New Living Translation
The rich can pay a ransom for their lives, but the poor won't even get threatened.
King James Bible
The ransom of a man's life are his riches: but the poor heareth not rebuke.
Darby Bible Translation
The ransom of a man's life is his riches; but the indigent heareth not rebuke.
World English Bible
The ransom of a man's life is his riches, but the poor hear no threats.
Young's Literal Translation
The ransom of a man's life are his riches, And the poor hath not heard rebuke.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
13:8 Riches - Riches enable a man to redeem his life when it is in greatest danger, and poverty preserves a man from many injuries. Because they are cautious, that they may not provoke others; and because they are esteemed objects of pity.
LibrarySecond Sunday after Easter
Text: First Peter 2, 20-25. 20 For what glory is it, if, when ye sin, and are buffeted for it, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye shall take it patiently, this is acceptable with God. 21 For hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, that ye should follow his steps: 22 who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: 23 who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, threatened not; but committed …
Martin Luther—Epistle Sermons, Vol. II
How is Christ, as the Life, to be Applied by a Soul that Misseth God's Favour and Countenance.
Opposition to Messiah Ruinous
"But if Ye have Bitter Envying and Strife in Your Hearts, Glory Not," &C.
Some who are poor pretend to be rich; others who are rich pretend to be poor.
The life of the godly is full of light and joy, but the light of the wicked will be snuffed out.
Wealth is a crown for the wise; the effort of fools yields only foolishness.
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