23 The poor useth intreaties; but the rich answereth roughly.

Other Translations of Proverbs 18:23

New International Version

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

English Standard Version

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

The Message

23 The poor speak in soft supplications; the rich bark out answers.

New King James Version

23 The poor man uses entreaties, But the rich answers roughly.

New Living Translation

23 The poor plead for mercy; the rich answer with insults.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 18:23

Commentary on Proverbs 18:23

(Read Proverbs 18:23)

Poverty tells men they must not order or demand. And at the throne of God's grace we are all poor, and must use entreaties.