14 His source of confidence is fragile;[a]
what he trusts in is a spider’s web.(A)
15 He leans on his web, but it doesn’t stand firm.
He grabs it, but it does not hold up.

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  1. 8:14 Or cut off; Hb obscure

The kings of the earth take their stand,(A)
and the rulers conspire together
against the Lord and his Anointed One:[a](B)
“Let’s tear off their chains
and throw their ropes off of us.”(C)

The one enthroned[b] in heaven laughs;
the Lord ridicules them.(D)

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  1. 2:2 Or anointed one
  2. 2:4 Lit who sits

19 Then I’ll say to myself, “You have many goods stored up for many years. Take it easy;(A) eat, drink, and enjoy yourself.”’(B)

20 “But God said to him, ‘You fool!(C) This very night your life is demanded of you. And the things you have prepared—whose will they be?’(D)

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