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If you make gifts to rich people or oppress the poor to get rich, you will become poor yourself.
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He that oppresseth the poor, to increase his own riches, shall himself give to one that is richer, and shall be in need.
Proverbs 22:22,23 Do no violence to the poor, because he is poor: and do not oppress the needy in the gate: . . .
Proverbs 14:31 He that oppresseth the poor, upbraideth his maker: but he that hath pity on the poor, honoureth him.
Proverbs 28:3 A poor man that oppresseth the poor, is like a violent shower, which bringeth a famine.
Job 20:19 Because he broke in and stripped the poor: he hath violently taken away a house which he did not build.
Psalm 12:5 By reason of the misery of the needy, and the groans of the poor, now will I arise, saith the Lord. I will set him in safety: I will deal confidently in his regard.
Micah 2:2,3 Woe to you that devise that which is unprofitable, and work evil in your beds: in the morning light they execute it, because their hand is against God. . . .
Zechariah 7:9-14 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, saying: Judge ye true judgment, and shew ye mercy and compassion every man to his brother. . . .
James 2:13 For judgment without mercy to him that hath not done mercy. And mercy exalteth itself above judgment.
James 5:1-5 Go to now, ye rich men: weep and howl in your miseries, which shall come upon you. . . .
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Luke 6:33-35 And if you do good to them who do good to you, what thanks are to you? For sinners also do this. . . .
Luke 14:12-14 And he said to him also that had invited him: When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends nor thy brethren nor thy kinsmen nor thy neighbours who are rich; lest perhaps they also invite thee again, and a recompense be made to thee. . . .
Luke 16:24 And he cried and said: Father Abraham, have mercy on me and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water to cool my tongue: for I am tormented in this flame.
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…15Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, and the rod of correction shall drive it away. 16He that oppresseth the poor, to increase his own riches, shall himself give to one that is richer, and shall be in need.
For judgment without mercy to him that hath not done mercy. And mercy exalteth itself above judgment.
Do no violence to the poor, because he is poor: and do not oppress the needy in the gate:
A man that maketh haste to be rich, and envieth others, is ignorant that poverty shall come upon him.
If thou shalt see the oppressions of the poor, and violent judgments, and justice perverted in the province, wonder not at this matter: for he that is high hath another higher, and there are others still higher than these:
Additional TranslationsOppressing the poor to enrich oneself, or giving gifts to the rich, will surely lead to poverty.He that oppresses the poor to increase his riches, and he that gives to the rich, shall surely come to want.
He that oppresseth the poor to increase his gain , And he that giveth to the rich,'shall come only to want.
He that oppresses the poor, increases his own substance, yet gives to the rich so as to make it less.
He that oppresseth the poor, it is to enrich him; he that giveth to the rich, [bringeth] only to want.
He that oppresseth the poor to increase his gain, and he that giveth to the rich, cometh only to want.
He that oppresseth the poor to increase his riches, and he that giveth to the rich, shall surely come to want.
Whoever oppresses the poor for his own increase and whoever gives to the rich, both come to poverty.
He is oppressing the poor to multiply to him, He is giving to the rich -- only to want.
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