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“Here is the man who did not make God his strength,
But trusted in the abundance of his riches,
And strengthened himself in his [a]wickedness.”

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 52:7 Lit. desire, in evil sense

“Here now is the man
    who did not make God his stronghold(A)
but trusted in his great wealth(B)
    and grew strong by destroying others!”

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No one calls for justice,
Nor does any plead for truth.
They trust in (A)empty words and speak lies;
(B)They conceive [a]evil and bring forth iniquity.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 59:4 trouble

No one calls for justice;(A)
    no one pleads a case with integrity.
They rely(B) on empty arguments, they utter lies;(C)
    they conceive trouble and give birth to evil.(D)

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23 Thus says the Lord:

(A)“Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom,
Let not the mighty man glory in his (B)might,
Nor let the rich man glory in his riches;

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23 This is what the Lord says:

“Let not the wise boast of their wisdom(A)
    or the strong boast of their strength(B)
    or the rich boast of their riches,(C)

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Instructions to the Rich

17 Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain (A)riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things (B)to enjoy.

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17 Command those who are rich(A) in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth,(B) which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God,(C) who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.(D)

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