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Sayings Against Tyrants

[a]Indeed wealth is treacherous;
    a proud man does not succeed.
He who opens wide his throat like Sheol,
    and is insatiable as death,
Who gathers to himself all the nations,
    and collects for himself all the peoples—

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Footnotes

  1. 2:5 This verse describes any tyrant who, like the Babylonians, possesses insatiable greed.

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