New American Standard Bible
There is one who pretends to be rich, but has nothing; Another pretends to be poor, but has great wealth.
King James Bible
There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches.
Darby Bible Translation
There is that feigneth himself rich, and hath nothing; there is that maketh himself poor, and hath great wealth.
World English Bible
There are some who pretend to be rich, yet have nothing. There are some who pretend to be poor, yet have great wealth.
Young's Literal Translation
There is who is making himself rich, and hath nothing, Who is making himself poor, and wealth is abundant.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Compare Proverbs 11:24. There is a seeming wealth behind which there lies a deep spiritual poverty and wretchedness. There is a poverty which makes a person rich for the kingdom of God.
LibraryPractical Methods of Studying the Old Testament
[Sidenote: The various methods of approach] The Old Testament may be studied as literature, as history, as the record of an important stage in the evolution of religion, as the revelation of God to the race, or as a practical aid to the individual in living the true life. Each angle of approach calls for different methods and yields its correspondingly rich results. Studied in accordance with the canons of modern literary investigation, a literature is disclosed of surpassing variety, beauty, and …
Charles Foster Kent—The Origin & Permanent Value of the Old Testament
"And this is his Commandment," &C.
"But God said to him, 'You fool! This very night your soul is required of you; and now who will own what you have prepared?'
"So is the man who stores up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God."
"Sell your possessions and give to charity; make yourselves money belts which do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near nor moth destroys.
2 Corinthians 6:10
as sorrowful yet always rejoicing, as poor yet making many rich, as having nothing yet possessing all things.
Listen, my beloved brethren: did not God choose the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him?
There is one who scatters, and yet increases all the more, And there is one who withholds what is justly due, and yet it results only in want.
The ransom of a man's life is his wealth, But the poor hears no rebuke.
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