New American Standard Bible
A rich man's wealth is his strong city, And like a high wall in his own imagination.
King James Bible
The rich man's wealth is his strong city, and as an high wall in his own conceit.
Darby Bible Translation
The rich man's wealth is his strong city, and as a high wall in his own imagination.
World English Bible
The rich man's wealth is his strong city, like an unscalable wall in his own imagination.
Young's Literal Translation
The wealth of the rich is the city of his strength, And as a wall set on high in his own imagination.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
What the name of the Lord is to the righteous Proverbs 18:10, that wealth is to the rich. He flees to it for refuge as to a strong city; but it is so only "in his own conceit" or imagination.
High - In the Hebrew the same word as "safe" Proverbs 18:10, and manifestly used in reference to it.
LibraryPride and Humility
A sermon (No. 97) delivered on Sabbath Morning, August 17, 1856 by C. H. Spurgeon. "Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honor is humility."--Proverbs 18:12. Almost every event has its prophetic prelude. It is an old and common saying that "coming events cast their shadows before them;" the wise man teaches us the same lesson in the verse before us. When destruction walks through the land it casts its shadow; it is in the shape of pride. When honor visits a man's house it casts …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
Pride and Humility
Of the Character of the Unregenerate.
"Boast not Thyself of To-Morrow, for Thou Knowest not what a Day May Bring Forth. "
The rich man's wealth is his fortress, The ruin of the poor is their poverty.
Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, But humility goes before honor.
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