Proverbs 22:16
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New International Version
One who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth and one who gives gifts to the rich--both come to poverty.


New American Standard Bible
He who oppresses the poor to make more for himself Or who gives to the rich, will only come to poverty.


King James Bible
He that oppresseth the poor to increase his riches, and he that giveth to the rich, shall surely come to want.


Holman Christian Standard Bible
Oppressing the poor to enrich oneself, and giving to the rich--both lead only to poverty.


International Standard Version
Whoever oppresses the poor to enrich himself and whoever gives gifts to the wealthy will yield only loss.


American Standard Version
He that oppresseth the poor to increase his gain , And he that giveth to the rich,'shall come only to want.


Douay-Rheims Bible
He that oppresseth the poor, to in- crease his own riches, shall himself give to one that is richer, and shall be in need.


Darby Bible Translation
He that oppresseth the poor, it is to enrich him; he that giveth to the rich, bringeth only to want.


Young's Literal Translation
He is oppressing the poor to multiply to him, He is giving to the rich -- only to want.
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Context
A Good Name More Desirable Than Riches

1A GOOD name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favor rather than silver and gold. 2The rich and poor meet together: the LORD is the maker of them all. 3A prudent man foresees the evil, and hides himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished. 4By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honor, and life. 5Thorns and snares are in the way of the fraudulent: he that does keep his soul shall be far from them. 6Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. 7The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender. 8He that sows iniquity shall reap vanity: and the rod of his anger shall fail. 9He that has a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he gives of his bread to the poor. 10Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out; yes, strife and reproach shall cease. 11He that loves pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend. 12The eyes of the LORD preserve knowledge, and he overthrows the words of the transgressor. 13The slothful man said, There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets. 14The mouth of strange women is a deep pit: he that is abhorred of the LORD shall fall therein. 15Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him. 16He that oppresses the poor to increase his riches, and he that gives to the rich, shall surely come to want. 17Bow down your ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply your heart to my knowledge. 18For it is a pleasant thing if you keep them within you; they shall with be fitted in your lips. 19That your trust may be in the LORD, I have made known to you this day, even to you. 20Have not I written to you excellent things in counsels and knowledge, 21That I might make you know the certainty of the words of truth; that you might answer the words of truth to them that send to you? 22Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate: 23For the LORD will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them. 24Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man you shall not go: 25Lest you learn his ways, and get a snare to your soul. 26Be not you one of them that strike hands, or of them that are sureties for debts. 27If you have nothing to pay, why should he take away your bed from under you? 28Remove not the ancient landmark, which your fathers have set. 29See you a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.
Cross References
James 2:13
For he shall have judgment without mercy, that has showed no mercy; and mercy rejoices against judgment.


Proverbs 22:22
Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:


Proverbs 28:22
He that hastens to be rich has an evil eye, and considers not that poverty shall come on him.


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: for he that is higher than the highest regards; and there be higher than they.


Treasury of Scripture

He that oppresses the poor to increase his riches, and he that gives to the rich, shall surely come to want.

that oppresseth

Proverbs 22:22,23 Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate...

Proverbs 14:31 He that oppresses the poor reproaches his Maker: but he that honors him has mercy on the poor.

Proverbs 28:3 A poor man that oppresses the poor is like a sweeping rain which leaves no food.

Job 20:19 Because he has oppressed and has forsaken the poor; because he has violently taken away an house which he built not;

Psalm 12:5 For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, said the LORD...

Micah 2:2,3 And they covet fields, and take them by violence; and houses, and take them away: so they oppress a man and his house...

Zechariah 7:9-14 Thus speaks the LORD of hosts, saying, Execute true judgment, and show mercy and compassions every man to his brother...

James 2:13 For he shall have judgment without mercy, that has showed no mercy; and mercy rejoices against judgment.

James 5:1-5 Go to now, you rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come on you...

he that giveth

Luke 6:33-35 And if you do good to them which do good to you, what thank have you? for sinners also do even the same...

Luke 14:12-14 Then said he also to him that bade him, When you make a dinner or a supper, call not your friends, nor your brothers...

Luke 16:24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water...

Strong's Concordance
He that oppresseth the poor to increase his [riches, and] he that giveth to the rich, [shall] surely [come] to want.
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Proverbs Chapter 22 Verse 16

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OT Poetry: Proverbs 22:16 Whoever oppresses the poor for his own (Prov. Pro Pr)
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