Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

The rich man's wealth is his fortress, The ruin of the poor is their poverty.

King James Version

The rich man's wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the poor is their poverty.

Holman Bible

A rich man’s wealth is his fortified city;
the poverty of the poor is their destruction.

International Standard Version

The rich hide within the fortress that is their wealth, but the poor are dismayed due to their poverty.

A Conservative Version

The rich man's wealth is his strong city. The destruction of the poor is their poverty.

American Standard Version

The rich man's wealth is his strong city: The destruction of the poor is their poverty.

Amplified

The rich man's wealth is his strong city; the poverty of the poor is their ruin.

Bible in Basic English

The property of the man of wealth is his strong town: the poor man's need is his destruction.

Darby Translation

The rich man's wealth is his strong city; the destruction of the poor is their poverty.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The rich man's wealth is his strong city; the weakness of the poor is their poverty.

Julia Smith Translation

The wealth of the rich his strong city: the destruction of the poor their poverty.

King James 2000

The rich man's wealth is his strong city: the ruin of the poor is their poverty.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The wealth of the rich [is] the city of his strength; the ruin of the poor [is] their poverty.

Modern King James verseion

The rich man's wealth is his strong city; the ruin of the poor is their poverty.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The rich man's goods are his stronghold; but poverty oppresseth the poor.

NET Bible

The wealth of a rich person is like a fortified city, but the poor are brought to ruin by their poverty.

New Heart English Bible

The rich man's wealth is his strong city. The destruction of the poor is their poverty.

The Emphasized Bible

The substance of the rich, is his strong city, the terror of the poor, is their poverty.

Webster

The rich man's wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the poor is their poverty.

World English Bible

The rich man's wealth is his strong city. The destruction of the poor is their poverty.

Youngs Literal Translation

The wealth of the rich is his strong city, The ruin of the poor is their poverty.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
עשׁיר 
`ashiyr 
Usage: 23

הון 
Hown 
Usage: 26

is his strong
עוז עז 
`oz 
Usage: 55

קריה 
Qiryah 
Usage: 31

מחתּה 
M@chittah 
Usage: 11

of the poor
דּל 
Dal 
Usage: 48

References

Context Readings

Proverbs Concerning The Mouth

14 Wise men store up knowledge, But with the mouth of the foolish, ruin is at hand. 15 The rich man's wealth is his fortress, The ruin of the poor is their poverty. 16 The wages of the righteous is life, The income of the wicked, punishment.



Cross References

Proverbs 18:11

A rich man's wealth is his strong city, And like a high wall in his own imagination.

Psalm 52:7

"Behold, the man who would not make God his refuge, But trusted in the abundance of his riches And was strong in his evil desire."

Proverbs 19:7

All the brothers of a poor man hate him; How much more do his friends abandon him! He pursues them with words, but they are gone.

Mark 10:24

The disciples were amazed at His words. But Jesus answered again and said to them, "Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God!

Job 31:24-25

"If I have put my confidence in gold, And called fine gold my trust,

Psalm 49:6

Even those who trust in their wealth And boast in the abundance of their riches?

Proverbs 14:20

The poor is hated even by his neighbor, But those who love the rich are many.

Proverbs 22:22-23

Do not rob the poor because he is poor, Or crush the afflicted at the gate;

Ecclesiastes 7:12

For wisdom is protection just as money is protection, But the advantage of knowledge is that wisdom preserves the lives of its possessors.

Jeremiah 9:23

Thus says the LORD, "Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might, let not a rich man boast of his riches;

Micah 2:1-2

Woe to those who scheme iniquity, Who work out evil on their beds! When morning comes, they do it, For it is in the power of their hands.

Luke 12:19

'And I will say to my soul, "Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years to come; take your ease, eat, drink and be merry."'

1 Timothy 6:17

Instruct those who are rich in this present world not to be conceited or to fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly supplies us with all things to enjoy.

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