Proverbs 28:3
Good News Translation
Someone in authority who oppresses poor people is like a driving rain that destroys the crops.

Contemporary English Version
When someone poor takes over and mistreats the poor, it's like a heavy rain destroying the crops.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A poor man that oppresseth the poor, is like a violent shower, which bringeth a famine.

New American Bible
One who is poor and extorts from the lowly is a devastating rain that leaves no food.

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A poor man that oppresseth the poor, is like a violent shower, which bringeth a famine.

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Matthew 18:28-30 But when that servant was gone out, he found one of his fellow-servants that owed him an hundred pence: and laying hold of him, he throttled him, saying: Pay what thou owest. . . .

Context
The Boldness of the Righteous
2For the sins of the land many are the princes thereof: and for the wisdom of a man, and the knowledge of those things that are said, the life of the prince shall be prolonged. 3A poor man that oppresseth the poor, is like a violent shower, which bringeth a famine.4They that forsake the law, praise the wicked man: they that keep it, are incensed against him.…
Cross References
Matthew 18:28
But when that servant was gone out, he found one of his fellow-servants that owed him an hundred pence: and laying hold of him, he throttled him, saying: Pay what thou owest.

Numbers 10:9
If you go forth to war out of your land against the enemies that fight against you, you shall sound aloud with the trumpets, and there shall be a remembrance of you before the Lord your God, that you may be delivered out of the hands of your enemies.

Additional Translations
A destitute leader who oppresses the poor is like a driving rain that leaves no food.A poor man that oppresses the poor is like a sweeping rain which leaves no food.

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

A bold man oppresses the poor by ungodly deeds. As an impetuous and profitable rain,

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

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

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

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

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