Jeremiah 9:23
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New International Version
This is what the LORD says: "Let not the wise boast of their wisdom or the strong boast of their strength or the rich boast of their 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:

Darby Bible Translation
Thus saith Jehovah: Let not the wise glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty glory in his might; let not the rich glory in his riches:

World English Bible
Thus says Yahweh, Don't let the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, don't let the rich man glory in his riches;

Young's Literal Translation
Thus said Jehovah: Let not the wise boast himself in his wisdom, Nor let the mighty boast himself in his might, Let not the rich boast himself in his riches,

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom - Because God is the Fountain of all good, neither wisdom, nor might, nor riches, nor prosperity can come but from or through him. Nothing can be more rational than that the Source of all our blessings should be acknowledged. Riches cannot deliver in the day of death; strength cannot avail against him; and as a shield against him, our wisdom is foolishness.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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...

Library
India's Ills and England's Sorrows
It would seem as if some men had been sent into this world for the very purpose of being the world's weepers. God's great house is thoroughly furnished with everything, everything that can express the thoughts and the emotions of the inhabitant, God hath made. I find in nature, plants to be everlasting weepers. There by the lonely brook, where the maiden cast away her life, the willow weeps for ever; and there in the grave yard where men lie slumbering till the trumpet of the archangel shall awaken
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 3: 1857

Steadfast unto the End
[This chapter is based on the Second Epistle of Peter.] In the second letter addressed by peter to those who had obtained "like precious faith" with himself, the apostle sets forth the divine plan for the development of Christian character. He writes: "Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, according as His divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that hath called us to glory
Ellen Gould White—The Acts of the Apostles

Jeremiah
The interest of the book of Jeremiah is unique. On the one hand, it is our most reliable and elaborate source for the long period of history which it covers; on the other, it presents us with prophecy in its most intensely human phase, manifesting itself through a strangely attractive personality that was subject to like doubts and passions with ourselves. At his call, in 626 B.C., he was young and inexperienced, i. 6, so that he cannot have been born earlier than 650. The political and religious
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

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

Philippians 3:8
What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ

Philippians 3:10
I want to know Christ--yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death,

1 Kings 20:10
Then Ben-Hadad sent another message to Ahab: "May the gods deal with me, be it ever so severely, if enough dust remains in Samaria to give each of my men a handful."

1 Kings 20:11
The king of Israel answered, "Tell him: 'One who puts on his armor should not boast like one who takes it off.'"

Job 31:24
"If I have put my trust in gold or said to pure gold, 'You are my security,'

Job 31:25
if I have rejoiced over my great wealth, the fortune my hands had gained,

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