Then the Lord said to me,
“Write my answer plainly on tablets,
so that a runner can carry the correct message to others.
3 This vision is for a future time.
It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled.
If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently,
for it will surely take place.
It will not be delayed.
“Look at the proud!
They trust in themselves, and their lives are crooked.
But the righteous will live by their faithfulness to God. 1
Wealth 2 is treacherous,
and the arrogant are never at rest.
They open their mouths as wide as the grave, 3
and like death, they are never satisfied.
In their greed they have gathered up many nations
and swallowed many peoples.