Proverbs 22:16-23Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
16 He that oppresseth the poor to increase his riches,
and he that giveth to the rich, shall surely come to want.
17 Bow down thine ear, and hear the words of the wise,
and apply thine heart unto my knowledge.
18 For it is a pleasant thing if thou keep them within thee;
they shall withal be fitted in thy lips.
19 That thy trust may be in the Lord,
I have made known to thee this day, even to thee.
20 Have not I written to thee excellent things
in counsels and knowledge,
21 that I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth;
that thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that send unto thee?
22 Rob not the poor, because he is poor:
neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:
23 for the Lord will plead their cause,
and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them.