“Whoever is slack in his work
Is close kin to a vandal.
The name of Yahweh is a strong tower.
The righteous run into it.
The righteous are safe.
The wealth of the rich is their strong city.
They image wealth like a protective high wall.
One’s heart is haughty.
But humility goes before honor.”
If you are slack in your work, you are like a vandal stealing from your employer. The name of Yahweh is like a strong tower. The righteous run to this tower of Yahweh where they are safe. The rich people live in a strong city. They believe that their wealth is like a protective wall for them. Generally speaking, one’s heart is haughty or proud before the destruction comes. Humility should go before honors.