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Proverbs 17:5

    Proverbs 17:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker: and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Whoever mocks the poor reproaches his Maker: and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker; And he that is glad at calamity shall not be unpunished.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Whoever makes sport of the poor puts shame on his Maker; and he who is glad because of trouble will not go free from punishment.

    Webster's Revision

    Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker; And he that is glad at calamity shall not be unpunished.

    World English Bible

    Whoever mocks the poor reproaches his Maker. He who is glad at calamity shall not be unpunished.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker: and he that is glad at calamity shall not be unpunished.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 17:5

    He that is glad at calamity - He who is pleased to hear of the misfortune of another will, in the course of God's just government, have his own multiplied.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 17:5

    He that is glad at calamities - A temper common at all times as the most hateful form of evil; the Greek ἐπιχαιρεκακία epichairekakia. The sins spoken of in both clauses occur also in Job's vindication of his integrity Proverbs 31:13, Proverbs 31:29.