22 Do not exploit the poor because they are poor and do not crush the needy in court,

Other Translations of Proverbs 22:22

King James Version

22 Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:

English Standard Version

22 Do not rob the poor, because he is poor, or crush the afflicted at the gate,

The Message

22 Don't walk on the poor just because they're poor, and don't use your position to crush the weak,

New King James Version

22 Do not rob the poor because he is poor, Nor oppress the afflicted at the gate;

New Living Translation

22 Don't rob the poor just because you can, or exploit the needy in court.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 22:22

Commentary on Proverbs 22:22-23

(Read Proverbs 22:22-23)

He that robs and oppresses the poor, does so at his peril. And if men will not appear for them, God will.