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Chapter 5

Against Presumption[a]

Do not rely on your wealth,
    or say, “I have the power.”(A)
Do not rely on your strength
    in following the desires of your heart.

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  1. 5:1–8 The vices of the rich are pride and independence (vv. 1–2), presumption (v. 3), false security (vv. 4–6), and impenitence (v. 7), which cannot escape the divine wrath (vv. 7–8). Cf. Prv 18:23; 19:1; 28:6.