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Proverbs 30:14

There is a kind of man whose teeth are like swords And his jaw teeth like knives, To devour the afflicted from the earth And the needy from among men.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Malice;   Oppression;   Poor;   Thompson Chain Reference - Kindness-Cruelty;   Malice;   Needy, the;   Poor, the;   Poverty-Riches;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Proverb, the Book of;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Poor and Poverty, Theology of;   War, Holy War;   Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Pardon;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Knife;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Horseleach;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Proverbs, Book of;   Vessels and Utensils;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Agur;   Generation;   Jakeh;   Massa;   Proverbs, Book of;   Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Generation;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Eating;   Proverbs, Book of;   Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types - Jaw;   Teeth;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Jaw;   Knife;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

The fourth, The greedy, cruel, and oppressive, and, especially, oppressive to the poor.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on Proverbs 30:14". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/proverbs-30.html. 1832.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

There is a generation whose teeth are as swords,.... As sharp as swords; like such the beasts of prey have; cruel, barbarous, and inhuman creatures; see Psalm 57:4;

and their jaw teeth as knives; exceeding sharp and biting:

to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men: by their tyranny, oppression, and cruelty, to deprive them of the little they have; and even to take away their lives from them, and utterly destroy them; of this disposition are all tyrants and persecutors: such were Rome Pagan, compared to a red dragon in the times of the ten Heathen persecutions; and such is Rome Papal, signified by a beast, like a leopard, bear, and lion; and which has been drunk with the blood of the saints.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on Proverbs 30:14". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/proverbs-30.html. 1999.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

There is a generation, whose teeth are as swords, and their jaw teeth as knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men.

Devour — Extortioners, and cruel oppressors.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on Proverbs 30:14". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/proverbs-30.html. 1765.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Proverbs 30:14 [There is] a generation, whose teeth [are as] swords, and their jaw teeth [as] knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from [among] men.

Ver. 14. There is a generation whose teeth, &c.] These are sycophants and greedy gripers, of whom before, often, in this book. In the year 1235, there were spread through England certain Roman usurers, called Caursini, quasi capientis ursi, devouring bears, quoth Paris, who had entangled the king, nobles, and all that had to do with them. These were called the "Pope’s merchants." (a)

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Proverbs 30:14". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/proverbs-30.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Extortioners, and cruel oppressors, who grind the faces of the poor.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Proverbs 30:14". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/proverbs-30.html. 1685.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

poor = needy. Hebrew. "ain. See note on Proverbs 6:11. Not the same word as in verses: Proverbs 30:8, Proverbs 30:9.

men. Hebrew. "adam. App-14.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Proverbs 30:14". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/proverbs-30.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

There is a generation, whose teeth are as swords, and their jaw teeth as knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men.

A generation whose teeth (are as) swords ... to devour the poor - voracious rapacity seeking its gratification by calumny and violence, at the cost of those most calculated to move compassion, the poor and needy.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Proverbs 30:14". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/proverbs-30.html. 1871-8.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

There is a generation, whose teeth are as swords, and their jaw teeth as knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men.
whose
12:18; Job 29:17; Psalms 3:7; 52:2; 57:4; 58:6; Daniel 7:5-7; Revelation 9:8
to devour
22:16; 28:3; Psalms 10:8,9; 12:5; 14:4; Ecclesiastes 4:1; Isaiah 32:7; Amos 2:7; 4:1; 8:4; Micah 2:1,2; 3:1-5; Habakkuk 3:14; Zephaniah 3:3; Matthew 23:14; James 5:1-4
Reciprocal: Job 4:10 - the teeth;  Job 24:4 - turn;  Job 41:14 - his teeth;  Psalm 64:3 - whet;  Psalm 73:8 - corrupt;  Psalm 94:4 - shall;  Proverbs 1:11 - let us lay;  Ezekiel 2:6 - though they;  Joel 1:6 - whose;  Habakkuk 2:5 - a proud man

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Proverbs 30:14". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/proverbs-30.html.