But God drags away the mighty by his power;1 though they become established,2 they have no assurance of life.3
He may let them rest in a feeling of security,4 but his eyes5 are on their ways.6
For a little while they are exalted, and then they are gone;7 they are brought low and gathered up like all others;8 they are cut off like heads of grain.9
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