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.
than one who is crooked in speech and is a fool.
4 fWealth brings many new friends,
fbut a poor man is deserted by his friend.
7 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,
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.
2 qThe rich and the poor meet together;
the Lord is rthe Maker of them all.
7 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,
23 for xthe Lord will plead their cause
and rob of life those who rob them.
3 fA poor man who oppresses the poor
is a beating rain that leaves no food.
than a rich man who is lcrooked in his ways.
7 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.
and reaches out her hands to bthe needy.