Parallel Verses

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

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.

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 sound heart is life to the flesh, but envy is rottenness of the bones. 31 He that oppresses the poor reproaches his Maker, but he that has mercy on the poor, honours him. 32 For his wickedness shall the wicked be cast out, but the righteous in his death has hope.



Cross References

Proverbs 17:5

Whosoever mocks the poor reproaches his Maker, and he that is glad regarding the calamity of someone else shall not go unpunished.

Proverbs 22:2

The rich and poor meet together; the LORD is the maker of them all.

Proverbs 19:17

He that gives unto the poor lends unto the LORD, and he will give him his reward.

Job 31:13-16

If I had despised the right of my manslave or of my maidslave, when they contended with me;

Psalm 12:5

For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now I will arise, saith the LORD; I will set in safety the one whom the wicked one has ensnared.

Proverbs 14:21

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

Proverbs 22:16

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

Proverbs 22:22-23

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

Ecclesiastes 5:8

If thou seest violence unto the poor and the extortion of rights and justice in a province, do not marvel at the matter, for height is looking upon height; and there is one higher than they.

Matthew 25:40-46

And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brothers, ye have done it unto me.

John 12:8

for the poor ye always have with you, but ye shall not always have me.

2 Corinthians 8:7-9

Therefore, as ye abound in every thing, in faith and in word and in knowledge and in all diligence and in your love to us, see that ye abound in this grace also.

1 John 3:17-21

But whosoever has this world's goods and sees his brother have need and shuts up his bowels of compassion from him, how does the charity of God abide in him?

1 John 4:21

And we have this commandment from him, That he who loves God loves his brother also.

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