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You brag about capturing the town of Lodebar. You boast, "We were strong enough to take Karnaim."
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Can horses run upon the rocks, or can any one plough with buffles? for you have turned judgment into bitterness, and the fruit of justice into wormwood.
Exodus 32:18,19 But he answered: It is not the cry of men encouraging to fight, nor the shout of men compelling to flee: but I hear the voice of singers. . . .
Judges 9:19,20,27 If therefore you have dealt well, and without fault, with Jerobaal and his house, rejoice ye, this day, in Abimelech, and may he rejoice in you. . . .
Judges 16:23-25 And the princes of the Philistines assembled together, to offer great sacrifices to Dagon their god, and to make merry, saying: Our god hath delivered our enemy Samson into our hands. . . .
1 Samuel 4:5 And when the ark of the covenant of the Lord was come into the camp, all Israel shouted with a great shout, and the earth rang again.
Job 31:25,29 If I have rejoiced over my great riches, and because my hand had gotten much. . . .
Ecclesiastes 11:9 Rejoice therefore, O young man, in thy youth, and let thy heart be in that which is good in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thy heart, and in the sight of thy eyes: and know that for all these God will bring thee into judgment.
Isaiah 8:6 Forasmuch as this people hath cast away the waters of Siloe, that go with silence, and hath rather taken Rasin, and the son of Romelia:
Jeremiah 9:23 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:
Jeremiah 50:11 Because you rejoice, and speak great things, pillaging my inheritance: because you are spread abroad as calves upon the grass, and have bellowed as bulls.
Jonah 4:6 Then Jonah went out of the city, and sat toward the east side of the city: and he made himself a booth there, and he sat under it in the shadow, till he might see what would befall the city.
Habakkuk 1:15,16 He lifted up all them with his hook, he drew them in his drag, and gathered them into his net: for this he will be glad and rejoice. . . .
Zephaniah 3:11 In that day thou shalt not be ashamed for all thy doings, wherein thou hast transgressed against me for then I will take away out of the midst of thee thy proud boasters, and thou shalt no more be lifted up because of my holy mountain.
Luke 12:19,20 And I will say to my soul: Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years. Take thy rest: eat, drink, make good cheer. . . .
John 16:20 Amen, amen, I say to you, that you shall lament and weep, but the world shall rejoice: and you shall be made sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.
James 4:16 But now you rejoice in your arrogancies. All such rejoicing is wicked.
Revelation 11:10 And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them and make merry: and shall send gifts one to another, because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt upon the earth.
2 Kings 13:25 Now Joas the son of Joachaz, took the cities out of the hand of Benadad, the son of Hazael, which he had taken out of the hand of Joachaz, his father, by war; three times did Joas beat him, and he restored the cities to Israel.
2 Kings 14:12-14,25 And Juda was put to the worse before Israel, and they fled every man to their dwellings. . . .
2 Chronicles 28:6-8 For Phacee the son of Romelia slew of Juda a hundred and twenty thousand in one day, all valiant men, because they had forsaken the Lord the God of their fathers. . . .
Isaiah 7:1,4 And it came to pass in the days of Achaz the son of Joathan, the son of Ozias, king of Juda, that Rasin king of Syria and Phacee the son of Romelia king of Israel, came up to Jerusalem, to fight against it: but they could not prevail over it. . . .
Isaiah 17:3,4 And aid shall cease from Ephraim, and the kingdom from Damascus: and the remnant of Syria shall be as the glory of the children of Israel: saith the Lord of hosts. . . .
Isaiah 28:14,15 Wherefore hear the word of the Lord, ye scornful men, who rule over my people that is in Jerusalem. . . .
Daniel 4:30 The same hour the word was fulfilled upon Nabuchodonosor, and he was driven away from among men, and did eat grass, like an ox, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven: till his hairs grew like the feathers of eagles, and his nails like birds' claws.
ContextThe Pride of Israel
…12For behold the Lord hath commanded, and he will strike the greater house with breaches, and the lesser house with clefts. 13Can horses run upon the rocks, or can any one plough with buffles? for you have turned judgment into bitterness, and the fruit of justice into wormwood.14You that rejoice in a thing of nought: you that say: Have we not taken unto us horns by our own strength?…
And I will say to my soul: Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years. Take thy rest: eat, drink, make good cheer.
But God said to him: Thou fool, this night do they require thy soul of thee. And whose shall those things be which thou hast provided?
His folly shall not please him, and his trust shall be like the spider's web.
He shall lean upon his house, and it shall not stand: he shall prop it up, and it shall not rise:
The kings of the earth stood up, and the princes met together, against the Lord, and against his Christ.
I said to the wicked: Do not act wickedly: and to the sinners: Lift not up the horn.
Lift not up your horn on high: speak not iniquity against God.
Wherefore hear the word of the Lord, ye scornful men, who rule over my people that is in Jerusalem.
For you have said: We have entered into a league with death, and we have made a covenant with hell. When the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come upon us: for we have placed our hope in lies, and by falsehood we are protected.
And I said to the angel that spoke in me: What are these? And he said to me: These are the horns that have scattered Juda, and Israel, and Jerusalem.
Additional Translationsyou who rejoice over Lo-debar and say, ‘Did we not take Karnaim by our own strength?’You which rejoice in a thing of nothing, which say, Have we not taken to us horns by our own strength?
ye that rejoice in a thing of nought, that say, Have we not taken to us horns by our own strength?
ye who rejoice at vanity, who say, Have we not possessed horns by our own strength?
ye that rejoice in a thing of nought, that say, have We not taken to us power by our own strength?
ye which rejoice in a thing of nought, which say, Have we not taken to us horns by our own strength?
Ye who rejoice in a thing of naught, who say, Have we not taken to us horns by our own strength?
you who rejoice in a thing of nothing, who say, 'Haven't we taken for ourselves horns by our own strength?'
O ye who are rejoicing at nothing, Who are saying, 'Have we not by our strength taken to ourselves horns?'
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