Proverbs 14:21



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

He who despises his neighbor sins, But happy is he who is gracious to the poor.

King James Version

He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth: but he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he.

International Standard Version

Whoever despises his neighbor sins, but whoever shows kindness to the poor will be happy.

A Conservative Version

He who despises his neighbor sins, but he who has pity on the poor, happy is he.

American Standard Version

He that despiseth his neighbor sinneth; But he that hath pity on the poor, happy is he.

Amplified

He who despises his neighbor sins [against God, his fellowman, and himself], but happy (blessed and fortunate) is he who is kind and merciful to the poor.

Bible in Basic English

He who has no respect for his neighbour is a sinner, but he who has pity for the poor is happy.

Darby Translation

He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth; but he that is gracious to the afflicted, happy is he.

Holman Bible

The one who despises his neighbor sins, but whoever shows kindness to the poor will be happy.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The sinner despises his neighbour, but he that has mercy on the poor is blessed.

Julia Smith Translation

He despising to his neighbor, sins: and he compassionating the poor, he is happy.

King James 2000

He that despises his neighbor sins: but he that has mercy on the poor, happy is he.

Lexham Expanded Bible

He who despises his neighbor is a sinner, but he who has mercy on the poor blesses him.

Modern King James verseion

He who despises his neighbor sins, but he who has mercy on the poor, happy is he.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Who so despiseth his neighbour, doth amiss; but blessed is he that hath pity of the poor.

NET Bible

The one who despises his neighbor sins, but whoever is kind to the needy is blessed.

New Heart English Bible

He who despises his neighbor sins, but blessed is he who shows kindness to the poor.

New simplified Bible

He who despises his neighbor sins. He who has mercy on the poor is happy.

The Emphasized Bible

He that sheweth contempt for his neighbour, sinneth, but, he that sheweth favour to the afflicted, how happy is he!

Webster

He that despiseth his neighbor sinneth: but he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he.

World English Bible

He who despises his neighbor sins, but blessed is he who has pity on the poor.

Youngs Literal Translation

Whoso is despising his neighbour sinneth, Whoso is favouring the humble, O his happiness.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
בּוּז 
Buwz 
Usage: 13

ריע רע 
Rea` 
Usage: 187

חטא 
Chata' 
Usage: 238

but he that hath mercy
חנן 
Chanan 
Usage: 77

on the poor
עניו ענו 
`anav 
meek , humble , poor , lowly , vr meek
Usage: 21

אשׁר 
'esher 
Usage: 45

References

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

20 The poor is hated even by his neighbor, But those who love the rich are many. 21 He who despises his neighbor sins, But happy is he who is gracious to the poor. 22 Will they not go astray who devise evil? But kindness and truth will be to those who devise good.



Cross References

Proverbs 11:12

He who despises his neighbor lacks sense, But a man of understanding keeps silent.

Proverbs 19:17

One who is gracious to a poor man lends to the LORD, And He will repay him for his good deed.

Job 31:13-15

"If I have despised the claim of my male or female slaves When they filed a complaint against me,

Job 35:5-6

"Look at the heavens and see; And behold the clouds--they are higher than you.

Psalm 22:24

For He has not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; Nor has He hidden His face from him; But when he cried to Him for help, He heard.

Psalm 41:1-2

How blessed is he who considers the helpless; The LORD will deliver him in a day of trouble.

Psalm 112:5

It is well with the man who is gracious and lends; He will maintain his cause in judgment.

Psalm 112:9

He has given freely to the poor, His righteousness endures forever; His horn will be exalted in honor.

Proverbs 11:24-25

There is one who scatters, and yet increases all the more, And there is one who withholds what is justly due, and yet it results only in want.

Proverbs 14:31

He who oppresses the poor taunts his Maker, But he who is gracious to the needy honors Him.

Proverbs 17:5

He who mocks the poor taunts his Maker; He who rejoices at calamity will not go unpunished.

Proverbs 18:3

When a wicked man comes, contempt also comes, And with dishonor comes scorn.

Proverbs 28:27

He who gives to the poor will never want, But he who shuts his eyes will have many curses.

Ecclesiastes 11:1-2

Cast your bread on the surface of the waters, for you will find it after many days.

Isaiah 58:7-12

"Is it not to divide your bread with the hungry And bring the homeless poor into the house; When you see the naked, to cover him; And not to hide yourself from your own flesh?

Daniel 4:27

'Therefore, O king, may my advice be pleasing to you: break away now from your sins by doing righteousness and from your iniquities by showing mercy to the poor, in case there may be a prolonging of your prosperity.'

Matthew 25:34-46

"Then the King will say to those on His right, 'Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.

Luke 6:30-36

"Give to everyone who asks of you, and whoever takes away what is yours, do not demand it back.

Luke 18:9

And He also told this parable to some people who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and viewed others with contempt:

Acts 20:35

"In everything I showed you that by working hard in this manner you must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'"

Hebrews 6:12

so that you will not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

James 2:5-6

Listen, my beloved brethren: did not God choose the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him?

James 2:14-16

What use is it, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but he has no works? Can that faith save him?

1 John 3:17-22

But whoever has the world's goods, and sees his brother in need and closes his heart against him, how does the love of God abide in him?



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