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Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.
Come now! ye that say - Today or To-morrow, we will journey unto this city here, and will spend there a year, and will trade and get gain, -
For the sun hath sprung up, with it scorching heat, and hath withered the grass, and, the flower thereof, hath fallen out, and, the beauty of the face thereof, hath perished, - so, also the rich, in his goings, shall languish.
Whereas, ye, have dishonoured the destitute man! Do not, the rich, oppress you? and, themselves, drag you into courts of justice?
lest thou eat, and be satisfied, - and goodly houses, thou build and inhabit;
Then Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: Thou wast fat, Thou wast thick, Thou wast gorged, So he forsook the GOD who made him, And treated as foolish his Rock of salvation.
and they captured fortified cities and a fat soil, and took possession of houses full of every good thing, wells digged, vineyards and oliveyards and fruit-trees, in abundance, - so they did eat and were filled and became fat, and luxuriated in thy great goodness.
Wealth, hath he swallowed, and hath vomited the same, Out of his belly, shall, GOD, drive it forth:
From men who are thy hand, O Yahweh, From the men of this age, whose portion, is among the living, and, with thy treasure, thou fillest their bosom, - They must be satisfied with sons, And must leave their abundance to their children: -
As for them who are trusting in their wealth, - And, in the abundance of their riches, do boast themselves,
For I was envious of the boasters, At the prosperity of the lawless, used I to look.
Wealth, shall not profit, in the day of wrath, but, righteousness, shall deliver from death.
Here was an incurable evil, I had seen under the sun, riches kept by the owner thereof, to his hurt;
Thus, saith Yahweh Let not, the wise man, glory in his wisdom, Neither let, the mighty man, glory, in his might, - Let not, the rich man, glory in his riches;
For, her rich men, are full of violence, and, her inhabitants, have spoken falsehood, - and, their tongue, is deceitful in their mouth.
Neither their silver nor yet their gold, shall be able to deliver them, in the day of the indignation of Yahweh, but, in the fire of his jealousy, shall the whole earth be consumed; For, a destruction, surely a terrible one, will he make, with all them who dwell in the earth.
And, Jesus, said unto his disciples - Verily, I say unto you, A rich man, with difficulty, shall enter into the kingdom of the heavens.
But alas! for you, ye wealthy, for ye are duly receiving you consolation.
And he spake a parable unto them, saying - A certain rich man's estate, bare well.
Now, a certain man, was rich, and he used to clothe himself with purple and fine linen, making merry day by day, brilliantly.
1 Timothy 6:9
But, they who are determined to be rich, fall into temptation, and a snare, and many foolish and hurtful covetings, the which, sink men into ruin and destruction, -
And, the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rulers of thousands, and the rich, and the mighty, and every bondman and freeman, hid themselves within the caves and within the rocks of the mountains;
Be miserable and lament and weep, let, your laughter, into lamentation, be turned, and, your joy, into dejection;
Howl ye! for at hand is the day of Yahweh, - As a veritable destruction from the Almighty, shall it come.
And, when My Lord Yahweh of hosts called in that day, - for weeping, and for lamentation, and for shaving bare and for girding with sackcloth,
On this account, gird you with sackcloth, lament and howl, - Because the glow of the anger of Yahweh hath not turned from us.
and thou shalt say - How was thy mother a lioness, Between lions, she lay down,- I n the midst of young lions, She nourished her whelps;
Awake, ye drunkards, and weep, and howl, all ye drinkers of wine, - over the new wine, because it hath been cut off from your mouth.
Who are quaffing bowls of wine, and, with the best of oils, anointing themselves, - and are not afflicted for the injury of Joseph: -
Howl, fir-tree, for fallen is the cedar, because, the majestic ones, are spoiled: howl, ye oaks of Bashan, for the inaccessible forest, hath come down.
Alas! for you, ye who are filled full now, for ye shall hunger. Alas! ye that laugh now, for ye shall mourn and weep.
But, turning towards them, Jesus said - Daughters of Jerusalem! Do not weep for me; but, for yourselves, be weeping, and for your children.
And when ye sell anything to thy neighbour, or buy aught at thy neighbour's hand, do not overreach one another.
For what shall be the hope of the impious, though he graspeth with greed, when GOD shall draw forth his soul?
And I will cause to cease the hum of thy songs; And the sound of thy lyres, shall not be heard any more.
Be not laying up for yourselves treasures upon the earth, where, moth and rust, do tarnish, and where, thieves, dig through and steal;
In like manner, as it came to pass in the days of Lot, They were eating, they were drinking, they were buying, they were selling, they were planting, they were building, -