1 Listen to this, all you people! Listen closely, all you citizens of the world-
2 people of every kind, rich and poor alike!
3 My mouth speaks wisdom; my heart's meditation is full of insight.
4 I will pay close attention to a proverb; I will explain my riddle on the lyre.
5 Why should I be afraid in times of trouble, when the wrongdoing of my bullies engulfs me—
6 those people who trust in their fortunes and boast of their fantastic wealth?
7 Wealth? It can't save a single person! It can't pay a life's ransom-price to God.