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.
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
CommentaryKeil 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.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
One pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.
The light of the righteous rejoices, but the lamp of the wicked will be put out.
The crown of the wise is their wealth, but the folly of fools brings folly.
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