Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.

New American Standard Bible

The rich rules over the poor,
And the borrower becomes the lender’s slave.

King James Version

The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.

Holman Bible

The rich rule over the poor,
and the borrower is a slave to the lender.

International Standard Version

The wealthy rule over the poor, and anyone who borrows is a slave to the lender.

American Standard Version

The rich ruleth over the poor; And the borrower is servant to the lender.

Amplified


The rich rules over the poor,
And the borrower is servant to the lender.

Bible in Basic English

The man of wealth has rule over the poor, and he who gets into debt is a servant to his creditor.

Darby Translation

The rich ruleth over the poor; and the borrower is servant to the lender.

Julia Smith Translation

The rich one will rule over the poor, and he borrowing, a servant to the man lending.

King James 2000

The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The rich will rule over the poor, and the borrower is a slave of {the lender}.

Modern King James verseion

The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The rich ruleth the poor; and the borrower is servant to the lender.

NET Bible

The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.

New Heart English Bible

The rich rule over the poor. The borrower is servant to the lender.

The Emphasized Bible

The rich, over the poor, beareth rule, - and, slave, is the borrower to the lender.

Webster

The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.

World English Bible

The rich rule over the poor. The borrower is servant to the lender.

Youngs Literal Translation

The rich over the poor ruleth, And a servant is the borrower to the lender.

Interlinear

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

משׁל 
Mashal 
Usage: 81

over the poor
רוּשׁ 
Ruwsh 
Usage: 24

and the borrower
לוה 
Lavah 
Usage: 26

is servant
עבד 
`ebed 
Usage: 800

References

Hastings

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

6 Train up a child in the way he should go, and even when he is old he will not depart from it. 7 The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender. 8 He who sows iniquity shall reap calamity, and the rod of his wrath shall fail.



Cross References

James 2:6

But ye have dishonored the poor man. Do not the rich exploit you, and they themselves drag you into courts?

Proverbs 18:23

A poor man uses entreaties, but a rich man answers roughly.

2 Kings 4:1

Now a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets cried out to Elisha, saying, Thy servant my husband is dead, and thou know that thy servant feared LORD, and the creditor has come to take my two children to him to be bo

Nehemiah 5:4-5

There were also who said, We have borrowed money for the king's tribute [upon] our fields and our vineyards.

Proverbs 14:31

He who oppresses a poor man reproaches his maker, but he who has mercy on a needy man honors him.

Proverbs 22:16

He who oppresses a poor man to his increase, [and] he who gives to a rich man, [comes] only to want.

Proverbs 22:22

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

Isaiah 24:2

And it shall be, as with the people, so with the priest, as with the servant, so with his master, as with the maid, so with her mistress, as with the buyer, so with the seller, as with the creditor, so with the debtor, as with the

Amos 2:6

Thus says LORD: For three transgressions of Israel, yea, for four, I will not turn away the punishment of it, because they have sold a righteous man for silver, and a needy man for a pair of shoes--

Amos 4:1

Hear this word, ye cows of Bashan, who are in the mountain of Samaria, who oppress the poor, who crush the needy, who say to their lords, Bring, and let us drink.

Amos 5:11-12

Inasmuch therefore as ye trample upon the poor, and take exactions of wheat from him. Ye have built houses of hewn stone, but ye shall not dwell in them. Ye have planted pleasant vineyards, but ye shall not drink the wine thereof.

Amos 8:4

Hear this, O ye who would swallow up a needy man, and cause the poor of the land to fail,

Amos 8:6

that we may buy the poor for silver, and a needy man for a pair of shoes, and sell the refuse of the wheat?

Matthew 18:25

But of him not having to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife and children, and all things, as many as he had, and payment to be made.

James 5:1

Go now, ye rich, weep, howling for your miseries that are approaching.

James 5:4

Behold the wage of the workmen who reaped your fields. The man who was defrauded by you cries out. And the outcries of those who reaped have entered into the ears of Lord of hosts.

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