New Living Translation
He did all this so you would never say to yourself, 'I have achieved this wealth with my own strength and energy.'
King James Bible
And thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth.
Darby Bible Translation
And thou say in thy heart, my power And the might of my hand has procured me This wealth.
World English Bible
and [lest] you say in your heart, "My power and the might of my hand has gotten me this wealth."
Young's Literal Translation
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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Matthew 4:1-11 -- "Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungered. And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a …
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"After the LORD your God has done this for you, don't say in your hearts, 'The LORD has given us this land because we are such good people!' No, it is because of the wickedness of the other nations that he is pushing them out of your way.
The LORD said to Gideon, "You have too many warriors with you. If I let all of you fight the Midianites, the Israelites will boast to me that they saved themselves by their own strength.
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The LORD makes some poor and others rich; he brings some down and lifts others up.
They did not conquer the land with their swords; it was not their own strong arm that gave them victory. It was your right hand and strong arm and the blinding light from your face that helped them, for you loved them.
I have observed something else under the sun. The fastest runner doesn't always win the race, and the strongest warrior doesn't always win the battle. The wise sometimes go hungry, and the skillful are not necessarily wealthy. And those who are educated don't always lead successful lives. It is all decided by chance, by being in the right place at the right time.
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