Proverbs 29:7

“The righteous considereth the cause of the poor: but the wicked regardeth not to know it.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The righteous considereth the cause of the poore: but the wicked regardeth not to know it.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The righteous is concerned for the rights of the poor, The wicked does not understand {such} concern.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The righteous taketh knowledge of the cause of the poor; The wicked hath not understanding to know `it'.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The upright man gives attention to the cause of the poor: the evil-doer gives no thought to it.
- Basic English Bible

The righteous taketh knowledge of the cause of the poor; the wicked understandeth not knowledge.
- Darby Bible

The righteous considereth the cause of the poor: but the wicked regardeth not to know it.
- Webster's Bible

The righteous care about justice for the poor. The wicked aren't concerned about knowledge.
- World English Bible

The righteous knoweth the plea of the poor, The wicked understandeth not knowledge.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The righteous taketh knowledge of the cause of the poor; the wicked understandeth not knowledge.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Proverbs 29

  • Brianna vs. 25
    The fear of another person can be a trap to individuals. This scripture could benefit children at school. Peer pressure is difficult for many kids, and often leads to problems. This scripture can encourage children to keep the Bible principles they are being taught and not to worry about what others might think. Trust in Jehovah and he will protect you.
  • Bridgette
    29:11 A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards. The tongue is the deadliest sword. We need Gods guidance when we speak. Lord help me watch when I speak and what I say when I do speak. There are times when we have to be silent and allow God to work it out. There is wisdom in his Word.
  • Israel Ametepey
    Comment* How blessed it is to meditate daily on this scriptures of wisdom. Though it is ancient, it's percepts are still effective in our " civilized " world. Yaweh yesterday, today and forever. AMEN.
  • Alex
    Proverbs 29:14 The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, his throne shall be established for ever.
    This verse is so true only if people would use this today.
  • Lilian
    Whoever a man heareth the word of God He can please God. Only by hearing the words of God faith will come. Man does not live by bread alone but by every word of God. If we have Jesus in our life and obeying his words we have everything we need. Let's give thanks and praise and worship him only this should be our prayers today. Jesus is the only destroyer to the works of the devil who confuse us.
  • Norm
    Son of man, hast thou seen what the ancients of the house of Israel do in the dark, every man in the chambers of his imagery? for they say, The LORD seeth us not the LORD hath forsaken the earth. Therefore let us lie in wait for the righteous because he is not for our turn, and he is clean contrary to our doings: he upbraideth us with our offending the law, and objecteth to our infamy the transgressings of our education.

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