(A)Put not your trust in princes,
    (B)in a son of man, in whom there is (C)no salvation.

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(A)It is better to take refuge in the Lord
    (B)than to trust in man.
It is better to take refuge in the Lord
    (C)than to trust in princes.

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Thus says the Lord:
“Cursed is the man (A)who trusts in man
    and makes flesh his strength,[a]
    whose heart turns away from the Lord.
(B)He is like a shrub in the desert,
    (C)and shall not see any good come.
He shall dwell in the parched places of the wilderness,
    in (D)an uninhabited salt land.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 17:5 Hebrew arm

22 (A)Stop regarding man
    (B)in whose nostrils is breath,
    for of what account is he?

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12 Oh grant us help against the foe,
    for vain is the salvation of man!

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Isaiah said to them, “Say to your master, ‘Thus says the Lord: Do not be afraid because of the words that you have heard, with which the young men of the king of Assyria have reviled me.

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The Egyptians are man, and not God,
    and their horses (A)are flesh, and not spirit.
When the Lord stretches out his hand,
    the helper will stumble, and he who is helped will fall,
    and they will all perish together.

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(A)Those of low estate are but a breath;
    those of high estate (B)are a delusion;
in the balances they go up;
    (C)they are together lighter than a breath.

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11 Oh, grant us help against the foe,
    for (A)vain is the salvation of man!

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