|This is what the LORD says: |
"Let not the wise man boast of his wisdom
or the strong man boast of his strength
or the rich man boast of his riches,
but let him who boasts boast about this:
that he understands and knows me,
that I am the LORD, who exercises kindness,
justice and righteousness on earth,
for in these I delight,"
declares the LORD.
| 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: |
But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.
|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; but let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the LORD who exercises lovingkindness, justice and righteousness on earth; for I delight in these things," declares the LORD. |
|Jeremiah 9:23-24 |
Three attributes of God that He demands of people called by His Name are lovingkindness, meaning "loyal love"; judgment, meaning "justice"; and righteousness, meaning "uprightness."
Radmacher, E. D., Allen, R. B., & House, H. W. (1999). Nelson's new illustrated Bible commentary (Je 9:23-24). Nashville: T. Nelson Publishers.
"Humans strive for wisdom, might, and riches, while God delights in lovingkindness, judgment (justice), and righteousness. Blessed is the one who understands the Lord so as to delight in what He delights."
-G. Herbert Livingston