Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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.

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.

Darby Translation

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

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 Foolishness is tangled up in the heart of a youth;
the rod of discipline will drive it away from him.
16 Oppressing the poor to enrich oneself,
and giving to the rich—both lead only to poverty.
17 Listen closely, pay attention to the words of the wise,
and apply your mind to my knowledge.



Cross References

James 2:13

For judgment is without mercy to the one who hasn’t shown mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.

Job 20:19-29

For he oppressed and abandoned the poor;
he seized a house he did not build.

Psalm 12:5

“Because of the oppression of the afflicted
and the groaning of the poor,
I will now rise up,” says the Lord.
“I will put the one who longs for it in a safe place.”

Proverbs 14:31

The one who oppresses the poor person insults his Maker,
but one who is kind to the needy honors Him.

Proverbs 22:22-23

Don’t rob a poor man because he is poor,
and don’t crush the oppressed at the gate,

Proverbs 28:3

A destitute leader who oppresses the poor
is like a driving rain that leaves no food.

Proverbs 28:22

A greedy man is in a hurry for wealth;
he doesn’t know that poverty will come to him.

Micah 2:2-3

They covet fields and seize them;
they also take houses.
They deprive a man of his home,
a person of his inheritance.

Zechariah 7:9-14

“The Lord of Hosts says this: Make fair decisions. Show faithful love and compassion to one another.

Luke 6:33-35

If you do what is good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do that.

Luke 14:12-14

He also said to the one who had invited Him, “When you give a lunch or a dinner, don’t invite your friends, your brothers, your relatives, or your rich neighbors, because they might invite you back, and you would be repaid.

Luke 16:24

‘Father Abraham!’ he called out, ‘Have mercy on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this flame!’

James 5:1-5

Come now, you rich people! Weep and wail over the miseries that are coming on you.

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