Proverbs 10:15; Proverbs 14:20; Proverbs 18:23; Proverbs 19:1; Proverbs 19:4; Proverbs 19:7; Proverbs 19:17; Proverbs 19:22; Proverbs 21:13; Proverbs 22:2; Proverbs 22:7; Proverbs 22:16; Proverbs 22:22–23; Proverbs 28:3; Proverbs 28:6; Proverbs 29:7; Proverbs 29:13; Proverbs 29:14; Proverbs 31:20

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

the poverty of the poor is their ruin.

20  eThe poor is disliked even by his neighbor,

fbut the rich has many friends.

23  The poor use entreaties,

but ythe rich answer roughly.

19  aBetter is a poor person who bwalks in his integrity

than one who is crooked in speech and is a fool.

fWealth brings many new friends,

fbut a poor man is deserted by his friend.

jAll a poor man’s brothers hate him;

khow much more do his friends go far from him!

He pursues them with words, but does not have them.1

17  cWhoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord,

and he dwill repay him for his edeed.

22  What is desired in a man is steadfast love,

and a poor man is better than a liar.

13  qWhoever closes his ear to the cry of the poor

will himself call out and not be answered.

qThe rich and the poor meet together;

the Lord is rthe Maker of them all.

xThe rich rules over the poor,

and the borrower is the slave of the lender.

16  Whoever oppresses the poor to increase his own wealth,

or gives to the rich, owill only come to poverty.

22  uDo not rob the poor, because he is poor,

or vcrush the afflicted at wthe gate,

23  for xthe Lord will plead their cause

and rob of life those who rob them.

fA poor man who oppresses the poor

is a beating rain that leaves no food.

kBetter is a poor man who lwalks in his integrity

than a rich man who is lcrooked in his ways.

A righteous man mknows the rights of the poor;

a wicked man does not nunderstand such knowledge.

13  The poor man and the oppressor rmeet together;

the Lord sgives light to the eyes of both.

14  If a king tfaithfully judges the poor,

his throne will ube established forever.

20  She aopens her hand to bthe poor

and reaches out her hands to bthe needy.