Parallel Verses

New Heart English Bible

A needy man who oppresses the poor is like a driving rain which leaves no crops.

New American Standard Bible

A poor man who oppresses the lowly
Is like a driving rain which leaves no food.

King James Version

A poor man that oppresseth the poor is like a sweeping rain which leaveth no food.

Holman Bible

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

International Standard Version

A poor man who oppresses the weak is like a rainstorm that destroys all the crops.

A Conservative Version

A needy man who oppresses the poor is a sweeping rain which leaves no food.

American Standard Version

A needy man that oppresseth the poor Is like a sweeping rain which leaveth no food.

Amplified


A poor man who oppresses and exploits the lowly
Is like a sweeping rain which leaves no food.

Bible in Basic English

A man of wealth who is cruel to the poor is like a violent rain causing destruction of food.

Darby Translation

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

Julia Smith Translation

A poor man oppressing the poor, a sweeping rain and no bread.

King James 2000

A poor man that oppresses the poor is like a sweeping rain which leaves no food.

Lexham Expanded Bible

A man [who is] poor and oppresses the impoverished [is] a beating rain {that leaves} no food.

Modern King James verseion

A poor man who crushes the poor is like a sweeping rain which leaves no food.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

One poor man oppressing another by violence, is like a continual rain that destroyeth the fruit.

NET Bible

A poor person who oppresses the weak is like a driving rain without food.

The Emphasized Bible

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

Webster

A poor man that oppresseth the poor is like a sweeping rain which leaveth no food.

World English Bible

A needy man who oppresses the poor is like a driving rain which leaves no crops.

Youngs Literal Translation

A man -- poor and oppressing the weak, Is a sweeping rain, and there is no bread.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
A poor
רוּשׁ 
Ruwsh 
Usage: 24

man
גּבר 
Geber 
Usage: 65

the poor
דּל 
Dal 
Usage: 48

is like a sweeping
סחף 
Cachaph 
Usage: 2

מטר 
Matar 
Usage: 38

Context Readings

All About Life

2 In rebellion, a land has many rulers, but order is maintained by a man of understanding and knowledge. 3 A needy man who oppresses the poor is like a driving rain which leaves no crops. 4 Those who forsake the Law praise the wicked; but those who keep the Law contend with them.



Cross References

Matthew 18:28-30

"But that servant went out, and found one of his fellow servants, who owed him one hundred denarii, and he grabbed him, and took him by the throat, saying, 'Pay me what you owe.'

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