Proverbs 21:13
New International Version
Whoever shuts their ears to the cry of the poor will also cry out and not be answered.

New Living Translation
Those who shut their ears to the cries of the poor will be ignored in their own time of need.

English Standard Version
Whoever closes his ear to the cry of the poor will himself call out and not be answered.

Berean Study Bible
Whoever shuts his ears to the cry of the poor, he too shall cry out and receive no answer.

New American Standard Bible
He who shuts his ear to the cry of the poor Will also cry himself and not be answered.

New King James Version
Whoever shuts his ears to the cry of the poor Will also cry himself and not be heard.

King James Bible
Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.

Christian Standard Bible
The one who shuts his ears to the cry of the poor will himself also call out and not be answered.

Contemporary English Version
If you won't help the poor, don't expect to be heard when you cry out for help.

Good News Translation
If you refuse to listen to the cry of the poor, your own cry for help will not be heard.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The one who shuts his ears to the cry of the poor will himself also call out and not be answered.

International Standard Version
Whoever refuses to hear the cry of the poor will also cry himself, but he won't be answered.

NET Bible
The one who shuts his ears to the cry of the poor, he too will cry out and will not be answered.

New Heart English Bible
Whoever stops his ears at the cry of the poor, he will also cry out, but shall not be heard.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He that shuts his ears that he will not hear the poor, he also will call out to God, and he will not answer him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whoever shuts his ear to the cry of the poor will call and not be answered.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, He also shall cry himself, but shall not be answered.

New American Standard 1977
He who shuts his ear to the cry of the poor Will also cry himself and not be answered.

King James 2000 Bible
Whosoever stops his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.

American King James Version
Whoever stops his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.

American Standard Version
Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, He also shall cry, but shall not be heard.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He that stops his ears from hearing the poor, himself also shall cry, and there shall be none to hear him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that stoppeth his ear against the cry of the poor, shall also cry himself and shall not be heard.

Darby Bible Translation
Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also himself shall cry, and shall not be heard.

English Revised Version
Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry, but shall not be heard.

Webster's Bible Translation
Whoever stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.

World English Bible
Whoever stops his ears at the cry of the poor, he will also cry out, but shall not be heard.

Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is shutting his ear from the cry of the poor, He also doth cry, and is not answered.
Study Bible
The King's Heart
12The Righteous One considers the house of the wicked; He brings the wicked to ruin. 13Whoever shuts his ears to the cry of the poor, he too shall cry out and receive no answer. 14A gift in secret soothes anger, and a covert bribe pacifies great wrath.…
Cross References
Matthew 18:30
But he refused. Instead, he went and had the man thrown into prison until he could pay his debt.

James 2:13
For judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment.

1 John 3:17
If anyone with earthly possessions sees his brother in need, but withholds his compassion from him, how can the love of God abide in him?

Job 29:12
because I rescued the poor who cried out and the fatherless who had no helper.

Treasury of Scripture

Whoever stops his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.

stoppeth

Psalm 58:4
Their poison is like the poison of a serpent: they are like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear;

Zechariah 7:11
But they refused to hearken, and pulled away the shoulder, and stopped their ears, that they should not hear.

Acts 7:57
Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran upon him with one accord,

at

Proverbs 28:27
He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.

Deuteronomy 15:7-11
If there be among you a poor man of one of thy brethren within any of thy gates in thy land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not harden thine heart, nor shut thine hand from thy poor brother: …

Nehemiah 5:1-5,13
And there was a great cry of the people and of their wives against their brethren the Jews…

cry himself

Proverbs 1:28
Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:

Psalm 18:41
They cried, but there was none to save them: even unto the LORD, but he answered them not.

Luke 13:25
When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are:





Lexicon
Whoever shuts
אֹטֵ֣ם (’ō·ṭêm)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 331: To close, to contract

his ears
אָ֭זְנוֹ (’ā·zə·nōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 241: Broadness, the ear

to the cry
מִזַּעֲקַת־ (miz·za·‘ă·qaṯ-)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2201: A shriek, outcry

of the poor,
דָּ֑ל (dāl)
Adjective - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1800: Dangling, weak, thin

he
ה֥וּא (hū)
Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

too
גַּֽם־ (gam-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

shall cry out
יִ֝קְרָ֗א (yiq·rā)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7121: To call, proclaim, read

and receive no answer.
יֵעָנֶֽה׃ (yê·‘ā·neh)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6030: To answer, respond
(13) He also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.--Because he showed no mercy. (Comp. Matthew 5:7; Matthew 18:30; James 2:13.)

Verse 13. - Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor. A twofold retribution is threatened on the unmerciful man. He also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard. He himself shall tall into distress, and shall appeal to his neighbours for help in vain. "With the same measure that ye mete withal, it shall be measured to you again" (Luke 6:38). This is true also in spiritual matters and in the final judgment (see on Proverbs 14:21 and Proverbs 19:17; and comp. Matthew 18:28, etc.; Matthew 25:41, etc.; James 2:13).
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