Proverbs 10:15
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New International Version
The wealth of the rich is their fortified city, but poverty is the ruin of the poor.

New Living Translation
The wealth of the rich is their fortress; the poverty of the poor is their destruction.

English Standard Version
A rich man’s wealth is his strong city; the poverty of the poor is their ruin.

New American Standard Bible
The rich man's wealth is his fortress, The ruin of the poor is their poverty.

King James Bible
The rich man's wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the poor is their poverty.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A rich man's wealth is his fortified city; the poverty of the poor is their destruction.

International Standard Version
The rich hide within the fortress that is their wealth, but the poor are dismayed due to their poverty.

NET Bible
The wealth of a rich person is like a fortified city, but the poor are brought to ruin by their poverty.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The property of the rich is mighty fortress cities, and the ruin of the poor is their poverty.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The rich person's wealth is [his] strong city. Poverty ruins the poor.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The rich man's wealth is his strong city; The ruin of the poor is their poverty.

New American Standard 1977
The rich man’s wealth is his fortress,
            The ruin of the poor is their poverty.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The rich man's wealth is his strong city; the weakness of the poor is their poverty.

King James 2000 Bible
The rich man's wealth is his strong city: the ruin of the poor is their poverty.

American King James Version
The rich man's wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the poor is their poverty.

American Standard Version
The rich man's wealth is his strong city: The destruction of the poor is their poverty.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The substance of a rich man is the city of his strength: the fear of the poor is their poverty.

Darby Bible Translation
The rich man's wealth is his strong city; the destruction of the poor is their poverty.

English Revised Version
The rich man's wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the poor is their poverty.

Webster's Bible Translation
The rich man's wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the poor is their poverty.

World English Bible
The rich man's wealth is his strong city. The destruction of the poor is their poverty.

Young's Literal Translation
The wealth of the rich is his strong city, The ruin of the poor is their poverty.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
10:7. Both the just and the wicked must die; but between their souls there is a vast difference. 8. The wise in heart puts his knowledge in practice. 9. Dissemblers, after all their shuffling, will be exposed. 10. Trick and artifice will be no excuse for iniquity. 11. The good man's mouth is always open to teach, comfort, and correct others. 12. Where there is hatred, every thing stirs up strife. By bearing with each other, peace and harmony are preserved. 13. Those that foolishly go on in wicked ways, prepare rods for themselves. 14. Whatever knowledge may be useful, we must lay it up, that it may not be to seek when we want it. The wise gain this wisdom by reading, by hearing the word, by meditation, by prayer, by faith in Christ, who is made of God unto us wisdom. 15. This refers to the common mistakes both of rich and poor, as to their outward condition. Rich people's wealth exposes them to many dangers; while a poor man may live comfortably, if he is content, keeps a good conscience, and lives by faith. 16. Perhaps a righteous man has no more than what he works hard for, but that labour tends to life. 17. The traveller that has missed his way, and cannot bear to be told of it, and to be shown the right way, must err still. 18. He is especially a fool who thinks to hide anything from God; and malice is no better. 19. Those that speak much, speak much amiss. He that checks himself is a wise man, and therein consults his own peace. 20,21. The tongue of the just is sincere, freed from the dross of guile and evil design. Pious discourse is spiritual food to the needy. Fools die for want of a heart, so the word is; for want of thought.
Study Bible
Solomon's Proverbs: The Wise Son
14Wise men store up knowledge, But with the mouth of the foolish, ruin is at hand. 15The rich man's wealth is his fortress, The ruin of the poor is their poverty. 16The wages of the righteous is life, The income of the wicked, punishment.…
Cross References
Job 31:24
"If I have put my confidence in gold, And called fine gold my trust,

Psalm 52:7
"Behold, the man who would not make God his refuge, But trusted in the abundance of his riches And was strong in his evil desire."

Proverbs 18:11
A rich man's wealth is his strong city, And like a high wall in his own imagination.

Proverbs 19:7
All the brothers of a poor man hate him; How much more do his friends abandon him! He pursues them with words, but they are gone.
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The rich man's wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the poor is their poverty.

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Job 31:24,25 If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold, You are …

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Psalm 52:7 See, this is the man that made not God his strength; but trusted …

Ecclesiastes 7:12 For wisdom is a defense, and money is a defense: but the excellency …

Jeremiah 9:23 Thus said the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither …

Mark 10:24 And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answers …

Luke 12:19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have much goods laid up for …

1 Timothy 6:17 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high minded, …

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Proverbs 14:20 The poor is hated even of his own neighbor: but the rich has many friends.

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Micah 2:1,2 Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil on their beds! when …

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