Proverbs 13:8
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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
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Barnes' 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.

Proverbs 13:8 Parallel Commentaries

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Practical 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.
1 John iii. 23.--"And this is his commandment," &c. There are different tempers of mind among men, some more smooth and pliable, others more refractory and froward. Some may be persuaded by love, who cannot be constrained by fear. With some a request will more prevail than a command. Others again are of a harsher disposition. Love and condescension doth rather embolden them, and therefore they must be restrained with the bridle of authority. It would seem that the Lord hath some regard to this in
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

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