Proverbs 22:23

“For the Lord will plead their cause, and spoile the soule of those that spoiled them.”

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Other Translations

For the LORD will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them.
- King James Version

For the LORD will plead their case And take the life of those who rob them.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For Jehovah will plead their cause, And despoil of life those that despoil them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For the Lord will give support to their cause, and take the life of those who take their goods.
- Basic English Bible

for Jehovah will plead their cause, and despoil the soul of those that despoil them.
- Darby Bible

For the LORD will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them.
- Webster's Bible

for Yahweh will plead their case, and plunder the life of those who plunder them.
- World English Bible

For Jehovah pleadeth their cause, And hath spoiled the soul of their spoilers.
- Youngs Literal Bible

For the LORD will plead their cause, and despoil of life those that despoil them.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 22:23


22:23 Spoil the soul - Take away not only their goods but their lives too.


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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