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Proverbs 22:16

16  Whoever oppresses the poor to increase his own wealth,

or gives to the rich, owill only come to poverty.

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Proverbs 22:16 — The New International Version (NIV)

16 One who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth

and one who gives gifts to the rich—both come to poverty.

Proverbs 22:16 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

16 He that oppresseth the poor to increase his riches,

And he that giveth to the rich, shall surely come to want.

Proverbs 22:16 — New Living Translation (NLT)

16 A person who gets ahead by oppressing the poor

or by showering gifts on the rich will end in poverty.

Proverbs 22:16 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

16 He who oppresses the poor to increase his riches,

And he who gives to the rich, will surely come to poverty.

Proverbs 22:16 — New Century Version (NCV)

16 Whoever gets rich by mistreating the poor,

and gives presents to the wealthy, will become poor.

Proverbs 22:16 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

16 He that oppresseth the poor to increase his gain,

And he that giveth to the rich, shall come only to want.

Proverbs 22:16 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

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

Proverbs 22:16 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

16 Oppressing the poor for profit 

⸤or⸥ giving to the rich 

certainly leads to poverty. 

Proverbs 22:16 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

16 Oppressing the poor to enrich oneself,

and giving to the rich—both lead only to poverty.

Proverbs 22:16 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

16 Oppressing the poor in order to enrich oneself,

and giving to the rich, will lead only to loss.

Proverbs 22:16 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

16 He who oppresses the poor in order to enrich himself,

or gives to the rich, will come to poverty.

Proverbs 22:16 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

16 One person may beat poor people down in order to get rich.

Another person may give gifts to rich people. Both of them will become poor.

Proverbs 22:16 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

16 He who oppresses the poor to make more for himself

Or who gives to the rich, will only come to poverty.