King James Version
He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor.
Darby Bible Translation
He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker; but he that honoureth Him is gracious to the needy.
World English Bible
He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for his Maker, but he who is kind to the needy honors him.
Young's Literal Translation
An oppressor of the poor reproacheth his Maker, And whoso is honouring Him Is favouring the needy.
Proverbs 14:31 Parallel
CommentaryGeneva Study Bible
He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor.Proverbs 14:31 Parallel Commentaries
LibrarySatisfied from Self
'... A good man shall be satisfied from himself.'--PROVERBS xiv. 14. At first sight this saying strikes one as somewhat unlike the ordinary Scripture tone, and savouring rather of a Stoical self-complacency; but we recall parallel sayings, such as Christ's words, 'The water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water'; and the Apostle's, 'Then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone.' We further note that the text has an antithetic parallel in the preceding clause, where the picture is …
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But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?
Ye shall not therefore oppress one another; but thou shalt fear thy God: for I am the LORD your God.
Thou shalt not oppress an hired servant that is poor and needy, whether he be of thy brethren, or of thy strangers that are in thy land within thy gates:
They turn the needy out of the way: the poor of the earth hide themselves together.
Did not he that made me in the womb make him? and did not one fashion us in the womb?
Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker: and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished.
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