsemen, because very strong, And have not looked on the Holy One of Israel, And Jehovah have not sought. And He also is wise, and bringeth in evil, And His words He hath not turned aside, And He hath risen against a house of evil doers, And against the help of workers of iniquity. And the Egyptians are men, and not God, And their horses are flesh, and not spirit, And Jehovah stretcheth out His hand, And stumbled hath the helper, And fallen hath the helped one, And together all of them are consumed.

Jeremiah 48:7

For, because of thy trusting in thy works, And in thy treasures, even thou art captured, And gone out hath Chemosh in a removal, His priests and his heads together.

Zechariah 4:6

And he answereth and speaketh unto me, saying: 'This is a word of Jehovah unto Zerubbabel, saying: Not by a force, nor by power, But -- by My Spirit, said Jehovah of Hosts.

Mark 10:24

And the disciples were astonished at his words, and Jesus again answering saith to them, 'Children, how hard is it to those trusting on the riches to enter into the reign of God!

Psalm 62:9

Only -- vanity are the low, a lie the high. In balances to go up they than vanity are lighter.

Psalm 146:4

His spirit goeth forth, he returneth to his earth, In that day have his thoughts perished.

Hosea 5:13

And see doth Ephraim his sickness, and Judah his wound, And Ephraim goeth unto Asshur, And sendeth unto a warlike king, And he is not able to give healing to you, Nor doth he remove from you a scar.

Hosea 7:11

And Ephraim is as a simple dove without heart, Egypt they called on -- to Asshur they have gone.

Deuteronomy 29:18

lest there be among you a man or woman, or family or tribe, whose heart is turning to-day from Jehovah our God, to go to serve the gods of those nations, lest there be in you a root fruitful of gall and wormwood:

Isaiah 36:6

Lo, thou hast trusted on the staff of this broken reed -- on Egypt -- which a man leaneth on, and it hath gone into his hand, and pierced it -- so is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all those trusting on him.

Job 15:31

Let him not put credence in vanity, He hath been deceived, For vanity is his recompence.

Job 29:18

And I say, 'With my nest I expire, And as the sand I multiply days.'

Psalm 10:6

He hath said in his heart, 'I am not moved,' To generation and generation not in evil.

Psalm 30:6

And I -- I have said in mine ease, 'I am not moved -- to the age.

Psalm 36:2

For he made it smooth to himself in his eyes, To find his iniquity to be hated.

Psalm 108:12

Give to us help from adversity, And vain is the salvation of man.

Proverbs 18:11

The wealth of the rich is the city of his strength, And as a wall set on high in his own imagination.

Proverbs 29:26

Many are seeking the face of a ruler, And from Jehovah is the judgment of each.

Isaiah 8:12

'Ye do not say, A confederacy, To all to whom this people saith, A confederacy, And its fear ye do not fear, Nor declare fearful.

Isaiah 9:9

And the people have known -- all of it, Ephraim, and the inhabitant of Samaria, In pride and in greatness of heart, saying,

Isaiah 28:15

Because ye have said: 'We have made a covenant with death, And with Sheol we have made a provision, An overflowing scourge, when it passeth over, Doth not meet us, Though we have made a lie our refuge, And in falsehood have been hidden.'

Isaiah 30:10

Who have said to seers, 'Ye do not see,' And to prophets, 'Ye do not prophesy to us Straightforward things, Speak to us smooth things, prophesy deceits,

Isaiah 47:7

And thou sayest, 'To the age I am mistress,' While thou hast not laid these things to thy heart, Thou hast not remembered the latter end of it.

Isaiah 56:12

Come ye, I take wine, And we drink, quaff strong drink, And as this day hath been to-morrow, Great -- exceeding abundant!'

Isaiah 57:13

When thou criest, let thy gatherings deliver thee, And all of them carry away doth wind, Take away doth vanity, And whoso is trusting in Me inheriteth the land, And doth possess My holy mountain.

Jeremiah 2:13

For two evils hath My people done, Me they have forsaken, a fountain of living waters, To hew out for themselves wells -- broken wells, That contain not the waters.

Jeremiah 3:23

Surely in vain from the heights, The multitude of mountains -- Surely in Jehovah our God is the salvation of Israel.

Jeremiah 5:17

And it hath consumed thy harvest and thy bread, They consume thy sons, and thy daughters, It consumeth thy flock, and thy herd, It consumeth thy vine, and thy fig-tree, It maketh poor thy fenced cities, In which thou art trusting -- by the sword.

Jeremiah 6:14

And they heal the breach of the daughter of my people slightly, Saying, 'Peace, peace!' and there is no peace.

Jeremiah 8:11

And they heal the breach of the daughter of my people slightly, Saying, Peace, peace! and there is no peace.

Jeremiah 12:5

For -- with footmen thou hast run, And they weary thee, And how dost thou fret thyself with horses! Even in the land of peace, In which thou art confident -- And how dost thou in the rising of Jordan!

Jeremiah 14:13

And I say, 'Ah, Lord Jehovah, Lo, the prophets are saying to them: Ye do not see a sword, yea, famine is not to you, For true peace I give to you in this place.'

Jeremiah 21:13

Lo, I am against thee -- an affirmation of Jehovah, O inhabitant of the valley, rock of the plain, Who are saying, Who cometh down against us? And who cometh into our habitations?

Jeremiah 23:17

Saying diligently to those despising The word of Jehovah: Peace is for you, And to every one walking in the stubbornness of his heart they have said: Evil doth not come in unto you.

Jeremiah 49:4

What -- dost thou boast thyself in valleys? Flowed hath thy valley, O backsliding daughter, Who is trusting in her treasures: Who doth come in unto me?

Lamentations 4:17

While we exist -- consumed are our eyes for our vain help, In our watch-tower we have watched for a nation that saveth not.

Ezekiel 8:12

And He saith unto me, 'Hast thou seen, son of man, that which elders of the house of Israel are doing in darkness, each in the inner chambers of his imagery, for they are saying, Jehovah is not seeing us, Jehovah hath forsaken the land?'

Ezekiel 13:10

Because, even because, they did cause My people to err, Saying, Peace! and there is no peace, And that one is building a wall, And lo, they are daubing it with chalk.

Ezekiel 29:6

And known have all inhabitants of Egypt That I am Jehovah, Because of their being a staff of reed to the house of Israel.

Ezekiel 30:8

And they have known that I am Jehovah, In My giving fire against Egypt, And broken have been all her helpers.

Hosea 7:9

Devoured have strangers his power, And he hath not known, Also old age hath sprinkled itself on him, And he hath not known.

Hosea 10:13

Ye have ploughed wickedness, Perversity ye have reaped, Ye have eaten the fruit of lying, For thou hast trusted in thy way, In the abundance of thy might.

Hosea 12:1

Ephraim is enjoying wind, And is pursuing an east wind, All the day lying and spoiling he multiplieth, And a covenant with Asshur they make, And oil to Egypt is carried.

Hosea 14:3

Asshur doth not save us, on a horse we ride not, Nor do we say any more, Our God, to the work of our hands, For in Thee find mercy doth the fatherless.'

Amos 6:1

Woe to those secure in Zion, And those confident in the mount of Samaria, The marked of the chief of the nations, And come to them have the house of Israel.

Amos 6:13

O ye who are rejoicing at nothing, Who are saying, 'Have we not by our strength taken to ourselves horns?'

Amos 9:10

By sword die do all sinners of My people, Who are saying, 'Not overtake, or go before, For our sakes, doth evil.'

Zephaniah 1:12

And it hath come to pass, at that time, I search Jerusalem with lights, And I have laid a charge on the men Who are hardened on their preserved things, Who are saying in their heart: Jehovah doth no good, nor doth He evil.

Zephaniah 2:15

This is the exulting city that is dwelling confidently, That is saying in her heart, 'I am, and beside me there is none,' How hath she been for a desolation, A crouching-place for beasts, Every one passing by her doth hiss, He doth shake his hand!

Matthew 25:5

'And the bridegroom tarrying, they all nodded and were sleeping,

Mark 14:29-31

And Peter said to him, 'And if all shall be stumbled, yet not I;' And Jesus said to him, 'Verily I say to thee, that to-day, this night, before a cock shall crow twice, thrice thou shalt deny me.' And he spake the more vehemently, 'If it may be necessary for me to die with thee -- I will in no wise deny thee;' and in like manner also said they all.

Matthew 26:33-35

And Peter answering said to him, 'Even if all shall be stumbled at thee, I will never be stumbled.' Jesus said to him, 'Verily I say to thee, that, this night, before cock-crowing, thrice thou wilt deny me.' Peter saith to him, 'Even if it may be necessary for me to die with thee, I will not deny thee;' in like manner also said all the disciples.

John 13:37

Peter saith to him, 'Sir, wherefore am I not able to follow thee now? my life for thee I will lay down;'

Luke 17:26-30

'And, as it came to pass in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of Man; they were eating, they were drinking, they were marrying, they were given in marriage, till the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the deluge came, and destroyed all; in like manner also, as it came to pass 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.
and on the day Lot went forth from Sodom, He rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed all. 'According to these things it shall be, in the day the Son of Man is revealed;

Luke 18:9-14

And he spake also unto certain who have been trusting in themselves that they were righteous, and have been despising the rest, this simile: 'Two men went up to the temple to pray, the one a Pharisee, and the other a tax-gatherer; the Pharisee having stood by himself, thus prayed: God, I thank Thee that I am not as the rest of men, rapacious, unrighteous, adulterers, or even as this tax-gatherer;read more.
I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all things -- as many as I possess. And the tax-gatherer, having stood afar off, would not even the eyes lift up to the heaven, but was smiting on his breast, saying, God be propitious to me -- the sinner! I say to you, this one went down declared righteous, to his house, rather than that one: for every one who is exalting himself shall be humbled, and he who is humbling himself shall be exalted.'

John 5:45

Do not think that I will accuse you unto the Father; there is who is accusing you, Moses -- in whom ye have hoped;

Romans 2:3

And dost thou think this, O man, who art judging those who such things are practising, and art doing them, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?

James 4:13-15

Go, now, ye who are saying, 'To-day and to-morrow we will go on to such a city, and will pass there one year, and traffic, and make gain;' who do not know the thing of the morrow; for what is your life? for it is a vapour that is appearing for a little, and then is vanishing; instead of your saying, 'If the Lord may will, we shall live, and do this or that;'

Revelation 18:7

'As much as she did glorify herself and did revel, so much torment and sorrow give to her, because in her heart she saith, I sit a queen, and a widow I am not, and sorrow I shall not see;

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Isaiah 47:8

And now, hear this, O luxurious one, Who is sitting confidently -- Who is saying in her heart, 'I am, and none else, I sit not a widow, nor know bereavement.'

Obadiah 1:3

The pride of thy heart hath lifted thee up, O dweller in clifts of a rock, (A high place is his habitation, He is saying in his heart, 'Who doth bring me down to earth?')

Matthew 26:33

And Peter answering said to him, 'Even if all shall be stumbled at thee, I will never be stumbled.'

More verses: Hosea 10:13 Luke 18:9

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Zephaniah 2:15

This is the exulting city that is dwelling confidently, That is saying in her heart, 'I am, and beside me there is none,' How hath she been for a desolation, A crouching-place for beasts, Every one passing by her doth hiss, He doth shake his hand!

Matthew 20:22

And Jesus answering said, 'Ye have not known what ye ask for yourselves; are ye able to drink of the cup that I am about to drink? and with the baptism that I am baptized with, to be baptized?' They say to him, 'We are able.'

Jeremiah 48:7

For, because of thy trusting in thy works, And in thy treasures, even thou art captured, And gone out hath Chemosh in a removal, His priests and his heads together.

Mark 14:31

And he spake the more vehemently, 'If it may be necessary for me to die with thee -- I will in no wise deny thee;' and in like manner also said they all.

More verses: Luke 22:33

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Psalm 49:6

Those trusting on their wealth, And in the multitude of their riches, Do shew themselves foolish.

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Hosea 5:13

And see doth Ephraim his sickness, and Judah his wound, And Ephraim goeth unto Asshur, And sendeth unto a warlike king, And he is not able to give healing to you, Nor doth he remove from you a scar.

Hosea 7:11

And Ephraim is as a simple dove without heart, Egypt they called on -- to Asshur they have gone.

Psalm 62:9

Only -- vanity are the low, a lie the high. In balances to go up they than vanity are lighter.

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

Luke 22:33-34

And he said to him, 'Sir, with thee I am ready both to prison and to death to go;' and he said, 'I say to thee, Peter, a cock shall not crow to-day, before thrice thou mayest disown knowing me.'

Matthew 26:35

Peter saith to him, 'Even if it may be necessary for me to die with thee, I will not deny thee;' in like manner also said all the disciples.

John 13:37-38

Peter saith to him, 'Sir, wherefore am I not able to follow thee now? my life for thee I will lay down;' Jesus answered him, 'Thy life for me thou wilt lay down! verily, verily, I say to thee, a cock will not crow till thou mayest deny me thrice.'

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2 Chronicles 16:7-9

And at that time hath Hanani the seer come in unto Asa king of Judah, and saith unto him, 'Because of thy leaning on the king of Aram, and thou hast not leaned on Jehovah thy God, therefore hath the force of the king of Aram escaped from thy hand. Did not the Cushim and the Lubim become a very great force for multitude, for chariot, and for horsemen? and in thy leaning on Jehovah He gave them into thy hand, for Jehovah -- His eyes go to and fro in all the earth, to show Himself strong for a people whose heart is perfect towards Him; thou hast been foolish concerning this, because -- henceforth there are with thee wars.'

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

2 Kings 19:23

By the hand of thy messengers Thou hast reproached the Lord, and sayest: In the multitude of my chariots I have come up to a high place of mountains -- The sides of Lebanon, And I cut down the height of its cedars, The choice of its firs, And I enter the lodging of its extremity, The forest of its Carmel.

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Isaiah 22:11

And a ditch ye made between the two walls, For the waters of the old pool, And ye have not looked unto its Maker, And its Framer of old ye have not seen.

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