18 Be careful that no one lures you with riches;[a]
do not let a large ransom[b] lead you astray.(A)
19 Can your wealth[c] or all your physical exertion
keep you from distress?(B)

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Footnotes

  1. Job 36:18 Or you into mockery
  2. Job 36:18 Or bribe
  3. Job 36:19 Or cry for help

But the foolish ones said to the sensible ones, ‘Give us some of your oil, because our lamps are going out.’

“The sensible ones answered, ‘No, there won’t be enough for us and for you. Go instead to those who sell, and buy oil for yourselves.’

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