Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

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

A Conservative Version

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

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

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

He that oppresses the poor to increase his riches and who gives to the rich shall surely come 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 Folly is bound in the heart of a child; the rod of correction shall drive it far from him. 16 He that oppresseth the poor, it is to enrich him; he that giveth to the rich, bringeth only to want. 17 Incline thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thy heart unto my knowledge.



Cross References

James 2:13

for judgment will be without mercy to him that has shewn no mercy. Mercy glories over judgment.

Job 20:19-29

For he hath oppressed, hath forsaken the poor; he hath violently taken away a house that he did not build.

Psalm 12:5

Because of the oppression of the afflicted, because of the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith Jehovah, I will set him in safety, at whom they puff.

Proverbs 14:31

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

Proverbs 22:22-23

Rob not the poor, because he is poor, neither oppress the afflicted in the gate;

Proverbs 28:3

A poor man who oppresseth the helpless is a sweeping rain which leaveth no food.

Proverbs 28:22

He that hath an evil eye hasteth after wealth, and knoweth not that poverty shall come upon him.

Micah 2:2-3

And they covet fields, and take them by violence; 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 speaketh Jehovah of hosts, saying, Execute true judgment, and shew loving-kindness and mercies one to another,

Luke 6:33-35

And if ye do good to those that do good to you, what thank is it to you? for even sinners do the same.

Luke 14:12-14

And he said also to him that had invited him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, nor thy kinsfolk, nor rich neighbours, lest it may be they also should invite thee in return, and a recompense be made thee.

Luke 16:24

And he crying out said, Father Abraham, have compassion on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am suffering in this flame.

James 5:1-5

Go to now, ye rich, weep, howling over your miseries that are coming upon you.

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