New American Standard Bible
He who despises his neighbor sins, But happy is he who is gracious to the poor.
King James Bible
He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth: but he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he.
Darby Bible Translation
He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth; but he that is gracious to the afflicted, happy is he.
World English Bible
He who despises his neighbor sins, but blessed is he who has pity on the poor.
Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is despising his neighbour sinneth, Whoso is favouring the humble, O his happiness.
Proverbs 14:21 Parallel
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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For the choir director. A Psalm of David. How blessed is he who considers the helpless; The LORD will deliver him in a day of trouble.
He who despises his neighbor lacks sense, But a man of understanding keeps silent.
One who is gracious to a poor man lends to the LORD, And He will repay him for his good deed.
The soul of the wicked desires evil; His neighbor finds no favor in his eyes.
He who increases his wealth by interest and usury Gathers it for him who is gracious to the poor.
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