21A rich man beginning to fall is held up of his friends: but a poor man being down is thrust away by his friends. 22When a rich man is fallen, he hath many helpers: he speaketh things not to be spoken, and yet men justify him: the poor man slipped, and yet they rebuked him too; he spake wisely, and could have no place. 23When a rich man speaketh, every man holdeth his tongue, and, look, what he saith, they extol it to the clouds: but if the poor man speak, they say, What fellow is this? and if he stumble, they will help to overthrow him. 24Riches are good unto him that hath no sin, and poverty is evil in the mouth of the ungodly.25The heart of a man changeth his countenance, whether it be for good or evil: and a merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance. 26A cheerful countenance is a token of a heart that is in prosperity; and the finding out of parables is a wearisome labour of the mind.
"Riches are good unto him that hath no sin, and poverty is evil in the mouth of the ungodly." Ecclesiasticus 13:24 KJVSimilar VersesSave
Riches are good vnto him that hath no sinne, and pouerty is euill in the mouth of the vngodly.
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