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Proverbs 18:11 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— The rich man's wealth is his strong city, And as a high wall in his own imagination.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The rich man's wealth [is] his strong city, and as an high wall in his own conceit.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— A rich man’s wealth is his strong city, And like a high wall in his own imagination.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The rich man's wealth [is] his strong city, and as a high wall in his own conceit.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— The rich man's wealth is his strong city, and as a high wall in his own imagination.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— The substance of a rich man, is his strong city, and like a high wall, in his imagination.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— The wealth of the rich [is] the city of his strength, And as a wall set on high in his own imagination.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The substance of the rich man is the city of his strength, and as a strong wall compassing him about.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The rich mans wealth [is] his strong citie: and as an high wall in his owne conceit.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— The wealth of a rich man is a strong city; and its glory casts a broad shadow.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— The rich man's wealth [is] his strong city, and as an high wall in his own conceit.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
The rich man's 6223
{6223} Prime
עָשִׁיר
`ashiyr
{aw-sheer'}
From H6238; rich, whether literally or figuratively (noble).
wealth 1952
{1952} Prime
הוֹן
hown
{hone}
From the same as H1951 in the sense of H0202; wealth; by implication enough.
[is] his strong 5797
{5797} Prime
עֹז
`oz
{oze}
From H5810; strength in various applications (force, security, majesty, praise).
city, 7151
{7151} Prime
קִרְיָה
qiryah
{kir-yaw'}
From H7136 in the sense of flooring, that is, building; a city.
and as an high 7682
{7682} Prime
שָׂגַב
sagab
{saw-gab'}
A primitive root; to be (causatively make) lofty, especially inaccessible; by implication safe, strong; used literally and figuratively.
z8737
<8737> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 793
wall 2346
{2346} Prime
חוֹמָה
chowmah
{kho-maw'}
Feminine active participle of an unused root apparently meaning to join; a wall of protection.
in his own conceit. 4906
{4906} Prime
מַשְׂכִּית
maskiyth
{mas-keeth'}
From the same as H7906; a figure (carved on stone, the wall, or any object); figuratively imagination.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 18:11

_ _ contrasts with Proverbs 18:10 (compare Proverbs 10:15). Such is a vain trust (compare Psalms 73:6).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 18:11

_ _ Having described the firm and faithful defence of the righteous man (Proverbs 18:10), Solomon here shows what is the false and deceitful defence of the rich man, that has his portion and treasure in the things of this world, and sets his heart upon them. His wealth is as much his confidence, and he expects as much from it, as a godly man from his God. See, 1. How he supports himself. He makes his wealth his city, where he dwells, where he rules, with a great deal of self-complacency, as if he had a whole city under his command. It is his strong city, in which he intrenches himself, and then sets danger at defiance, as if nothing could hurt him. His scales are his pride; his wealth is his wall in which he encloses himself, and he thinks it a high wall, which cannot be scaled or got over, Job 31:24; Revelation 18:7. 2. How herein he cheats himself. It is a strong city, and a high wall, but it is so only in his own conceit; it will not prove to be really so, but like the house built on the sand, which will fail the builder when he most needs it.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Proverbs 10:15 The rich man's wealth [is] his strong city: the destruction of the poor [is] their poverty.
Proverbs 11:4 Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivereth from death.
Deuteronomy 32:31 For their rock [is] not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves [being] judges.
Job 31:24-25 If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold, [Thou art] my confidence; ... If I rejoiced because my wealth [was] great, and because mine hand had gotten much;
Psalms 49:6-9 They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches; ... That he should still live for ever, [and] not see corruption.
Psalms 52:5-7 God shall likewise destroy thee for ever, he shall take thee away, and pluck thee out of [thy] dwelling place, and root thee out of the land of the living. Selah. ... Lo, [this is] the man [that] made not God his strength; but trusted in the abundance of his riches, [and] strengthened himself in his wickedness.
Psalms 62:10-11 Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart [upon them]. ... God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power [belongeth] unto God.
Ecclesiastes 7:12 For wisdom [is] a defence, [and] money [is] a defence: but the excellency of knowledge [is, that] wisdom giveth life to them that have it.
Luke 12:19-21 And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, [and] be merry. ... So [is] he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.
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Dt 32:31. Jb 31:24. Ps 49:6; 52:5; 62:10. Pv 10:15; 11:4. Ec 7:12. Lk 12:19.

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