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Proverbs 13:7 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: There is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great wealth.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— There is that maketh himself rich, yet [hath] nothing: [there is] that maketh himself poor, yet [hath] great riches.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— There is one who pretends to be rich, but has nothing; [Another] pretends to be poor, but has great wealth.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— There is that maketh himself rich, yet [hath] nothing: [there is] that maketh himself poor, yet [hath] great riches.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— There is that feigneth himself rich, and hath nothing; there is that maketh himself poor, and hath great wealth.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— There is who feigneth himself rich, yet hath nothing at all, who pleadeth poverty, yet hath great substance.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— There is who is making himself rich, and hath nothing, Who is making himself poor, and wealth [is] abundant.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— One is as it were rich, when he hath nothing and another is as it were poor, when he hath great riches.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— There is that maketh himselfe rich, yet [hath] nothing: there is that maketh himselfe poore, yet [hath] great riches.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— There are [some] who, having nothing, enrich themselves: and there are [some] who bring themselves down in [the midst of] much wealth.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— There is that maketh himself rich, yet [hath] nothing: [there is] that maketh himself poor, yet [hath] great riches.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
There is 3426
{3426} Prime
Perhaps from an unused root meaning to stand out, or exist; entity; used adverbially or as a copula for the substantive verb (H1961); there is or are (or any other form of the verb to be, as may suit the connection).
that maketh himself rich, 6238
{6238} Prime
A primitive root; properly to accumulate; chiefly (specifically) to grow (causatively make) rich.
<8693> Grammar
Stem - Hithpael (See H8819)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 139
yet [hath] nothing: x369
(0369) Complement
As if from a primitive root meaning to be nothing or not exist; a non-entity; generally used as a negative particle.
(3605) Complement
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
[there is] that maketh himself poor, 7326
{7326} Prime
A primitive root; to be destitute.
<8711> Grammar
Stem - Hithpolel (See H8824)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 11
yet y3605
[3605] Standard
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
[hath] great 7227
{7227} Prime
By contraction from H7231; abundant (in quantity, size, age, number, rank, quality).
riches. 1952
{1952} Prime
From the same as H1951 in the sense of H0202; wealth; by implication enough.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 13:7

_ _ In opposite ways men act hypocritically for gain of honor or wealth.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 13:7

_ _ This observation is applicable,

_ _ I. To men's worldly estate. The world is a great cheat, not only the things of the world, but the men of the world. All men are liars. Here is an instance in two sore evils under the sun: — 1. Some that are really poor would be thought to be rich and are thought to be so; they trade and spend as if they were rich, make a great bustle and a great show as if they had hidden treasures, when perhaps, if all their debts were paid, they are not worth a groat. This is sin, and will be shame; many a one hereby ruins his family and brings reproach upon his profession of religion. Those that thus live above what they have choose to be subject to their own pride rather than to God's providence, and it will end accordingly. 2. Some that are really rich would be thought to be poor, and are thought to be so, because they sordidly and meanly live below what God has given them, and choose rather to bury it than to use it, Ecclesiastes 6:1, Ecclesiastes 6:2. In this there is an ingratitude to God, injustice to the family and neighbourhood, and uncharitableness to the poor.

_ _ II. To their spiritual state. Grace is the riches of the soul; it is true riches; but men commonly misrepresent themselves, either designedly or through mistake and ignorance of themselves. 1. There are many presuming hypocrites, that are really poor and empty of grace and yet either think themselves rich, and will not be convinced of their poverty, or pretend themselves rich, and will not own their poverty. 2. There are many timorous trembling Christians, that are spiritually rich, and full of grace, and yet think themselves poor, and will not be persuaded that they are rich, or, at least, will not own it; by their doubts and fears, their complaints and griefs, they make themselves poor. The former mistake is destroying at last; this is disquieting in the mean time.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 13:7

Maketh rich — Some men who have little or nothing, pretend to have great riches. Maketh rich — Some rich men profess to be poor.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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is that maketh himself rich:

Proverbs 13:11 Wealth [gotten] by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.
Proverbs 12:9 [He that is] despised, and hath a servant, [is] better than he that honoureth himself, and lacketh bread.
Luke 18:11-14 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men [are], extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. ... I tell you, this man went down to his house justified [rather] than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
1 Corinthians 4:8 Now ye are full, now ye are rich, ye have reigned as kings without us: and I would to God ye did reign, that we also might reign with you.
2 Peter 2:19 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.
Revelation 3:17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:

that maketh himself poor:

Ecclesiastes 11:1-2 Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days. ... Give a portion to seven, and also to eight; for thou knowest not what evil shall be upon the earth.
1 Corinthians 4:10-11 We [are] fools for Christ's sake, but ye [are] wise in Christ; we [are] weak, but ye [are] strong; ye [are] honourable, but we [are] despised. ... Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwellingplace;
2 Corinthians 4:7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
Revelation 2:9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and [I know] the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but [are] the synagogue of Satan.
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