Parallel Verses

King James 2000

The rich man's wealth is his strong city: the ruin 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.

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 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.

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 the foolish is near destruction. 15 The rich man's wealth is his strong city: the ruin of the poor is their poverty. 16 The labor of the righteous leads to life: the fruit of the wicked to sin.



Cross References

Proverbs 18:11

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

Psalm 52:7

Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength; but trusted in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness.

Proverbs 19:7

All the brethren of the poor do hate him: how much more do his friends go far from him? he pursues them with words, yet they are nothing to him.

Mark 10:24

And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answered again, and said unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God!

Job 31:24-25

If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold, You are my confidence;

Psalm 49:6

They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches;

Proverbs 14:20

The poor is hated even of his own neighbor: but the rich has many friends.

Proverbs 22:22-23

Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:

Ecclesiastes 7:12

For wisdom is a defense, and money is a defense: but the excellence of knowledge is, that wisdom gives life to them that have it.

Jeremiah 9:23

Thus says the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches:

Micah 2:1-2

Woe to them that 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, you have many goods laid up for many years; take your ease, eat, drink, and be merry.

1 Timothy 6:17

Charge them that are rich in this present age, that they be not haughty, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy;

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