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The rich person’s wealth is his fortified city;
the destruction of the poor is their poverty. Bible

“poor.” The noun is plural. The plural noun does not mean there will always be lots of poor, but it supports that understanding of the verse. Verses like Proverbs 10:15 support the validity of Jesus saying, “you will always have the poor with you” (Mark 14:7; cp. John 12:8).


Commentary for: Proverbs 10:15