He that oppresses the poor reproaches his Maker: but he that honors him has mercy on the poor.
Treasury of Scripture
Proverbs 17:5 Whoever mocks the poor reproaches his Maker: and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished.
Proverbs 22:2,16,22,23 The rich and poor meet together: the LORD is the maker of them all...
Job 31:13-16 If I did despise the cause of my manservant or of my maidservant, when they contended with me...
Psalm 12:5 For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, said the LORD...
Ecclesiastes 5:8 If you see the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter...
Matthew 25:40-46 And the King shall answer and say to them, Truly I say to you, Inasmuch as you have done it to one of the least of these my brothers...
Proverbs 14:21 He that despises his neighbor sins: but he that has mercy on the poor, happy is he.
Proverbs 19:17 He that has pity on the poor lends to the LORD; and that which he has given will he pay him again.
Matthew 25:40 And the King shall answer and say to them, Truly I say to you, Inasmuch as you have done it to one of the least of these my brothers...
John 12:8 For the poor always you have with you; but me you have not always.
2 Corinthians 8:7-9 Therefore, as you abound in every thing, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us...
1 John 3:17-21 But whoever has this world's good, and sees his brother have need, and shuts up his bowels of compassion from him...
1 John 4:21 And this commandment have we from him, That he who loves God love his brother also.
ContextEvery Wise Woman Builds Her House
1Every wise woman builds her house: but the foolish plucks it down with her hands. 2He that walks in his uprightness fears the LORD: but he that is perverse in his ways despises him. 3In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them. 4Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: but much increase is by the strength of the ox. 5A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies. 6A scorner seeks wisdom, and finds it not: but knowledge is easy to him that understands. 7Go from the presence of a foolish man, when you perceive not in him the lips of knowledge. 8The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit. 9Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favor. 10The heart knows his own bitterness; and a stranger does not intermeddle with his joy. 11The house of the wicked shall be overthrown: but the tabernacle of the upright shall flourish. 12There is a way which seems right to a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. 13Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful; and the end of that mirth is heaviness. 14The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself. 15The simple believes every word: but the prudent man looks well to his going. 16A wise man fears, and departs from evil: but the fool rages, and is confident. 17He that is soon angry deals foolishly: and a man of wicked devices is hated. 18The simple inherit folly: but the prudent are crowned with knowledge. 19The evil bow before the good; and the wicked at the gates of the righteous. 20The poor is hated even of his own neighbor: but the rich has many friends. 21He that despises his neighbor sins: but he that has mercy on the poor, happy is he. 22Do they not err that devise evil? but mercy and truth shall be to them that devise good. 23In all labor there is profit: but the talk of the lips tends only to penury. 24The crown of the wise is their riches: but the foolishness of fools is folly. 25A true witness delivers souls: but a deceitful witness speaks lies. 26In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge. 27The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death. 28In the multitude of people is the king's honor: but in the want of people is the destruction of the prince. 29He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalts folly. 30A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones. 31He that oppresses the poor reproaches his Maker: but he that honors him has mercy on the poor. 32The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous has hope in his death. 33Wisdom rests in the heart of him that has understanding: but that which is in the middle of fools is made known. 34Righteousness exalts a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people. 35The king's favor is toward a wise servant: but his wrath is against him that causes shame.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker; But he that hath mercy on the needy honoreth him.
He that oppresseth the poor, upbraideth his Maker: but he that hath pity on the poor, honoureth him.
Darby Bible Translation
He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker; but he that honoureth Him is gracious to the needy.
King James Bible
He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor.
Young's Literal Translation
An oppressor of the poor reproacheth his Maker, And whoso is honouring Him Is favouring the needy.