13 And the Lord will make you jthe head and not the tail, and you shall only go up and not down, if you obey the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you today, being careful to do them,
21 sSolomon ruled over all the kingdoms from the tEuphrates to the land of the Philistines and to the border of Egypt. uThey brought tribute and served Solomon all the days of his life.
24 For he had dominion over all the region west of the Euphrates from Tiphsah to vGaza, over all the kings west of the Euphrates. wAnd he had peace on all sides around him.
20 And mighty kings have been over Jerusalem, ywho ruled over the whole province Beyond the River, to whom ztribute, custom, and toll were paid.
7 xThe rich rules over the poor,
and the borrower is the slave of the lender.