Psalm 52:7
New International Version
"Here now is the man who did not make God his stronghold but trusted in his great wealth and grew strong by destroying others!"

New Living Translation
"Look what happens to mighty warriors who do not trust in God. They trust their wealth instead and grow more and more bold in their wickedness."

English Standard Version
“See the man who would not make God his refuge, but trusted in the abundance of his riches and sought refuge in his own destruction!”

Berean Study Bible
“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.”

New American Standard Bible
"Behold, the man who would not make God his refuge, But trusted in the abundance of his riches And was strong in his evil desire."

King James Bible
Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength; but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness.

Christian Standard Bible
"Here is the man who would not make God his refuge, but trusted in the abundance of his riches, taking refuge in his destructive behavior."

Contemporary English Version
"Just look at them now! Instead of trusting God, they trusted their wealth and their cruelty."

Good News Translation
"Look, here is someone who did not depend on God for safety, but trusted instead in great wealth and looked for security in being wicked."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Here is the man who would not make God his refuge, but trusted in the abundance of his riches, taking refuge in his destructive behavior."

International Standard Version
"Look, here is a young man who refused to make God his strength; instead, he trusted in his great wealth and made his wickedness his strength.

NET Bible
"Look, here is the man who would not make God his protector! He trusted in his great wealth and was confident about his plans to destroy others."

New Heart English Bible
"Look, this is the man who did not make God his strength, but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And we shall say, “This is the man who did not make God his trust but trusted upon the multitude of his wealth and is lifted up by his possessions.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Look at this person who refused to make God his fortress! Instead, he trusted his great wealth and became strong through his greed."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Lo, this is the man that made not God his stronghold; But trusted in the abundance of his riches, And strengthened himself in his wickedness.'

New American Standard 1977
“Behold, the man who would not make God his refuge, But trusted in the abundance of his riches, And was strong in his evil desire.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Behold, this is the man that did not make God his strength, but trusted in the abundance of his riches and strengthened himself in his wickedness.

King James 2000 Bible
Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength; but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness.

American King James Version
See, this is the man that made not God his strength; but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness.

American Standard Version
Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength, But trusted in the abundance of his riches, And strengthened himself in his wickedness.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Behold the man who made not God his help; but trusted in the abundance of his wealth, and strengthened himself in his vanity.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Behold the man that made not God his helper: But trusted in the abundance of his riches: and prevailed in his vanity.

Darby Bible Translation
Behold the man that made not God his strength, but put confidence in the abundance of his riches, [and] strengthened himself in his avarice.

English Revised Version
Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength; but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness.

Webster's Bible Translation
Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength; but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness.

World English Bible
"Behold, this is the man who didn't make God his strength, but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness."

Young's Literal Translation
'Lo, the man who maketh not God his strong place, And trusteth in the abundance of his riches, He is strong in his mischiefs.'
Study Bible
Why Do You Boast of Evil?
6The righteous will see and fear; they will mock the evildoer, saying, 7“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.” 8But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in the loving devotion of God forever and ever.…
Cross References
Psalm 10:5
He is secure in his ways at all times; Your lofty judgments are far from him; he sneers at all his foes.

Psalm 10:6
He says to himself, "I shall not be moved; from age to age I am free of distress."

Psalm 49:6
They trust in their wealth and boast in great riches.

Psalm 62:10
Place no trust in extortion, or false hope in stolen goods. If your riches increase, do not set your heart upon them.

Psalm 73:12
Behold, these are the wicked--always carefree as they increase their wealth.

Proverbs 10:15
The wealth of the rich man is his fortified city, but poverty is the ruin of the poor.

Isaiah 47:10
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.'

Jeremiah 8:12
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.

Jeremiah 48:7
Because you trust in your works and treasures, you too will be captured, and Chemosh will go into exile with his priests and officials.

Ezekiel 28:5
By your great skill in trading you have increased your wealth, but your heart has grown proud because of it.'

Ezekiel 31:18
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.'"

Treasury of Scripture

See, this is the man that made not God his strength; but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness.

Lo

Isaiah 14:16,17
They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms; …

John 19:5
Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And Pilate saith unto them, Behold the man!

made

Psalm 146:3-5
Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help…

Jeremiah 17:5
Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.

trusted

Psalm 49:6
They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches;

Psalm 62:9,10
Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: to be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity…

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

strengthened

Psalm 73:7,11,18-20
Their eyes stand out with fatness: they have more than heart could wish…

Ecclesiastes 8:8
There is no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither hath he power in the day of death: and there is no discharge in that war; neither shall wickedness deliver those that are given to it.

Hosea 12:7,8
He is a merchant, the balances of deceit are in his hand: he loveth to oppress…

wickedness.







Lexicon
“Look at
הִנֵּ֤ה (hin·nêh)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 2009: Lo! behold!

the man
הַגֶּ֗בֶר (hag·ge·ḇer)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1397: A valiant man, warrior, a person simply

who did not
לֹ֤א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

make
יָשִׂ֥ים (yā·śîm)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7760: Put -- to put, place, set

God
אֱלֹהִ֗ים (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

his refuge,
מָֽע֫וּזּ֥וֹ (mā·‘ūz·zōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4581: A place or means of safety, protection

but trusted
וַ֭יִּבְטַח (way·yiḇ·ṭaḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 982: To trust, be confident, sure

in the abundance
בְּרֹ֣ב (bə·rōḇ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7230: Multitude, abundance, greatness

of his wealth,
עָשְׁר֑וֹ (‘ā·šə·rōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6239: Wealth

who strengthened himself
יָ֝עֹ֗ז (yā·‘ōz)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5810: To be strong

by bringing destruction.”
בְּהַוָּתֽוֹ׃ (bə·haw·wā·ṯōw)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1942: Desire, chasm, destruction
Verse 7. - Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength. The root of Doeg's wickedness was want of trust in God, and consequent alienation from him. But trusted in the abundance of his riches. This led on to an excessive trust in riches, and greediness of gain. To obtain wealth he became Saul's unscrupulous tool, the willing instrument of his cruelty. No doubt Saul richly rewarded him. And strengthened himself in his wickedness; or, in his substance (Cheyne). 52:6-9 Those wretchedly deceive themselves, who think to support themselves in power and wealth without God. The wicked man trusted in the abundance of his riches; he thought his wickedness would help him to keep his wealth. Right or wrong, he would get what he could, and keep what he had, and ruin any one that stood in his way; this he thought would strengthen him; but see what it comes to! Those who by faith and love dwell in the house of God, shall be like green olive-trees there. And that we may be as green olive-trees, we must live a life of faith and holy confidence in God and his grace. It adds much to the beauty of our profession, and to fruitfulness in every grace, to be much in praising God; and we never can want matter for praise. His name alone can be our refuge and strong tower. It is very good for us to wait on that saving name; there is nothing better to calm and quiet our spirits, when disturbed, and to keep us in the way of duty, when tempted to use any crooked courses for our relief, than to hope, and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord. None ever followed his guidance but it ended well.
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