Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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.

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.

Amplified

He who gives to the poor will not want, but he who hides his eyes [from their want] will 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 Whoever trusts in himself is foolish, but whoever lives wisely will be kept safe. 27 Whoever gives to the poor will never lack, but whoever shuts his eyes to their poverty will be cursed. 28 When the wicked rise to power, people hide themselves, but when the wicked perish, the righteous increase.



Cross References

Proverbs 19:17

Whoever is kind to the poor is lending to the LORD the benefit of his gift will return to him in abundance.

Proverbs 22:9

Whoever is generous will be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor.

Deuteronomy 15:7

"If there should be a poor man among your relatives in one of the cities of the land that the LORD your God is about to give you, don't be hard-hearted or tight-fisted toward your poor relative.

Deuteronomy 15:10

You must certainly give to him and not feel regret for doing so. Because of this, the LORD your God will bless all your works and everything you do.

Psalm 41:1-3

Blessed is the one who is considerate of the destitute; the LORD will deliver him when the times are evil.

Psalm 112:5-9

It is good for the person who lends generously, conducting his affairs with fairness.

Proverbs 11:24

Those who give freely gain even more; others hold back what they owe, becoming even poorer.

Proverbs 11:26

People will curse whoever withholds grain, but blessing will come to whoever is selling.

Proverbs 24:24

Whoever says to the wicked, "You're in the right," will be cursed by people and hated by nations.

Isaiah 1:15

When you spread out your hands in prayer, I'll hide my eyes from you. Even though you pray repeatedly, I won't listen. Your hands are full of blood, your fingers drenched with iniquity."

2 Corinthians 9:6-11

Remember this: The person who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the person who sows generously will also reap generously.

Hebrews 13:16

Do not neglect to do good and to be generous, for God is pleased with such sacrifices.

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