I should worry about “curses” (3994). I say that because I have a tendency to rationalize and justify why others are going through hard times. Because I am aware of it I am dealing with it. The line between discernment and compassion should be drawn by grace and mercy, not my version of justice. Or maybe I should say it needs to be erased.
Are the “curses” (3994) verbal from the “poor” (7326), proclaimed by God or just the natural results of selfishness on our lives? The paraphrases tend to side with the first.
(Proverbs 28:27 GNB) Give to the poor and you will never be in need. If you close your eyes to the poor, many people will curse you.I think the Hebrew leaves it open.
So? Any way you want to translate this the result is help for the poor. It doesn’t promise blessings, just an absence of curses. I think it is the same thing.