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Proverbs 28:27 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack; But he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— He who gives to the poor will never want, But he who shuts his eyes will have many curses.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— He that giveth to the poor shall not want: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack; but he that withdraweth his eyes shall have many a curse.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— One who giveth to the poor, shall have no want, but, he that hideth his eyes, shall receive many a curse.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Whoso is giving to the poor hath no lack, And whoso is hiding his eyes multiplied curses.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— He that giveth to the poor shall not want: he that despiseth his entreaty, shall suffer indigence.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— He that giueth vnto the poore, shall not lacke: but he that hideth his eyes, shall haue many a curse.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— He that gives to the poor shall not be in want: but he that turns away his eye [from him] shall be in great distress.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
He that giveth 5414
{5414} Prime
A primitive root; to give, used with great latitude of application (put, make, etc.).
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
unto the poor 7326
{7326} Prime
A primitive root; to be destitute.
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
shall not x369
(0369) Complement
As if from a primitive root meaning to be nothing or not exist; a non-entity; generally used as a negative particle.
lack: 4270
{4270} Prime
From H2637; deficiency; hence impoverishment.
but he that hideth 5956
{5956} Prime
A primitive root; to veil from sight, that is, conceal (literally or figuratively).
<8688> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 857
his eyes 5869
{5869} Prime
Probably a primitive word; an eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy a fountain (as the eye of the landscape).
shall have many 7227
{7227} Prime
By contraction from H7231; abundant (in quantity, size, age, number, rank, quality).
a curse. 3994
{3994} Prime
From H0779; an execration.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 28:27

_ _ (Compare Proverbs 11:24-26).

_ _ hideth his eyes — as the face (Psalms 27:9; Psalms 69:17), denotes inattention.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 28:27

_ _ Here is, 1. A promise to the charitable: He that gives to the poor shall himself be never the poorer for so doing; he shall not lack. If he have but little, and so be in danger of lacking, let him give out of his little, and that will prevent it from coming to nothing; as the bounty of the widow of Sarepta to Elijah (for whom she made a little cake first) saved what she had, when it was reduced to a handful of meal. If he have much, let him give much out of it, and that will prevent its growing less; he and his shall not want what is given in pious charity. What we gave we have. 2. A threatening to the uncharitable: He that hides his eyes, that he may not see the miseries of the poor nor read their petitions, lest his eye should affect his heart and extort some relief from him, he shall have many a curse, both from God and man, and neither causeless, and therefore they shall come. Woeful is the condition of that man who has the word of God and the prayers of the poor against him.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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that giveth:

Proverbs 19:17 He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.
Proverbs 22:9 He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor.
Deuteronomy 15:7 If there be among you a poor man of one of thy brethren within any of thy gates in thy land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not harden thine heart, nor shut thine hand from thy poor brother:
Deuteronomy 15:10 Thou shalt surely give him, and thine heart shall not be grieved when thou givest unto him: because that for this thing the LORD thy God shall bless thee in all thy works, and in all that thou puttest thine hand unto.
Psalms 41:1-3 [[To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.]] Blessed [is] he that considereth the poor: the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble. ... The LORD will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness.
Psalms 112:5-9 A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion. ... He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour.
2 Corinthians 9:6-11 But this [I say], He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. ... Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God.
Hebrews 13:16 But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.


Isaiah 1:15 And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood.


Proverbs 11:26 He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him: but blessing [shall be] upon the head of him that selleth [it].
Proverbs 24:24 He that saith unto the wicked, Thou [art] righteous; him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him:
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