New Living Translation
23 This is what the Lord says:
“Don’t let the wise boast in their wisdom,
or the powerful boast in their power,
or the rich boast in their riches.
24 But those who wish to boast
should boast in this alone:
that they truly know me and understand that I am the Lord
who demonstrates unfailing love
and who brings justice and righteousness to the earth,
and that I delight in these things.
I, the Lord, have spoken!
New American Standard Bible
23 This is what the Lord says: “(A)Let no wise man boast of his wisdom, nor let the (B)mighty man boast of his might, nor a (C)rich man boast of his riches; 24 but let the one who boasts (D)boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord who (E)exercises [a]mercy, justice, and righteousness on the earth; for I (F)delight in these things,” declares the Lord.Read full chapter
- Jeremiah 9:24 Or faithfulness
23 Thus says the Lord, “Let not the one who is wise and skillful boast in his insight; let not the one who is mighty and powerful boast in his strength; let not the one who is rich boast in his [temporal satisfactions and earthly] abundance; 24 but let the one who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows Me [and acknowledges Me and honors Me as God and recognizes without any doubt], that I am the Lord who practices lovingkindness, justice and righteousness on the earth, for in these things I delight,” says the Lord.(A)Read full chapter
New King James Version
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;
24 But (C)let him who glories glory in this,
That he understands and knows Me,
That I am the Lord, exercising lovingkindness, [a]judgment, and righteousness in the earth.
(D)For in these I delight,” says the Lord.
- Jeremiah 9:24 justice