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Ecclesiastes 5:7-9 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

For many dreams bring futility, so do many words. Therefore, fear God.

The Realities of Wealth

If you see oppression of the poor and perversion of justice and righteousness in the province, don’t be astonished at the situation, because one official protects another official, and higher officials protect them. The profit from the land is taken by all; the king is served by the field.[a]

Footnotes:

  1. Ecclesiastes 5:9 Or An advantage for the land in every respect is a king for a cultivated field; Hb obscure

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