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Better is a poor person walking in blamelessness
than one who has twisted lips and is rich. Bible

“rich.” The Masoretic Hebrew text reads, “and is a fool,” but that reading most likely came about as a scribal error. There are some Hebrew manuscripts that read “rich.” (See comments by Michael Fox, The Anchor Bible: Proverbs, and Robert Alter, The Wisdom Books).


Commentary for: Proverbs 19:1