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Rich people, however, imagine that their wealth protects them like high, strong walls around a city.
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The substance of the rich man is the city of his strength, and as a strong wall compassing him about.
Proverbs 10:15 The work of the just is unto life: but the fruit of the wicked unto sin.
Proverbs 11:4 The justice of the upright shall make his way prosperous: and the wicked man shall fall by his own wickedness.
Deuteronomy 32:31 For our God is not as their gods: our enemies themselves are judges.
Job 31:24,25 If I have thought gold my strength, and have said to fine gold: My confidence: . . .
Psalm 49:6-9 They that trust in their own strength, and glory in the multitude of their riches, . . .
Psalm 52:5-7 Therefore will God destroy thee for ever: he will pluck thee out, and remove thee from thy dwelling place: and thy root out of the land of the living. . . .
Psalm 62:10 Trust not in iniquity, and covet not robberies: if riches abound, set not your heart upon them.
Ecclesiastes 7:12 For as wisdom is a defence, so money is a defence: but learning and wisdom excel in this, that they give life to him that possesseth them.
Luke 12:19-21 And I will say to my soul: Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years. Take thy rest: eat, drink, make good cheer. . . .
ContextThe Selfishness of the Unfriendly
…10The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the just runneth to it, and shall be exalted. 11The substance of the rich man is the city of his strength, and as a strong wall compassing him about.12Before destruction, the heart of a man is exalted: and before he be glorified, it is humbled.…
The work of the just is unto life: but the fruit of the wicked unto sin.
Before destruction, the heart of a man is exalted: and before he be glorified, it is humbled.
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