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14 Bible Verses about Worldly Ambition

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Genesis 11:7

Come on! Let's go down there and confuse their language, so that they won't understand each other's speech."

Isaiah 5:8

"How terrible it will be for you who join house to house, who add field to field, until there is no more room, and you have settled yourselves alone in the middle of the land!"

Psalm 131:1-2

LORD, my heart is not arrogant, nor do I look haughty. I do not aspire to great things, nor concern myself with things beyond my ability. Instead, I have composed and quieted myself like a weaned child with its mother; I am like a weaned child.

Job 20:5-9

The wicked triumph only briefly; the joy of the godless is momentary. Though he grow as tall as the sky, or though his head touches the clouds, he'll perish forever, like his own excrement; those who saw him will ask, "Where is he?'read more.
He'll vanish like a dream, and no one will find him; he will be chased away like a night vision." "An eye that gazes at him won't do so again; and his place won't even recognize him.

Job 24:24

They're exalted momentarily, but then they are gone; they are humbled, just like all the others. They are cut down like heads of corn.

Psalm 49:11-20

Their inner thoughts are on their homes forever; their dwellings from generation to generation. They even name their lands after themselves. But humanity cannot last, despite its conceit; it will pass away just like the animals. This is the fate of those who are foolish and of those who correct their words after they speak. Interluderead more.
Like sheep, they are destined for the realm of the dead, with death as their shepherd. The upright will have dominion over them in the morning; their strength will be consumed in the afterlife, so that they have no home. God will truly redeem me from the power of Sheol. He will surely receive me! Interlude Don't be afraid when someone gets rich, when the glory of his household increases. When he dies, he will not be able to take it all with him his possessions will not follow him to the grave, although he considers himself blessed while he's alive. Though people praise you for doing well, you will end up like your ancestors' generation, never again to see the light of day! Humanity, despite its conceit, does not understand that it will perish, just like the animals. A song of Asaph.

James 4:1-2

Where do those fights and quarrels among you come from? They come from your selfish desires that are at war in your bodies, don't they? You want something but do not get it, so you commit murder. You covet something but cannot obtain it, so you quarrel and fight. You do not get things because you do not ask for them!

Proverbs 17:19

The person who loves transgression loves strife; the person who builds a high gate invites destruction.

Isaiah 14:12-15

"How you have fallen from heaven, Day Star, son of the Dawn! How you have been thrown down to earth, you who laid low the nation! You said in your heart, "I'll ascend to heaven, above the stars of God. I'll erect my throne; I'll sit on the Mount of Assembly in the far reaches of the north; I'll ascend above the tops of the clouds; I'll make myself like the Most High.'read more.
But you are brought down to join the dead, to the far reaches of the Pit.

Ezekiel 31:10-11

"Therefore this is what the Lord GOD says: "Because of its towering height, with its summit reaching into the clouds, and because it was haughty in its position, I turned it over to the leader of those nations, who dealt with it thoroughly. I have driven it away because of its wickedness.

Habakkuk 2:5

Moreover, just as wine leads astray the proud and powerful man, he remains restless; he has expanded his appetite like the afterlife or death itself, he is never satisfied. He gathers to himself all of the nations, taking captive all of the people for himself."

Habakkuk 2:8-9

Because you plundered many nations, all of their remnants will plunder you. Human blood has been shed, and violence has been done to the land, to the city, and to all who live in it." "Woe to the one who amasses profit upon unjust profit in order to establish his household, so he can establish a secure place on the heights and escape from the power of evil.

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