The rich man had a great many flocks and herds.
A poor person makes supplications, 1 but a rich man answers harshly. 2
The rich and the poor meet together; 1 the Lord is the creator of them both. 2
He goes to bed wealthy, but will do so no more. 1 When he opens his eyes, it is all gone. 2
Rich people from Tyre 1 will seek your favor by bringing a gift. 2
The wealth of a rich person is like 1 a fortified city, 2 but the poor are brought to ruin 3 by 4 their poverty.
A poor person is disliked 1 even by his neighbors, but those who love the rich are many.
The wealth 1 of a rich person is like 2 a strong city, 3 and it is like a high wall in his imagination. 4
The rich rule over 1 the poor, and the borrower is servant 2 to the lender.
The one who oppresses the poor to increase his own gain and the one who gives to the rich 1 – both end up only in poverty.
A poor person 1 who walks in his integrity is better than one who is perverse in his ways 2 even though 3 he is rich. 4
A rich person 1 is wise in his own eyes, 2 but a discerning poor person can evaluate him properly. 3
Fools 1 are placed in many positions of authority, 2 while wealthy men sit in lowly positions.
Pay attention, all you people, 1 both rich and poor!
The city’s rich men think nothing of resorting to violence; 1 her inhabitants lie, 2 their tongues speak deceptive words. 3
The rich are not to increase it, 1 and the poor are not to pay less than the half shekel when giving 2 the offering of the Lord, to make atonement 3 for your lives.
He said, “May you be rewarded 1 by the Lord, my dear! 2 This act of devotion 3 is greater than what you did before. 4 For you have not sought to marry 5 one of the young men, whether rich or poor. 6
The sleep of the laborer is pleasant – whether he eats little or much – but the wealth of the rich will not allow him to sleep.
They intended to bury him with criminals, 1 but he ended up in a rich man’s tomb, 2 because 3 he had committed no violent deeds, nor had he spoken deceitfully.
1 The Lord says, “Wise people should not boast that they are wise. Powerful people should not boast that they are powerful. 2 Rich people should not boast that they are rich. 3