Proverbs 22:22

“Rob not the poore because he is poore, neither oppresse the afflicted in the gate.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)

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Other Translations

Rob not the poor, because he [is] poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:
- King James Version

Do not rob the poor because he is poor, Or crush the afflicted at the gate;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Rob not the poor, because he is poor; Neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Do not take away the property of the poor man because he is poor, or be cruel to the crushed ones when they come before the judge:
- Basic English Bible

Rob not the poor, because he is poor, neither oppress the afflicted in the gate;
- Darby Bible

Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:
- Webster's Bible

Don't exploit the poor, because he is poor; and don't crush the needy in court;
- World English Bible

Rob not the poor because he [is] poor, And bruise not the afflicted in the gate.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Rob not the weak, because he is weak, neither crush the poor in the gate;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 22:22

22:22 In the gate - Under pretence of justice.

Discussion for Proverbs 22

  • Unknown
    I believe in balance. For JESUS came that we have life and live to the full not destitute or a vagabond. But not materialistic or greedy with our wealth. I believe we should understand that money in good hands is a good thing but in greedy selfish ways is bad. So we should always live in our means and strive for better living and to help others who are hurting like your neighbors!
  • BSP
    Verse 17 encourages us to listen to the words of wise ones. The Bible is the major source of wisdom that we can turn to.
  • Barbsra
    Very good can't wait for tomorrow ty
  • BSP
    Children need parental guidance and discipline. The child still has free will and will ultimately have to decide what he or she will do, but they are more likely to follow the direction given from their parents if it is done so consistently and with love.
  • Vanessa
    Humble I pray for your son too, I know how hard it is with children you can lead them, and show them,but until they see for themselves, we pray to our Father and Lord to intercede. it's rough times , they are told they can do and be anything and it's ok, breaks my heart , how blind they live, I pray to God always to open their eyes for I have failed.
  • BSP
    Verse 4: There are many rewards from God for the person who is humble and fears him.

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