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New International Version
One who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth and one who gives gifts to the rich--both come to poverty.
American Standard Version
He that oppresseth the poor to increase his gain , And he that giveth to the rich,'shall come only to want.
Berean Study Bible
Oppressing the poor to enrich oneself or giving gifts to the rich will surely lead to poverty.
He that oppresseth the poor, to in- crease his own riches, shall himself give to one that is richer, and shall be in need.
English Revised Version
He that oppresseth the poor to increase his gain, and he that giveth to the rich, cometh only to want.
King James Bible
He that oppresseth the poor to increase his riches, and he that giveth to the rich, shall surely come 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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