Parallel Verses

The Emphasized Bible

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

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 youth, the rod of correction, shall drive it far from him. 16 He that oppresseth the poor, to make increase for himself, giving to the rich, shall surely come to want. 17 Incline thine ear and hear the words of wise men, then, thy heart, wilt thou apply to my teaching;



Cross References

James 2:13

For, the judgment, will be without mercy, unto him that hath shewed no mercy: Mercy, boasteth, over judgment.

Job 20:19-29

For he hath oppressed - hath forsaken the poor, A house, hath he seized, which he cannot rebuild.

Psalm 12:5

Because of violence done to the poor, because of the crying of the needy, Now, will I arise! O may Yahweh say, - I will place him in safety - let him puff at him!

Proverbs 14:31

The oppressor of the poor, hath reproached his Maker, but he that sheweth favour to the needy, is one who, holdeth Him in honour.

Proverbs 22:22-23

Do not rob the poor, because he is poor, neither crush thou the oppressed in the gate;

Proverbs 28:3

A poor man, who oppresseth the helpless, is like a rain beating down, leaving no food.

Proverbs 28:22

A man, hasting to be rich, hath an evil eye, and knoweth not when want may overtake him.

Micah 2:2-3

Thus do they covet fields and seize them, and houses and take them away, - and so they oppress the master and his household, the man and his inheritance.

Zechariah 7:9-14

Thus, spake Yahweh of hosts, saying, - With true justice, give ye judgment, and, lovingkindness and compassions, observe ye, one with another;

Luke 6:33-35

For, if ye even do good unto them that do good unto you, what sort of thanks are there for you? Even sinners, the same, are doing.

Luke 14:12-14

Moreover he went on to say, unto him also who had invited him, - Whensoever thou mayest be making a dinner or a supper, do not call thy friends, or thy brothers, or thy kinsfolk, or rich neighbours, - lest once, they also, invite thee in return, and it become a recompense unto thee.

Luke 16:24

And, he, calling out, said - Father Abraham! have mercy upon me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue, - because I am in anguish in this flame.

James 5:1-5

Come now! ye wealthy! Weep ye, howling, for your hardships which are coming upon you:

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