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"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.
Do not be wise in your own eyes;
Fear the Lord and depart from evil." Proverbs 3:5-7

"No one calls for justice, nor does any plead for truth.
They trust in empty words and speak lies;
They conceive evil and bring forth iniquity." Isaiah 59:4

"For because you have trusted in your works and your treasures, you also shall be taken." Jeremiah 48:7

"You have eaten the fruit of lies, because you trusted in your own way,
In the multitude of your mighty men.
Therefore tumult shall arise among your people," Hosea 10:13-14


"Do not trust in a friend; do not put your confidence in a companion;" Micah 7:5

“Woe to the rebellious children,” says the Lord, “who take counsel, but not of Me,
And who devise plans, but not of My Spirit.... and have not asked My advice....
Therefore the strength of Pharaoh shall be your shame,
And trust in the shadow of Egypt shall be your humiliation." Isaiah 30:1-3

"A mighty man is not delivered by great strength.
A horse is a vain hope for safety;
Neither shall it deliver any by its great strength.
Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him,
On those who hope in His mercy...." Psalm 33:16-18

"But as for me, I trust in You, O Lord;
I say, 'You are my God. My times are in Your hand." Psalm 31:14

 "...the Lord has rejected your trusted allies, and you will not prosper by them." Jeremiah 2:37

"Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help, and rely on horses, who trust in chariots because they are many.... But who do not look to the Holy One of Israel, nor seek the Lord!"  Isaiah 31:1

“Behold, you trust in lying words that cannot profit. Will you steal, murder, commit adultery, swear falsely... and walk after other gods whom you do not know, and then come and stand before Me in this house which is called by My name?" Jeremiah 7:8-10

"'This is your lot, the portion of your measures from Me,' says the Lord,
'Because you have forgotten Me and trusted in falsehood." Jeremiah 13:25

"For you have trusted in your wickedness; You have said, ‘No one sees me’;
Your wisdom and your knowledge have warped you;
And you have said in your heart, 'I am, and there is no one else besides me.’
Therefore evil shall come upon you;" Isaiah 47:10-11

"Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength,
Whose heart departs from the Lord.
For he shall be like a shrub in the desert, and shall not see when good comes,
But shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness....
    "Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, and whose hope is the Lord.
For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, which spreads out its roots by the river,
And will not fear when heat comes; but its leaf will be green,
And will not be anxious in the year of drought....
     "The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?
I, the Lord, search the heart; I test the mind,
Even to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings." Jeremiah 17:5-10

"When I say to the righteous that he shall surely live, but he trusts in his own righteousness and commits iniquity, none of his righteous works shall be remembered; but because of the iniquity that he has committed, he shall die." Ezekiel 33:13


"Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men’s hands.
They have mouths, but they do not speak;
Eyes they have, but they do not see; they have ears, but they do not hear;
Noses they have, but they do not smell....
Those who make them are like them;
So is everyone who trusts in them." Psalm  115:4


"Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy." 1 Timothy 6:17

"Though the fig tree may not blossom,
Nor fruit be on the vines....
Yet I will rejoice in the Lord,
I will joy in the God of my salvation.
The Lord God is my strength;
He will make my feet like deer’s feet,
And He will make me walk on my high hills." Habakkuk 3:17-19


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