New International Version
Do not exploit the poor because they are poor and do not crush the needy in court,
King James Bible
Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:
Darby Bible Translation
Rob not the poor, because he is poor, neither oppress the afflicted in the gate;
World English Bible
Don't exploit the poor, because he is poor; and don't crush the needy in court;
Young's Literal Translation
Rob not the poor because he is poor, And bruise not the afflicted in the gate.
Proverbs 22:22 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Neither oppress the afflicted in the gate - In judgment let the poor have a fair hearing; and let him not be borne down because he is poor. The reader has often seen that courts of justice were held at the gates of cities in the East.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
in the gate that is in the court of justice, which as we have already seen was held at the gates of cities in the east.
LibraryThe Rich and the Poor
Chapel Royal, Whitehall, 1871. Proverbs xxii. 2. "The rich and poor meet together: the Lord is the maker of them all." I have been asked to preach here this afternoon on behalf of the Parochial Mission Women's Fund. I may best describe the object for which I plead, as an attempt to civilise and Christianise the women of the lower classes in the poorer districts of London and other great towns, by means of women of their own class--women, who have gone through the same struggles as they have, …
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons
The Christian Business World
"Do not deny justice to your poor people in their lawsuits.
Do not take advantage of each other, but fear your God. I am the LORD your God.
Let them live among you wherever they like and in whatever town they choose. Do not oppress them.
"If I have denied the desires of the poor or let the eyes of the widow grow weary,
One who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth and one who gives gifts to the rich--both come to poverty.
Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the foreigner or the poor. Do not plot evil against each other.'
"So I will come to put you on trial. I will be quick to testify against sorcerers, adulterers and perjurers, against those who defraud laborers of their wages, who oppress the widows and the fatherless, and deprive the foreigners among you of justice, but do not fear me," says the LORD Almighty.
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