Proverbs 28:3

“A poor man that oppresseth the poor is like a sweeping rain which leaveth no food.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

A poore man that oppresseth the poore, is like a sweeping raine which leaueth no food.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

A poor man who oppresses the lowly Is {like} a driving rain which leaves no food.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

A needy man that oppresseth the poor Is `like' a sweeping rain which leaveth no food.
- American Standard Version (1901)

A man of wealth who is cruel to the poor is like a violent rain causing destruction of food.
- Basic English Bible

A poor man who oppresseth the helpless is a sweeping rain which leaveth no food.
- Darby Bible

A poor man that oppresseth the poor is like a sweeping rain which leaveth no food.
- Webster's Bible

A needy man who oppresses the poor is like a driving rain which leaves no crops.
- World English Bible

A man -- poor and oppressing the weak, [Is] a sweeping rain, and there is no bread.
- Youngs Literal Bible

A poor man that oppresseth the weak is like a sweeping rain which leaveth no food.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 28:3


28:3 It like - Is like a violent rain or flood, which washes away the very seeds in the earth. He is the worst of all oppressors.


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