Proverbs 10:15; Proverbs 13:8; Proverbs 15:16; Proverbs 16:8; Proverbs 28:27; Proverbs 29:7; Proverbs 29:14

15  bA rich man’s wealth is his strong city;

the poverty of the poor is their ruin.

The ransom of a man’s life is his wealth,

but a poor man chears no threat.

16  bBetter is a little with the fear of the Lord

than great treasure and trouble with it.

xBetter is a little with righteousness

than great revenues with injustice.

27  Whoever vgives to the poor will not want,

but he who whides his eyes will get many a curse.

A righteous man mknows the rights of the poor;

a wicked man does not nunderstand such knowledge.

14  If a king tfaithfully judges the poor,

his throne will ube established forever.