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24 for riches don’t last forever,
    and the crown might not be passed to the next generation.

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In the blink of an eye wealth disappears,
    for it will sprout wings
    and fly away like an eagle.

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His government and its peace
    will never end.
He will rule with fairness and justice from the throne of his ancestor David
    for all eternity.
The passionate commitment of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies
    will make this happen!

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10 And those who are rich should boast that God has humbled them. They will fade away like a little flower in the field.

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17 Teach those who are rich in this world not to be proud and not to trust in their money, which is so unreliable. Their trust should be in God, who richly gives us all we need for our enjoyment. 18 Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and generous to those in need, always being ready to share with others.

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18 Your silver and gold will not save you
    on that day of the Lord’s anger.
For the whole land will be devoured
    by the fire of his jealousy.
He will make a terrifying end
    of all the people on earth.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. 1:18 Or the people living in the land.

36 His dynasty will go on forever;
    his kingdom will endure as the sun.

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16 Your house and your kingdom will continue before me[a] for all time, and your throne will be secure forever.’”

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Footnotes

  1. 7:16 As in Greek version and some Hebrew manuscripts; Masoretic Text reads before you.

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