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Proverbs 28:8

    Proverbs 28:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He that by usury and unjust gain increases his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He that augmenteth his substance by interest and increase, Gathereth it for him that hath pity on the poor.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He who makes his wealth greater by taking interest, only gets it together for him who has pity on the poor.

    Webster's Revision

    He that augmenteth his substance by interest and increase, Gathereth it for him that hath pity on the poor.

    World English Bible

    He who increases his wealth by excessive interest gathers it for one who has pity on the poor.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He that augmenteth his substance by usury and increase, gathereth it for him that hath pity on the poor.

    Definitions for Proverbs 28:8

    Usury - Interest.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 28:8

    He that by usury - increaseth his substance - By taking unlawful interest for his money; lending to a man in great distress, money, for the use of which he requires an exorbitant sum. O that the names of all those unfeeling, hard-hearted, consummate villains in the nation, who thus take advantage of their neighbour's necessities to enrich themselves, were published at every market cross; and then the delinquents all sent to their brother savages in New Zealand. It would be a happy riddance to the country.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 28:8

    Unjust gain - Omit "unjust:" "usury and gain" make up the notion of "gain derived from usury." Ill-gotten gains do not prosper, after a time they pass into hands that know how to use them better.