Proverbs 13:8
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English Standard Version
The ransom of a man’s life is his wealth, but a poor man hears no threat.

King James Bible
The ransom of a man's life are his riches: but the poor heareth not rebuke.

American Standard Version
The ransom of a man's life is his riches; But the poor heareth no threatening.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The ransom of a man's life are his riches: but he that is poor beareth not reprehension.

English Revised Version
The ransom of a man's life is his riches: but the poor heareth no threatening.

Webster's Bible Translation
The ransom of a man's life is his riches: but the poor heareth not rebuke.

Proverbs 13:8 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

2 From the fruit of the mouth of a man he himself enjoys good;

   But the delight of the godless is violence.

2a equals Proverbs 12:14, where ישׂבּע for יאכל. A man with a fruit-bringing mouth, himself enjoys also the blessing of his fruit-producing speech; his food (cf. βρῶμα, John 4:34) is the good action in words, which in themselves are deeds, and are followed by deeds; this good action affords enjoyment not merely to others, but also to himself. Ewald and Bertheau attract יאכל to 2b; so also does Fleischer: "the violence which the בּגדים wish to do to others turns back upon themselves; they must eat it also, i.e., bear its evil consequences." The thought would then be like Proverbs 10:6 : os improborum obteget violentia, and "to eat violence" is parallel to "to drink (Proverbs 26:6) violence (injury)." But wherefore then the naming of the soul, of which elsewhere it is said that it hungers or satiates itself, but never simply (but cf. Luke 12:19) that it eats? On the contrary, נפשׁ means also appetitus, Proverbs 23:2, and particularly wicked desire, Psalm 27:12; here, as Psalm 35:25, the object of this desire (Psychol. p. 202). Regarding בגדים, vid., above, p. 85. There are such as do injury in a cunning deceitful manner to their neighbour to their own advantage. While the former (the righteous) distributes to his neighbour from the inner impulse without having such a result in view, yet according to God's direction he derives enjoyment himself therefrom: the desire of the latter goes to חמס, ἀδικία, and thus to the enjoyment of good unrighteously and violently seized.

Proverbs 13:8 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

ransom

Proverbs 6:35 He will not regard any ransom; neither will he rest content, though you give many gifts.

Exodus 21:30 If there be laid on him a sum of money, then he shall give for the ransom of his life whatever is laid on him.

Job 2:4 And Satan answered the LORD, and said, Skin for skin, yes, all that a man has will he give for his life.

Psalm 49:6-10 They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches...

Jeremiah 41:8 But ten men were found among them that said to Ishmael, Slay us not: for we have treasures in the field, of wheat, and of barley...

Matthew 16:26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

1 Peter 1:18,19 For as much as you know that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold...

the poor

2 Kings 24:14 And he carried away all Jerusalem, and all the princes, and all the mighty men of valor, even ten thousand captives...

2 Kings 25:12 But the captain of the guard left of the door of the poor of the land to be vinedressers and farmers.

Jeremiah 39:10 But Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard left of the poor of the people, which had nothing, in the land of Judah...

Zephaniah 3:12 I will also leave in the middle of you an afflicted and poor people, and they shall trust in the name of the LORD.

Cross References
Proverbs 13:7
One pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.

Proverbs 13:9
The light of the righteous rejoices, but the lamp of the wicked will be put out.

Proverbs 14:24
The crown of the wise is their wealth, but the folly of fools brings folly.

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