KJV LexiconHe that despiseth
to disrespect -- contemn, despise, utterly.
an associate (more or less close) -- brother, companion, fellow, friend, husband, lover, neighbour, (an-)other.
to miss; hence (figuratively and generally) to sin; by inference, to forfeit, lack, expiate, repent, (causatively) lead astray, condemn
but he that hath mercy
to bend or stoop in kindness to an inferior; to favor, bestow; causatively to implore (i.e. move to favor by petition)
on the poor
depressed (figuratively), in mind (gentle) or circumstances (needy, especially saintly) -- humble, lowly, meek, poor.
depressed, in mind or circumstances -- afflicted, humble, lowly, needy, poor.
happiness; only in masculine plural construction as interjection, how happy! -- blessed, happy.
Parallel VersesNew American Standard Bible
He who despises his neighbor sins, But happy is he who is gracious to the poor.
King James Bible
He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth: but he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
The one who despises his neighbor sins, but whoever shows kindness to the poor will be happy.
International Standard Version
Whoever despises his neighbor sins, but whoever shows kindness to the poor will be happy.
The one who despises his neighbor sins, but whoever is kind to the needy is blessed.
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He that despises his neighbor sins, and he that shows mercy upon the poor is blessed.
GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whoever despises his neighbor sins, but blessed is the one who is kind to humble people.
King James 2000 Bible
He that despises his neighbor sins: but he that has mercy on the poor, happy is he.
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