Proverbs 22:16



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

He who oppresses the poor to make more for himself Or who gives to the rich, will only come to poverty.

King James Version

He that oppresseth the poor to increase his riches, and he that giveth to the rich, shall surely come to want.

International Standard Version

Whoever oppresses the poor to enrich himself and whoever gives gifts to the wealthy will yield only loss.

A Conservative Version

He who oppresses a poor man to his increase, [and] he who gives to a rich man, [comes] only to want.

American Standard Version

He that oppresseth the poor to increase his gain , And he that giveth to the rich,'shall come only to want.

Amplified

He who oppresses the poor to get gain for himself and he who gives to the rich -- "both will surely come to want.

Bible in Basic English

He who is cruel to the poor for the purpose of increasing his profit, and he who gives to the man of wealth, will only come to be in need.

Darby Translation

He that oppresseth the poor, it is to enrich him; he that giveth to the rich, bringeth only to want.

Holman Bible

Oppressing the poor to enrich oneself, and giving to the rich-both lead only to poverty.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

He that oppresses the poor to increase his riches and who gives to the rich shall surely come to want.

Julia Smith Translation

He oppressing the poor one to increase for himself, he gave to the rich; also to want

King James 2000

He that oppresses the poor to increase his riches, and he that gives to the rich, shall surely come to poverty.

Lexham Expanded Bible

He who oppresses the poor [in order] to enrich himself, [or] gives to the rich, {will come to poverty}.

Modern King James verseion

He who crushes the poor to multiply for himself, and he who gives to the rich, only to come to poverty.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Whoso doth a poor man wrong, to increase his own riches, and giveth unto the rich to please him, at the last cometh to poverty himself.

NET Bible

The one who oppresses the poor to increase his own gain and the one who gives to the rich -- both end up only in poverty.

New Heart English Bible

Whoever oppresses the poor for his own increase and whoever gives to the rich, both come to poverty.

New simplified Bible

He who gets ahead by oppressing the poor and giving to the rich will certainly suffer loss.

The Emphasized Bible

He that oppresseth the poor, to make increase for himself, giving to the rich, shall surely come to want.

Webster

He that oppresseth the poor to increase his riches, and he that giveth to the rich, shall surely come to want.

World English Bible

Whoever oppresses the poor for his own increase and whoever gives to the rich, both come to poverty.

Youngs Literal Translation

He is oppressing the poor to multiply to him, He is giving to the rich -- only to want.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
עשׁק 
`ashaq 
Usage: 36

the poor
דּל 
Dal 
Usage: 48

רבה 
Rabah 
Usage: 224

נתן 
Nathan 
give , put , deliver , made , set , up , lay , grant , suffer , yield , bring , cause , utter , laid , send , recompense , appoint , shew ,
Usage: 2011

to the rich
עשׁיר 
`ashiyr 
Usage: 23

References

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

15 Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; The rod of discipline will remove it far from him. 16 He who oppresses the poor to make more for himself Or who gives to the rich, will only come to poverty. 17 Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise, And apply your mind to my knowledge;



Cross References

James 2:13

For judgment will be merciless to one who has shown no mercy; mercy triumphs over judgment.

Job 20:19-29

"For he has oppressed and forsaken the poor; He has seized a house which he has not built.

Psalm 12:5

"Because of the devastation of the afflicted, because of the groaning of the needy, Now I will arise," says the LORD; "I will set him in the safety for which he longs."

Proverbs 14:31

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

Proverbs 22:22-23

Do not rob the poor because he is poor, Or crush the afflicted at the gate;

Proverbs 28:3

A poor man who oppresses the lowly Is like a driving rain which leaves no food.

Proverbs 28:22

A man with an evil eye hastens after wealth And does not know that want will come upon him.

Micah 2:2-3

They covet fields and then seize them, And houses, and take them away They rob a man and his house, A man and his inheritance.

Zechariah 7:9-14

"Thus has the LORD of hosts said, 'Dispense true justice and practice kindness and compassion each to his brother;

Luke 6:33-35

"If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same.

Luke 14:12-14

And He also went on to say to the one who had invited Him, "When you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, otherwise they may also invite you in return and that will be your repayment.

Luke 16:24

"And he cried out and said, 'Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus so that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool off my tongue, for I am in agony in this flame.'

James 5:1-5

Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries which are coming upon you.

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