Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

He who oppresses a poor man to his increase, [and] he who gives to a rich man, [comes] only to want.

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

He that oppresseth the poor to increase his riches, and he that giveth to the rich, shall surely come to want.

Holman Bible

Oppressing the poor to enrich oneself,
and giving to the rich—both lead only to poverty.

International Standard Version

Whoever oppresses the poor to enrich himself and whoever gives gifts to the wealthy will yield only loss.

American Standard Version

He that oppresseth the poor to increase his gain , And he that giveth to the rich,'shall come only to want.

Amplified


He who oppresses or exploits the poor to get more for himself
Or who gives to the rich [to gain influence and favor], will only come to poverty.

Bible in Basic English

He who is cruel to the poor for the purpose of increasing his profit, and he who gives to the man of wealth, will only come to be in need.

Darby Translation

He that oppresseth the poor, it is to enrich him; he that giveth to the rich, bringeth only to want.

Julia Smith Translation

He oppressing the poor one to increase for himself, he gave to the rich; also to want

King James 2000

He that oppresses the poor to increase his riches, and he that gives to the rich, shall surely come to poverty.

Lexham Expanded Bible

He who oppresses the poor [in order] to enrich himself, [or] gives to the rich, {will come to poverty}.

Modern King James verseion

He who crushes the poor to multiply for himself, and he who gives to the rich, only to come to poverty.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Whoso doth a poor man wrong, to increase his own riches, and giveth unto the rich to please him, at the last cometh to poverty himself.

NET Bible

The one who oppresses the poor to increase his own gain and the one who gives to the rich -- both end up only in poverty.

New Heart English Bible

Whoever oppresses the poor for his own increase and whoever gives to the rich, both come to poverty.

The Emphasized Bible

He that oppresseth the poor, to make increase for himself, giving to the rich, shall surely come to want.

Webster

He that oppresseth the poor to increase his riches, and he that giveth to the rich, shall surely come to want.

World English Bible

Whoever oppresses the poor for his own increase and whoever gives to the rich, both come to poverty.

Youngs Literal Translation

He is oppressing the poor to multiply to him, He is giving to the rich -- only to want.

Interlinear

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

רבה 
Rabah 
Usage: 224

his riches, and he that giveth
נתן 
Nathan 
Usage: 2011

to the rich
עשׁיר 
`ashiyr 
Usage: 23

References

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

15 Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child, [but] the rod of correction shall drive it far from him. 16 He who oppresses a poor man to his increase, [and] he who gives to a rich man, [comes] only to want. 17 Incline thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thy heart to my knowledge.



Cross References

James 2:13

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

Job 20:19-29

For he has oppressed and forsaken the poor. He has violently taken away a house, and he shall not build it up.

Psalm 12:5

Because of the oppression of the poor, because of the sighing of the needy, now I will arise, says LORD. I will set him in the safety he gasps for.

Proverbs 14:31

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

Proverbs 22:22-23

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

Proverbs 28:3

A needy man who oppresses the poor is a sweeping rain which leaves no food.

Proverbs 28:22

He who has an evil eye hastens after riches, and does not know that want shall come upon him.

Micah 2:2-3

And they covet fields, and seize them, and houses, and take them away. And they oppress a man and his house, even a man and his heritage.

Zechariah 7:9-14

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

Luke 6:33-35

And if ye do good to those who do good to you, what credit is for you? For even sinners do the same.

Luke 14:12-14

And he also said to the man who invited him, When thou make a dinner or a supper, do not call thy friends, nor thy brothers, nor thy kinsmen, nor prosperous neighbors, lest they also invite thee in return, and a recompense be made

Luke 16:24

And having cried out, he said, Father Abraham, be merciful to me, and send Lazarus, so that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this flame.

James 5:1-5

Go now, ye rich, weep, howling for your miseries that are approaching.

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