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Proverbs 14:21

    Proverbs 14:21 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth: but he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He that despises his neighbor sins: but he that has mercy on the poor, happy is he.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He that despiseth his neighbor sinneth; But he that hath pity on the poor, happy is he.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He who has no respect for his neighbour is a sinner, but he who has pity for the poor is happy.

    Webster's Revision

    He that despiseth his neighbor sinneth; But he that hath pity on the poor, happy is he.

    World English Bible

    He who despises his neighbor sins, but blessed is he who has pity on the poor.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth: but he that hath pity on the poor, happy is he.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 14:21

    He that despiseth his neighbor sinneth - To despise a man because he has some natural blemish is unjust, cruel, and wicked. He is not the author of his own imperfections; they did not occur through his fault or folly; and if he could, he would not retain them. It is, therefore, unjust and wicked to despise him for what is not his fault, but his misfortune.

    But he that hath mercy on the poor - Who reproaches no man for his poverty or scanty intellect, but divides his bread with the hungry - happy is he; the blessing of God, and of them that were ready to perish, shall come upon him.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 14:21

    14:21 Despiseth - That does not pity and relieve the poor.