The poor is hated even by his neighbor,
But those who love the rich are many.
Wealth adds many friends,
But a poor man is separated from his friend.
All the king’s servants who were at the king’s gate bowed down and paid homage to Haman; for so the king had commanded concerning him. But Mordecai neither bowed down nor paid homage.
Haman controlled himself, however, went to his house and sent for his friends and his wife Zeresh.
“Indeed, you have now become such,
You see a terror and are afraid.
“He has removed my brothers far from me,
And my acquaintances are completely estranged from me.
“They abhor me and stand aloof from me,
And they do not refrain from spitting at my face.
The rich man’s wealth is his fortress,
The ruin of the poor is their poverty.
Many will seek the favor of a generous man,
And every man is a friend to him who gives gifts.