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Proverbs 10:15 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

15 A rich man’s wealth is his strong city;
    the poverty of the poor is their ruin.

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Proverbs 14:20 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

20 The poor is disliked even by his neighbor,
    but the rich has many friends.

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Proverbs 18:23 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

23 The poor use entreaties,
    but the rich answer roughly.

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Proverbs 19:1 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

19 Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity
    than a man who is perverse in speech, and is a fool.

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Proverbs 19:4 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

Wealth brings many new friends,
    but a poor man is deserted by his friend.

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Proverbs 19:7 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

All a poor man’s brothers hate him;
    how much more do his friends go far from him!
He pursues them with words, but does not have them.[a]

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 19:7 Heb uncertain
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Proverbs 19:17 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

17 He who is kind to the poor lends to the Lord,
    and he will repay him for his deed.

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Proverbs 19:22 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

22 What is desired in a man is loyalty,
    and a poor man is better than a liar.

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Proverbs 21:13 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

13 He who closes his ear to the cry of the poor
    will himself cry out and not be heard.

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Proverbs 22:2 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

The rich and the poor meet together;
    the Lord is the maker of them all.

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Proverbs 22:7 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

The rich rules over the poor,
    and the borrower is the slave of the lender.

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Proverbs 22:16 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

16 He who oppresses the poor to increase his own wealth,
    or gives to the rich, will only come to want.

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Proverbs 22:22-23 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

22 Do not rob the poor, because he is poor,
    or crush the afflicted at the gate;
23 for the Lord will plead their cause
    and despoil of life those who despoil them.

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Proverbs 28:3 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

A poor man who oppresses the poor
    is a beating rain that leaves no food.

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Proverbs 28:6 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity
    than a rich man who is perverse in his ways.

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Proverbs 29:7 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

A righteous man knows the rights of the poor;
    a wicked man does not understand such knowledge.

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Proverbs 29:13 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

13 The poor man and the oppressor meet together;
    the Lord gives light to the eyes of both.

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Proverbs 29:14 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

14 If a king judges the poor with equity
    his throne will be established for ever.

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Proverbs 31:20 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

20 She opens her hand to the poor,
    and reaches out her hands to the needy.

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