Proverbs 22:2
New International Version
Rich and poor have this in common: The LORD is the Maker of them all.

New Living Translation
The rich and poor have this in common: The LORD made them both.

English Standard Version
The rich and the poor meet together; the LORD is the Maker of them all.

Berean Study Bible
The rich and the poor have this in common: the LORD is the maker of all.

New American Standard Bible
The rich and the poor have a common bond, The LORD is the maker of them all.

King James Bible
The rich and poor meet together: the LORD is the maker of them all.

Christian Standard Bible
Rich and poor have this in common: the LORD makes them all.

Contemporary English Version
The rich and the poor are all created by the LORD.

Good News Translation
The rich and the poor have this in common: the LORD made them both.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The rich and the poor have this in common: the LORD made them both.

International Standard Version
The rich and the poor have this in common— the LORD created both of them.

NET Bible
The rich and the poor meet together; the LORD is the creator of them both.

New Heart English Bible
The rich and the poor have this in common: The LORD is the maker of them all.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The rich and the poor meet each other and Lord Jehovah made both of them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The rich and the poor have this in common: the LORD is the maker of them all.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The rich and the poor meet together-- The LORD is the maker of them all.

New American Standard 1977
The rich and the poor have a common bond, The LORD is the maker of them all.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The rich and poor meet together; the LORD is the maker of them all.

King James 2000 Bible
The rich and poor meet together: the LORD is the maker of them all.

American King James Version
The rich and poor meet together: the LORD is the maker of them all.

American Standard Version
The rich and the poor meet together: Jehovah is the maker of them all.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The rich and the poor meet together; but the Lord made them both.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The rich and poor have met one another: the Lord is the maker of them both.

Darby Bible Translation
The rich and poor meet together; Jehovah is the maker of them all.

English Revised Version
The rich and the poor meet together: the LORD is the maker of them all.

Webster's Bible Translation
The rich and poor meet together: the LORD is the maker of them all.

World English Bible
The rich and the poor have this in common: Yahweh is the maker of them all.

Young's Literal Translation
Rich and poor have met together, The Maker of them all is Jehovah.
Study Bible
A Good Name
1A good name is more desirable than great riches; favor is better than silver and gold. 2The rich and the poor have this in common: the LORD is the maker of all. 3The prudent see danger and take cover, but the simple keep going and suffer the consequences.…
Cross References
Job 31:15
Did not He who made me in the womb also make them? Did not the same One form us in the womb?

Proverbs 14:31
He who oppresses the poor taunts their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors Him.

Proverbs 29:13
The poor man and the oppressor have this in common: The LORD gives light to the eyes of both.

Treasury of Scripture

The rich and poor meet together: the LORD is the maker of them all.

rich

Proverbs 29:13
The poor and the deceitful man meet together: the LORD lighteneth both their eyes.

1 Samuel 2:7
The LORD maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up.

Psalm 49:1,2
To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons of Korah. Hear this, all ye people; give ear, all ye inhabitants of the world: …

the lord

Proverbs 14:31
He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor.

Job 31:15
Did not he that made me in the womb make him? and did not one fashion us in the womb?

Job 34:19
How much less to him that accepteth not the persons of princes, nor regardeth the rich more than the poor? for they all are the work of his hands.







Lexicon
The rich
עָשִׁ֣יר (‘ā·šîr)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6223: Rich

and the poor
וָרָ֣שׁ (wā·rāš)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7326: To be in want or poor

have this in common:
נִפְגָּ֑שׁוּ (nip̄·gā·šū)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 6298: To come in contact with, to concur

the LORD
יְהוָֽה׃ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

[is] the maker
עֹשֵׂ֖ה (‘ō·śêh)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

of all.
כֻלָּ֣ם (ḵul·lām)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every
(2) The rich and poor meet together.--Are thrown together in the world in order to aid each other in the path through life, remembering that they are brethren, sons of one Father. (Comp. 1Corinthians 12:27.)

Verse 2. - The rich and poor meet together (Proverbs 29:13): the Lord is the Maker of them all (Job 34:19). God has ordained that there shall be rich and poor in the world, and that they should meet in the intercourse of life. These social inequalities are ordered for wise purposes; the one helps the other. The labour of the poor makes the wealth of the rich; the wealth of the rich enables him to employ and aid the poor. Their common humanity, their fatherhood in God, should make them regard one another as brethren, without distinction of rank or position: the rich should not despise the poor (Proverbs 14:31; Proverbs 17:5; Job 31:15), the poor should not envy the rich (Proverbs 3:31), but all should live in love and harmony as one great family of God. 22:1 We should be more careful to do that by which we may get and keep a good name, than to raise or add unto a great estate. 2. Divine Providence has so ordered it, that some are rich, and others poor, but all are guilty before God; and at the throne of God's grace the poor are as welcome as the rich. 3. Faith foresees the evil coming upon sinners, and looks to Jesus Christ as the sure refuge from the storm. 4. Where the fear of God is, there will be humility. And much is to be enjoyed by it; spiritual riches, and eternal life at last. 5. The way of sin is vexatious and dangerous. But the way of duty is safe and easy. 6. Train children, not in the way they would go, that of their corrupt hearts, but in the way they should go; in which, if you love them, you would have them go. As soon as possible every child should be led to the knowledge of the Saviour. 7. This shows how important it is for every man to keep out of debt. As to the things of this life, there is a difference between the rich and the poor; but let the poor remember, it is the Lord that made the difference. 8. The power which many abuse, will soon fail them. 9. He that seeks to relieve the wants and miseries of others shall be blessed. 10. Profane scoffers and revilers disturb the peace. 11. God will be the Friend of a man in whose spirit there is no guile; this honour have all the saints. 12. God turns the counsels and designs of treacherous men to their own confusion. 13. The slothful man talks of a lion without, but considers not his real danger from the devil, that roaring lion within, and from his own slothfulness, which kills him. 14. The vile sin of licentiousness commonly besots the mind beyond recovery. 15. Sin is foolishness, it is in the heart, there is an inward inclination to sin: children bring it into the world with them; and it cleaves close to the soul. We all need to be corrected by our heavenly Father. 16. We are but stewards, and must distribute what God intrusts to our care, according to his will.
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