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Proverbs 6:30

    Proverbs 6:30 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Men do not despise a thief, if he steal to satisfy his soul when he is hungry;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Men do not despise a thief, if he steal to satisfy his soul when he is hungry;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Men do not despise a thief, if he steal To satisfy himself when he is hungry:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Men do not have a low opinion of a thief who takes food when he is in need of it:

    Webster's Revision

    Men do not despise a thief, if he steal To satisfy himself when he is hungry:

    World English Bible

    Men don't despise a thief, if he steals to satisfy himself when he is hungry:

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Men do not despise a thief, if he steal to satisfy his soul when he is hungry:

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 6:30

    Men do not despise a thief if he steal - Every man pities the poor culprit who was perishing for lack of food, and stole to satisfy his hunger; yet no law clears him: he is bound to make restitution; in some cases double, in others quadruple and quintuple; and if he have not property enough to make restitution, to be sold for a bondsman; Exodus 22:1-4; Leviticus 25:39.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 6:30

    6:30 Despise - Abhor, but rather pity him.