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Proverbs 18:23

    Proverbs 18:23 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The poor useth intreaties; but the rich answereth roughly.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The poor uses entreaties; but the rich answers roughly.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The poor useth entreaties; But the rich answereth roughly.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The poor man makes requests for grace, but the man of wealth gives a rough answer.

    Webster's Revision

    The poor useth entreaties; But the rich answereth roughly.

    World English Bible

    The poor plead for mercy, but the rich answer harshly.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The poor useth entreaties: but the rich answereth roughly.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 18:23

    Note the paradox. The poor man, of whom one might expect roughness, supplicates; the rich, well nurtured, from whom one might look for courtesy, answers harshly and brusquely.