Don’t get distracted by the “servant” (5650). It was considered normal for people of even modest income to have servants up until the 20th century. Being a servant was lower class but had the advantage of security. In modern times servants are assumed to be only for the very rich. We have replaced them with electronic gadgets. The point is that our well being depends on our ability to provide rather than our pride. Adam Clarke offers the Vulgate translation which gives us a feel.
“Better is the poor man who provides for himself, than the proud who is destitute of bread.”So? Don’t be impressed by the appearance of wealth. Be satisfied with enough.
I've seen a surprising number of the latter.
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