New American Standard Bible
The ransom of a man's life is his wealth, But the poor hears no rebuke.
King James Bible
The ransom of a man's life are his riches: but the poor heareth not rebuke.
Darby Bible Translation
The ransom of a man's life is his riches; but the indigent heareth not rebuke.
World English Bible
The ransom of a man's life is his riches, but the poor hear no threats.
Young's Literal Translation
The ransom of a man's life are his riches, And the poor hath not heard rebuke.
Proverbs 13:8 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
On the one side is the seeming advantage of wealth. The rich man who gets out of many troubles often escapes from a just retribution by his money. But then the poor man in his turn is free from the risk of the threats and litigation that beset the rich. He "hears no rebuke" (the words are not used as in Proverbs 13:1) just as the dead "hear not the voice of the oppressor" Job 3:18 or the abuse of the envious.
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.
There is one who pretends to be rich, but has nothing; Another pretends to be poor, but has great wealth.
The light of the righteous rejoices, But the lamp of the wicked goes out.
The crown of the wise is their riches, But the folly of fools is foolishness.
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