Proverbs 22:2

“The rich and poore meet together: the Lord is the maker of them all.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

The rich and poor meet together: the LORD [is] the maker of them all.
- King James Version

The rich and the poor have a common bond, The LORD is the maker of them all.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The rich and the poor meet together: Jehovah is the maker of them all.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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

The rich and poor meet together; Jehovah is the maker of them all.
- Darby Bible

The rich and poor meet together: the LORD is the maker of them all.
- Webster's Bible

The rich and the poor have this in common: Yahweh is the maker of them all.
- World English Bible

Rich and poor have met together, The Maker of them all [is] Jehovah.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The rich and the poor meet together--the LORD is the maker of them all.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 22:2


22:2 Meet - They live together, and need one another. The maker - Not only as they are men, but as they are poor or rich, which difference comes from God's providence. They have one common creator, and Lord, and judge, and the one cannot despise nor grudge at the other without reflecting upon God.


Discussion for Proverbs 22

  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 22:20 have not I written to thee excellent things in counsels and knowledge --22:21-- that I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth that thou mightiest answer the words of truth to them that send unto thee PROVERBS 15:28 the heart of the righteous studieth to answer but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 22:2 the rich and poor meet together THE LORD is the maker of them all 1 SAMUEL 2:7 THE LORD maketh poor and maketh rich he bringeth low and lifteth up *** JAMES 2:5 HEARKEN MY BELOVED BRETHREN HATH NOT GOD CHOSEN THE POOR OF THIS WORLD RICH IN FAITH AND HEIRS OF THE KINGDOM WHICH HE HATH PROMISED TO THEM THAT LOVE HIM ***
  • BSP
    Verse 17 encourages us to listen to the words of wise ones. The Bible is the major source of wisdom that we can turn to.
  • Barbsra
    Very good can't wait for tomorrow ty
  • BSP
    Children need parental guidance and discipline. The child still has free will and will ultimately have to decide what he or she will do, but they are more likely to follow the direction given from their parents if it is done so consistently and with love.
  • Vanessa
    Humble I pray for your son too, I know how hard it is with children you can lead them, and show them,but until they see for themselves, we pray to our Father and Lord to intercede. it's rough times , they are told they can do and be anything and it's ok, breaks my heart , how blind they live, I pray to God always to open their eyes for I have failed.

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