Proverbs 29:13
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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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
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
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Keil 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.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the deceitful man or usurer

Matthew 9:9 And as Jesus passed forth from there, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he said to him, Follow me...

1 Corinthians 6:10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortionists, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

meet

Proverbs 22:2 The rich and poor meet together: the LORD is the maker of them all.

Exodus 22:25,26 If you lend money to any of my people that is poor by you, you shall not be to him as an usurer, neither shall you lay on him usury...

Leviticus 25:35-37 And if your brother be waxen poor, and fallen in decay with you; then you shall relieve him: yes, though he be a stranger...

Nehemiah 5:5-7 Yet now our flesh is as the flesh of our brothers, our children as their children: and, see...

lord

Psalm 13:3 Consider and hear me, O LORD my God: lighten my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;

Matthew 5:45 That you may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he makes his sun to rise on the evil and on the good...

Ephesians 2:1 And you has he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;

Cross References
Ezra 9:8
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.

Psalm 13:3
Consider and answer me, O LORD my God; light up my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death,

Proverbs 22:2
The rich and the poor meet together; the LORD is the Maker of them all.

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