New International Version
The wealth of the rich is their fortified city; they imagine it a wall too high to scale.
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.
Proverbs 18:11 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The rich man's wealth - See Proverbs 10:15.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
'The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe. 11. The rich man's wealth is his strong city, and as an high wall in his own conceit'--PROVERBS xviii. 10,11. The mere reading of these two verses shows that, contrary to the usual rule in the Book of Proverbs, they have a bearing on each other. They are intended to suggest a very strong contrast, and that contrast is even more emphatic in the original than in our translation; because, as the margin of your Bibles …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Cause and Cure of a Wounded Spirit
"And if Christ be in You, the Body is Dead Because of Sin: but the Spirit is Life Because of Righteousness. "
The wealth of the rich is their fortified city, but poverty is the ruin of the poor.
Before a downfall the heart is haughty, but humility comes before honor.
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