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So then, you must never think that you have made yourselves wealthy by your own power and strength.
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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Lest thou shouldst say in thy heart: My own might, and the strength of my own hand have achieved all these things for me.
Deuteronomy 7:17 If thou say in thy heart: These nations are more than I, how shall I be able to destroy them?
Deuteronomy 9:4 Say not in thy heart, when the Lord thy God shall have destroyed them in thy sight: For my justice hath the Lord brought me in to possess this land, whereas these nations are destroyed for their wickedness.
Isaiah 10:8-14 For he shall say: . . .
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.
Hosea 12:8 And Ephraim said: But yet I am become rich, I have found me an idol: all my labours shall not find me the iniquity that I have committed.
Habakkuk 1:16 Therefore will he offer victims to his drag, and he will sacrifice to his net: because through them his portion is made fat, and his meat dainty.
1 Corinthians 4:7 For who distinguisheth thee? Or what hast thou that thou hast not received, and if thou hast received, why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received it?
ContextRemember the LORD Your God
…16And fed thee in the wilderness with manna which thy fathers knew not. And after he had afflicted and proved thee, at the last he had mercy on thee, 17Lest thou shouldst say in thy heart: My own might, and the strength of my own hand have achieved all these things for me.18But remember the Lord thy God, that he hath given thee strength, that he might fulfil his covenant, concerning which he swore to thy fathers, as this present day sheweth.…
Say not in thy heart, when the Lord thy God shall have destroyed them in thy sight: For my justice hath the Lord brought me in to possess this land, whereas these nations are destroyed for their wickedness.
And the Lord said to Gedeon: The people that are with thee are many, and Madian shall not be delivered into their hands: lest Israel should glory against me, and say: I was delivered by my own strength.
1 Samuel 2:7
The Lord maketh poor and maketh rich, he humbleth and he exalteth:
Thy hand destroyed the Gentiles, and thou plantedst them: thou didst afflict the people and cast them out.
I turned me to another thing, and I saw that under the sun, the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor riches to the learned, nor favour to the skilful: but time and chance in all.
Additional TranslationsYou may say in your heart, “The power and the strength of my hand has made this wealth for me.”And you say in your heart, My power and the might of my hand has gotten me this wealth.
and lest thou say in thy heart, My power and the might of my hand hath gotten me this wealth.
Lest thou shouldest say in thine heart, My strength, and the power of mine hand have wrought for me this great wealth.
And thou say in thy heart, my power And the might of my hand has procured me This wealth.
and thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth.
And thou shalt say in thy heart, My power and the might of my hand hath gotten me this wealth.
and [lest] you say in your heart, "My power and the might of my hand has gotten me this wealth."
and thou hast said in thy heart, My power, and the might of my hand, hath made for me this wealth:
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