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
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.
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
Pay attention, all you people, 1 both rich and poor!
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
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
So the Lord sent Nathan 1 to David. When he came to David, 2 Nathan 3 said, 4 “There were two men in a certain city, one rich and the other poor.
Do not curse a king even in your thoughts, and do not curse the rich 1 while in your bedroom; 2 for a bird 3 might report what you are thinking, 4 or some winged creature 5 might repeat your 6 words. 7