Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


All the brethren of the poor do hate him: how much more do his friends go far from him? he pursueth them with words, yet they are wanting to him.

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The brethren

Proverbs 19:4
Wealth adds many friends, but a poor man is separated from his friend.
Proverbs 14:20
The poor man is hated even by his own neighbor, but the rich man has many friends.
Psalm 38:11
Those I love and my friends stand aloof from my plague, and my kinsmen stand afar off.
Psalm 88:8
Thou have put my acquaintances far from me. Thou have made me an abomination to them. I am shut up, and I cannot come forth.
Ecclesiastes 9:15
Now there was found in it a poor wise man. And he by his wisdom delivered the city, yet no man remembered that same poor man.
James 2:6
But ye have dishonored the poor man. Do not the rich exploit you, and they themselves drag you into courts?


Proverbs 21:13
He who stops his ears at the cry of a poor man, he also shall cry, but shall not be heard.
Luke 18:38
And he cried out, saying, Jesus, thou son of David, be merciful to me.


Proverbs 18:23
A poor man uses entreaties, but a rich man answers roughly.
James 2:15
And if a brother or sister may be unclothed, and may be destitute of daily food,
1 John 3:17
But whoever has the world's living, and sees his brother having need, and closes his bowels from him, how does the love of God abide in him?

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Proverbs 17:17
A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.