New American Standard Bible
A poor man who oppresses the lowly Is like a driving rain which leaves no food.
King James Bible
A poor man that oppresseth the poor is like a sweeping rain which leaveth no food.
Darby Bible Translation
A poor man who oppresseth the helpless is a sweeping rain which leaveth no food.
World English Bible
A needy man who oppresses the poor is like a driving rain which leaves no crops.
Young's Literal Translation
A man -- poor and oppressing the weak, Is a sweeping rain, and there is no bread.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
People raise a man of the people, poor like themselves, to power. They find him the worst oppressor of all, plundering them to their last morsels, like the storm-rain which sweeps off the seed-corn instead of bringing fertility.
"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
"But that slave went out and found one of his fellow slaves who owed him a hundred denarii; and he seized him and began to choke him, saying, 'Pay back what you owe.'
"When you go to war in your land against the adversary who attacks you, then you shall sound an alarm with the trumpets, that you may be remembered before the LORD your God, and be saved from your enemies.
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