No man can by any means redeem his brother Or give to God a ransom for him–
Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, But righteousness delivers from death.
The acquisition of treasures by a lying tongue Is a fleeting vapor, the pursuit of death.
‘They will fling their silver into the streets and their gold will become an abhorrent thing; their silver and their gold will not be able to deliver them in the day of the wrath of the LORD. They cannot satisfy their appetite nor can they fill their stomachs, for their iniquity has become an occasion of stumbling.
And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years to come; take your ease, eat, drink and be merry.”‘
“But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your soul is required of you; and now who will own what you have prepared?’