Proverbs 17:5
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New International Version
Whoever mocks the poor shows contempt for their Maker; whoever gloats over disaster will not go unpunished.

King James Bible
Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker: and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished.

Darby Bible Translation
Whoso mocketh a poor [man] reproacheth his Maker; he that is glad at calamity shall not be held innocent.

World English Bible
Whoever mocks the poor reproaches his Maker. He who is glad at calamity shall not be unpunished.

Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is mocking at the poor Hath reproached his Maker, Whoso is rejoicing at calamity is not acquitted.

Proverbs 17:5 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He that is glad at calamity - He who is pleased to hear of the misfortune of another will, in the course of God's just government, have his own multiplied.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

mocketh

Proverbs 14:21,31 He that despises his neighbor sins: but he that has mercy on the poor, happy is he...

Psalm 69:9 For the zeal of your house has eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached you are fallen on me.

1 John 3:17 But whoever has this world's good, and sees his brother have need, and shuts up his bowels of compassion from him...

and

Proverbs 24:17,18 Rejoice not when your enemy falls, and let not your heart be glad when he stumbles...

Job 31:29 If I rejoice at the destruction of him that hated me, or lifted up myself when evil found him:

Jeremiah 17:16 As for me, I have not hastened from being a pastor to follow you: neither have I desired the woeful day; you know...

Obadiah 1:11-13,16 In the day that you stood on the other side, in the day that the strangers carried away captive his forces...

Romans 12:15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.

Romans 16:5 Likewise greet the church that is in their house. Salute my well-beloved Epaenetus, who is the first fruits of Achaia to Christ.

Library
April 8. "A Merry Heart Doeth Good Like a Medicine" (Prov. xvii. 22).
"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine" (Prov. xvii. 22). King Solomon left among his wise sayings a prescription for sick and sad hearts, and it is one that we can safely take. "A merry heart doeth good like a medicine." Joy is the great restorer and healer. Gladness of spirit will bring health to the bones and vitality to the nerves when all other tonics fail, and all other sedatives cease to quiet. Sick one, begin to rejoice in the Lord, and your bones will flourish like an herb, and your cheeks
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Its Meaning
Deliverance from the condemning sentence of the Divine Law is the fundamental blessing in Divine salvation: so long as we continue under the curse, we can neither be holy nor happy. But as to the precise nature of that deliverance, as to exactly what it consists of, as to the ground on which it is obtained, and as to the means whereby it is secured, much confusion now obtains. Most of the errors which have been prevalent on this subject arose from the lack of a clear view of the thing itself, and
Arthur W. Pink—The Doctrine of Justification

An Analysis of Augustin's Writings against the Donatists.
The object of this chapter is to present a rudimentary outline and summary of all that Augustin penned or spoke against those traditional North African Christians whom he was pleased to regard as schismatics. It will be arranged, so far as may be, in chronological order, following the dates suggested by the Benedictine edition. The necessary brevity precludes anything but a very meagre treatment of so considerable a theme. The writer takes no responsibility for the ecclesiological tenets of the
St. Augustine—writings in connection with the donatist controversy.

An Exhortation to Peace and Unity
[ADVERTISEMENT BY THE EDITOR] This treatise was first published in 1688, after Bunyan's death, at the end of the second edition of the Barren Fig Tree, with a black border round the title. It was continued in the third edition 1692, but was subsequently omitted, although the Barren Fig Tree was printed for the same publisher. It has been printed in every edition of Bunyan's Works. Respect for the judgment of others leads me to allow it a place in the first complete edition, although I have serious
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3

Cross References
Job 31:29
"If I have rejoiced at my enemy's misfortune or gloated over the trouble that came to him--

Proverbs 14:31
Whoever oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.

Proverbs 24:17
Do not gloat when your enemy falls; when they stumble, do not let your heart rejoice,

Obadiah 1:12
You should not gloat over your brother in the day of his misfortune, nor rejoice over the people of Judah in the day of their destruction, nor boast so much in the day of their trouble.

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