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Proverbs 22:22

    Proverbs 22:22 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Rob not the poor, because he is poor; Neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Do not take away the property of the poor man because he is poor, or be cruel to the crushed ones when they come before the judge:

    Webster's Revision

    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;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Rob not the poor, because he is poor, neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 22:22

    Neither oppress the afflicted in the gate - In judgment let the poor have a fair hearing; and let him not be borne down because he is poor. The reader has often seen that courts of justice were held at the gates of cities in the East.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 22:22

    i. e., "Do not be tempted by the helplessness of the poor man to do him wrong:" some prefer, "Refrain from doing him wrong through pity for his helplessness."

    The gate - The place where the rulers of the city sit in judgment. The words point to the special form of oppression of which unjust judges are the instruments.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 22:22

    22:22 In the gate - Under pretence of justice.