Proverbs 17:5

“Whoso mocketh the poore, reproacheth his maker: and he that is glad at calamities, shall not be vnpunished.”

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Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker: [and] he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished.
- King James Version

He who mocks the poor taunts his Maker; He who rejoices at calamity will not go unpunished.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker; `And' he that is glad at calamity shall not be unpunished.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Whoever makes sport of the poor puts shame on his Maker; and he who is glad because of trouble will not go free from punishment.
- Basic English Bible

Whoso mocketh a poor [man] reproacheth his Maker; he that is glad at calamity shall not be held innocent.
- Darby Bible

He that mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker; and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished.
- Webster's Bible

Whoever mocks the poor reproaches his Maker. He who is glad at calamity shall not be unpunished.
- World English Bible

Whoso is mocking at the poor Hath reproached his Maker, Whoso is rejoicing at calamity is not acquitted.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Whoso mocketh the poor blasphemeth his Maker; and he that is glad at calamity shall not be unpunished.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Proverbs 17

  • Jennifer Macamaux
    It says it right there being miserable and scared and anxious and stressed brings on sickness and disease period.
  • I Am that Michael Isaac Dale
    A friend will be corrected by my Holy Father. It is written, The blueness of a wound cleanses away evil: so do stripes the inward parts of the belly. Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beat him with the rod, he shall not die. but Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
  • BSP
    Verse 17: True friends are there for each other both in good times and in bad times. We especially need to be a friend in the adverse times.
  • Edna L'Herault
    I LOVE TO READ PROVERBS AND ALSO PSALMS 23. I FEEL COMFORTED AND HAVE PEACE IN MY HEART AND SOUL WHEN I READ PSALMS AND PROVERBS. MAY GOD BE WITH US ALL.
  • Kc
    Read all the peoples comments and Thank you for your wisdom
  • Jd
    watch ur words be wise in everythg

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