8 He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor.

Other Translations of Proverbs 28:8

New International Version

8 Whoever increases wealth by taking interest or profit from the poor amasses it for another, who will be kind to the poor.

English Standard Version

8 Whoever multiplies his wealth by interest and profitThat is, profit that comes from charging interest to the poor gathers it for him who is generous to the poor.

The Message

8 Get as rich as you want through cheating and extortion, But eventually some friend of the poor is going to give it all back to them.

New King James Version

8 One who increases his possessions by usury and extortion Gathers it for him who will pity the poor.

New Living Translation

8 Income from charging high interest rates will end up in the pocket of someone who is kind to the poor.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 28:8

Commentary on Proverbs 28:8

(Read Proverbs 28:8)

That which is ill got, though it may increase much, will not last long. Thus the poor are repaid, and God is glorified.