King James Version
He that oppresseth the poor to increase his riches, and he that giveth to the rich, shall surely come to want.
Darby Bible Translation
He that oppresseth the poor, it is to enrich him; he that giveth to the rich, bringeth only 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.
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CommentaryGeneva Study Bible
He that oppresseth the poor to increase his riches, and he that giveth to the rich, shall surely come to want.Proverbs 22:16 Parallel Commentaries
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School Sermon. Proverbs xxii. 6. "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it." INTRODUCTION.--There is a district, high up in the Black Forest, where the ground is full of springs. It is a plain some nine hundred feet above the sea. Thousands upon thousands of little springs gush out of the soil; you seem to be on the rose of a vast watering-can. Now, from this great source flow a good many rivers, and they flow in very different, nay, opposite directions. …
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For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment.
Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:
He that hasteth to be rich hath an evil eye, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him.
If thou seest the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter: for he that is higher than the highest regardeth; and there be higher than they.
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