Proverbs 18:23

“The poore vseth intreaties, but the rich answereth roughly.”

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Other Translations

The poor useth intreaties; but the rich answereth roughly.
- King James Version

The poor man utters supplications, But the rich man answers roughly.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The poor useth entreaties; But the rich answereth roughly.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The poor man makes requests for grace, but the man of wealth gives a rough answer.
- Basic English Bible

He that is poor speaketh with supplications, but the rich answereth roughly.
- Darby Bible

The poor useth entreaties; but the rich answereth roughly.
- Webster's Bible

The poor plead for mercy, but the rich answer harshly.
- World English Bible

[With] supplications doth the poor speak, And the rich answereth fierce things.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The poor useth entreaties; but the rich answereth impudently.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Proverbs 18

  • Bruce
    Finding a Wife May be a Little Hard. She Needs to be a Homemaker,Helps in The Church. Reads The Bible and Praying Daily. Watching Over Her Husband. The Husband Needs to do The Same for Her and More, Providing All Her Needs,Lifting Her Higher Then Himself, Lovin Her Like Christ Loved The Church. They Will Gladly Do for Each Other. Lifting One Another Higher. He Found a Wife.
  • Virda hall
    I do t understand verse 18 22
  • Obbie Beal
    V:13 He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him. AMEN!
  • BSP
    Verse 13 shows the important of making sure we have all the facts before we reply or react to a situation.
  • William Lambert
    So many scriptures refer to the desire. There are several ways of looking at this. Desire can be viewed as an object of ones affection or as an obstacle in reaching ones fulfillment. Too often the pleasures which are associated with desire are connected with the pain that a person may be experiencing.
  • Andrea
    I believe that what we say comes from our hearts. It's a heart matter! That may not be a good thing. It's time to clean out some of old stuff that keeps us drom speaking the right things!

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