Proverbs 22:16
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New International Version
One who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth and one who gives gifts to the rich--both come to poverty.

New Living Translation
A person who gets ahead by oppressing the poor or by showering gifts on the rich will end in poverty.

English Standard Version
Whoever oppresses the poor to increase his own wealth, or gives to the rich, will only come to poverty.

New American Standard Bible
He who oppresses the poor to make more for himself Or who gives to the rich, will only come to poverty.

King James Bible
He that oppresseth the poor to increase his riches, and he that giveth to the rich, shall surely come to want.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Oppressing the poor to enrich oneself, and giving to the rich--both lead only to poverty.

International Standard Version
Whoever oppresses the poor to enrich himself and whoever gives gifts to the wealthy will yield only loss.

NET Bible
The one who oppresses the poor to increase his own gain and the one who gives to the rich--both end up only in poverty.

New Heart English Bible
Whoever oppresses the poor for his own increase and whoever gives to the rich, both come to poverty.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He that harms the poor increases his own affliction and he that gives to the rich suffers loss to his soul.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Oppressing the poor for profit [or] giving to the rich certainly leads to poverty.

JPS Tanakh 1917
One may oppress the poor, yet will their gain increase; One may give to the rich, yet will want come.

New American Standard 1977
He who oppresses the poor to make much for himself
            Or who gives to the rich, will only come to poverty.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He that oppresses the poor to increase his riches and who gives to the rich shall surely come to want.

King James 2000 Bible
He that oppresses the poor to increase his riches, and he that gives to the rich, shall surely come to poverty.

American King James Version
He that oppresses the poor to increase his riches, and he that gives to the rich, shall surely come to want.

American Standard Version
He that oppresseth the poor to increase his gain , And he that giveth to the rich,'shall come only to want.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that oppresseth the poor, to in- crease his own riches, shall himself give to one that is richer, and shall be in need.

Darby Bible Translation
He that oppresseth the poor, it is to enrich him; he that giveth to the rich, [bringeth] only to want.

English Revised Version
He that oppresseth the poor to increase his gain, and he that giveth to the rich, cometh only to want.

Webster's Bible Translation
He that oppresseth the poor to increase his riches, and he that giveth to the rich, shall surely come to want.

World English Bible
Whoever oppresses the poor for his own increase and whoever gives to the rich, both come to poverty.

Young's Literal Translation
He is oppressing the poor to multiply to him, He is giving to the rich -- only to want.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
22:1 We should be more careful to do that by which we may get and keep a good name, than to raise or add unto a great estate. 2. Divine Providence has so ordered it, that some are rich, and others poor, but all are guilty before God; and at the throne of God's grace the poor are as welcome as the rich. 3. Faith foresees the evil coming upon sinners, and looks to Jesus Christ as the sure refuge from the storm. 4. Where the fear of God is, there will be humility. And much is to be enjoyed by it; spiritual riches, and eternal life at last. 5. The way of sin is vexatious and dangerous. But the way of duty is safe and easy. 6. Train children, not in the way they would go, that of their corrupt hearts, but in the way they should go; in which, if you love them, you would have them go. As soon as possible every child should be led to the knowledge of the Saviour. 7. This shows how important it is for every man to keep out of debt. As to the things of this life, there is a difference between the rich and the poor; but let the poor remember, it is the Lord that made the difference. 8. The power which many abuse, will soon fail them. 9. He that seeks to relieve the wants and miseries of others shall be blessed. 10. Profane scoffers and revilers disturb the peace. 11. God will be the Friend of a man in whose spirit there is no guile; this honour have all the saints. 12. God turns the counsels and designs of treacherous men to their own confusion. 13. The slothful man talks of a lion without, but considers not his real danger from the devil, that roaring lion within, and from his own slothfulness, which kills him. 14. The vile sin of licentiousness commonly besots the mind beyond recovery. 15. Sin is foolishness, it is in the heart, there is an inward inclination to sin: children bring it into the world with them; and it cleaves close to the soul. We all need to be corrected by our heavenly Father. 16. We are but stewards, and must distribute what God intrusts to our care, according to his will.
Study Bible
A Good Name More Desirable than Riches
15Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; The rod of discipline will remove it far from him. 16He who oppresses the poor to make more for himself Or who gives to the rich, will only come to poverty. 17Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise, And apply your mind to my knowledge;…
Cross References
James 2:13
For judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment.

Proverbs 22:22
Do not rob the poor because he is poor, Or crush the afflicted at the gate;

Proverbs 28:22
A man with an evil eye hastens after wealth And does not know that want will come upon him.

Ecclesiastes 5:8
If you see oppression of the poor and denial of justice and righteousness in the province, do not be shocked at the sight; for one official watches over another official, and there are higher officials over them.
Treasury of Scripture

He that oppresses the poor to increase his riches, and he that gives to the rich, shall surely come to want.

that oppresseth

Proverbs 22:22,23 Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted …

Proverbs 14:31 He that oppresses the poor reproaches his Maker: but he that honors …

Proverbs 28:3 A poor man that oppresses the poor is like a sweeping rain which leaves no food.

Job 20:19 Because he has oppressed and has forsaken the poor; because he has …

Psalm 12:5 For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now …

Micah 2:2,3 And they covet fields, and take them by violence; and houses, and …

Zechariah 7:9-14 Thus speaks the LORD of hosts, saying, Execute true judgment, and …

James 2:13 For he shall have judgment without mercy, that has showed no mercy; …

James 5:1-5 Go to now, you rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall …

he that giveth

Luke 6:33-35 And if you do good to them which do good to you, what thank have …

Luke 14:12-14 Then said he also to him that bade him, When you make a dinner or …

Luke 16:24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send …

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