English Standard Version
The poor man and the oppressor meet together; the LORD gives light to the eyes of both.
King James Bible
The poor and the deceitful man meet together: the LORD lighteneth both their eyes.
American Standard Version
The poor man and the oppressor meet together; Jehovah lighteneth the eyes of them both.
The poor man and the creditor have met one another: the Lord is the enlightener of them both.
English Revised Version
The poor man and the oppressor meet together: the LORD lighteneth the eyes of them both.
Webster's Bible Translation
The poor and the deceitful man meet together: the LORD enlighteneth both their eyes.
Proverbs 29:13 Parallel
CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
7 The righteous knoweth the cause of the poor,
But the godless understandeth no knowledge.
The righteous knoweth and recogniseth the righteous claims of people of low estate, i.e., what is due to them as men, and in particular cases; but the godless has no knowledge from which such recognition may go forth (cf. as to the expression, Proverbs 19:25). The proverb begins like Proverbs 12:10, which commends the just man's compassion to his cattle; this commends his sympathy with those who are often treated as cattle, and worse even than cattle. The lxx translates 7b twice: the second time reading רשׁ instead of רשׁע, it makes nonsense of it.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
the deceitful man or usurer
But now for a brief moment favor has been shown by the LORD our God, to leave us a remnant and to give us a secure hold within his holy place, that our God may brighten our eyes and grant us a little reviving in our slavery.
Consider and answer me, O LORD my God; light up my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death,
The rich and the poor meet together; the LORD is the Maker of them all.
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