Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

The poor man and the oppressor meet together. LORD enlightens the eyes of them both.

New American Standard Bible

The poor man and the oppressor have this in common: The LORD gives light to the eyes of both.

King James Version

The poor and the deceitful man meet together: the LORD lighteneth both their eyes.

Holman Bible

The poor and the oppressor have this in common:
the Lord gives light to the eyes of both.

International Standard Version

The poor man and the oppressor have this in common: the LORD gave them both eyes with which to see.

American Standard Version

The poor man and the oppressor meet together; Jehovah lighteneth the eyes of them both.

Amplified

The poor man and the oppressor meet together -- "the Lord gives light to the eyes of both.

Bible in Basic English

The poor man and his creditor come face to face: the Lord gives light to their eyes equally.

Darby Translation

The indigent and the oppressor meet together; Jehovah lighteneth the eyes of them both.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The poor and the usurer meet together; the LORD lightens both their eyes.

Julia Smith Translation

The poor one and the man of oppressions met together: Jehovah enlightening the eyes of them both.

King James 2000

The poor and the deceitful man meet together: the LORD lightens both their eyes.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The poor and a man of oppression have [this] in common: Yahweh gives {light to the eyes of them both}.

Modern King James verseion

The poor and the deceitful man meet together; Jehovah gives light to the eyes of both.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The poor and the lender meet together; the LORD lighteneth both their eyes.

NET Bible

The poor person and the oppressor have this in common: the Lord gives light to the eyes of them both.

New Heart English Bible

The poor man and the oppressor have this in common: The LORD gives sight to the eyes of both.

The Emphasized Bible

The poor man and the man of usury, meet together, he that enlighteneth the eyes of them both, is Yahweh.

Webster

The poor and the deceitful man meet together: the LORD enlighteneth both their eyes.

World English Bible

The poor man and the oppressor have this in common: Yahweh gives sight to the eyes of both.

Youngs Literal Translation

The poor and the man of frauds have met together, Jehovah is enlightening the eyes of them both.

Interlinear

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

and the deceitful
תּכך 
Takak 
Usage: 1

man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

פּגשׁ 
Pagash 
Usage: 14

the Lord

Usage: 0

אור 
'owr 
Usage: 42

שׁתּים שׁנים 
Sh@nayim 
Usage: 767

Context Readings

All About Life

12 If a ruler hearkens to falsehood, all his servants are wicked. 13 The poor man and the oppressor meet together. LORD enlightens the eyes of them both. 14 The king who faithfully judges the poor, his throne shall be established forever.



Cross References

Proverbs 22:2

The rich and the poor meet together. LORD is the maker of them all.

Psalm 13:3

Consider [and] answer me, O LORD my God. Lighten my eyes, lest I sleep the death,

Matthew 5:45

so that ye may become sons of your Father in the heavens, because he makes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and makes rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.

Exodus 22:25-26

If thou lend money to any of my people with thee who is poor, thou shall not be to him as a creditor, neither shall ye lay upon him interest.

Leviticus 25:35-37

And if thy brother becomes poor, and his hand fails with thee, then thou shall uphold him; he shall live with thee [as] a stranger and a sojourner.

Nehemiah 5:5-7

Yet now our flesh is as the flesh of our brothers, our sons as their sons. And, lo, we bring into bondage our sons and our daughters to be servants, and some of our daughters are brought into bondage [already]. Neither is it in our

Matthew 9:9

And passing forth from there, Jesus saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax office. And he says to him, Follow me. And after rising, he followed him.

1 Corinthians 6:10

nor greedy men, nor thieves, nor drunkards, nor the slanderous, nor the predatory will inherit the kingdom of God.

Ephesians 2:1

Even you, who were dead in trespasses and sins

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