Proverbs 13:8
New International Version
A person's riches may ransom their life, but the poor cannot respond to threatening rebukes.

New Living Translation
The rich can pay a ransom for their lives, but the poor won’t even get threatened.

English Standard Version
The ransom of a man’s life is his wealth, but a poor man hears no threat.

Berean Study Bible
Riches may ransom a man’s life, but a poor man hears no threat.

New American Standard Bible
The ransom of a man's life is his wealth, But the poor hears no rebuke.

New King James Version
The ransom of a man’s life is his riches, But the poor does not hear rebuke.

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

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

Contemporary English Version
The rich may have to pay a ransom, but the poor don't have that problem.

Good News Translation
The rich have to use their money to save their lives, but no one threatens the poor.

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.

New Heart English Bible
The ransom of a man's life is his riches, but the poor hear no threats.

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.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The ransom of a man's life are his riches; But the poor heareth no threatening.

New American Standard 1977
The ransom of a man’s life is his riches, But the poor hears no rebuke.

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

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

American Standard Version
The ransom of a man's life is his riches; But the poor heareth no threatening.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A man's own wealth is the ransom of his life: but the poor endures not threatening.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The ransom of a man's life are his riches: but he that is poor beareth not reprehension.

Darby Bible Translation
The ransom of a man's life is his riches; but the indigent heareth not rebuke.

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.

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.
Study Bible
A Father's Discipline
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. 9The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is extinguished.…
Cross References
Proverbs 13:7
One pretends to be rich, but has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.

Proverbs 13:9
The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is extinguished.

Proverbs 14:24
The crown of the wise is their wealth, but the effort of fools is folly.

Treasury of Scripture

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

ransom

Proverbs 6:35
He will not regard any ransom; neither will he rest content, though thou givest many gifts.

Exodus 21:30
If there be laid on him a sum of money, then he shall give for the ransom of his life whatsoever is laid upon him.

Job 2:4
And Satan answered the LORD, and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a man hath will he give for his life.

the poor

2 Kings 24:14
And he carried away all Jerusalem, and all the princes, and all the mighty men of valour, even ten thousand captives, and all the craftsmen and smiths: none remained, save the poorest sort of the people of the land.

2 Kings 25:12
But the captain of the guard left of the poor of the land to be vinedressers and husbandmen.

Jeremiah 39:10
But Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard left of the poor of the people, which had nothing, in the land of Judah, and gave them vineyards and fields at the same time.





Lexicon
Riches
עָשְׁר֑וֹ (‘ā·šə·rōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6239: Wealth

may ransom
כֹּ֣פֶר (kō·p̄er)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3724: A cover, a village, bitumen, the henna plant, a redemption-price

a man’s
אִ֣ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

life,
נֶֽפֶשׁ־ (ne·p̄eš-)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

but a poor
וְ֝רָ֗שׁ (wə·rāš)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7326: To be in want or poor

man hears
שָׁמַ֥ע (šā·ma‘)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

no
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

threat.
גְּעָרָֽה׃ (gə·‘ā·rāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1606: A chiding
(8) The ransom of a man's life are his riches.--In times of trouble he may have to give them all to save his life. For the spiritual sense comp. Luke 16:9.

But the poor heareth not rebuke.--Or, threatening. (Comp. Job 3:18; Job 39:7.) He has no need to regard it; his poverty and insignificance are his protection.

Verse 8. - The ransom of a man's life are his riches. A rich man can save himself from many difficulties and dangers by the sacrifice of a portion of his wealth, e.g. when his money or his life is demanded by a robber; when men in authority make extortionate demands on pain of death; or when he has incurred extreme penalty by infringement of law (Exodus 21:22, 30). Spiritually discerned, the passage recalls Christ's injunction, "Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness, that when it shall fail, they may receive you into the eternal tabernacles" (Luke 16:9). The poor heareth not rebuke; has not to listen to (Job 3:18) threats from the covetous or abuse from the envious. He has nothing to lose, and no one can gain anything by interfering with him. So the poor man is at peace. "A hundred men cannot rob one pauper."

"Cantabit vacuus coram latrone viator."
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