Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
The rich man's wealth is his strong city. The destruction of the poor is their poverty.
All the relatives of the poor shun him: how much more do his friends avoid him! He pursues them with pleas, but they are gone.
For now you are nothing. You see a terror, and are afraid.
"He has put my brothers far from me. My acquaintances are wholly estranged from me.
They abhor me, they stand aloof from me, and don't hesitate to spit in my face.
Wealth adds many friends, but the poor is separated from his friend.
All the king's servants who were in the king's gate bowed down, and paid homage to Haman; for the king had so commanded concerning him. But Mordecai didn't bow down or pay him homage.
Nevertheless Haman restrained himself, and went home. There, he sent and called for his friends and Zeresh his wife.