Proverbs 18 :23

Proverbs 18 :23 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

The poor uses entreaties; but the rich answers 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.

Definitions for Proverbs 18 :23

Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 18 :23

Barnes's Commentary 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.

Wesley's Commentary on Proverbs 18 :23

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