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Proverbs 28:27

27 Those who give to the poor will lack nothing, but those who close their eyes to them receive many curses.

Read Proverbs 28:27 Using Other Translations

He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.
Whoever gives to the poor will not want, but he who hides his eyes will get many a curse.
Whoever gives to the poor will lack nothing, but those who close their eyes to poverty will be cursed.

What does Proverbs 28:27 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Proverbs 28:27

He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack
That gives alms unto them, relieves them in their distress, supplies them with money, food, or clothes, and does it cheerfully, largely, and liberally, as the case requires; such an one shall not want any good thing; he shall not be the poorer for what he gives; he shall not miss it, nor his substance be diminished; he shall not come to poverty and want, yea, he shall be enriched, and his substance increased, for more is intended than is expressed. Jarchi interprets this of a wise man not restraining doctrine from a disciple, but giving it to him liberally; but he that hideth his eyes;
that is, from the poor, as the Targum and Syriac version add; that does not care to see his person, to behold his miseries, or know his case, lest his heart should be moved with compassion, and should draw out anything from him; see ( Isaiah 58:7 ) . Such an one shall have many a curse;
not only from the poor he hardens himself against, but from other persons, who observe his miserable and covetous disposition; and from the Lord himself, who abhors such persons, and curses their very blessings now, and will bid them depart from him as accursed persons hereafter.

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