New Living Translation
Don't rob the poor just because you can, or exploit 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
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
22:22 In the gate - Under pretence of justice.
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