Proverbs 22:22



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:

International Standard Version

Don't rob the poor person because he is poor, and don't crush the helpless in court,

A Conservative Version

Do not rob a poor man, because he is poor, nor oppress an afflicted man in the gate.

American Standard Version

Rob not the poor, because he is poor; Neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:

Amplified

Rob not the poor [being tempted by their helplessness], neither oppress the afflicted at the gate [where the city court is held],

Bible in Basic English

Do not take away the property of the poor man because he is poor, or be cruel to the crushed ones when they come before the judge:

Darby Translation

Rob not the poor, because he is poor, neither oppress the afflicted in the gate;

Holman Bible

Don't rob a poor man because he is poor, and don't crush the oppressed at the gate,

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither destroy the destitute in judgment:

Julia Smith Translation

Thou shalt not strip the poor because he is poor: and thou shalt not crush the humble in the gate.

King James 2000

Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

Modern King James verseion

Do not rob the poor, because he is poor; nor press down the afflicted in the gate;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

See that thou rob not the poor because he is weak, and oppress not the simple in judgment;

NET Bible

Do not exploit a poor person because he is poor and do not crush the needy in court,

New Heart English Bible

Do not exploit the poor, because he is poor; and do not crush the needy in court;

New simplified Bible

Do not rob the poor because he is poor, or crush the afflicted at the gate.

The Emphasized Bible

Do not rob the poor, because he is poor, neither crush thou the oppressed in the gate;

Webster

Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:

World English Bible

Don't exploit the poor, because he is poor; and don't crush the needy in court;

Youngs Literal Translation

Rob not the poor because he is poor, And bruise not the afflicted in the gate.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
גּזל 
Gazal 
Usage: 30

not the poor
דּל 
Dal 
Usage: 48

because he is poor
דּל 
Dal 
Usage: 48

דּכא 
Daka' 
Usage: 18

עני 
`aniy 
Usage: 75

References

American

Fausets

Context Readings

Living With Your Neighbor

21 To make you know the certainty of the words of truth That you may correctly answer him who sent you? 22 Do not rob the poor because he is poor, Or crush the afflicted at the gate; 23 For the LORD will plead their case And take the life of those who rob them.



Cross References

Exodus 23:6

"You shall not pervert the justice due to your needy brother in his dispute.

Zechariah 7:10

and do not oppress the widow or the orphan, the stranger or the poor; and do not devise evil in your hearts against one another.'

Malachi 3:5

"Then I will draw near to you for judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers and against the adulterers and against those who swear falsely, and against those who oppress the wage earner in his wages, the widow and the orphan, and those who turn aside the alien and do not fear Me," says the LORD of hosts.

Proverbs 22:16

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

Job 31:16

"If I have kept the poor from their desire, Or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail,

Job 31:21

If I have lifted up my hand against the orphan, Because I saw I had support in the gate,

Job 29:12-16

Because I delivered the poor who cried for help, And the orphan who had no helper.

Proverbs 23:10-11

Do not move the ancient boundary Or go into the fields of the fatherless,

Ezekiel 22:29

"The people of the land have practiced oppression and committed robbery, and they have wronged the poor and needy and have oppressed the sojourner without justice.

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