Proverbs 13:8

8 A person’s riches may ransom their life, but the poor cannot respond to threatening rebukes.

Proverbs 13:8 in Other Translations

KJV
8 The ransom of a man's life are his riches: but the poor heareth not rebuke.
ESV
8 The ransom of a man's life is his wealth, but a poor man hears no threat.
NLT
8 The rich can pay a ransom for their lives, but the poor won’t even get threatened.
MSG
8 The rich can be sued for everything they have, but the poor are free of such threats.
CSB
8 Riches are a ransom for a man's life, but a poor man hears no threat.

Proverbs 13:8 In-Context

6 Righteousness guards the person of integrity, but wickedness overthrows the sinner.
7 One person pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.
8 A person’s riches may ransom their life, but the poor cannot respond to threatening rebukes.
9 The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out.
10 Where there is strife, there is pride, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.

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