New Living Translation
It is a sin to belittle one's neighbor; blessed are those who help the poor.
King James Bible
He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth: but he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he.
Darby Bible Translation
He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth; but he that is gracious to the afflicted, happy is he.
World English Bible
He who despises his neighbor sins, but blessed is he who has pity on the poor.
Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is despising his neighbour sinneth, Whoso is favouring the humble, O his happiness.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
14:21 Despiseth - That does not pity and relieve the poor.
Library"Boast not Thyself of to Morrow, for Thou Knowest not what a Day May Bring Forth. "
Prov. xxvii. 1.--"Boast not thyself of to morrow, for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth." As man is naturally given to boasting and gloriation in something (for the heart cannot want some object to rest upon and take complacency in, it is framed with such a capacity of employing other things), so there is a strong inclination in man towards the time to come, he hath an immortal appetite, and an appetite of immortality; and therefore his desires usually stretch farther than the present …
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For the choir director: A psalm of David. Oh, the joys of those who are kind to the poor! The LORD rescues them when they are in trouble.
It is foolish to belittle one's neighbor; a sensible person keeps quiet.
If you help the poor, you are lending to the LORD--and he will repay you!
Evil people desire evil; their neighbors get no mercy from them.
Income from charging high interest rates will end up in the pocket of someone who is kind to the poor.
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