"I will drive them out before you little by little, until you become fruitful and take possession of the land.
"The LORD your God will clear away these nations before you little by little; you will not be able to put an end to them quickly, for the wild beasts would grow too numerous for you.
"For He says, 'Order on order, order on order, Line on line, line on line, A little here, a little there.'"
So the word of the LORD to them will be, "Order on order, order on order, Line on line, line on line, A little here, a little there," That they may go and stumble backward, be broken, snared and taken captive.
Wealth obtained by fraud dwindles, But the one who gathers by labor increases it.
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