7 The rich rules over the poor, And the borrower is servant to the lender.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 22:7

Commentary on Proverbs 22:7

(Read Proverbs 22:7)

This shows how important it is for every man to keep out of debt. As to the things of this life, there is a difference between the rich and the poor; but let the poor remember, it is the Lord that made the difference.