New International Version
The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern.
King James Bible
The righteous considereth the cause of the poor: but the wicked regardeth not to know it.
Darby Bible Translation
The righteous taketh knowledge of the cause of the poor; the wicked understandeth not knowledge.
World English Bible
The righteous care about justice for the poor. The wicked aren't concerned about knowledge.
Young's Literal Translation
The righteous knoweth the plea of the poor, The wicked understandeth not knowledge.
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