Proverbs 22:2

NET ©

The rich and the poor meet together; the Lord is the creator of them both.

NIV ©

Rich and poor have this in common: The LORD is the Maker of them all.

NASB ©

The rich and the poor have a common bond, The LORD is the maker of them all.

NLT ©

The rich and the poor have this in common: The LORD made them both.

MSG ©

The rich and the poor shake hands as equals--GOD made them both!

BBE ©

The man of wealth and the poor man come face to face: the Lord is the maker of them all.

NRSV ©

The rich and the poor have this in common: the LORD is the maker of them all.

NKJV ©

The rich and the poor have this in common, The LORD is the maker of them all.

KJV
The rich
<06223>
and poor
<07326> (8802)
meet together
<06298> (8738)_:
the LORD
<03068>
[is] the maker
<06213> (8802)
of them all.
HEBREW
hwhy
<03068>
Mlk
<03605>
hve
<06213>
wsgpn
<06298>
srw
<07326>
ryse (22:2)
<06223>
LXXM
plousiov
<4145>  
A-NSM
kai
<2532>  
CONJ
ptwcov
<4434>  
N-NSM
sunhnthsan
<4876>  
V-AAI-3P
allhloiv
 
D-DPM
amfoterouv
 
A-APM
de
<1161>  
PRT
o
<3588>  
T-NSM
kuriov
<2962>  
N-NSM
epoihsen
<4160>  
V-AAI-3S
NET © [draft] ITL
The rich
<06223>
and the poor
<07326>
meet
<06298>
together; the Lord
<03068>
is the creator
<06213>
of them both.
NET © Notes

tn The form of the verb is the Niphal perfect of פָּגַשׁ (pagash); it means “to meet together [or, each other]” (cf. KJV, ASV). The point is that rich and poor live side by side in this life, but they are both part of God’s creation (cf. NAB, NASB “have a common bond”). Some commentators have taken this to mean that they should live together because they are part of God’s creation; but the verb form will not sustain that meaning.

tn Heb “all.” The Lord is sovereign over both groups, that is, he has had the final say whether a person is rich or poor. People would do well to treat all people with respect, for God can as easily reduce the rich to poverty as raise up the poor to wealth.