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Ecclesiastes 5:8-7

The Vanity of Wealth and Honor

8If you see in a province the oppression of the poor and the violation of justice and righteousness, do not be amazed at the matter, for the high official is watched by a higher, and there are yet higher ones over them. 7For when dreams increase and words grow many, there is vanity;3 but4 God is the one you must fear.

Footnotes

  • 3 5:7 The Hebrew term hebel can refer to a “vapor” or “mere breath”; also verse 10 (see note on 1:2)
  • 4 5:7 Or For when dreams and vanities increase, words also grow many; but