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because wealth is not permanent. Not even nations last forever.
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For thou shalt not always have power: but a crown shall be given to generation and generation.
Proverbs 23:5 Lift not up thy eyes to riches which thou canst not have: because they shall make themselves wings like those of an eagle, and shall fly towards heaven.
Zephaniah 1:18 Neither shall their silver and their gold be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the Lord: all the land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy destruction of all them that dwell in the land.
1 Timothy 6:17,18 Charge the rich of this world not to be highminded nor to trust in the uncertainty of riches, but in the living God (who giveth us abundantly all things to enjoy) . . .
James 1:10 And the rich, in his being low: because as the flower of the grass shall he pass away.
2 Samuel 7:16 And thy house shall be faithful, and thy kingdom for ever before thy face, and thy throne shall be firm for ever.
Psalm 89:36 His seed shall endure for ever.
Isaiah 9:7 His empire shall be multiplied, and there shall be no end of peace: he shall sit upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom; to establish it and strengthen it with judgment and with justice, from henceforth and for ever: the zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.
ContextDo not Boast about Tomorrow
…23Be diligent to know the countenance of thy cattle, and consider thy own flocks: 24For thou shalt not always have power: but a crown shall be given to generation and generation.25The meadows are open, and the green herbs have appeared, and the hay is gathered out of the mountains.…
He hath stripped me of my glory, and hath taken the crown from my head.
Thou hast overthrown the covenant of thy servant: thou hast profaned his sanctuary on the earth.
Lift not up thy eyes to riches which thou canst not have: because they shall make themselves wings like those of an eagle, and shall fly towards heaven.
Say to the king, and to the queen: Humble yourselves, sit down: for the crown of your glory is come down from your head.
The crown is fallen from our head: woe to us, because we have sinned.
Thus saith the Lord God: Remove the diadem, take off the crown: is it not this that hath exalted the low one, and brought down him that was high?
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