Proverbs 29:13

13 The poor man and the oppressor 1meet together; the LORD 2 gives light to the eyes of both.

Proverbs 29:13 In-Context

11 A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back.
12 If a ruler listens to falsehood, all his officials will be wicked.
13 The poor man and the oppressor meet together; the LORD gives light to the eyes of both.
14 If a king faithfully judges the poor, his throne will be established forever.
15 The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.

Cross References 2

  • 1. [Proverbs 22:2]
  • 2. Psalms 13:3; See Job 25:3
The English Standard Version is published with the permission of Good News Publishers.