English Standard Version
A rich man’s wealth is his strong city, and like a high wall in his imagination.
King James Bible
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.
The substance of the rich man is the city of his strength, and as a strong wall compassing him about.
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.
Proverbs 18:11 Parallel
CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
5 To favour the person of the godless is not good,
And to oppress the righteous in judgment.
As Proverbs 18:4 has one subject, so Proverbs 18:5 has one predicate. The form is the same as Proverbs 17:26. שׂאת פּני (cf. Proverbs 24:23), προσωποληψία, acceptio personae, is this, that one accepts the פני, i.e. the personal appearance of any one (πρόσωπον λαμβάνει), i.e., regards it as acceptable, respectable, agreeable, which is a thing in itself not wrong; but in a judge who ought to determine according to the facts of the case and the law, it becomes sinful partiality. הטּות, in a forensic sense, with the accus. of the person, may be regarded in a twofold way: either as a turning aside, מדּין, Isaiah 10:2, from following and attaining unto the right, or as an oppression, for the phrase הטּה משׁפּט [to pervert justice] (cf. Proverbs 17:23) is transferred to the person who experiences the oppression equals perversion of the law; and this idea perhaps always underlies the expression, wherever, as e.g., Malachi 3:5, no addition brings with it the other. Under Proverbs 17:15 is a fuller explanation of לא־טוב.
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A rich man's wealth is his strong city; the poverty of the poor is their ruin.
Before destruction a man's heart is haughty, but humility comes before honor.
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