Jeremiah 9:23
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,

New Living Translation
This is what the LORD says: “Don’t let the wise boast in their wisdom, or the powerful boast in their power, or the rich boast in their riches.

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,

Berean Study Bible
This is what the LORD says: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, nor the strong man in his strength, nor the wealthy man 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:

New King James Version
Thus says the LORD: “Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, Let not the mighty man glory in his might, Nor let the rich man glory in his riches;

New American Standard Bible
This is what the LORD says: “Let no wise man boast of his wisdom, nor let the mighty man boast of his might, nor a rich man boast of his riches;

NASB 1995
Thus says the LORD, “Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might, let not a rich man boast of his riches;

NASB 1977
Thus says the LORD, “Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might, let not a rich man boast of his riches;

Amplified Bible
Thus says the LORD, “Let not the one who is wise and skillful boast in his insight; let not the one who is mighty and powerful boast in his strength; let not the one who is rich boast in his [temporal satisfactions and earthly] abundance;

Christian Standard Bible
“ ‘This is what the LORD says: The wise person should not boast in his wisdom; the strong should not boast in his strength; the wealthy should not boast in his wealth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This is what the LORD says: The wise man must not boast in his wisdom; the strong man must not boast in his strength; the wealthy man must not boast in his wealth.

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;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Thus says LORD JEHOVAH: ‘A wise man shall not boast in his wisdom, and the mighty man shall not boast in his might, neither shall the rich man boast in his wealth

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thus saith the Lord, Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, and let not the strong man boast in his strength, and let not the rich man boast in his wealth;

Contemporary English Version
The LORD says: Don't brag about your wisdom or strength or wealth.

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:

Good News Translation
The LORD says, "The wise should not boast of their wisdom, nor the strong of their strength, nor the rich of their wealth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This is what the LORD says: Don't let wise people brag about their wisdom. Don't let strong people brag about their strength. Don't let rich people brag about their riches.

International Standard Version
This is what the LORD says: "The wise man is not to boast in his wisdom; the strong man is not to boast in his strength; and the rich man is not to boast in his riches.

JPS Tanakh 1917
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;

Literal Standard Version
Thus said YHWH: “Do not let the wise boast himself in his wisdom, Nor let the mighty boast himself in his might, Do not let the rich boast himself in his riches,

NET Bible
The LORD says, "Wise people should not boast that they are wise. Powerful people should not boast that they are powerful. Rich people should not boast that they are rich.

New Heart English Bible
Thus says the LORD, "Do not let the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, do not let the rich man 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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
A Lament over Zion
22Declare that this is what the LORD says: “The corpses of men will fall like dung upon the open field, like newly cut grain behind the reaper, with no one to gather it.” 23This is what the LORD says: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, nor the strong man in his strength, nor the wealthy man in his riches. 24But let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the LORD, who exercises loving devotion, justice and righteousness on the earth—for I delight in these things,” declares the LORD.…

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

Philippians 3:8
More than that, I count all things as loss compared to the surpassing excellence of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ

Philippians 3:10
I want to know Christ and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to Him in His death,

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

1 Kings 20:11
And the king of Israel replied, "Tell him: 'The one putting on his armor should not boast like one taking it off.'"

Job 31:24
If I have put my trust in gold or called pure gold my security,

Job 31:25
if I have rejoiced in my great wealth because my hand had gained so much,


Treasury of Scripture

Thus said 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:

wise.

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

Psalm 49:10-13,16-18
For he seeth 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 excelleth folly, as far as light excelleth darkness…

neither.

Deuteronomy 8:17
And thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of mine hand hath 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 unto him, and said, The gods do so unto me, and more also, if the dust of Samaria shall suffice for handfuls for all the people that follow me…

rich.

Job 31:24,25
If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold, Thou art 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: …









(23) Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom.--The long prophecy of judgment had reached its climax. Now there comes the conclusion of the whole matter--that the one way of salvation is to renounce all reliance on the wisdom, greatness, wealth of the world, and to glory only in knowing Jehovah. The "wise man" is, as before in Jeremiah 8:9, and Jeremiah 9:12, the scribe, or recognised teacher of the people

Verses 23, 24. - These two verses were hardly composed for their present position, though a connection may, of course, be thought out for them. Perhaps a comparison of Habakkuk 3:17, 18, may help us. There the prophet looks forward to a complete desolation resulting from the Chaldean invasion, and yet declares that he can even exult in his God. So here. All subjects of boasting have been proved untrustworthy; but one remains - not wisdom, not valor, not riches, but the knowledge of the revealed God.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
This is what
כֹּ֣ה ׀ (kōh)
Adverb
Strong's 3541: Like this, thus, here, now

the LORD
יְהוָ֗ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

says:
אָמַ֣ר (’ā·mar)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“Let not
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's 408: Not

the wise [man]
חָכָם֙ (ḥā·ḵām)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 2450: Wise

boast
יִתְהַלֵּ֤ל (yiṯ·hal·lêl)
Verb - Hitpael - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1984: To shine

in his wisdom,
בְּחָכְמָת֔וֹ (bə·ḥā·ḵə·mā·ṯōw)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 2451: Wisdom

nor
וְאַל־ (wə·’al-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's 408: Not

the strong man
הַגִּבּ֖וֹר (hag·gib·bō·wr)
Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 1368: Powerful, warrior, tyrant

in his strength,
בִּגְבֽוּרָת֑וֹ (biḡ·ḇū·rā·ṯōw)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 1369: Force, valor, victory

nor
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's 408: Not

the wealthy man
עָשִׁ֖יר (‘ā·šîr)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 6223: Rich

in his riches.
בְּעָשְׁרֽוֹ׃ (bə·‘ā·šə·rōw)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6239: Wealth


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