New American Standard Bible
He who mocks the poor taunts his Maker; He who rejoices at calamity will not go unpunished.
King James Bible
Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker: and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished.
Darby Bible Translation
Whoso mocketh a poor man reproacheth his Maker; he that is glad at calamity shall not be held innocent.
World English Bible
Whoever mocks the poor reproaches his Maker. He who is glad at calamity shall not be unpunished.
Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is mocking at the poor Hath reproached his Maker, Whoso is rejoicing at calamity is not acquitted.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
He that is glad at calamities - A temper common at all times as the most hateful form of evil; the Greek ἐπιχαιρεκακία epichairekakia. The sins spoken of in both clauses occur also in Job's vindication of his integrity Proverbs 31:13, Proverbs 31:29.
LibraryThe Unrivalled Friend
A sermon (No. 899) delivered on Lord's Day morning, November 7th, 1869, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity."--Proverbs 17:17. There is one thing about the usefulness of which all men are agreed, namely, friendship; but most men are soon aware that counterfeits of friendship are common as autumn leaves. Few men enjoy from others the highest and truest form of friendship. The friendships of this world are …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
The Raising of the Young Man of Nain - the Meeting of Life and Death.
"Have I rejoiced at the extinction of my enemy, Or exulted when evil befell him?
He who oppresses the poor taunts his Maker, But he who is gracious to the needy honors Him.
Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, And do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles;
"Do not gloat over your brother's day, The day of his misfortune. And do not rejoice over the sons of Judah In the day of their destruction; Yes, do not boast In the day of their distress.
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