Compare Translations for Proverbs 28:8

Proverbs 28:8 ASV
He that augmenteth his substance by interest and increase, Gathereth it for him that hath pity on the poor.
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Proverbs 28:8 BBE
He who makes his wealth greater by taking interest, only gets it together for him who has pity on the poor.
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Proverbs 28:8 CEB
Those who become rich through high interest rates gather money for those who are generous to the poor.
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Proverbs 28:8 CJB
He who increases his wealth by charging exorbitant interest amasses it for someone who will bestow it on the poor.
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Proverbs 28:8 RHE
He that heapeth together riches by usury and loan, gathereth them for him that will be bountiful to the poor.
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Proverbs 28:8 ESV
Whoever multiplies his wealth by interest and profit gathers it for him who is generous to the poor.
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Proverbs 28:8 GW
Whoever becomes wealthy through [unfair] loans and interest collects them for the one who is kind to the poor.
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Proverbs 28:8 GNT
If you get rich by charging interest and taking advantage of people, your wealth will go to someone who is kind to the poor.
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Proverbs 28:8 HNV
He who increases his wealth by excessive interest Gathers it for one who has pity on the poor.
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Proverbs 28:8 CSB
Whoever increases his wealth through excessive interest collects it for one who is kind to the poor.
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Proverbs 28:8 KJV
He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor.
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Proverbs 28:8 LEB
He who augments his wealth with interest and with usury gathers it for him who is kind to the poor.
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Proverbs 28:8 NAS
He who increases his wealth by interest and usury Gathers it for him who is gracious to the poor.
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Proverbs 28:8 NCV
Some people get rich by overcharging others, but their wealth will be given to those who are kind to the poor.
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Proverbs 28:8 NIRV
A person who increases his wealth by charging high interest piles it up for someone who will be kind to poor people.
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Proverbs 28:8 NIV
He who increases his wealth by exorbitant interest amasses it for another, who will be kind to the poor.
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Proverbs 28:8 NKJV
One who increases his possessions by usury and extortion Gathers it for him who will pity the poor.
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Proverbs 28:8 NLT
A person who makes money by charging interest will lose it. It will end up in the hands of someone who is kind to the poor.
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Proverbs 28:8 NRS
One who augments wealth by exorbitant interest gathers it for another who is kind to the poor.
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Proverbs 28:8 RSV
He who augments his wealth by interest and increase gathers it for him who is kind to the poor.
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Proverbs 28:8 DBY
He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance gathereth it for him that is gracious to the poor.
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Proverbs 28:8 MSG
Get as rich as you want through cheating and extortion, But eventually some friend of the poor is going to give it all back to them.
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Proverbs 28:8 WBT
He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor.
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Proverbs 28:8 TMB
He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance, shall gather it for him that will pity the poor.
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Proverbs 28:8 TNIV
Whoever increases wealth by taking interest or profit from the poor amasses it for another, who will be kind to the poor.
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Proverbs 28:8 WEB
He who increases his wealth by excessive interest Gathers it for one who has pity on the poor.
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Proverbs 28:8 WYC
He that gathereth together riches by usuries, and free(ly) (made) increases, gathereth those together against poor men. (He who gathereth together riches from high interest rates, and exorbitant increases, gathereth them together for him who will give them to the poor.)
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Proverbs 28:8 YLT
Whoso is multiplying his wealth by biting and usury, For one favouring the poor doth gather it.
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Proverbs 28 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 28

Verse 1 Sin makes men cowards. Whatever difficulties the righteous meet in the way of duty, they are not daunted. Verse 2 . National sins disturb the public repose. Verse 3 . If needy persons get opportunities of oppressing, their extortion will be more severe than that of the more wealthy. Verse 4 . Wicked people strengthen one another in wicked ways. Verse 5 . If a man seeks the Lord, it is a good sign that he understands much, and it is a good means of understanding more. Verse 6 . An honest, godly, poor man, is better than a wicked, ungodly, rich man; has more comfort in himself, and is a greater blessing to the world. Verse 7 . Companions of riotous men not only grieve their parents, but shame them. Verse 8 . That which is ill got, though it may increase much, will not last long. Thus the poor are repaid, and God is glorified. Verse 9 . The sinner at whose prayers God is angry, is one who obstinately refuses to obey God's commands. Verse 10 . The success of ungodly men is their own misery. Verse 11 . Rich men are so flattered, that they think themselves superior to others. Verse 12 . There is glory in the land when the righteous have liberty. Verse 13 . It is folly to indulge sin, and excuse it. He who covers his sins, shall not have any true peace. He who humbly confesses his sins, with true repentance and faith, shall find mercy from God. The Son of God is our great atonement. Under a deep sense of our guilt and danger, we may claim salvation from that mercy which reigns through righteousness unto eternal life, by Jesus Christ our Lord. Verse 14 . There is a fear which causes happiness. Faith and love will deliver from the fear of eternal misery; but we should always fear offending God, and fear sinning against him. Verse 15 . A wicked ruler, whatever we may call him, this scripture calls a roaring lion, and a ranging bear. Verse 16 . Oppressors want understanding; they do not consult their own honour, ease, and safety. Verse 17 . The murderer shall be haunted with terrors. None shall desire to save him from deserved punishment, nor pity him. Verse 18 . Uprightness will give men holy security in the worst times; but the false and dishonest are never safe. Verse 19 . Those who are diligent, take the way to live comfortably. Verse 20 . The true way to be happy, is to be holy and honest; not to raise an estate suddenly, without regard to right or wrong. Verse 21 . Judgment is perverted, when any thing but pure right is considered. Verse 22 . He that hastens to be rich, never seriously thinks how quickly God may take his wealth from him, and leave him in poverty. Verse 23 . Upon reflection, most will have a better opinion of a faithful reprover than of a soothing flatterer. Verse 24 . Here is the wickedness of those who think it no sin to rob their parents, by wheedling them or threatening them, or by wasting what they have, and running into debt. Verse 25 . Those make themselves always easy, that live in continual dependence upon God and his grace, and live by faith. Verse 26 . A fool trusts to his own strength, merit, and righteousness. And trusts to his own heart, which is not only deceitful above all things, but which has often deceived him. Verse 27 . A selfish man not only will not look out for objects of compassion, but will look off from those that call for his attention. Verse 28 . When power is put into the hands of the wicked, wise men decline public business. If the reader will go diligently over this and the other chapters, in many places where at first he may suppose there is least of Christ, still he will find what will lead to him.

Proverbs 28 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

CHAPTER 28

Proverbs 28:1-28 .

1. A bad conscience makes men timid; the righteous are alone truly bold ( Proverbs 14:26 , Psalms 27:1 ).

2. Anarchy producing contending rulers shortens the reign of each.
but by a man . . . prolonged--or, "by a man of understanding--that is, a good ruler--he who knows or regards the right, that is, a good citizen, shall prolong (his days)." Good rulers are a blessing to the people. Bad government as a punishment for evil is contrasted with good as blessing to the good.

3. A poor man, &c.--Such, in power, exact more severely, and so leave subjects bare.

4. They that forsake . . . wicked--Wrongdoers encourage one another.

5. (Compare John 7:17 ). Ignorance of moral truth is due to unwillingness to know it.

6. (Compare Proverbs 10:6 ). Riches cannot compensate for sin, nor the want of them affect integrity.

7. (Compare Proverbs 17:25 ).
riotous men--or, "gluttons" ( Proverbs 23:20 Proverbs 23:21 ).

8. usury . . . unjust gain--(Compare Margin). The two terms, meaning nearly the same, may denote excessive interest. God's providence directs the proper use of wealth.

9. (Compare Proverbs 15:8 , 21:27 ).
hearing--that is, obeying. God requires sincere worshippers ( Psalms 66:18 , John 4:24 ).

10. (Compare Proverbs 26:27 ).

11. A poor but wise man can discover (and expose) the rich and self-conceited.

12. great glory--or, cause for it to a people, for the righteous rejoice in good, and righteousness exalts a nation ( Proverbs 14:34 ).
a man . . . hidden--that is, the good retire, or all kinds try to escape a wicked rule.

13. (Compare Psalms 32:3-5 ). Concealment of sin delivers none from God's wrath, but He shows mercy to the humble penitent ( Psalms 51:4 ).

14. feareth--that is, God, and so repents.
hardeneth his heart--makes himself insensible to sin, and so will not repent ( Proverbs 14:16 , 29:1 ).

15. The rapacity and cruelty of such beasts well represent some wicked men (compare Psalms 7:2 , 17:12 ).

16. The prince . . . understanding--that is, He does not perceive that oppression jeopards his success. Covetousness often produces oppression, hence the contrast.

17. doeth violence . . . blood, &c.--or, that is oppressed by the blood of life ( Genesis 9:6 ), which he has taken.
to the pit--the grave or destruction ( Proverbs 1:12 , Job 33:18-24 , Psalms 143:7 ).
stay him--sustain or deliver him.

18. (Compare Proverbs 10:9 , 17:20 ). Double dealing is eventually fatal.

19. (Compare Proverbs 10:4 , 20:4 ).
vain persons--idle, useless drones, implying that they are also wicked ( Proverbs 12:11 , Psalms 26:4 ).

20. maketh haste . . . rich--implying deceit or fraud ( Proverbs 20:21 ), and so opposed to "faithful" or reliable.

21. respect of persons--( Proverbs 24:23 ). Such are led to evil by the slightest motive.

22. (Compare Proverbs 28:20 ).
evil eye--in the general sense of Proverbs 23:6 , here more specific for covetousness (compare Proverbs 22:9 , Matthew 20:15 ).
poverty . . . him--by God's providence.

23. (Compare Proverbs 9:8 Proverbs 9:9 , 27:5 ). Those benefited by reproof will love their monitors.

24. (Compare Matthew 15:4-6 ). Such, though heirs, are virtually thieves, to be ranked with highwaymen.

25. of a proud heart--literally, "puffed up of soul"--that is, self-confident, and hence overbearing and litigious.
made fat--or, "prosperous" ( Proverbs 11:25 , 16:20 ).

26. (Compare Proverbs 3:6-8 ).
walketh wisely--that is, trusting in God ( Proverbs 22:17-19 ).

27. (Compare Proverbs 11:24-26 ).
hideth his eyes--as the face ( Psalms 27:9 , 69:17 ), denotes inattention.

28. The elevation of the wicked to power drives men to seek refuge from tyranny (compare Proverbs 28:12 , Proverbs 11:10 , Psalms 12:8 ).