Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor.

Holman Bible

The one who oppresses the poor person insults his Maker,
but one who is kind to the needy honors Him.

International Standard Version

Whoever oppresses the poor defies their Creator, but whoever is kind to the needy honors them.

A Conservative Version

He who oppresses a poor man reproaches his maker, but he who has mercy on a needy man honors him.

American Standard Version

He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker; But he that hath mercy on the needy honoreth him.

Amplified

He who oppresses the poor reproaches, mocks, and insults his Maker, but he who is kind and merciful to the needy honors Him.

Bible in Basic English

He who is hard on the poor puts shame on his Maker; but he who has mercy on those who are in need gives him honour.

Darby Translation

He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker; but he that honoureth Him is gracious to the needy.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

He that oppresses the poor reproaches his Maker, but he that has mercy on the poor, honours him.

Julia Smith Translation

He oppressing the poor reproached him making him: and he honoring him compassionated the needy.

King James 2000

He that oppresses the poor reproaches his Maker: but he that honors him has mercy on the poor.

Lexham Expanded Bible

He who oppresses the poor insults him who made him, but he who has mercy on the poor honors him.

Modern King James verseion

He who presses the poor curses his Maker, but he who honors Him has mercy upon the poor.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

He that doth a poor man wrong, blasphemeth his maker; but whoso hath pity of the poor, doth honour unto God.

NET Bible

The one who oppresses the poor insults his Creator, but whoever shows favor to the needy honors him.

New Heart English Bible

He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for his Maker, but he who is kind to the needy honors him.

The Emphasized Bible

The oppressor of the poor, hath reproached his Maker, but he that sheweth favour to the needy, is one who, holdeth Him in honour.

Webster

He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoreth him hath mercy on the poor.

World English Bible

He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for his Maker, but he who is kind to the needy honors him.

Youngs Literal Translation

An oppressor of the poor reproacheth his Maker, And whoso is honouring Him Is favouring the needy.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
the poor
דּל 
Dal 
Usage: 48

but he that honoureth
כּבד כּבד 
Kabad 
Usage: 114

References

American

Easton

Prayers for Proverbs 14:31

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

30 A tranquil heart is life to the body, But passion is rottenness to the bones. 31 He who oppresses the poor taunts his Maker, But he who is gracious to the needy honors Him. 32 The wicked is thrust down by his wrongdoing, But the righteous has a refuge when he dies.



Cross References

Proverbs 17:5

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

Proverbs 22:2

The rich and the poor have a common bond, The LORD is the maker of them all.

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 31:13-16

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

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 14:21

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

Proverbs 22:16

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

Proverbs 22:22-23

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

Ecclesiastes 5:8

If you see oppression of the poor and denial of justice and righteousness in the province, do not be shocked at the sight; for one official watches over another official, and there are higher officials over them.

Matthew 25:40-46

"The King will answer and say to them, 'Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.'

John 12:8

"For you always have the poor with you, but you do not always have Me."

2 Corinthians 8:7-9

But just as you abound in everything, in faith and utterance and knowledge and in all earnestness and in the love we inspired in you, see that you abound in this gracious work also.

1 John 3:17-21

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?

1 John 4:21

And this commandment we have from Him, that the one who loves God should love his brother also.

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