New International Version
The poor and the oppressor have this in common: The LORD gives sight to the eyes of both.
King James Bible
The poor and the deceitful man meet together: the LORD lighteneth both their eyes.
Darby Bible Translation
The indigent and the oppressor meet together; Jehovah lighteneth the eyes of them both.
World English Bible
The poor man and the oppressor have this in common: Yahweh gives sight to the eyes of both.
Young's Literal Translation
The poor and the man of frauds have met together, Jehovah is enlightening the eyes of them both.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The poor and the deceitful man - It is difficult to fix the meaning of תככים techachim, which we here render the deceitful man. The Targum has, "The poor and the man of Little Wealth." The Septuagint, "The usurer and the Debtor." The Vulgate, "The poor and Creditor." Coverdale, "The poor and the Lender." Others, "The poor and the Rich;" "The poor and the Oppressors." I suppose the meaning may be the same as in Proverbs 22:2 (note): "The rich and the poor meet together; the Lord is the Maker of them all." Where see the note.
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(Preached at the opening of the Winona Lake Bible Conference.) TEXT: "Where there is no vision, the people perish."--Proverbs 29:18. It is not altogether an easy matter to secure a text for such an occasion as this; not because the texts are so few in number but rather because they are so many, for one has only to turn over the pages of the Bible in the most casual way to find them facing him at every reading. Feeling the need of advice for such a time as this, I asked a number of my friends who …
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"But now, for a brief moment, the LORD our God has been gracious in leaving us a remnant and giving us a firm place in his sanctuary, and so our God gives light to our eyes and a little relief in our bondage.
Look on me and answer, LORD my God. Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death,
Rich and poor have this in common: The LORD is the Maker of them all.
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