Proverbs 22:7
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New International Version
The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender.

King James Bible
The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.

Darby Bible Translation
The rich ruleth over the poor; and the borrower is servant to the lender.

World English Bible
The rich rule over the poor. The borrower is servant to the lender.

Young's Literal Translation
The rich over the poor ruleth, And a servant is the borrower to the lender.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The rich ruieth over the poor - So it is in the order of God, and may be a blessing to both.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Proverbs 22:16,22 He that oppresses the poor to increase his riches, and he that gives to the rich, shall surely come to want...

Proverbs 14:31 He that oppresses the poor reproaches his Maker: but he that honors him has mercy on the poor.

Proverbs 18:23 The poor uses entreaties; but the rich answers roughly.

Amos 2:6 Thus said the LORD; For three transgressions of Israel, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof...

Amos 4:1 Hear this word, you cows of Bashan, that are in the mountain of Samaria, which oppress the poor, which crush the needy...

Amos 5:11,12 For as much therefore as your treading is on the poor, and you take from him burdens of wheat: you have built houses of hewn stone...

Amos 8:4,6 Hear this, O you that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor of the land to fail...

James 2:6 But you have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?

James 5:1,4 Go to now, you rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come on you...

the borrower

2 Kings 4:1 Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets to Elisha, saying, Your servant my husband is dead...

Nehemiah 5:4,5 There were also that said, We have borrowed money for the king's tribute, and that on our lands and vineyards...

Isaiah 24:2 And it shall be, as with the people, so with the priest; as with the servant, so with his master; as with the maid...

Matthew 18:25 But for as much as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had...


The Rich and the Poor
Chapel Royal, Whitehall, 1871. Proverbs xxii. 2. "The rich and poor meet together: the Lord is the maker of them all." I have been asked to preach here this afternoon on behalf of the Parochial Mission Women's Fund. I may best describe the object for which I plead, as an attempt to civilise and Christianise the women of the lower classes in the poorer districts of London and other great towns, by means of women of their own class--women, who have gone through the same struggles as they have,
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons

The Christian Business World
Scripture references: Proverbs 22:29; Romans 12:11; Psalms 24:1; 50:10-12; Haggai 2:8; Psalm 49:6,10,16,17; 62:10; Matthew 13:22; Mark 10:23,24; Job 31:24-26; Proverbs 3:9; Matthew 25:14-30; 24:45-51; 6:19-21; Luke 12:16-21. THE IDEAL IN THE BUSINESS WORLD There is often a wide difference between the methods actually employed in doing business and when they should be. Good men who are in the thick of the battle of competition and rivalry with other firms in the same line of trade, are the quickest
Henry T. Sell—Studies in the Life of the Christian

Cross References
James 2:6
But you have dishonored the poor. Is it not the rich who are exploiting you? Are they not the ones who are dragging you into court?

Proverbs 18:23
The poor plead for mercy, but the rich answer harshly.

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