Proverbs 22:22

Saying 2

22 Do not exploit the poor because they are poor and do not crush the needy in court,

Proverbs 22:22 in Other Translations

KJV
22 Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:
ESV
22 Do not rob the poor, because he is poor, or crush the afflicted at the gate,
NLT
22 Don’t rob the poor just because you can, or exploit the needy in court.
MSG
22 Don't walk on the poor just because they're poor, and don't use your position to crush the weak,
CSB
22 Don't rob a poor man because he is poor, and don't crush the oppressed at the gate,

Proverbs 22:22 In-Context

20 Have I not written thirty sayings for you, sayings of counsel and knowledge,
21 teaching you to be honest and to speak the truth, so that you bring back truthful reports to those you serve?
22 Do not exploit the poor because they are poor and do not crush the needy in court,
23 for the LORD will take up their case and will exact life for life.
24 Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person, do not associate with one easily angered,

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Leviticus 25:17; S Job 5:16; Zechariah 7:10
  • 2. S Exodus 23:6; Malachi 3:5
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