Slandering The Poor 17:5

Slandering The Poor
Proverbs 17:5

Whoever mocks the poor shows contempt for their Maker;
whoever gloats over disaster will not go unpunished.

PCdc Commentary

Poverty is often blamed for ignorance and crime.
Ignorance and crime can bring poverty.
But claiming that poverty brings ignorance and crime is a slander to the poor.
Most of the poor people in the world are neither ignorant nor criminal.
Stop slandering the poor and maligning their Maker.