Proverbs 17:5
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New International Version
Whoever mocks the poor shows contempt for their Maker; whoever gloats over disaster will not go unpunished.

New Living Translation
Those who mock the poor insult their Maker; those who rejoice at the misfortune of others will be punished.

English Standard Version
Whoever mocks the poor insults his Maker; he who is glad at calamity will not go unpunished.

New American Standard Bible
He who mocks the poor taunts his Maker; He who rejoices at calamity will not go unpunished.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The one who mocks the poor insults his Maker, and one who rejoices over calamity will not go unpunished.

International Standard Version
Whoever mocks the poor shows contempt for their maker, and whoever is happy about disaster will not go unpunished.

NET Bible
The one who mocks the poor insults his Creator; whoever rejoices over disaster will not go unpunished.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He that laughs against the poor angers his Creator, and he that rejoices at ruin will not be spared.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whoever makes fun of a poor person insults his maker. Whoever is happy [to see someone's] distress will not escape punishment.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Whoso mocketh the poor blasphemeth his Maker; And he that is glad at calamity shall not be unpunished.

New American Standard 1977
He who mocks the poor reproaches his Maker;
            He who rejoices at calamity will not go unpunished.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Whosoever mocks the poor reproaches his Maker, and he that is glad regarding the calamity of someone else shall not go unpunished.

King James 2000 Bible
Whosoever mocks the poor reproaches his Maker: and he that is glad at calamity shall not be unpunished.

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that despiseth the poor, reproacheth his Maker; and he that rejoiceth at another man's ruin, shall not be unpunished.

Darby Bible Translation
Whoso mocketh a poor [man] reproacheth his Maker; he that is glad at calamity shall not be held innocent.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
He that mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker; and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished.

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

Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is mocking at the poor Hath reproached his Maker, Whoso is rejoicing at calamity is not acquitted.
Study Bible
Better a Dry Morsel with Quietness
4An evildoer listens to wicked lips; A liar pays attention to a destructive tongue. 5He who mocks the poor taunts his Maker; He who rejoices at calamity will not go unpunished. 6Grandchildren are the crown of old men, And the glory of sons is their fathers.…
Cross References
Job 31:29
"Have I rejoiced at the extinction of my enemy, Or exulted when evil befell him?

Proverbs 14:31
He who oppresses the poor taunts his Maker, But he who is gracious to the needy honors Him.

Proverbs 24:17
Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, And do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles;

Obadiah 1:12
"Do not gloat over your brother's day, The day of his misfortune. And do not rejoice over the sons of Judah In the day of their destruction; Yes, do not boast In the day of their distress.
Treasury of Scripture

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

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Proverbs 14:21,31 He that despises his neighbor sins: but he that has mercy on the …

Psalm 69:9 For the zeal of your house has eaten me up; and the reproaches of …

1 John 3:17 But whoever has this world's good, and sees his brother have need, …

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Proverbs 24:17,18 Rejoice not when your enemy falls, and let not your heart be glad …

Job 31:29 If I rejoice at the destruction of him that hated me, or lifted up …

Jeremiah 17:16 As for me, I have not hastened from being a pastor to follow you: …

Obadiah 1:11-13,16 In the day that you stood on the other side, in the day that the …

Romans 12:15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.

Romans 16:5 Likewise greet the church that is in their house. Salute my well-beloved …

(5) Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker.--See above on Proverbs 14:31.

He that is glad at calamities.--Of enemies. (Comp. Proverbs 24:18; Job 31:29.)

Verse 5. - Whoso mocketh the poor (see Proverbs 14:31, which is nearly identical). He that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished (Proverbs 11:21; Proverbs 24:17, 18). The particular calamity primarily intended seems to be that which reduces a person to poverty. Delight in others' misfortunes, even those of enemies, is a most detestable form of selfishness and malice. Job, testifying to his own integrity, was thankful to think that he was free from this vice (Job 31:29). The Greeks had a name for it, and called it ἐπιχαιρεκακία, which is used by Aristotle ('Eth. Nic.,' 2:6. 18). The pious author looks for retributive punishment on such spitefulness. The LXX. tries to improve the contrast by resorting a gloss, "He who rejoices at one who perishes shall not go unpunished; but he who hath compassion shall obtain mercy," which is remarkably like Christ's sentence, "Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy." Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker,.... He that mocks the poor for his poverty, Upbraids him with his mean appearance, scoffs at the clothes he wears or food he eats, such an one reproaches his Creator; or, as the Targum,

"provokes his Creator to anger;''

him who is his own Creator as well as the poor man's; him who made the poor man, both as a man and as a poor man; and who could have made him rich if he would, as well as the man that mocks at him; whose riches are not of himself, but of God; and who can take them away, and give them to the poor man if he pleases; and therefore rich men should be careful how they mock the poor; for, as Gersom observes, he that derides a work derides the workman;

and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished; or "at calamity" (c); at the calamity of another, as the Vulgate Latin; and so Gersom; for no man rejoices at his own calamity; at the calamity of the poor, as Aben Ezra; or of his neighbour or companion, as the Targum; or at the calamity of any of his fellow creatures, as the Edomites rejoiced at the calamity of the Jews, but were in their turn destroyed; and as the Jews rejoiced when the Christians were persecuted by Nero, and at length were destroyed themselves by the Romans; and as the Papists will rejoice when the witnesses are slain, and quickly after seven thousand men of name will be slain of them, and the rest frightened, Revelation 11:10.

(c) "ad calamitatem", Schultens; "ob calamitatem", Cocceius; "calamitate", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator. 5. (Compare Pr 14:31).

glad at calamities—rejoicing in others' evil. Such are rightly punished by God, who knows their hearts.17:4. Flatterers, especially false teachers, are welcome to those that live in sin. 5. Those that laugh at poverty, treat God's providence and precepts with contempt. 6. It is an honour to children to have wise and godly parents continued to them, even after they are grown up and settled in the world. 7. A fool, in Solomon's Proverbs, signifies a wicked man, whom excellent speech does not become, because his conversation contradicts it.
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