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

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To oppress the poor is to reproach our Creator.

5 Whoever mocks the poor shows contempt for their Maker; whoever gloats over disaster will not go unpunished.

Other Translations of Proverbs 17:5

King James Version

5 Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker: and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished. unpunished: Heb. held innocent

English Standard Version

5 Whoever mocks the poor insults his Maker; he who is glad at calamity will not go unpunished.

The Message

5 Whoever mocks poor people, insults their Creator; gloating over misfortune is a punishable crime.

New King James Version

5 He who mocks the poor reproaches his Maker; He who is glad at calamity will not go unpunished.

New Living Translation

5 Those who mock the poor insult their Maker; those who rejoice at the misfortune of others will be punished.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 17:5

Commentary on Proverbs 17:5

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Those that laugh at poverty, treat God's providence and precepts with contempt.

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It is an honour to children to have wise and godly parents continued to them, even after they are grown up and settled in the world.

Commentary on Proverbs 17:7

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A fool, in Solomon's Proverbs, signifies a wicked man, whom excellent speech does not become, because his conversation contradicts it.

Commentary on Proverbs 17:8

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Those who set their hearts upon money, will do any thing for it. What influence should the gifts of God have on our hearts!

Commentary on Proverbs 17:9

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The way to preserve peace is to make the best of every thing; not to notice what has been said or done against ourselves.

Commentary on Proverbs 17:10

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A gentle reproof will enter, not only into the head, but into the heart of a wise man.

Commentary on Proverbs 17:11

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Satan, and the messengers of Satan, shall be let loose upon an evil man.

Commentary on Proverbs 17:12

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Let us watch over our own passions, and avoid the company of furious men.

Commentary on Proverbs 17:13

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To render evil for good is devilish. He that does so, brings a curse upon his family.

Commentary on Proverbs 17:14

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What danger there is in the beginning of strife! Resist its earliest display; and leave it off, if it were possible, before you begin.

Commentary on Proverbs 17:15

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It is an offence to God to acquit the guilty, or to condemn those who are not guilty.

Commentary on Proverbs 17:16

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Man's neglect of God's favour and his own interest is very absurd.

Commentary on Proverbs 17:17

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No change of outward circumstances should abate our affection for our friends or relatives. But no friend, except Christ, deserves unlimited confidence. In Him this text did receive, and still receives its most glorious fulfilment.

Commentary on Proverbs 17:18

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Let not any wrong their families. Yet Christ's becoming Surety for men, was a glorious display of Divine wisdom; for he was able to discharge the bond.

Commentary on Proverbs 17:19

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If we would keep a clear conscience and a quiet mind, we must shun all excitements to anger. And a man who affects a style of living above his means, goes the way to ruin.

Commentary on Proverbs 17:20

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There is nothing got by ill designs. And many have paid dear for an unbridled tongue.

Commentary on Proverbs 17:21

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This speaks very plainly what many wise and good men feel very strongly, how grievous it is to have a foolish, wicked child.

Commentary on Proverbs 17:22

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It is great mercy that God gives us leave to be cheerful, and cause to be cheerful, if by his grace he gives us hearts to be cheerful.

Commentary on Proverbs 17:23

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The wicked are ready to part with their money, though loved, that they may not suffer for their crimes.

Commentary on Proverbs 17:24