Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

The poor is hated even of his own neighbour: but the rich hath many friends.

Bible References

Poor

Proverbs 10:15
The rich man's wealth is his strong city: The destruction of the poor is their poverty.
Proverbs 19:7
All the brethren of the poor do hate him: How much more do his friends go far from him! He pursueth them with words, but they are gone.
Job 6:21
For now ye are nothing; Ye see a terror, and are afraid.
Job 19:13
He hath put my brethren far from me, And mine acquaintance are wholly estranged from me.
Job 30:10
They abhor me, they stand aloof from me, And spare not to spit in my face.

But

Proverbs 19:4
Wealth addeth many friends; But the poor is separated from his friend.
Esther 3:2
And all the king's servants, that were in the king's gate, bowed down, and did reverence to Haman; for the king had so commanded concerning him. But Mordecai bowed not down, nor did him reverence.
Esther 5:10
Nevertheless Haman refrained himself, and went home; and he sent and fetched his friends and Zeresh his wife.