New American Standard Bible
The rich man's wealth is his fortress, The ruin of the poor is their poverty.
King James Bible
The rich man's wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the poor is their poverty.
Darby Bible Translation
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.
Young's Literal Translation
The wealth of the rich is his strong city, The ruin of the poor is their poverty.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Destruction - That which crushes, throws into ruins. Wealth secures its possessors against many dangers; poverty exposes men to worse evils than itself, meanness, servility, and cowardice. Below the surface there lies, it may be, a grave irony against the rich; see Proverbs 18:11.
LibraryThe Folly of Slander. Part 2.
"He that uttereth slander is a fool."--Prov. x. 18. I have formerly in this place, discoursing upon this text, explained the nature of the sin here condemned, with its several kinds and ways of practising. II. I shall now proceed to declare the folly of it; and to make good by divers reasons the assertion of the wise man, that "He who uttereth slander is a fool." 1. Slandering is foolish, as sinful and wicked. All sin is foolish upon many accounts; as proceeding from ignorance, error, inconsiderateness, …
Isaac Barrow—Sermons on Evil-Speaking, by Isaac Barrow
Lii. Trust in God.
"But Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God, and his Righteousness, and all These Things Shall be Added unto You. "
Pride of Prosperity
"If I have put my confidence in gold, And called fine gold my trust,
"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."
A rich man's wealth is his strong city, And like a high wall in his own imagination.
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.
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