New Living Translation
Those who oppress the poor insult their Maker, but helping the poor honors him.
King James Bible
He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor.
Darby Bible Translation
He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker; but he that honoureth Him is gracious to the needy.
World English Bible
He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for his Maker, but he who is kind to the needy honors him.
Young's Literal Translation
An oppressor of the poor reproacheth his Maker, And whoso is honouring Him Is favouring the needy.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
14:31 His maker - Whose image the poor man bears, by whose providence he is made poor, and who hath declared himself to be their protector and avenger.
Library"Boast not Thyself of to Morrow, for Thou Knowest not what a Day May Bring Forth. "
Prov. xxvii. 1.--"Boast not thyself of to morrow, for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth." As man is naturally given to boasting and gloriation in something (for the heart cannot want some object to rest upon and take complacency in, it is framed with such a capacity of employing other things), so there is a strong inclination in man towards the time to come, he hath an immortal appetite, and an appetite of immortality; and therefore his desires usually stretch farther than the present …
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning
The Backslider in Heart.
Have Read the Letter which You in Your Wisdom have Written Me. You Inveigh against Me
"And the King will say, 'I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!'
1 John 3:17
If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no compassion--how can God's love be in that person?
Show your fear of God by not taking advantage of each other. I am the LORD your God.
"Never take advantage of poor and destitute laborers, whether they are fellow Israelites or foreigners living in your towns.
The poor are pushed off the path; the needy must hide together for safety.
For God created both me and my servants. He created us both in the womb.
Those who mock the poor insult their Maker; those who rejoice at the misfortune of others will be punished.
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