New American Standard Bible
He who gives to the poor will never want, But he who shuts his eyes will have many curses.
King James Bible
He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.
Darby Bible Translation
He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack; but he that withdraweth his eyes shall have many a curse.
World English Bible
One who gives to the poor has no lack; but one who closes his eyes will have many curses.
Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is giving to the poor hath no lack, And whoso is hiding his eyes multiplied curses.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Hideth his eyes - i. e., Turns away from, disregards, the poor. Compare Isaiah 1:15.
"He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy." Proverbs 28:13. The conditions of obtaining mercy of God are simple and just and reasonable. The Lord does not require us to do some grievous thing in order that we may have the forgiveness of sin. We need not make long and wearisome pilgrimages, or perform painful penances, to commend our souls to the God of heaven or to expiate our transgression; but he that confesseth and forsaketh his sin …
Ellen Gould White—Steps to Christ
There is one who scatters, and yet increases all the more, And there is one who withholds what is justly due, and yet it results only in want.
One who is gracious to a poor man lends to the LORD, And He will repay him for his good deed.
When the wicked rise, men hide themselves; But when they perish, the righteous increase.
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