Proverbs 13:7
New International Version
One person pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.

New Living Translation
Some who are poor pretend to be rich; others who are rich pretend to be poor.

English Standard Version
One pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.

Berean Study Bible
One pretends to be rich, but has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.

New American Standard Bible
There is one who pretends to be rich, but has nothing; Another pretends to be poor, but has great wealth.

King James Bible
There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches.

Christian Standard Bible
One person pretends to be rich but has nothing; another pretends to be poor but has abundant wealth.

Contemporary English Version
Some who have nothing may pretend to be rich, and some who have everything may pretend to be poor.

Good News Translation
Some people pretend to be rich, but have nothing. Others pretend to be poor, but own a fortune.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
One man pretends to be rich but has nothing; another pretends to be poor but has great wealth.

International Standard Version
One person pretends to be wealthy, but has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet is rich.

NET Bible
There is one who pretends to be rich and yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor and yet possesses great wealth.

New Heart English Bible
There are some who pretend to be rich, yet have nothing. There are some who pretend to be poor, yet have great wealth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
There are those who enrich themselves and have nothing, and there is one who makes himself poor and possesses an abundance.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
One person pretends to be rich but has nothing. Another pretends to be poor but has great wealth.

JPS Tanakh 1917
There is that pretendeth himself rich, yet hath nothing; There is that pretendeth himself poor, yet hath great wealth.

New American Standard 1977
There is one who pretends to be rich, but has nothing; Another pretends to be poor, but has great wealth.

Jubilee Bible 2000
There are those that make themselves rich, yet have nothing: there are those that make themselves poor, yet have great riches.

King James 2000 Bible
There is one that makes himself rich, yet has nothing: there is one that makes himself poor, yet has great riches.

American King James Version
There is that makes himself rich, yet has nothing: there is that makes himself poor, yet has great riches.

American Standard Version
There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: There is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great wealth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
One is as it were rich, when he hath nothing: and another is as it were poor, when he hath great riches.

Darby Bible Translation
There is that feigneth himself rich, and hath nothing; there is that maketh himself poor, and hath great wealth.

English Revised Version
There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great wealth.

Webster's Bible Translation
There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches.

World English Bible
There are some who pretend to be rich, yet have nothing. There are some who pretend to be poor, yet have great wealth.

Young's Literal Translation
There is who is making himself rich, and hath nothing, Who is making himself poor, and wealth is abundant.
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
A Father's Discipline
6Righteousness guards the man of integrity, but wickedness undermines the sinner. 7One pretends to be rich, but has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth. 8Riches may ransom a man’s life, but a poor man hears no threat.…
Cross References
Luke 12:20
But God said to him, 'You fool! This very night your life will be required of you. Then who will own what you have accumulated?'

Luke 12:21
This is how it will be for anyone who stores up treasure for himself but is not rich toward God."

Luke 12:33
Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide yourselves with purses that will not wear out, an inexhaustible treasure in heaven, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys.

2 Corinthians 6:10
sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything.

James 2:5
Listen, my beloved brothers: Has not God chosen the poor of this world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom He promised those who love Him?

Proverbs 11:24
One gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds what is right, only to become poor.

Proverbs 13:8
Riches may ransom a man's life, but a poor man hears no threat.

Treasury of Scripture

There is that makes himself rich, yet has nothing: there is that makes himself poor, yet has great riches.

is that maketh himself rich

Proverbs 13:11 Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathers …

Proverbs 12:9 He that is despised, and has a servant, is better than he that honors …

Luke 18:11-14 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank you, …

1 Corinthians 4:8 Now you are full, now you are rich, you have reigned as kings without …

2 Peter 2:19 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants …

Revelation 3:17 Because you say, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need …

that maketh himself poor

Ecclesiastes 11:1,2 Cast your bread on the waters: for you shall find it after many days…

1 Corinthians 4:10,11 We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ; we are …

2 Corinthians 4:7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency …

Revelation 2:9 I know your works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but you are rich) …







Lexicon
One pretends to be rich,
מִ֭תְעַשֵּׁר (miṯ·‘aš·šêr)
Verb - Hitpael - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6238: To accumulate, chiefly, to grow, rich

but has nothing;
וְאֵ֣ין (wə·’ên)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

another pretends to be poor,
מִ֝תְרוֹשֵׁ֗שׁ (miṯ·rō·wō·šêš)
Verb - Hitpael - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7326: To be in want or poor

yet has great
רָֽב׃ (rāḇ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7227: Much, many, great

wealth.
וְה֣וֹן (wə·hō·wn)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1952: Wealth, sufficiency
(7) There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing.--Comp. Luke 12:21, and the advice given in Revelation 3:17.

There is that maketh himself poor.--Comp. Luke 12:33.

Verse 7. - There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing. "Maketh" may mean "feigns." There are some who pretend to be rich while really they are poor (as Proverbs 12:9), and there are some who make themselves, i.e. pretend to be poor (as misers) while they have much wealth. The Vulgate elucidates this meaning by rendering, quasi dives and quasi pauper; and the Hebrew verbs confirm its correctness. The proverb in both members teaches one not to trust to appearances. Septuagint, "There are who enrich themselves, having nothing; and there are who humble themselves amid much wealth." It is obvious that such a version lends itself to a Christian interpretation. The first clause reminds one of the rich fool who laid up treasure for himself, and was not rich toward God (Luke 12:21; comp. Revelation 3:17, 18). The second clause teaches that wealth expended in God's service makes a man rich in the treasury of heaven (Luke 12:21, 33). One who thus uses the means entrusted to him could be spoken of like St. Paul, "as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things" (2 Corinthians 6:10). 13:6. An honest desire to do right, preserves a man from fatal mistakes, better than a thousand fine-drawn distinctions. 7. Some who are really poor, trade and spend as if they were rich: this is sin, and will be shame, and it will end accordingly. Some that are really rich, would be thought to be poor: in this there is want of gratitude to God, want of justice and charity to others. There are many hypocrites, empty of grace, who will not be convinced of their poverty. There are many fearing Christians, who are spiritually rich, yet think themselves poor; by their doubts, and complaints, and griefs, they make themselves poor. 8. Great riches often tempt to violence against those that possess them; but the poor are free from such perils. 9. The light of the righteous is as that of the sun, which may be eclipsed and clouded, but will continue: the Spirit is their Light, he gives a fulness of joy: that of the wicked is as a lamp of their own kindling, easily put out. 10. All contentions, whether between private persons, families, churches, or nations, are begun and carried forward by pride. Disputes would be easily prevented or ended, if it were not for pride. 11. Wealth gotten by dishonesty or vice, has a secret curse, which will speedily waste it. 12. The delay of what is anxiously hoped for, is very painful to the mind; obtaining it is very pleasant. But spiritual blessings are chiefly intended.
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