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Ecclesiastes 5:8-9 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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8 If you see in a province the poor oppressed and justice and right violently taken away, do not be amazed at the matter; for the high official is watched by a higher, and there are yet higher ones over them. 8 If you see the poor oppressed in a district, and justice and rights denied, do not be surprised at such things; for one official is eyed by a higher one, and over them both are others higher still.
9 But in all, a king is an advantage to a land with cultivated fields. 9 The increase from the land is taken by all; the king himself profits from the fields.