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If you refuse to listen to the cry of the poor, your own cry for help will not be heard.
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He that stoppeth his ear against the cry of the poor, shall also cry himself, and shall not be heard.
Psalm 58:4 Their madness is according to the likeness of a serpent: like the deaf asp that stoppeth her ears:
Zechariah 7:11 But they would not hearken, and they turned away the shoulder to depart: and they stopped their ears, not to hear.
Acts 7:57 And they, crying out with a loud voice, stopped their ears and with one accord ran violently upon him.
Proverbs 28:27 He that giveth to the poor shall not want: he that despiseth his entreaty, shall suffer indigence.
Deuteronomy 15:7-11 If one of thy brethren that dwelleth within thy gates of thy city in the land which the Lord thy God will give thee, come to poverty: thou shalt not harden thy heart, nor close thy hand, . . .
Nehemiah 5:1-5,13 Now there was a great cry of the people, and of their wives against their brethren the Jews. . . .
Isaiah 1:15-17 And when you stretch forth your hands, I will turn away my eyes from you: and when you multiply prayer, I will not hear: for your hands are full of blood. . . .
Isaiah 58:6-9 Is not this rather the fast that I have chosen? loose the bands of wickedness, undo the bundles that oppress, let them that are broken go free, and break asunder every burden. . . .
Jeremiah 34:16,17 And you are fallen back, and have defiled my name: and you have brought back again every man his manservant, and every man his maidservant, whom you had let go free, and set at liberty: and you have brought them into subjection to be your servants and handmaids. . . .
James 2:13-16 For judgment without mercy to him that hath not done mercy. And mercy exalteth itself above judgment. . . .
Proverbs 1:28 Because they have hated instruction, and received not the fear of the Lord,
Psalm 18:41 They cried, but there was none to save them, to the Lord: but he heard them not.
Luke 13:25 But when the master of the house shall be gone in and shall shut the door, you shall begin to stand without; and knock at the door, saying: Lord, open to us. And he answering, shall say to you: I know you not, whence you are.
ContextThe King's Heart
…12The just considereth seriously the house of the wicked, that he may withdraw the wicked from evil. 13He that stoppeth his ear against the cry of the poor, shall also cry himself, and shall not be heard.14A secret present quencheth anger: and a gift in the bosom, the greatest wrath.…
And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he paid the debt.
For judgment without mercy to him that hath not done mercy. And mercy exalteth itself above judgment.
1 John 3:17
He that hath the substance of this world and shall see his brother in need and shall shut up his bowels from him: how doth the charity of God abide in him?
Because I had delivered the poor man that cried out; and the fatherless, that had no helper.
Additional TranslationsWhoever shuts his ears to the cry of the poor, he too shall cry out and receive no answer.Whoever stops his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.
Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, He also shall cry, but shall not be heard.
He that stops his ears from hearing the poor, himself also shall cry, and there shall be none to hear him.
Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also himself shall cry, and shall not be heard.
Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry, but shall not be heard.
Whoever stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.
Whoever stops his ears at the cry of the poor, he will also cry out, but shall not be heard.
Whoso is shutting his ear from the cry of the poor, He also doth cry, and is not answered.
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