"Look at the man who did not make God his refuge, but trusted in the abundance of his wealth, who strengthened himself by bringing destruction."
Cross ReferencesPsalm 10:5
He is secure in his ways at all times; Your lofty judgments are far from him; he sneers at all his foes.
He says to himself, "I shall not be moved; from age to age I am free of distress."
They trust in their wealth and boast in great riches.
Place no trust in extortion, or false hope in stolen goods. If your riches increase, do not set your heart upon them.
Behold, these are the wicked--always carefree as they increase their wealth.
The wealth of the rich man is his fortified city, but poverty is the ruin of the poor.
You were secure in your wickedness; you said, 'No one sees me.' Your wisdom and knowledge led you astray; you told yourself, 'I am, and there is none besides me.'
Are they ashamed of their loathsome conduct? No, they have no shame at all, not even enough to blush. Therefore they will fall among the fallen. When I punish them, they will collapse, says the LORD.
Because you trust in your works and treasures, you too will be captured, and Chemosh will go into exile with his priests and officials.
By your great skill in trading you have increased your wealth, but your heart has grown proud because of it.'
Who then is like you in glory and greatness among the trees of Eden? You also will be brought down to the depths of the earth to be with the trees of Eden. You will lie among the uncircumcised, with those slain by the sword. This is Pharaoh and all his multitude, declares the Lord GOD.'"
Chapter Outline1. David, condemning the spitefulness of Doeg, prophesies his destruction
6. The righteous shall rejoice at it
8. David, upon his confidence in God's mercy, gives thanks
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Isaiah 14:16, 17
Psalm 62:9, 10
Job 31:24, 25
1 Timothy 6:17
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Hosea 12:7, 8
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