Proverbs 28:27
New International Version
Those who give to the poor will lack nothing, but those who close their eyes to them receive many curses.

New Living Translation
Whoever gives to the poor will lack nothing, but those who close their eyes to poverty will be cursed.

English Standard Version
Whoever gives to the poor will not want, but he who hides his eyes will get many a curse.

Berean Study Bible
Whoever gives to the poor will not be in need, but he who hides his eyes will receive many curses.

King James Bible
He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.

New King James Version
He who gives to the poor will not lack, But he who hides his eyes will have many curses.

New American Standard Bible
One who gives to the poor will never lack anything, But one who shuts his eyes will have many curses.

NASB 1995
He who gives to the poor will never want, But he who shuts his eyes will have many curses.

NASB 1977
He who gives to the poor will never want, But he who shuts his eyes will have many curses.

Amplified Bible
He who gives to the poor will never want, But he who shuts his eyes [from their need] will have many curses.

Christian Standard Bible
The one who gives to the poor will not be in need, but one who turns his eyes away will receive many curses.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The one who gives to the poor will not be in need, but one who turns his eyes away will receive many curses.

American Standard Version
He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack; But he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He that gives to the poor will not lack it, and he that turns his eyes from the poor will increase his curse.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He that gives to the poor shall not be in want: but he that turns away his eye from him shall be in great distress.

Contemporary English Version
Giving to the poor will keep you from poverty, but if you close your eyes to their needs, everyone will curse you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that giveth to the poor, shall not want: he that despiseth his entreaty, shall suffer indigence.

English Revised Version
He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.

Good News Translation
Give to the poor and you will never be in need. If you close your eyes to the poor, many people will curse you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whoever gives to the poor lacks nothing. Whoever ignores the poor receives many curses.

International Standard Version
Whoever gives to the poor will never lack, but whoever shuts his eyes to their poverty will be cursed.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack; But he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.

Literal Standard Version
Whoever is giving to the poor has no lack, "" And whoever is hiding his eyes multiplied curses.

NET Bible
The one who gives to the poor will not lack, but whoever shuts his eyes to them will receive many curses.

New Heart English Bible
One who gives to the poor has no lack; but one who closes his eyes will have many curses.

World English Bible
One who gives to the poor has no lack; but one who closes his eyes will have many curses.

Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is giving to the poor hath no lack, And whoso is hiding his eyes multiplied curses.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Boldness of the Righteous
26He who trusts in himself is a fool, but one who walks in wisdom will be safe. 27Whoever gives to the poor will not be in need, but he who hides his eyes will receive many curses. 28When the wicked come to power, people hide themselves; but when they perish, the righteous flourish.…

Cross References
Proverbs 11:24
One gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds what is right, only to become poor.

Proverbs 19:17
Kindness to the poor is a loan to the LORD, and He will repay the lender.

Proverbs 28:28
When the wicked come to power, people hide themselves; but when they perish, the righteous flourish.


Treasury of Scripture

He that gives to the poor shall not lack: but he that hides his eyes shall have many a curse.

that giveth

Proverbs 19:17
He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.

Proverbs 22:9
He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor.

Deuteronomy 15:7,10
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: …

hideth

Isaiah 1:15
And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood.

shall

Proverbs 11:26
He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him: but blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it.

Proverbs 24:24
He that saith unto the wicked, Thou art righteous; him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him:









(27) He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack.--See above on Proverbs 11:24.

Shall have many a curse.--With this comp. Ecclesiasticus 4:5-6.

Verse 27. - He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack (see Proverbs 11:24, etc.; Proverbs 19:17). God in some way compensates what is spent in almsdeeds by shedding his blessing on the benevolent. "Der Geiz," runs the German maxim, "sammlet sich arm, die Milde giebt sich reich," "Charity gives itself rich; covetousness hoards itself poor" (Trench). "Alms," said the rabbis, "are the salt of riches." But he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse (Proverbs 11:26). The uncharitable man either turns away his eyes that he may not see the misery around him, or pretends not to notice it, lest his compassion should be claimed. The expression, "hiding the eyes," occurs in Isaiah 1:15, "When ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you." The unmerciful man meets with the curses of those whom he has neglected to relieve when he had the power, and such curses are ratified and fulfilled because they are deserved, and Divine retribution attends them (see the opposite view, Ver. 20). "Turn not away thine eye from the needy," says the Son of Sirach, "and give him none occasion to curse thee; for if be curse thee in the bitterness of his soul, his prayer shall be heard of him that made him" (Ecclus 4:4, etc.; comp. Tobit 4:7). So in the 'Didache,' ch. 4, we have, Οὐκ ἀποστραφήσῃ τὸν ἐνδεόμενον, "Thou shalt not turn thyself from one in need." Septuagint, "lie that turneth away his eye shall be in great distress;" Vulgate, Qui despicit deprecantem sustinebit penuriam.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Whoever gives
נוֹתֵ֣ן (nō·w·ṯên)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

to the poor
לָ֭רָשׁ (lā·rāš)
Preposition-l, Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 7326: To be in want or poor

will not
אֵ֣ין (’ên)
Adverb
Strong's 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

be in need,
מַחְס֑וֹר (maḥ·sō·wr)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4270: A need, thing needed, poverty

but he who hides
וּמַעְלִ֥ים (ū·ma‘·lîm)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 5956: To veil from sight, conceal

his eyes
עֵ֝ינָ֗יו (‘ê·nāw)
Noun - cdc | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5869: An eye, a fountain

will receive many
רַב־ (raḇ-)
Adjective - masculine singular construct
Strong's 7227: Much, many, great

curses.
מְאֵרֽוֹת׃ (mə·’ê·rō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 3994: An execration


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