Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

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

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.

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 fortress;
The ruin of the poor is their poverty.

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.

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 lay up knowledge, but the mouth of a foolish man is a present destruction. 15 The rich man's wealth is his strong city. The destruction of the poor is their poverty. 16 The labor of a righteous man produces life. The fruit of a wicked man [is] to sin.



Cross References

Proverbs 18:11

The rich man's wealth is his strong city, and as a high wall in his own imagination.

Psalm 52:7

Lo, this is the man who did not make God his strength, but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness.

Proverbs 19:7

All the brothers of a poor man hate him, how much more do his friends go far from him! He pursues [with] words, [but] they are gone.

Mark 10:24

And the disciples were astonished at his words. But again having answered, Jesus says to them, Children, how difficult it is for those who trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God.

Job 31:24-25

If I have made gold my hope, and have said to the fine gold, [Thou are] my confidence;

Psalm 49:6

Those who trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches,

Proverbs 14:20

The poor man is hated even by his own neighbor, but the rich man has many friends.

Proverbs 22:22-23

Do not rob a poor man, because he is poor, nor oppress an afflicted man in the gate.

Ecclesiastes 7:12

For wisdom is a defense, even as money is a defense. But the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom preserves the life of him who has it.

Jeremiah 9:23

Thus says LORD: Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, nor let the mighty man glory in his might. Let not the rich man glory in his riches,

Micah 2:1-2

Woe to those who devise iniquity and work evil upon their beds! When the morning is light they practice it, because it is in the power of their hand.

Luke 12:19

And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou have many goods laid up for many years. Take thine ease, eat, drink, be merry.

1 Timothy 6:17

Command the rich in the present age not to be arrogant, nor hope in the uncertainty of wealth, but in the living God, who supplies us all things abundantly for enjoyment,

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