10:15 strong city. The image is that of security against the uncertainties of life.
poverty of the poor. The poor do not have much defense against the unexpected. This circumstance is observed without comment on its rightness or wrongness (cf. Matt. 26:11). In the final analysis, however, the rich, whose confidence is in themselves (28:11), will find that their monetary security is illusory (11:4, 28; 18:10, 11; 23:4, 5). Only the Lord is a sure defense (3:5, 6).