Parallel Verses

Amplified

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

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.

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 calm and undisturbed mind and heart are the life and health of the body, but envy, jealousy, and wrath are like rottenness of the bones. 31 He who oppresses the poor reproaches, mocks, and insults his Maker, but he who is kind and merciful to the needy honors Him. 32 The wicked is overthrown through his wrongdoing and calamity, but the [consistently] righteous has hope and confidence even in death.



Cross References

Proverbs 17:5

Whoever mocks the poor reproaches his Maker, and he who is glad at calamity shall not be held innocent or go unpunished.

Proverbs 22:2

The rich and poor meet together; the Lord is the Maker of them all.

Proverbs 19:17

He who has pity on the poor lends to the Lord, and that which he has given He will repay to him.

Job 31:13-16

If I have despised and rejected the cause of my manservant or my maidservant when they contended or brought a complaint against me,

Psalm 12:5

Now will I arise, says the Lord, because the poor are oppressed, because of the groans of the needy; I will set him in safety and in the salvation for which he pants.

Proverbs 14:21

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.

Proverbs 22:16

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

Proverbs 22:22-23

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

Ecclesiastes 5:8

If you see the oppression of the poor and the violent taking away of justice and righteousness in the state or province, do not marvel at the matter. [Be sure that there are those who will attend to it] for a higher [official] than the high is observing, and higher ones are over them.

Matthew 25:40-46

And the King will reply to them, Truly I tell you, in so far as you did it for one of the least [ in the estimation of men] of these My brethren, you did it for Me.

John 12:8

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

2 Corinthians 8:7-9

Now as you abound and excel and are at the front in everything -- "in faith, in expressing yourselves, in knowledge, in all zeal, and in your love for us -- "[see to it that you come to the front now and] abound and excel in this gracious work [of almsgiving] also.

1 John 3:17-21

But if anyone has this world's goods (resources for sustaining life) and sees his brother and fellow believer in need, yet closes his heart of compassion against him, how can the love of God live and remain in him?

1 John 4:21

And this command (charge, order, injunction) we have from Him: that he who loves God shall love his brother [ believer] also.

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