Proverbs 28:27

“He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He that giueth vnto the poore, shall not lacke: but he that hideth his eyes, shall haue many a curse.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He who gives to the poor will never want, But he who shuts his eyes will have many curses.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack; But he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He who gives to the poor will never be in need, but great curses will be on him who gives no attention to them.
- Basic English Bible

He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack; but he that withdraweth his eyes shall have many a curse.
- Darby Bible

He that giveth to the poor shall not want: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.
- Webster's Bible

One who gives to the poor has no lack; but one who closes his eyes will have many curses.
- World English Bible

Whoso is giving to the poor hath no lack, And whoso is hiding his eyes multiplied curses.
- Youngs Literal Bible

He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack; but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Proverbs 28

  • A disciple
    Frances; You misread it! The Scripture reads: "To have respect OF persons (not, 'for' persons) is not good: for for a piece of bread that man will transgress." Respect of persons means you favor one over another; respect for persons means you treat them with dignity. James chapter 2 shows very well what "respect of persons" means; and further likens it to murder to despise and mistreat the poor.
  • Frances Cantu
    I did not understand chapter 28:21.To have respect for a person is not good. for for a piece of bread that man will tranpass
  • BSP
    Verse 6: It is better to be poor and righteous in God's eyes than to be rich and be wicked in God's eyes.
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 28:9 HE THAT TURNETH AWAY HIS EAR FROM HEARING THE LAW EVEN HIS PRAYER SHALL BE ABOMINATION
  • Terhemen Haaga
    God is always faithful to me
  • Rev.Bhoopsingh
    Jesus loves all he is crucified for me.

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