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Woe to those who add house to house and join field to field, Until there is no more room, So that you have to live alone in the midst of the land!
O LORD, my heart is not proud, nor my eyes haughty; Nor do I involve myself in great matters, Or in things too difficult for me.
That the triumphing of the wicked is short, And the joy of the godless momentary?
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"For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."
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Their inner thought is that their houses are forever And their dwelling places to all generations; They have called their lands after their own names.
What is the source of quarrels and conflicts among you? Is not the source your pleasures that wage war in your members?
"How you have fallen from heaven, O star of the morning, son of the dawn! You have been cut down to the earth, You who have weakened the nations!
'Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, "Because it is high in stature and has set its top among the clouds, and its heart is haughty in its loftiness,
"Furthermore, wine betrays the haughty man, So that he does not stay at home He enlarges his appetite like Sheol, And he is like death, never satisfied. He also gathers to himself all nations And collects to himself all peoples.
"Because you have looted many nations, All the remainder of the peoples will loot you-- Because of human bloodshed and violence done to the land, To the town and all its inhabitants.