English Standard Version
Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker, but he who is generous to the needy honors him.
King James Bible
He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor.
American Standard Version
He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker; But he that hath mercy on the needy honoreth him.
He that oppresseth the poor, upbraideth his Maker: but he that hath pity on the poor, honoureth him.
English Revised Version
He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that hath mercy on the needy honoureth him.
Webster's Bible Translation
He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoreth him hath mercy on the poor.
Proverbs 14:31 Parallel
CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
25 A witness of truth delivereth souls;
But he who breathes out lies is nothing but deception.
When men, in consequence of false suspicions or of false accusations, fall into danger of their lives (דיני נפשׁות is the designation in the later language of the law of a criminal process), then a tongue which, pressed by conscientiousness and not deterred by cowardice, will utter the truth, saves them. But a false tongue, which as such (vid., Proverbs 14:5) is a יפח כזבים (after the Masora at this place ויפח, defective), i.e., is one who breathes out lies (vid., regarding יפיח at Proverbs 6:19), is mere deception (lxx, without reading מרמּה [as Hitzig does]: δόλιος). In Proverbs 12:17 מרמה is to be interpreted as the object. accus. of יגיד carried forward, but here to carry forward מצּיל (Arama, Lwenstein) is impracticable - for to deliver deceit equals the deceiver is not expressed in the Hebr. - מרמה is, as possibly also Hebrews 12:16 (lxx δόλιος), without אישׁ or עד being supplied, the pred. of the substantival clause: such an one is deception (in bad Latin, dolositas), for he who utters forth lies against better knowledge must have a malevolent, deceitful purpose.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And the King will answer them, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.'
1 John 3:17
But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him?
You shall not wrong one another, but you shall fear your God, for I am the LORD your God.
"You shall not oppress a hired worker who is poor and needy, whether he is one of your brothers or one of the sojourners who are in your land within your towns.
They thrust the poor off the road; the poor of the earth all hide themselves.
Did not he who made me in the womb make him? And did not one fashion us in the womb?
Whoever mocks the poor insults his Maker; he who is glad at calamity will not go unpunished.
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