31 Whoever oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.

Other Translations of Proverbs 14:31

King James Version

31 He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor.

English Standard Version

31 Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker, but he who is generous to the needy honors him.

The Message

31 You insult your Maker when you exploit the powerless; when you're kind to the poor, you honor God.

New King James Version

31 He who oppresses the poor reproaches his Maker, But he who honors Him has mercy on the needy.

New Living Translation

31 Those who oppress the poor insult their Maker, but helping the poor honors him.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 14:31

Commentary on Proverbs 14:31

(Read Proverbs 14:31)

To oppress the poor is to reproach our Creator.