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Proverbs 10:15

    Proverbs 10:15 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The rich man's wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the poor is their poverty.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The rich man's wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the poor is their poverty.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The rich man's wealth is his strong city: The destruction of the poor is their poverty.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The property of the man of wealth is his strong town: the poor man's need is his destruction.

    Webster's Revision

    The rich man's wealth is his strong city: The destruction of the poor is their poverty.

    World English Bible

    The rich man's wealth is his strong city. The destruction of the poor is their poverty.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The rich man's wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the poor is their poverty.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 10:15

    The rich man's wealth is his strong city - Behold a mystery in providence; there is not a rich man on earth but becomes such by means of the poor! Property comes from the labor of the poor, and the king himself is served of the field. How unjust, diabolically so, is it to despise or oppress those by whose labor all property is acquired!

    The destruction of the poor is their poverty - A man in abject poverty never arises out of this pit. They have no nucleus about which property may aggregate. The poet spoke well: -

    Haud facile emergunt, quorum virtutibus obstat

    Res angusta domi.

    "They rarely emerge from poverty, whose exertions are cramped by want at home."

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 10:15

    Destruction - That which crushes, throws into ruins. Wealth secures its possessors against many dangers; poverty exposes men to worse evils than itself, meanness, servility, and cowardice. Below the surface there lies, it may be, a grave irony against the rich; see Proverbs 18:11.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 10:15

    10:15 Wealth - It often redeems him from dangers and calamities. Poverty - Is the cause of their ruin.