He that increaseth his riches by usury and interest, gathereth [a]them for him that will be merciful unto the poor.

He that turneth away his ear from hearing the Law, even his prayer shall be [b]abominable.

10 He that causeth the righteous to go astray by an evil way, shall fall into his own pit, and the upright shall inherit good things.

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 28:8 For God will take away the wicked usurer, and give his goods to him that shall bestow them well.
  2. Proverbs 28:9 Because it is not of faith which is grounded of God’s word or Law, which the wicked contemn.

Whoever increases wealth by taking interest(A) or profit from the poor
    amasses it for another,(B) who will be kind to the poor.(C)

If anyone turns a deaf ear to my instruction,
    even their prayers are detestable.(D)

10 Whoever leads the upright along an evil path
    will fall into their own trap,(E)
    but the blameless will receive a good inheritance.

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