Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

A rich man’s wealth is his fortified city;
in his imagination it is like a high wall.

International Standard Version

The wealth of a rich person is his fortified city; in his own imagination, it is like a high wall.

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

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

Bible in Basic English

The property of a man of wealth is his strong town, and it is as a high wall in the thoughts of his heart.

Darby Translation

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Julia Smith Translation

The rich one's wealth his strong city, and as a wall lifted up in his imagination.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

The wealth of the rich [is] {his strong city}, and like a wall, it is high in his imagination.

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But the rich man's goods are his stronghold, yea he taketh them for a high wall round about him.

NET Bible

The wealth of a rich person is like a strong city, and it is like a high wall in his imagination.

New Heart English Bible

The rich man's wealth is his strong city, like an unscalable wall in his own imagination.

The Emphasized Bible

The substance of a rich man, is his strong city, and like a high wall, in his imagination.

Webster

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

World English Bible

The rich man's wealth is his strong city, like an unscalable wall in his own imagination.

Youngs Literal Translation

The wealth of the rich is the city of his strength, And as a wall set on high in his own imagination.

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

and as an high
שׂגב 
Sagab 
Usage: 20

חומה 
Chowmah 
Usage: 133

References

Context Readings

How To Avoid Fools And Foolishness

10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower; The righteous runs into it and is safe. 11 A rich man's wealth is his strong city, And like a high wall in his own imagination. 12 Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, But humility goes before honor.



Cross References

Proverbs 10:15

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

Deuteronomy 32:31

"Indeed their rock is not like our Rock, Even our enemies themselves judge this.

Job 31:24-25

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

Psalm 49:6-9

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

Psalm 52:5-7

But God will break you down forever; He will snatch you up and tear you away from your tent, And uproot you from the land of the living. Selah.

Psalm 62:10-11

Do not trust in oppression And do not vainly hope in robbery; If riches increase, do not set your heart upon them.

Proverbs 11:4

Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, But righteousness delivers from death.

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.

Luke 12:19-21

'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."'

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