Do not put false confidence in what you can gain by robbery! 2
If wealth increases, do not become attached to it! 3
their days like a shadow that disappears. 5
1 tn Heb “do not trust in oppression.” Here “oppression” stands by metonymy for the riches that can be gained by oppressive measures, as the final line of the verse indicates.
2 tn Heb “and in robbery do not place vain hope.” Here “robbery” stands by metonymy for the riches that can be gained by theft, as the next line of the verse indicates.
3 tn Heb “[as for] wealth, when it bears fruit, do not set [your] heart [on it].”
4 tn Heb “man,” or “mankind.”