23 The poor useth intreaties; but the rich answereth roughly.
23 The poor plead for mercy, but the rich answer harshly.
23 The poor use entreaties, but the rich answer roughly.
23 The poor speak in soft supplications; the rich bark out answers.
23 The poor man uses entreaties, But the rich answers roughly.
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.