Proverbs 14:31

“He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Hee that oppresseth the poore, reprocheth his Maker: but hee that honoureth him, hath mercy on the poore.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He who oppresses the poor taunts his Maker, But he who is gracious to the needy honors Him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker; But he that hath mercy on the needy honoreth him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He who is hard on the poor puts shame on his Maker; but he who has mercy on those who are in need gives him honour.
- Basic English Bible

He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker; but he that honoureth Him is gracious to the needy.
- Darby Bible

He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoreth him hath mercy on the poor.
- Webster's Bible

He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for his Maker, but he who is kind to the needy honors him.
- World English Bible

An oppressor of the poor reproacheth his Maker, And whoso is honouring Him Is favouring the needy.
- Youngs Literal Bible

He that oppresseth the poor blasphemeth his Maker; but he that is gracious unto the needy honoureth Him.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 14:31


14:31 His maker - Whose image the poor man bears, by whose providence he is made poor, and who hath declared himself to be their protector and avenger.


Discussion for Proverbs 14:31

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