Proverbs 14:21
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English Standard Version
Whoever despises his neighbor is a sinner, but blessed is he who is generous to the poor.

King James Bible
He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth: but he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he.

American Standard Version
He that despiseth his neighbor sinneth; But he that hath pity on the poor, happy is he.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that despiseth his neighbour, sinneth: but he that sheweth mercy to the poor, shall be blessed. He that believeth in the Lord, loveth mercy.

English Revised Version
He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth: but he that hath pity on the poor, happy is he.

Webster's Bible Translation
He that despiseth his neighbor sinneth: but he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he.

Proverbs 14:21 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

15 The simple believeth every word;

     But the prudent takes heed to his step.

We do not translate, "every thing," for "word" and faith are correlates, Psalm 106:24, and פּתי is the non-self-dependent who lets himself be easily persuaded by the talk of another: he believes every word without proving it, whether it is well-meant, whether it is true, whether it is salutary and useful, so that he is thus, without having any firm principle, and without any judgment of his own, driven about hither and thither; the prudent, on the other hand, considers and marks his step, that he may not take a false step or go astray, he proves his way (8a), he takes no step without thought and consideration (בּין or הבין with ל, to consider or reflect upon anything, Psalm 73:17, cf. Psalm 33:15) - he makes sure steps with his feet (Hebrews 12:13), without permitting himself to waver and sway by every wind of doctrine (Ephesians 4:14).

Proverbs 14:21 Parallel Commentaries

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that despiseth

Proverbs 11:12 He that is void of wisdom despises his neighbor: but a man of understanding holds his peace.

Proverbs 17:5 Whoever mocks the poor reproaches his Maker: and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished.

Proverbs 18:3 When the wicked comes, then comes also contempt, and with ignominy reproach.

Job 31:13-15 If I did despise the cause of my manservant or of my maidservant, when they contended with me...

Job 35:5,6 Look to the heavens, and see; and behold the clouds which are higher than you...

Psalm 22:24 For he has not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither has he hid his face from him; but when he cried to him...

Luke 18:9 And he spoke this parable to certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:

James 2:5,6,14-16 Listen, my beloved brothers, Has not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith...

he that hath

Proverbs 14:31 He that oppresses the poor reproaches his Maker: but he that honors him has mercy on the poor.

Proverbs 11:24,25 There is that scatters, and yet increases; and there is that withholds more than is meet, but it tends to poverty...

Proverbs 19:17 He that has pity on the poor lends to the LORD; and that which he has given will he pay him again.

Daniel 4:27 Why, O king, let my counsel be acceptable to you, and break off your sins by righteousness...

Matthew 25:34 Then shall the King say to them on his right hand, Come, you blessed of my Father...

Luke 6:30-36 Give to every man that asks of you; and of him that takes away your goods ask them not again...

Acts 20:35 I have showed you all things, how that so laboring you ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus...

Hebrews 6:12 That you be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

1 John 3:17-22 But whoever has this world's good, and sees his brother have need, and shuts up his bowels of compassion from him...

Cross References
Psalm 41:1
Blessed is the one who considers the poor! In the day of trouble the LORD delivers him;

Proverbs 11:12
Whoever belittles his neighbor lacks sense, but a man of understanding remains silent.

Proverbs 19:17
Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will repay him for his deed.

Proverbs 21:10
The soul of the wicked desires evil; his neighbor finds no mercy in his eyes.

Proverbs 28:8
Whoever multiplies his wealth by interest and profit gathers it for him who is generous to the poor.

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