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As the partridge that sits on eggs that she has not laid,
so is the one who gets riches,
but by injustice;
in the midst of his days they will leave him,
and in the end he will be a godless fool. Bible

“godless fool.” The Hebrew word translated “godless fool” is nabal (#05036) נָבָל), and it generally refers to a godless person, or a person who acts ungodly, who is a fool, thus in this context the translation “godless fool.” The person who gets rich by ungodly means will be shown to be a godless fool. [For more on “fools” and the nabal fool, see commentary on Proverbs 16:22].


Commentary for: Jeremiah 17:11