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Mammon
Two hundred large shields.
Made of tempered gold.
Of the gold received each year,
not that received from other lands.
Of the six hundred sixty-six
talents of gold.
Was the house secure
when Shishak of Egypt came?
Was the house united
when Shishak of Egypt came?
Riches make useless shields,
and a census accounts only
for the foe

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