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

New Living Translation
Just as the rich rule the poor, so the borrower is servant to the lender.

English Standard Version
The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender.

Berean Study Bible
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.

New King James Version
The rich rules over the poor, And the borrower is servant to the lender.

New American Standard Bible
The rich rules over the poor, And the borrower becomes the lender’s slave.

NASB 1995
The rich rules over the poor, And the borrower becomes the lender's slave.

NASB 1977
The rich rules over the poor, And the borrower becomes the lender’s slave.

Amplified Bible
The rich rules over the poor, And the borrower is servant to the lender.

Christian Standard Bible
The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is a slave to the lender.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is a slave to the lender.

American Standard Version
The rich ruleth over the poor; And the borrower is servant to the lender.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A rich man will be authorized by the poor and the Servant will lend to him who was his lender.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The rich will rule over the poor, and servants will lend to their own masters.

Contemporary English Version
The poor are ruled by the rich, and those who borrow are slaves of moneylenders.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The rich ruleth over the poor: and the borrower is servant to him that lendeth.

English Revised Version
The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.

Good News Translation
Poor people are slaves of the rich. Borrow money and you are the lender's slave.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A rich person rules poor people, and a borrower is a slave to a lender.

International Standard Version
The wealthy rule over the poor, and anyone who borrows is a slave to the lender.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The rich ruleth over the poor, And the borrower is servant to the lender.

Literal Standard Version
The rich rules over the poor, "" And a servant [is] the borrower to the lender.

NET Bible
The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.

New Heart English Bible
The rich rule over the poor. 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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
A Good Name
6Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. 7The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender. 8He who sows injustice will reap disaster, and the rod of his fury will be destroyed.…

Cross References
James 2:6
But you have dishonored the poor. Is it not the rich who oppress you and drag you into court?

Proverbs 18:23
The poor man pleads for mercy, but the rich man answers harshly.


Treasury of Scripture

The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.

rich

Proverbs 22:16,22
He that oppresseth the poor to increase his riches, and he that giveth to the rich, shall surely come to want…

Proverbs 14:31
He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor.

Proverbs 18:23
The poor useth intreaties; but the rich answereth roughly.

the borrower

2 Kings 4:1
Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets unto Elisha, saying, Thy servant my husband is dead; and thou knowest that thy servant did fear the LORD: and the creditor is come to take unto him my two sons to be bondmen.

Nehemiah 5:4,5
There were also that said, We have borrowed money for the king's tribute, and that upon 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, so with her mistress; as with the buyer, so with the seller; as with the lender, so with the borrower; as with the taker of usury, so with the giver of usury to him.

lender









Verse 7. - The rich ruleth over the poor. "The rich man (singular) will rule over the poor" (plural); for there are many poor for one rich (see on ver. 3). This is the way of the world (Proverbs 18:23). Aben Ezra explains the gnome as showing the advantage of wealth and the inconvenience of poverty; the former bringing power and pre-eminence, the latter trouble and servitude; and hence the moralist implies that every one should strive and labour to obtain a competency, and thus avoid the evils of impecuniosity. The borrower is servant to the lender. (For the relation between borrower and louder, or debtor and creditor, see on Proverbs 20:16; and comp. Matthew 18:25, 34.) Delitzsch cites the German saying, "Borghart (borrower) is Lehnhart's (leader's) servant." We have the proverb, "He that goes a-borrowing goes a-sorrowing." The Septuagint departs from the other versions and our Hebrew text, translating, "The rich will role over the poor, and household servants will lend to their own masters" - a reading on which some of the Fathers have commented.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The rich
עָ֭שִׁיר (‘ā·šîr)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 6223: Rich

rule
יִמְשׁ֑וֹל (yim·šō·wl)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 4910: To rule, have dominion, reign

over the poor,
בְּרָשִׁ֣ים (bə·rā·šîm)
Preposition-b | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 7326: To be in want or poor

and the borrower
לֹ֝וֶ֗ה (lō·weh)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 3867: To twine, to unite, to remain, to borrow, to lend

is slave
וְעֶ֥בֶד (wə·‘e·ḇeḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5650: Slave, servant

to the lender.
מַלְוֶֽה׃ (mal·weh)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 3867: To twine, to unite, to remain, to borrow, to lend


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