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Ecclesiastes 5:7-9 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

You should not let your useless dreams and bragging bring you trouble. You should respect God.

For Every Ruler There Is a Ruler

In some country you will see poor people who are forced to work very hard. You will see that this is not fair to them. It is against their rights. But don’t be surprised! The ruler who forces them to work has another ruler who forces him. And there is still another ruler who forces both of these rulers. Even the king is a slave—his country owns him.[a]


  1. Ecclesiastes 5:9 The ruler … owns him Or “One ruler is cheated by a higher ruler. And they are cheated by an even higher ruler. Even the king gets his share of the profit. The wealth of the country is divided among them.”
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