Proverbs 22:2

“The rich and poor meet together: the LORD is the maker of them all.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The rich and poore meet together: the Lord is the maker of them all.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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

  • BSP
    Verse 4: There are many rewards from God for the person who is humble and fears him.
  • Humble warrior goddess
    This knowledge is very much needed for me. Makes me think about alot of things. I wish my son could'hve understood the part about keeping guard over the influences we encounter. He is now incarcerated for making a bad decision and before he knew or met certain people, he was a good kid. Praying he doesnt have to do to much time. He's only 21
  • BSP
    Verse 6 shows that parents need to train children with Bible principles.
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 22:6 TRAIN UP A CHILD IN THE WAY HE SHOULD GO AND WHEN HE IS OLD HE WILL NOT DEPART FROM IT 22:15 FOOLISHNESS IS BOUND IN THE HEART OF A CHILD BUT THE ROD OF CORRECTION SHALL DRIVE IT FAR FROM HIM DEUTERONOMY 29:29 THE SECRET THINGS BELONG TO THE LORD OUR GOD BUT THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE REVEALED BELONG UNTO US AND TO --- OUR CHILDREN --- FOREVER THAT WE MAY DO ALL THE WORDS OF THIS LAW
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 22:20 HAVE NOT I WRITTEN TO THEE EXCELLENT THINGS IN COUNSEL AND KNOWLEDGE 22:21 THAT I MIGHT MAKE THEE KNOW THE CERTAINTY OF THE WORDS OF TRUTH --- THAT THOU MIGHTEST ANSWER THE WORDS OF TRUTH --- TO THEM THAT SEND UNTO THEE*****2 THESSALONIANS 2:10 AND WITH ALL DECEIVEABLENESS OF UNRIGHTEOUSNESS IN THEM THAT PERISH BECAUSE THEY RECEIVED NOT THE LOVE OF THE TRUTH THAT THEY MIGHT BE SAVED
  • A disciple
    Mimi; This Proverb has to do with keeping guard over what kind of influences we will encounter, so not to let a bad character or behavior rub off on us. This is not really the case when someone is abusive or violent toward us; but for in a social setting, as of among friends and coworkers, etc. If someone is hurting you, you have to get away from that person to a safe place, and get help quickly!

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