Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

The indigent and the oppressor meet together; Jehovah lighteneth 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.

A Conservative Version

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

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.

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 hearken to lying words, all his servants are wicked. 13 The indigent and the oppressor meet together; Jehovah lighteneth the eyes of them both. 14 A king that faithfully judgeth the poor, his throne shall be established for ever.



Cross References

Proverbs 22:2

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

Psalm 13:3

Consider, answer me, O Jehovah my God! lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;

Matthew 5:45

that ye may be the sons of your Father who is in the heavens; for he makes his sun rise on evil and good, and sends rain on just and unjust.

Exodus 22:25-26

if thou lend money to my people, the poor with thee,thou shalt not be to him as a usurer: ye shall charge him no interest.

Leviticus 25:35-37

And if thy brother grow poor, and he be fallen into decay beside thee, then thou shalt relieve him, be he stranger or sojourner, that he may live beside thee.

Nehemiah 5:5-7

yet now our flesh is as the flesh of our brethren, our children as their children; and behold, we must 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 the power of our hand to redeem them, for other men have our fields and our vineyards.

Matthew 9:9

And Jesus, passing on thence, saw a man sitting at the tax-office, called Matthew, and says to him, Follow me. And he rose up and followed him.

1 Corinthians 6:10

nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor abusive persons, nor the rapacious, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

Ephesians 2:1

and you, being dead in your offences and sins --

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