Proverbs 13:8
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
The ransomכֹּ֣פֶר
(ko·fer)
3724a: the price of a life, ransomfrom an unused word
of a man'sאִ֣ישׁ
(ish)
376: manfrom an unused word
lifeנֶֽפֶשׁ־
(ne·fesh-)
5315: a soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion from an unused word
is his wealth,עָשְׁרֹ֑ו
(a·she·rov;)
6239: richesfrom ashar
But the poorוְ֝רָ֗שׁ
(ve·rash)
7326: to be in want or poora prim. root
hearsשָׁמַ֥ע
(sha·ma)
8085: to heara prim. root
noלֹא־
(lo-)
3808: nota prim. adverb
rebuke.גְּעָרָֽה׃
(ge·'a·rah.)
1606: a rebukefrom gaar







KJV Lexicon
The ransom
kopher  (ko'-fer)
a cover, i.e. (literally) a village (as covered in); (specifically) bitumen (as used for coating), and the henna plant (as used for dyeing); figuratively, a redemption-price
of a man's
'iysh  (eesh)
a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation)
life
nephesh  (neh'-fesh)
a breathing creature, i.e. animal of (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental)
are his riches
`osher  (o'-sher)
wealth -- far (richer), riches.
but the poor
ruwsh  (roosh)
to be destitute -- lack, needy, (make self) poor (man).
heareth
shama`  (shaw-mah')
to hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively, to tell, etc.)
not rebuke
g`arah  (gheh-aw-raw')
a chiding -- rebuke(-ing), reproof.
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
The ransom of a man's life is his wealth, But the poor hears no rebuke.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Riches are a ransom for a man's life, but a poor man hears no threat.

International Standard Version
The life of a wealthy man may be held for ransom, but whoever is poor receives no threats.

NET Bible
The ransom of a person's life is his wealth, but the poor person hears no threat.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The salvation of a man's soul is his wealth and the poor does not accept condemnation.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A person's riches are the ransom for his life, but the poor person does not pay attention to threats.

King James 2000 Bible
The ransom of a man's life are his riches: but the poor hears not rebuke.
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