Ecclesiastes 5:8-9 NLT

8 Don’t be surprised if you see a poor person being oppressed by the powerful and if justice is being miscarried throughout the land. For every official is under orders from higher up, and matters of justice get lost in red tape and bureaucracy.
9 Even the king milks the land for his own profit!a

References for Ecclesiastes 5:9

    • 5:9 - The meaning of the Hebrew in verses 8 and 9 is uncertain.