Jeremiah 9:23-24

Note: This passage is the basis for a significant quotation in 1 Corinthians 1:31. The threefold categories 0f 1 Cor 1:26-28 are taken from this passage. The second part  (A’-D’) is a proposal derived from the fact that wise “understand and know”, mighty “excercise” (do) and rich men “delight”.

23 Thus saith the LORD,

A. Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom,

B. neither let the mighty man glory in his might,

C. let not the rich man glory in his riches…”

 24 But let him that glorieth glory in this,

A’. that he understandeth and knoweth me,

B’. that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth:

C’. for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.

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