“Know well the condition of your flocks.
Give attention to your herds.
Riches do not last forever.
A crown does not endure for all generations.
When the grass is gone,
The new growth appears.
The herbage of the mountains is gathered.
The lambs will provide your clothing.
The goats provide the price of a field.
There will be enough goats’ milk for your food.
This is the food of your household.
This will nourish your servant-girls.”
You have to take good care of your farm animals. You should know the condition of your flock and your herds. Wealth, like the crown of a king, does not last forever. When the grass is gone, a new growth will appear. The vegetables or herbage of the mountains will be gathered. The lamb’s wool will be made into clothing. The goat’s milk will provide you with food. There will be enough food for your household and your servants. This is a warning to the rich not to take their situation too lightly since things could change.