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.
Proverbs 22:7 Parallel
CommentaryClarke'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
LibraryThe 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
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?
The poor plead for mercy, but the rich answer harshly.
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