Ecclesiastes 7:12

For wisdom is a defense, and money is a defense: but the excellence of knowledge is, that wisdom gives life to them that have it.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
With. Hebrew also, "above, or much as riches. "(Calmet) These are impediments in the hands of the reprobate, while they promote virtue in the good. "(St. Ambrose, Luke viii. n. 85.) The man who has only wisdom, cannot do as much good as those who are also rich. (Calmet) The moderate use of riches helps the servants of God, while they do not set their hearts upon them. (Worthington) The sun, to men on earth.

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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