New Living Translation
A poor person who oppresses the poor is like a pounding rain that destroys the crops.
King James Bible
A poor man that oppresseth the poor is like a sweeping rain which leaveth no food.
Darby Bible Translation
A poor man who oppresseth the helpless is a sweeping rain which leaveth no food.
World English Bible
A needy man who oppresses the poor is like a driving rain which leaves no crops.
Young's Literal Translation
A man -- poor and oppressing the weak, Is a sweeping rain, and there is no bread.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
28:3 It like - Is like a violent rain or flood, which washes away the very seeds in the earth. He is the worst of all oppressors.
Library"When Solomon was Old. "
"It came to pass when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other Gods." 1 KINGS xi. 4. Who could have predicted that this would come to pass? And yet it is often so, for it is still true that NO AMOUNT OF KNOWLEDGE WILL SAVE FROM BACKSLIDING THOSE WHO REFUSE TO LISTEN TO GOD. We learn from verse 10 that God had taken pains to save Solomon from idolatry, (see 1 Kings vi. 12, and xi. 6). But what good is it for even God to try to save a man who will have his own way? And …
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Letter xxiv (Circa A. D. 1126) to Oger, Regular Canon
A Faithful Witness
Epistle xxv. To Gregoria.
"But when the man left the king, he went to a fellow servant who owed him a few thousand dollars. He grabbed him by the throat and demanded instant payment.
"When you arrive in your own land and go to war against your enemies who attack you, sound the alarm with the trumpets. Then the LORD your God will remember you and rescue you from your enemies.
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