Proverbs 18:23

23 The poor plead for mercy, but the rich answer harshly.

Proverbs 18:23 in Other Translations

KJV
23 The poor useth intreaties; but the rich answereth roughly.
ESV
23 The poor use entreaties, but the rich answer roughly.
NLT
23 The poor plead for mercy; the rich answer with insults.
MSG
23 The poor speak in soft supplications; the rich bark out answers.
CSB
23 The poor man pleads, but the rich one answers roughly.

Proverbs 18:23 In-Context

21 The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.
22 He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the LORD.
23 The poor plead for mercy, but the rich answer harshly.
24 One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
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