9 Honor the Lord with your wealth
and with qthe firstfruits of all your produce;
10 then your rbarns will be filled with plenty,
and your vats will be bursting with wine.
15 bA rich man’s wealth is his strong city;
the poverty of the poor is their ruin.
4 gRiches do not profit in the day of wrath,
hbut righteousness delivers from death.
28 Whoever strusts in his riches will fall,
but the righteous will tflourish like a green leaf.
8 The ransom of a man’s life is his wealth,
but a poor man chears no threat.
20 eThe poor is disliked even by his neighbor,
fbut the rich has many friends.
24 The crown of the wise is their wealth,
but the folly of fools brings folly.
16 bBetter is a little with the fear of the Lord
than great treasure and trouble with it.
17 cBetter is a dinner of herbs where love is
than da fattened ox and hatred with it.
5 Whoever mocks the poor rinsults his Maker;
16 Why should a fool have money in his hand jto buy wisdom
when he has no sense?
11 lA rich man’s wealth is his strong city,
and like a high wall in his imagination.
23 The poor use entreaties,
but ythe rich answer roughly.
4 fWealth brings many new friends,
fbut a poor man is deserted by his friend.
6 Many seek the favor of a generous man,1
and everyone is a friend to a man who gives igifts.
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.2
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.
4 dDo not toil to acquire wealth;
ebe discerning enough to desist.
5 When your eyes light on it, it is gone,
ffor suddenly it sprouts wings,
flying like an eagle toward heaven.
7 One who is full loathes ehoney,
but to one who is hungry everything bitter is sweet.
than a rich man who is lcrooked in his ways.
11 A rich man is wise in his town eyes,
but a poor man who has understanding uwill find him out.
20 A faithful man will abound with blessings,
but whoever hastens to be rich jwill not go unpunished.
21 To show kpartiality is not good,
but for la piece of bread a man will do wrong.
and does not know that opoverty will come upon him.