English Standard Version
Whoever closes his ear to the cry of the poor will himself call out and not be answered.
King James Bible
Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.
American Standard Version
Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, He also shall cry, but shall not be heard.
He that stoppeth his ear against the cry of the poor, shall also cry himself and shall not be heard.
English Revised Version
Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry, but shall not be heard.
Webster's Bible Translation
Whoever stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.
Proverbs 21:13 Parallel
CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
7 The violence of the godless teareth them away,
For they have refused to do what is right.
The destruction which they prepare for others teareth or draggeth them away to destruction, by which wicked conduct brings punishment on itself; their own conduct is its own executioner (cf. Proverbs 1:19); for refusing to practise what is right, they have pronounced judgment against themselves, and fallen under condemnation. Rightly Jerome, detrahent, with Aquila, κατασπάσει equals j'gurrem (as Habakkuk 1:15), from גּרר; on the contrary, the lxx incorrectly, ἐπιξενωθήσεται, from גוּר, to dwell, to live as a guest; and the Venet., as Luther, in opposition to the usus loq.: δεδίξεται (fut. of δεδίσσεσθαι, to terrify), from גוּר, to dread, fear, which also remains intrans., with the accus. following, Deuteronomy 32:27. The Syr. and the Targ. freely: robbery (Targ. רבּוּנא, perhaps in the sense of usury) will seize them, viz., in the way of punishment. In Arab. jarr (jariyratn) means directly to commit a crime; not, as Schultens explains, admittere crimen paenam trahens, but attrahere (arripere), like (Arab.) jany (jinâytn), contrahere crimen; for there the crime is thought of as violent usurpation, here as wicked accumulation.
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He refused and went and put him in prison until he should pay the debt.
For judgment is without mercy to one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.
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?
because I delivered the poor who cried for help, and the fatherless who had none to help him.
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