Proverbs 29:7
New International Version
The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern.

New Living Translation
The godly care about the rights of the poor; the wicked don’t care at all.

English Standard Version
A righteous man knows the rights of the poor; a wicked man does not understand such knowledge.

Berean Study Bible
The righteous consider the cause of the poor, but the wicked have no regard for such concerns.

King James Bible
The righteous considereth the cause of the poor: but the wicked regardeth not to know it.

New King James Version
The righteous considers the cause of the poor, But the wicked does not understand such knowledge.

New American Standard Bible
The righteous is concerned for the rights of the poor; The wicked does not understand such concern.

NASB 1995
The righteous is concerned for the rights of the poor, The wicked does not understand such concern.

NASB 1977
The righteous is concerned for the rights of the poor, The wicked does not understand such concern.

Amplified Bible
The righteous man cares for the rights of the poor, But the wicked man has no interest in such knowledge.

Christian Standard Bible
The righteous person knows the rights of the poor, but the wicked one does not understand these concerns.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The righteous person knows the rights of the poor, but the wicked one does not understand these concerns.

American Standard Version
The righteous taketh knowledge of the cause of the poor; The wicked hath not understanding to know it .

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For the righteous knows the justice of the poor and the evil does not recognize knowledge.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A righteous man knows how to judge for the poor: but the ungodly understands not knowledge; and the poor man has not an understanding mind.

Contemporary English Version
The wicked don't care about the rights of the poor, but good people do.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The just taketh notice of the cause of the poor: the wicked is void of knowledge.

English Revised Version
The righteous taketh knowledge of the cause of the poor: the wicked hath not understanding to know it.

Good News Translation
A good person knows the rights of the poor, but wicked people cannot understand such things.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A righteous person knows the just cause of the poor. A wicked person does not understand this.

International Standard Version
The righteous person is concerned about the poor; but the wicked don't understand what they need to know.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The righteous taketh knowledge of the cause of the poor; The wicked understandeth not knowledge.

Literal Standard Version
The righteous knows the plea of the poor, The wicked does not understand knowledge.

NET Bible
The righteous person cares for the legal rights of the poor; the wicked does not understand such knowledge.

New Heart English Bible
The righteous is concerned about justice for the poor. The wicked does not understand the concern.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Stiff-Necked will Be Destroyed
6An evil man is caught by his own sin, but a righteous one sings and rejoices. 7The righteous consider the cause of the poor, but the wicked have no regard for such concerns. 8Mockers inflame a city, but the wise turn away anger.…

Cross References
Job 29:16
I was a father to the needy, and I took up the case of the stranger.

Psalm 41:1
Blessed is he who cares for the poor; the LORD will deliver him in the day of trouble.

Proverbs 31:8
Open your mouth for those with no voice, for the cause of all the dispossessed.

Proverbs 31:9
Open your mouth, judge righteously, and defend the cause of the poor and needy.


Treasury of Scripture

The righteous considers the cause of the poor: but the wicked regards not to know it.

considereth

Job 29:16
I was a father to the poor: and the cause which I knew not I searched out.

Job 31:13,21
If I did despise the cause of my manservant or of my maidservant, when they contended with me; …

Psalm 31:7
I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy: for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities;

but

Proverbs 21:13
Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.

1 Samuel 25:9-11
And when David's young men came, they spake to Nabal according to all those words in the name of David, and ceased…

Jeremiah 5:28
They are waxen fat, they shine: yea, they overpass the deeds of the wicked: they judge not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, yet they prosper; and the right of the needy do they not judge.









(7) The wicked regardeth not to know it.--Literally, understandeth not knowledge; he does not know nor care to know anything about his poorer neighbour's affairs, so as to be able to help him. He cares as little about him as did Dives about Lazarus, though he saw him each time he went out of his own door.

Verse 7. - Considereth the cause; recognizes the claims, and, as the word din implies, supports them at the seat of judgment (comp. Job 29:12, 16; Psalm 82:3, etc.). Septuagint, "A righteous man knows how to judge for the poor." The wicked regardeth not to know it. This is a clumsy translation; it means, pays no attention so as to become fully acquainted with its details and bearings. But the words signify rather, as in the Revised Version margin, "understandeth not knowledge" (Proverbs 19:25; Proverbs 28:5), has no knowledge which would lead him to enter into the poor man's case, and to sympathize with him in his distress; the claims of the feeble to recognition and relief at his hands are utterly unknown and disregarded. He can daily look on Lazarus at his gate, and find no call for his pity and charity; he can see the wounded traveller in the road, and pass by on the other side. The LXX. offers two translations of the latter clause, reading the second time דשׁ instead of רשׁע, and thereby not improving the sense: "But the ungodly understand. eth not knowledge, and the poor man hath not an understanding mind."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The righteous
צַ֭דִּיק (ṣad·dîq)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 6662: Just, righteous

consider
יֹדֵ֣עַ (yō·ḏê·a‘)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 3045: To know

the cause
דִּ֣ין (dîn)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1779: Judgement, strife

of the poor,
דַּלִּ֑ים (dal·lîm)
Adjective - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1800: Dangling, weak, thin

but the wicked
רָ֝שָׁ֗ע (rā·šā‘)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 7563: Wrong, an, bad person

have no
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

regard
יָבִ֥ין (yā·ḇîn)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 995: To separate mentally, understand

for such concerns.
דָּֽעַת׃ (dā·‘aṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 1847: Knowledge


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