New International Version
One who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth and one who gives gifts to the rich--both come to poverty.
King James Bible
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He that oppresseth the poor - He who, in order to obtain the favor of the rich and great, either robs or cheats the poor, to make those men presents; or gives in presents to them, for the sake of honor and reputation, what he should have given to the poor, shall surely come to want.
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Chapel Royal, Whitehall, 1871. Proverbs xxii. 2. "The rich and poor meet together: the Lord is the maker of them all." I have been asked to preach here this afternoon on behalf of the Parochial Mission Women's Fund. I may best describe the object for which I plead, as an attempt to civilise and Christianise the women of the lower classes in the poorer districts of London and other great towns, by means of women of their own class--women, who have gone through the same struggles as they have, …
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because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment.
Do not exploit the poor because they are poor and do not crush the needy in court,
The stingy are eager to get rich and are unaware that poverty awaits them.
If you see the poor oppressed in a district, and justice and rights denied, do not be surprised at such things; for one official is eyed by a higher one, and over them both are others higher still.
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