Parallel Verses

Amplified

He who gives to the poor will not want, but he who hides his eyes [from their want] will have many a curse.

New American Standard Bible

He who gives to the poor will never want, But he who shuts his eyes will have many curses.

King James Version

He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.

Holman Bible

The one who gives to the poor
will not be in need,
but one who turns his eyes away
will receive many curses.

International Standard Version

Whoever gives to the poor will never lack, but whoever shuts his eyes to their poverty will be cursed.

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack; But he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.

Bible in Basic English

He who gives to the poor will never be in need, but great curses will be on him who gives no attention to them.

Darby Translation

He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack; but he that withdraweth his eyes shall have many a curse.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

He that gives unto the poor shall never lack, but he that hides his eyes from the poor shall have many a curse.

Julia Smith Translation

He giving to the poor wants not: and he hiding his eyes increased curses.

King James 2000

He that gives unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hides his eyes shall have many a curse.

Lexham Expanded Bible

[For] he who gives to the poor, there is no lacking, but [for] he who turns his eyes, [there are] many curses.

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

He that giveth unto the poor, shall not want; but he that turneth away his eyes from such as be in necessity, shall suffer great poverty himself.

NET Bible

The one who gives to the poor will not lack, but whoever shuts his eyes to them will receive many curses.

New Heart English Bible

One who gives to the poor has no lack; but one who closes his eyes will have many curses.

The Emphasized Bible

One who giveth to the poor, shall have no want, but, he that hideth his eyes, shall receive many a curse.

Webster

He that giveth to the poor shall not want: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.

World English Bible

One who gives to the poor has no lack; but one who closes his eyes will have many curses.

Youngs Literal Translation

Whoso is giving to the poor hath no lack, And whoso is hiding his eyes multiplied curses.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
נתן 
Nathan 
Usage: 2011

unto the poor
רוּשׁ 
Ruwsh 
Usage: 24

shall not lack
מחסר מחסור 
Machcowr 
Usage: 13

but he that hideth
עלם 
`alam 
Usage: 28

Context Readings

All About Life

26 He who leans on, trusts in, and is confident of his own mind and heart is a [self-confident] fool, but he who walks in skillful and godly Wisdom shall be delivered. 27 He who gives to the poor will not want, but he who hides his eyes [from their want] will have many a curse. 28 When the wicked rise [to power], men hide themselves; but when they perish, the [consistently] righteous increase and become many.



Cross References

Proverbs 19:17

He who has pity on the poor lends to the Lord, and that which he has given He will repay to him.

Proverbs 22:9

He who has a bountiful eye shall be blessed, for he gives of his bread to the poor.

Deuteronomy 15:7

If there is among you a poor man, one of your kinsmen in any of the towns of your land which the Lord your God gives you, you shall not harden your [minds and] hearts or close your hands to your poor brother;

Deuteronomy 15:10

You shall give to him freely without begrudging it; because of this the Lord will bless you in all your work and in all you undertake.

Psalm 41:1-3

Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is he who considers the weak and the poor; the Lord will deliver him in the time of evil and trouble.

Psalm 112:5-9

It is well with the man who deals generously and lends, who conducts his affairs with justice.

Proverbs 11:24

There are those who [generously] scatter abroad, and yet increase more; there are those who withhold more than is fitting or what is justly due, but it results only in want.

Proverbs 11:26

The people curse him who holds back grain [when the public needs it], but a blessing [from God and man] is upon the head of him who sells it.

Proverbs 24:24

He who says to the wicked, You are righteous and innocent -- "peoples will curse him, nations will defy and abhor him.

Isaiah 1:15

And when you spread forth your hands [in prayer, imploring help], I will hide My eyes from you; even though you make many prayers, I will not hear. Your hands are full of blood!

2 Corinthians 9:6-11

[Remember] this: he who sows sparingly and grudgingly will also reap sparingly and grudgingly, and he who sows generously [ that blessings may come to someone] will also reap generously and with blessings.

Hebrews 13:16

Do not forget or neglect to do kindness and good, to be generous and distribute and contribute to the needy [of the church as embodiment and proof of fellowship], for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.

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