31 Whoever oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.
5 Whoever mocks the poor shows contempt for their Maker; whoever gloats over disaster will not go unpunished.
(Read Proverbs 17:5)
Those that laugh at poverty, treat God's providence and precepts with contempt.
(Read Proverbs 17:6)
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.
(Read Proverbs 17:7)
A fool, in Solomon's Proverbs, signifies a wicked man, whom excellent speech does not become, because his conversation contradicts it.
(Read Proverbs 17:8)
Those who set their hearts upon money, will do any thing for it. What influence should the gifts of God have on our hearts!
(Read Proverbs 17:9)
The way to preserve peace is to make the best of every thing; not to notice what has been said or done against ourselves.
(Read Proverbs 17:10)
A gentle reproof will enter, not only into the head, but into the heart of a wise man.
(Read Proverbs 17:11)
Satan, and the messengers of Satan, shall be let loose upon an evil man.
(Read Proverbs 17:12)
Let us watch over our own passions, and avoid the company of furious men.
(Read Proverbs 17:13)
To render evil for good is devilish. He that does so, brings a curse upon his family.
(Read Proverbs 17:14)
What danger there is in the beginning of strife! Resist its earliest display; and leave it off, if it were possible, before you begin.
(Read Proverbs 17:15)
It is an offence to God to acquit the guilty, or to condemn those who are not guilty.
(Read Proverbs 17:16)
Man's neglect of God's favour and his own interest is very absurd.
(Read Proverbs 17:17)
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.
(Read Proverbs 17:18)
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.
(Read Proverbs 17:19)
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.
(Read Proverbs 17:20)
There is nothing got by ill designs. And many have paid dear for an unbridled tongue.
(Read Proverbs 17:21)
This speaks very plainly what many wise and good men feel very strongly, how grievous it is to have a foolish, wicked child.
(Read Proverbs 17:22)
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.
(Read Proverbs 17:23)
The wicked are ready to part with their money, though loved, that they may not suffer for their crimes.
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.