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.
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
CommentaryKeil 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).
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Blessed is the one who considers the poor! In the day of trouble the LORD delivers him;
Whoever belittles his neighbor lacks sense, but a man of understanding remains silent.
Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will repay him for his deed.
The soul of the wicked desires evil; his neighbor finds no mercy in his eyes.
Whoever multiplies his wealth by interest and profit gathers it for him who is generous to the poor.
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