New American Standard Bible
He who oppresses the poor to make more for himself Or who gives to the rich, will only come to poverty.
King James Bible
He that oppresseth the poor to increase his riches, and he that giveth to the rich, shall surely come to want.
Darby Bible Translation
He that oppresseth the poor, it is to enrich him; he that giveth to the rich, bringeth only to want.
World English Bible
Whoever oppresses the poor for his own increase and whoever gives to the rich, both come to poverty.
Young's Literal Translation
He is oppressing the poor to multiply to him, He is giving to the rich -- only to want.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Better, He who oppresses the poor for his own profit gives. (i. e., will, in the common course of things, be compelled to give) to a rich man, and that only to his own loss. Ill-gotten gains do not prosper, and only expose the oppressor to extortion and violence in his turn.
LibraryThe Formation of Habits.
School Sermon. Proverbs xxii. 6. "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it." INTRODUCTION.--There is a district, high up in the Black Forest, where the ground is full of springs. It is a plain some nine hundred feet above the sea. Thousands upon thousands of little springs gush out of the soil; you seem to be on the rose of a vast watering-can. Now, from this great source flow a good many rivers, and they flow in very different, nay, opposite directions. …
S. Baring-Gould—The Village Pulpit, Volume II. Trinity to Advent
He Accuses Abaelard for Preferring his Own Opinions and Even Fancies to the Unanimous Consent of the Fathers, Especially Where He Declares that Christ did Not
For judgment will be merciless to one who has shown no mercy; mercy triumphs over judgment.
Do not rob the poor because he is poor, Or crush the afflicted at the gate;
A man with an evil eye hastens after wealth And does not know that want will come upon him.
If you see oppression of the poor and denial of justice and righteousness in the province, do not be shocked at the sight; for one official watches over another official, and there are higher officials over them.
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