Proverbs 10:15
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English Standard Version
A rich man’s wealth is his strong city; the poverty of the poor is their ruin.

King James Bible
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.

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.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The form of this verse is like the eighth, word for word:

He that walketh in innocence walketh securely;

But he that goeth in secret ways is known.

The full form of בּתּום does not, as Hitzig supposes, stand in causal connection with the Dech, for the consonant text lying before us is at least 500 years older than the accentuation. For הלך תּם at Proverbs 2:7, there is here הלך בּתּום equals הלך בּדרך תום; so מעקּשׁ דּרכיו denotes, after Proverbs 2:15, such an one אשׁר דּרכיו עקּשׁים. Expressed in the language of the N.T., תום is the property of the ἁπλοῦς or ἀκέραιος, for the fundamental idea of fulness is here referred to full submission, full integrity. Such an one goes בּטח (Aquila, ἀμερίμνως), for there is nothing designedly concealed by him, of which he has reason to fear that it will come to the light; whoever, on the contrary, makes his ways crooked, i.e., turns into crooked ways, is perceived, or, as we might also explain it (vid., under Genesis 4:15): if one (qui equals si quis) makes his ways crooked, then it is known - nothing, however, stands opposed to the reference of יוּדע to the person: he is finally known, i.e., unmasked (lxx Jerome, γνωσθήσεται, manifestus fiet). Usually it is explained: he is knowing, clever, with the remark that נודע is here the passive of הודיע (Gesen., Ewald, Hitzig); Hiph. to give to feel; Niph. to become to feel, properly to be made to know (Luth.: made wise); but the passive of the Hiph. is the Hoph. Such a Niph. in which the causative (not simply transitive) signification of the Hiph. would be applied passively is without example (vid., Ewald, 133a); the meaning of Jeremiah 31:19 also is: after I have become known, i.e., been made manifest, uncovered, drawn into the light.

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rich

Proverbs 18:11 The rich man's wealth is his strong city, and as an high wall in his own conceit.

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

Psalm 49:6 They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches;

Psalm 52:7 See, this is the man that made not God his strength; but trusted in the abundance of his riches...

Ecclesiastes 7:12 For wisdom is a defense, and money is a defense: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom gives life to them that have it.

Jeremiah 9:23 Thus said the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might...

Mark 10:24 And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answers again, and said to them, Children...

Luke 12:19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have much goods laid up for many years; take your ease, eat, drink, and be merry.

1 Timothy 6:17 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high minded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God...

the destruction

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

Proverbs 19:7 All the brothers of the poor do hate him: how much more do his friends go far from him? he pursues them with words...

Proverbs 22:22,23 Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate...

Micah 2:1,2 Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil on their beds! when the morning is light, they practice it...

Cross References
Job 31:24
"If I have made gold my trust or called fine gold my confidence,

Psalm 52:7
"See the man who would not make God his refuge, but trusted in the abundance of his riches and sought refuge in his own destruction!"

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

Proverbs 19:7
All a poor man's brothers hate him; how much more do his friends go far from him! He pursues them with words, but does not have them.

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