New Living Translation
A person who gets ahead by oppressing the poor or by showering gifts on the rich will end in poverty.
King James Bible
He that oppresseth the poor to increase his riches, and he that giveth to the rich, shall surely come to want.
Darby Bible Translation
He that oppresseth the poor, it is to enrich him; he that giveth to the rich, bringeth only to want.
World English Bible
Whoever oppresses the poor for his own increase and whoever gives to the rich, both come to poverty.
Young's Literal Translation
He is oppressing the poor to multiply to him, He is giving to the rich -- only to want.
Proverbs 22:16 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
22:16 That giveth - That prodigally casts away his estate upon those who do not need it.
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Don't rob the poor just because you can, or exploit the needy in court.
Greedy people try to get rich quick but don't realize they're headed for poverty.
Don't be surprised if you see a poor person being oppressed by the powerful and if justice is being miscarried throughout the land. For every official is under orders from higher up, and matters of justice get lost in red tape and bureaucracy.
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