Jeremiah 9:23
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English Standard Version
Thus says the LORD: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches,

King James Bible
Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches:

American Standard Version
Thus saith Jehovah, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thus saith the Lord: Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, and let not the strong man glory in his strength, and let not the rich man glory in his riches:

English Revised Version
Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches:

Webster's Bible Translation
Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches:

Jeremiah 9:23 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Zion laid waste. - Jeremiah 9:16. "Thus hath Jahveh of hosts said: Give heed and call for mourning women, that they may come, and send to the wise women, that they may come, Jeremiah 9:17. And may make haste and strike up a lamentation for us, that our eyes may run down with tears and our eyelids gush out with water. Jeremiah 9:18. For loud lamentation is heard out of Zion: How are we spoiled, sore put to shame! because we have left the land, because they have thrown down our dwellings. Jeremiah 9:19. For year, ye women, the word of Jahve, and let your ear receive the word of His mouth, and teach your daughters lamentation, and let one teach the other the song of mourning! Jeremiah 9:20. For death cometh up by our windows, he entereth into our palaces, to cut off the children from the streets, the young men from the thoroughfares. Jeremiah 9:21. Speak: Thus runs the saying of Jahve: And the carcases of men shall fall as dung upon the field, and as a sheaf behind the shearer, which none gathereth."

In this strophe we have a further account of the execution of the judgment, and a poetical description of the vast harvest death is to have in Zion. The citizens of Zion are called upon to give heed to the state of affairs now in prospect, i.e., the judgment preparing, and are to assemble mourning women that they may strike up a dirge for the dead. התבּונן, to be attentive, give heed to a thing; cf. Jeremiah 2:10. Women cunning in song are to come with speed (תּמהרנה takes the place of an adverb). The form תּבואינה (Psalm 45:16; 1 Samuel 10:7) alternates with תּבואנהּ, the usual form in this verb, e.g., Genesis 30:38; 1 Kings 3:16, etc., in order to produce an alternating form of expression . "For us" Ng. understands of those who call the mourning women, and in it he finds "something unusual," because ordinarily mourners are summoned to lament for those already dead, i.e., others than those who summon them. "But here they are to raise their laments for the very persons who summon them, and for the death of these same, which has yet to happen." There is a misunderstanding at the bottom of this remark. The "for us" is not said of the callers; for these are addressed in the second person. If Ng.'s view were right, it must be "for you," not "for us." True, the lxx has εφ ̓ ὑμᾶς; but Hitz. has rejected this reading as a simplification and weakening expression, and as disturbing the plan. "For us" is used by the people taken collectively, the nation as such, which is to be so sorely afflicted and chastised by death that it is time for the mourning women to raise their dirge, that so the nation may give vent to its grief in tears. We must also take into account, that even although the lamentations were for the dead, they yet chiefly concerned the living, who had been deeply afflicted by the loss of beloved relations; it would not be the dead merely that were mourned for, but the living too, because of their loss. It is this reference that stands here in the foreground, since the purpose of the chanting of dirges is that our eyes may flow with tears, etc. Zion will lament the slain of her people (Jeremiah 8:22), and so the mourning women are to strike up dirges. תּשּׂנה for תּשּׂאנה, as in Ruth 1:14; cf. Ew. 198, b. On the use of ירד and נזל with the accus.: flow down in tears, cf. Gesen. 138, 1, Rem. 2, Ew. 281, b.

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wise.

Job 5:12-14 He disappoints the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise...

Psalm 49:10-13,16-18 For he sees that wise men die, likewise the fool and the brutish person perish, and leave their wealth to others...

Ecclesiastes 2:13-16,19 Then I saw that wisdom excels folly, as far as light excels darkness...

Ecclesiastes 9:11 I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise...

Isaiah 5:21 Woe to them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!

Isaiah 10:12,13 Why it shall come to pass, that when the Lord has performed his whole work on mount Zion and on Jerusalem...

Ezekiel 28:2-9 Son of man, say to the prince of Tyrus, Thus said the Lord GOD; Because your heart is lifted up, and you have said, I am a God...

Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

1 Corinthians 1:19-21,27-29 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent...

1 Corinthians 3:18-20 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seems to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise...

James 3:14 But if you have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.

neither.

Deuteronomy 8:17 And you say in your heart, My power and the might of my hand has gotten me this wealth.

1 Samuel 17:4-10,42 And there went out a champion out of the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath, of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span...

1 Kings 20:10,11 And Benhadad sent to him, and said, The gods do so to me, and more also...

Psalm 33:16,17 There is no king saved by the multitude of an host: a mighty man is not delivered by much strength...

Isaiah 10:8 For he said, Are not my princes altogether kings?

Isaiah 36:8,9 Now therefore give pledges, I pray you, to my master the king of Assyria, and I will give you two thousand horses...

Ezekiel 29:9 And the land of Egypt shall be desolate and waste; and they shall know that I am the LORD: because he has said, The river is mine...

Daniel 3:15 Now if you be ready that at what time you hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer...

Daniel 4:30,31,37 The king spoke, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power...

Daniel 5:18-23 O you king, the most high God gave Nebuchadnezzar your father a kingdom, and majesty, and glory, and honor...

Amos 2:14-16 Therefore the flight shall perish from the swift, and the strong shall not strengthen his force...

Acts 12:22,23 And the people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of a god, and not of a man...

rich.

Job 31:24,25 If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold, You are my confidence...

Psalm 49:6-9 They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches...

Psalm 52:6,7 The righteous also shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him...

Psalm 62:10 Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart on them.

Proverbs 11:4 Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivers from death.

Ezekiel 7:19 They shall cast their silver in the streets, and their gold shall be removed...

Zephaniah 1:18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD's wrath...

Mark 10:24 And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answers again, and said to them, Children...

Luke 12:19,20 And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have much goods laid up for many years; take your ease, eat, drink, and be merry...

1 Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith...

Cross References
1 Corinthians 1:31
so that, as it is written, "Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord."

Philippians 3:8
Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ

Philippians 3:10
that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death,

1 Kings 20:10
Ben-hadad sent to him and said, "The gods do so to me and more also, if the dust of Samaria shall suffice for handfuls for all the people who follow me."

1 Kings 20:11
And the king of Israel answered, "Tell him, 'Let not him who straps on his armor boast himself as he who takes it off.'"

Job 31:24
"If I have made gold my trust or called fine gold my confidence,

Job 31:25
if I have rejoiced because my wealth was abundant or because my hand had found much,

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