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Proverbs 14:31

    Proverbs 14:31 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He that oppresses the poor reproaches his Maker: but he that honors him has mercy on the poor.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker; But he that hath mercy on the needy honoreth him.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He who is hard on the poor puts shame on his Maker; but he who has mercy on those who are in need gives him honour.

    Webster's Revision

    He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker; But he that hath mercy on the needy honoreth him.

    World English Bible

    He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for his Maker, but he who is kind to the needy honors him.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that hath mercy on the needy honoureth him.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 14:31

    He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker - Because the poor, or comparatively poor, are, in the order of God, a part of the inhabitants of the earth; and every man who loves God will show mercy to the poor, for with this God is peculiarly delighted. The poor have we ever with us, for the excitement and exercise of those benevolent, compassionate, and merciful feelings, without which men had been but little better than brutes.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 14:31

    Honoureth him - i. e., God, who is the Maker of poor and rich alike.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 14:31

    14:31 His maker - Whose image the poor man bears, by whose providence he is made poor, and who hath declared himself to be their protector and avenger.