Proverbs 14:21

“He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth: but he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He that despiseth his neighbour, sinneth: but he that hath mercy on the poore, happy is he.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He who despises his neighbor sins, But happy is he who is gracious to the poor.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He that despiseth his neighbor sinneth; But he that hath pity on the poor, happy is he.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He who has no respect for his neighbour is a sinner, but he who has pity for the poor is happy.
- Basic English Bible

He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth; but he that is gracious to the afflicted, happy is he.
- Darby Bible

He that despiseth his neighbor sinneth: but he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he.
- Webster's Bible

He who despises his neighbor sins, but blessed is he who has pity on the poor.
- World English Bible

Whoso is despising his neighbour sinneth, Whoso is favouring the humble, O his happiness.
- Youngs Literal Bible

He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth; but he that is gracious unto the humble, happy is he.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 14:21


14:21 Despiseth - That does not pity and relieve the poor.


Discussion for Proverbs 14:21

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