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16 Be not afraid when a man becomes rich,
when the glory of his house increases.
17 (A)For when he dies he will (B)carry nothing away;
his glory will not go down after him.
18 For though, while he lives, he counts himself (C)blessed
—and though you get praise when you do well for yourself—
19 his soul will (D)go to the generation of his fathers,
who will never again (E)see light.
20 (F)Man in his pomp yet without understanding is like the beasts that perish.