Proverbs 28:8
New International Version
Whoever increases wealth by taking interest or profit from the poor amasses it for another, who will be kind to the poor.

New Living Translation
Income from charging high interest rates will end up in the pocket of someone who is kind to the poor.

English Standard Version
Whoever multiplies his wealth by interest and profit gathers it for him who is generous to the poor.

Berean Study Bible
He who increases his wealth by interest and usury lays it up for another, who will be kind to the poor.

New American Standard Bible
He who increases his wealth by interest and usury Gathers it for him who is gracious to the poor.

King James Bible
He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor.

Christian Standard Bible
Whoever increases his wealth through excessive interest collects it for one who is kind to the poor.

Contemporary English Version
If you make money by charging high interest rates, you will lose it all to someone who cares for the poor.

Good News Translation
If you get rich by charging interest and taking advantage of people, your wealth will go to someone who is kind to the poor.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Whoever increases his wealth through excessive interest collects it for one who is kind to the poor.

International Standard Version
Whoever gains wealth by charging exorbitant interest collects it for someone who is kind to the poor.

NET Bible
The one who increases his wealth by increasing interest gathers it for someone who is gracious to the needy.

New Heart English Bible
He who increases his wealth by excessive interest gathers it for one who has pity on the poor.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He that increases his property by contract and from usury will leave it to him that shows mercy upon the poor.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whoever becomes wealthy through [unfair] loans and interest collects them for the one who is kind to the poor.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He that augmenteth his substance by interest and increase, Gathereth it for him that is gracious to the poor.

New American Standard 1977
He who increases his wealth by interest and usury, Gathers it for him who is gracious to the poor.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He that by usury and unjust gain increases his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor.

King James 2000 Bible
He that by usury and unjust gain increases his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor.

American King James Version
He that by usury and unjust gain increases his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor.

American Standard Version
He that augmenteth his substance by interest and increase, Gathereth it for him that hath pity on the poor.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He that increases his wealth by usuries and unjust gains, gathers it for him that pities the poor.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that heapeth together riches by usury and loan, gathereth them for him that will be bountiful to the poor.

Darby Bible Translation
He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance gathereth it for him that is gracious to the poor.

English Revised Version
He that augmenteth his substance by usury and increase, gathereth it for him that hath pity on the poor.

Webster's Bible Translation
He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor.

World English Bible
He who increases his wealth by excessive interest gathers it for one who has pity on the poor.

Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is multiplying his wealth by biting and usury, For one favouring the poor doth gather it.
Study Bible
The Boldness of the Righteous
7A discerning son keeps the law, but a companion of gluttons disgraces his father. 8He who increases his wealth by interest and usury lays it up for another, who will be kind to the poor. 9Whoever turns his ear away from hearing the law, even his prayer is detestable.…
Cross References
Exodus 22:25
If you lend money to one of my people among you who is poor, you must not act as a creditor to him; you are not to charge him any interest.

Leviticus 25:36
Do not take any interest or profit from him, but fear your God, that your countryman may live among you.

Job 27:17
what he lays up, the righteous will wear, and his silver will be divided by the innocent.

Psalm 72:13
He will have compassion on the poor and needy and save the lives of the oppressed.

Proverbs 13:22
A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, but the sinner's wealth is passed to the righteous.

Proverbs 14:21
He who despises his neighbor sins, but blessed is he who shows kindness to the poor.

Proverbs 14:31
He who oppresses the poor taunts their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors Him.

Treasury of Scripture

He that by usury and unjust gain increases his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor.

that by

Proverbs 13:22
A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.

Job 27:16,17
Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare raiment as the clay; …

Ecclesiastes 2:26
For God giveth to a man that is good in his sight wisdom, and knowledge, and joy: but to the sinner he giveth travail, to gather and to heap up, that he may give to him that is good before God. This also is vanity and vexation of spirit.

unjust gain or by increase

Leviticus 25:36
Take thou no usury of him, or increase: but fear thy God; that thy brother may live with thee.

Ezekiel 18:8,13,17
He that hath not given forth upon usury, neither hath taken any increase, that hath withdrawn his hand from iniquity, hath executed true judgment between man and man, …

pity

Proverbs 19:7
All the brethren of the poor do hate him: how much more do his friends go far from him? he pursueth them with words, yet they are wanting to him.

2 Samuel 12:6
And he shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity.







Lexicon
He who increases
מַרְבֶּ֣ה (mar·beh)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7235: To be or become much, many or great

his wealth
ה֭וֹנוֹ (hō·w·nōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1952: Wealth, sufficiency

by interest
בְּנֶ֣שֶׁךְ (bə·ne·šeḵ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5392: Interest on a, debt

and usury
וְתַרְבִּ֑ית (wə·ṯar·bîṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8636: Multiplication, percentage, bonus in addition to principal

lays it up for another,
יִקְבְּצֶֽנּוּ׃ (yiq·bə·ṣen·nū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6908: To gather, collect

who will be kind
לְחוֹנֵ֖ן (lə·ḥō·w·nên)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2603: To bend, stoop in kindness to an inferior, to favor, bestow, to implore

to the poor.
דַּלִּ֣ים (dal·lîm)
Adjective - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1800: Dangling, weak, thin
(8) He that by usury . . . increaseth his substance.--See above on Proverbs 6:1.

He shall gather it for him that will pity the poor.--The "pound" is taken from him who knows not how to use it (Luke 19:24), and given to one who does. (Comp. 1Samuel 15:28.)

Verse 8. - He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance. "Usury" (neshek) is interest on money lent taken in money; "unjust gain" (tarbith) is interest taken in kind, as if a man, having lent a bushel of corn, exacted two bushels in return. All such transactions were forbidden by the Law of Moses, at any rate between Israelites (see Leviticus 25:36, 37, "Thou shalt not give thy brother thy money upon usury (neshek), nor lend him thy victuals for increase [marbith, equivalent to tarbith, which is used in ver. 36] "). Septuagint, Μετὰ τόκων καὶ πλεονασμῶν, "With interest and usury." (For censure of usury, see Psalm 109:11; Ezekiel 18:13; and, contrast Psalm 15:5; Ezekiel 18:8.) He shall gather it for him that will pity the poor. He shall never enjoy it himself, and shall fall into the hands of one who will hake a better use of it (see on Proverbs 22:16; and comp Proverbs 13:22; Job 27:16, etc.). In our Lord's parable the pound is taken from one who made no good use of it and is given to a more profitable servant (Luke 19:24). 28:1 Sin makes men cowards. Whatever difficulties the righteous meet in the way of duty, they are not daunted. 2. National sins disturb the public repose. 3. If needy persons get opportunities of oppressing, their extortion will be more severe than that of the more wealthy. 4. Wicked people strengthen one another in wicked ways. 5. If a man seeks the Lord, it is a good sign that he understands much, and it is a good means of understanding more. 6. An honest, godly, poor man, is better than a wicked, ungodly, rich man; has more comfort in himself, and is a greater blessing to the world. 7. Companions of riotous men not only grieve their parents, but shame them. 8. That which is ill got, though it may increase much, will not last long. Thus the poor are repaid, and God is glorified. 9. The sinner at whose prayers God is angry, is one who obstinately refuses to obey God's commands. 10. The success of ungodly men is their own misery. 11. Rich men are so flattered, that they think themselves superior to others. 12. There is glory in the land when the righteous have liberty. 13. It is folly to indulge sin, and excuse it. He who covers his sins, shall not have any true peace. He who humbly confesses his sins, with true repentance and faith, shall find mercy from God. The Son of God is our great atonement. Under a deep sense of our guilt and danger, we may claim salvation from that mercy which reigns through righteousness unto eternal life, by Jesus Christ our Lord. 14. There is a fear which causes happiness. Faith and love will deliver from the fear of eternal misery; but we should always fear offending God, and fear sinning against him. 15. A wicked ruler, whatever we may call him, this scripture calls a roaring lion, and a ranging bear. 16. Oppressors want understanding; they do not consult their own honour, ease, and safety. 17. The murderer shall be haunted with terrors. None shall desire to save him from deserved punishment, nor pity him.
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