Proverbs 18:11
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New International Version
The wealth of the rich is their fortified city; they imagine it a wall too high to scale.

New Living Translation
The rich think of their wealth as a strong defense; they imagine it to be a high wall of safety.

English Standard Version
A rich man’s wealth is his strong city, and like a high wall in his imagination.

New American Standard Bible
A rich man's wealth is his strong city, And like a high wall in his own imagination.

King James Bible
The rich man's wealth is his strong city, and as an high wall in his own conceit.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A rich man's wealth is his fortified city; in his imagination it is like a high wall.

International Standard Version
The wealth of a rich person is his fortified city; in his own imagination, it is like a high wall.

NET Bible
The wealth of a rich person is like a strong city, and it is like a high wall in his imagination.

New Heart English Bible
The rich man's wealth is his strong city, like an unscalable wall in his own imagination.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Honor and wealth are the city of his strength and his dwelling is strengthened by a city wall.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A rich person's wealth is his strong city and is like a high wall in his imagination.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The rich man's wealth is his strong city, And as a high wall in his own conceit.

New American Standard 1977
A rich man’s wealth is his strong city,
            And like a high wall in his own imagination.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The rich man's wealth is his strong city and as a high wall in his imagination.

King James 2000 Bible
The rich man's wealth is his strong city, and like a high wall in his own esteem.

American King James Version
The rich man's wealth is his strong city, and as an high wall in his own conceit.

American Standard Version
The rich man's wealth is his strong city, And as a high wall in his own imagination.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The substance of the rich man is the city of his strength, and as a strong wall compassing him about.

Darby Bible Translation
The rich man's wealth is his strong city, and as a high wall in his own imagination.

English Revised Version
The rich man's wealth is his strong city, and as an high wall in his own imagination.

Webster's Bible Translation
The rich man's wealth is his strong city, and as a high wall in his own conceit.

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.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
18:4. The well-spring of wisdom in the heart of a believer, continually supplies words of wisdom. 5. The merits of a cause must be looked to, not the person. 6,7. What mischief bad men do to themselves by their ungoverned tongues! 8. How base are those that sow contention! and what fatal effects may be expected from small beginnings of jealousy! 9. Omissions of duty, and in duty, are fatal to the soul, as well as commissions of sin. 10,11. The Divine power, made known in and through our Lord Jesus Christ, forms a strong tower for the believer, who relies on the Lord. How deceitful the defence of the rich man, who has his portion and treasure in this world! It is a strong city and a high wall only in his own conceit; for it will fail when most in need. They will be exposed to the just wrath of that Judge whom they despised as a Saviour. 12. After the heart has been lifted up with pride, a fall comes. But honour shall be the reward of humility. 13. Eagerness, with self-conceit, will expose to shame. 14. Firmness of mind supports under many pains and trials. But when the conscience is tortured with remorse, no human fortitude can bear the misery; what then will hell be? 15. We must get knowledge, not only into our heads, but into our hearts. 16. Blessed be the Lord, who makes us welcome to come to his throne, without money and without price. May his gifts make room for him in our souls.
Study Bible
The Unfriendly Pursue Selfishness
10The name of the LORD is a strong tower; The righteous runs into it and is safe. 11A rich man's wealth is his strong city, And like a high wall in his own imagination. 12Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, But humility goes before honor.…
Cross References
Proverbs 10:15
The rich man's wealth is his fortress, The ruin of the poor is their poverty.

Proverbs 18:12
Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, But humility goes before honor.
Treasury of Scripture

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