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

Other Translations of Proverbs 29:7

New International Version

7 The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern.

English Standard Version

7 A righteous man knows the rights of the poor; a wicked man does not understand such knowledge.

The Message

7 The good-hearted understand what it's like to be poor; the hardhearted haven't the faintest idea.

New King James Version

7 The righteous considers the cause of the poor, But the wicked does not understand such knowledge.

New Living Translation

7 The godly care about the rights of the poor; the wicked don't care at all.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 29:7

Commentary on Proverbs 29:7

(Read Proverbs 29:7)

This verse is applicable to compassion for the distress of the poor, and the unfeeling disregard shown by the wicked.