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Because you have said, "We have made a covenant with death, And with Sheol we have made a pact The overwhelming scourge will not reach us when it passes by, For we have made falsehood our refuge and we have concealed ourselves with deception."
But Peter said to Him, "Even though all may fall away because of You, I will never fall away."
But Peter said to Him, "Even though all may fall away, yet I will not."
When they came to the place called The Skull, there they crucified Him and the criminals, one on the right and the other on the left.
Peter said to Him, "Lord, why can I not follow You right now? I will lay down my life for You."
But he said to Him, "Lord, with You I am ready to go both to prison and to death!"
'Through your messengers you have reproached the Lord, And you have said, "With my many chariots I came up to the heights of the mountains, To the remotest parts of Lebanon; And I cut down its tall cedars and its choice cypresses And I entered its farthest lodging place, its thickest forest.
"So are the paths of all who forget God; And the hope of the godless will perish,
Why should I fear in days of adversity, When the iniquity of my foes surrounds me,
Thus says the LORD, "Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind And makes flesh his strength, And whose heart turns away from the LORD.
And Ephraim said, "Surely I have become rich, I have found wealth for myself; In all my labors they will find in me No iniquity, which would be sin."
And all the people know it, That is, Ephraim and the inhabitants of Samaria, Asserting in pride and in arrogance of heart:
They said, "Come, let us build for ourselves a city, and a tower whose top will reach into heaven, and let us make for ourselves a name, otherwise we will be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth."
But when he became strong, his heart was so proud that he acted corruptly, and he was unfaithful to the LORD his God, for he entered the temple of the LORD to burn incense on the altar of incense.
"Son of man, say to the leader of Tyre, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Because your heart is lifted up And you have said, 'I am a god, I sit in the seat of gods In the heart of the seas'; Yet you are a man and not God, Although you make your heart like the heart of God--
But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive, were grafted in among them and became partaker with them of the rich root of the olive tree,
For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world.
For who regards you as superior? What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as if you had not received it?
But man in his pomp will not endure; He is like the beasts that perish.
"Behold, the man who would not make God his refuge, But trusted in the abundance of his riches And was strong in his evil desire."
Trust in the LORD with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding.
He who trusts in his riches will fall, But the righteous will flourish like the green leaf.
"But you said in your heart, 'I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God, And I will sit on the mount of assembly In the recesses of the north.
Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, and spend a year there and engage in business and make a profit."
And He also told this parable to some people who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and viewed others with contempt:
although I myself might have confidence even in the flesh. If anyone else has a mind to put confidence in the flesh, I far more:
"I am a Jew, born in Tarsus of Cilicia, but brought up in this city, educated under Gamaliel, strictly according to the law of our fathers, being zealous for God just as you all are today.
I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago--whether in the body I do not know, or out of the body I do not know, God knows--such a man was caught up to the third heaven.
"I persecuted this Way to the death, binding and putting both men and women into prisons,
Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you--unless indeed you fail the test?
For you have heard of my former manner of life in Judaism, how I used to persecute the church of God beyond measure and tried to destroy it;
For even if I boast somewhat further about our authority, which the Lord gave for building you up and not for destroying you, I will not be put to shame,
But we will not boast beyond our measure, but within the measure of the sphere which God apportioned to us as a measure, to reach even as far as you.
For through the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to each a measure of faith.
But I have used none of these things And I am not writing these things so that it will be done so in my case; for it would be better for me to die than have any man make my boast an empty one.
For our proud confidence is this: the testimony of our conscience, that in holiness and godly sincerity, not in fleshly wisdom but in the grace of God, we have conducted ourselves in the world, and especially toward you.
holding fast the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I will have reason to glory because I did not run in vain nor toil in vain.
For you yourselves know, brethren, that our coming to you was not in vain,
Who is weak without my being weak? Who is led into sin without my intense concern?
To my shame I must say that we have been weak by comparison But in whatever respect anyone else is bold--I speak in foolishness--I am just as bold myself.
And He has said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness " Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.
What I am saying, I am not saying as the Lord would, but as in foolishness, in this confidence of boasting.
He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?"
And He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" And Peter answered and said, "The Christ of God."
The high priest stood up and said to Him, "Do You not answer? What is it that these men are testifying against You?"
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 I will not trust in my bow, Nor will my sword save me.
Is the axe to boast itself over the one who chops with it? Is the saw to exalt itself over the one who wields it? That would be like a club wielding those who lift it, Or like a rod lifting him who is not wood.
but God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong,
- Arrogance, Characterizes The Wicked
- Conceit, Description Of
- False Confidence
- Money, Attitudes To
- Paul's Boasting
- Pride, Evil Of
- Pride, Examples Of
- Rich, The
- Riches, Ungodly Use Of
- Self Deception
- Self Righteousness, And The Gospel