Proverbs 13:23; Proverbs 14:31; Proverbs 15:15; Proverbs 16:8; Proverbs 22:16; Proverbs 22:22–23; Proverbs 29:7; Proverbs 28:3; Proverbs 29:13

23  The fallow ground of the poor would yield much food,

but it is swept away through binjustice.

31  Whoever oppresses a poor man winsults his xMaker,

ybut he who is generous to the needy honors him.

15  All the days of the afflicted are evil,

but athe cheerful of heart has a continual feast.

xBetter is a little with righteousness

than great revenues with injustice.

16  Whoever oppresses the poor to increase his own wealth,

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

22  uDo not rob the poor, because he is poor,

or vcrush the afflicted at wthe gate,

23  for xthe Lord will plead their cause

and rob of life those who rob them.

A righteous man mknows the rights of the poor;

a wicked man does not nunderstand such knowledge.

fA poor man who oppresses the poor

is a beating rain that leaves no food.

13  The poor man and the oppressor rmeet together;

the Lord sgives light to the eyes of both.