Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

He who stops his ears at the cry of a poor man, he also shall cry, but shall not be heard.

New American Standard Bible

He who shuts his ear to the cry of the poor
Will also cry himself and not be answered.

King James Version

Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.

Holman Bible

The one who shuts his ears to the cry of the poor
will himself also call out and not be answered.

International Standard Version

Whoever refuses to hear the cry of the poor will also cry himself, but he won't be answered.

American Standard Version

Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, He also shall cry, but shall not be heard.

Amplified


Whoever shuts his ears at the cry of the poor
Will cry out himself and not be answered.

Bible in Basic English

He whose ears are stopped at the cry of the poor, will himself get no answer to his cry for help.

Darby Translation

Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also himself shall cry, and shall not be heard.

Julia Smith Translation

He stopping his ear from the cry of the poor one also himself shall call and shall not be answered.

King James 2000

Whosoever stops his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.

Lexham Expanded Bible

He who closes his ear from the cry of the poor, he also will cry out and not be heard.

Modern King James verseion

Whoever stops his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Whoso stoppeth his ear at the crying of the poor; he shall cry himself and not be heard.

NET Bible

The one who shuts his ears to the cry of the poor, he too will cry out and will not be answered.

New Heart English Bible

Whoever stops his ears at the cry of the poor, he will also cry out, but shall not be heard.

The Emphasized Bible

He that shutteth his ear from the cry of the poor, even he, shall call, and not be answered.

Webster

Whoever stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.

World English Bible

Whoever stops his ears at the cry of the poor, he will also cry out, but shall not be heard.

Youngs Literal Translation

Whoso is shutting his ear from the cry of the poor, He also doth cry, and is not answered.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אטם 
'atam 
Usage: 8

אזן 
'ozen 
Usage: 187

at the cry
זעקה זעק 
Za`aq 
Usage: 18

of the poor
דּל 
Dal 
Usage: 48

קרא 
Qara' 
Usage: 736

References

Fausets

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

12 A righteous man considers the house of the wicked: the wicked are overthrown to ruin. 13 He who stops his ears at the cry of a poor man, he also shall cry, but shall not be heard. 14 A gift in secret pacifies anger, and a present in the bosom, strong wrath.



Cross References

Deuteronomy 15:7-11

If there be with thee a poor man, one of thy brothers, within any of thy gates in thy land which LORD thy God gives thee, thou shall not harden thy heart, nor shut thy hand from thy poor brother,

Nehemiah 5:1-5

Then there arose a great cry of the people and of their wives against their brothers the Jews.

Nehemiah 5:13

Also I shook out my lap, and said, So God shake out every man from his house, and from his labor, who does not perform this promise, even thus be he shaken out, and emptied. And all the assembly said, Amen, and praised LORD. And th

Psalm 18:41

They cried, but there was none to save, even to LORD, but he answered them not.

Psalm 58:4

Their poison is like the poison of a serpent, like the deaf adder that stops her ear,

Proverbs 1:28

Then they will call upon me, but I will not answer. They will seek me diligently, but they shall not find me,

Proverbs 28:27

He who gives to the poor shall not lack, but he who hides his eyes shall have many a curse.

Isaiah 1:15-17

And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide my eyes from you. Yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear; your hands are full of blood.

Isaiah 58:6-9

Is not this the fast that I have chosen: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the bands of the yoke, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?

Jeremiah 34:16-17

But ye turned and profaned my name, and caused every man his servant, and every man his handmaid, whom ye had let go free at their pleasure, to return. And ye brought them into subjection, to be to you for servants and for handmaid

Zechariah 7:9-13

Thus LORD of hosts has spoken, saying, Execute TRUE justice, and show kindness and compassion every man to his brother.

Matthew 6:14

For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

Matthew 7:2

For by what criticism ye criticize, ye will be criticized, and by what measure ye measure, it will be measured to you.

Matthew 18:30-35

But he would not, instead, having left him, he cast him into prison until he would pay that which was owed.

Matthew 25:41-46

Then he will also say to those at the left hand, Depart from me, ye accursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his agents.

Luke 13:25

From the time the house-ruler has risen up, and has closed the door, and ye begin to stand outside, and to knock the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us, and having answered, he will say to you, I know not where ye are from,

Acts 7:57

But they, having cried out in a great voice, held their ears shut, and rushed upon him with one accord.

James 2:13-16

For the judgment is merciless to him who did no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.

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