Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

All the brethren of a poor man hate him; how much more do his friends go far from him: he pursueth them with words, they are not to be found.

New American Standard Bible

All the brothers of a poor man hate him; How much more do his friends abandon him! He pursues them with words, but they are gone.

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

All the brothers of a poor man hate him;
how much more do his friends
keep their distance from him!
He may pursue them with words,
but they are not there.

International Standard Version

All the relatives of a poor person shun him how much more do his friends avoid him! Though he runs after them pleading, they aren't around.

A Conservative Version

All the brothers of a poor man hate him, how much more do his friends go far from him! He pursues [with] words, [but] they are gone.

American Standard Version

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.

Amplified

All the brothers of a poor man detest him -- "how much more do his friends go far from him! He pursues them with words, but they are gone.

Bible in Basic English

All the brothers of the poor man are against him: how much more do his friends go far from him! ...

Jubilee 2000 Bible

All the brethren of the poor hate him; how much more shall his friends separate themselves from him? He shall seek their friendship and not find it.

Julia Smith Translation

All the brethren of the poor hated him: how much more his friends removed far from him? pursuing words they are not

King James 2000

All the brethren of the poor do hate him: how much more do his friends go far from him? he pursues them with words, yet they are nothing to him.

Lexham Expanded Bible

All the brothers of the poor, [if] they hate him, how much more will his friends keep away from him. He pursues [them with] words, [and] they are gone.

Modern King James verseion

All the brothers of the poor man hate him; how much more do his friends go far from him? He pursues them with words, yet they are lacking.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

As for the poor, he is hated among all his brethren; yea, his own friends forsake him, and he that giveth credence unto words, getteth nothing.

NET Bible

All the relatives of a poor person hate him; how much more do his friends avoid him -- he pursues them with words, but they do not respond.

New Heart English Bible

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.

The Emphasized Bible

All the brethren of a poor man, hate him, how much more have, his friends, gone far from him, he may hunt up promises - there are none.

Webster

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.

World English Bible

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.

Youngs Literal Translation

All the brethren of the poor have hated him, Surely also his friends have been far from him, He is pursuing words -- they are not!

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אח 
'ach 
Usage: 629

of the poor
רוּשׁ 
Ruwsh 
Usage: 24

do hate
שׂנא 
Sane' 
Usage: 145

מרע 
merea` 
Usage: 7

go far
רחק 
Rachaq 
...far, ...off, ...away, remove, good way
Usage: 57

them with words
אמר 
'emer 
Usage: 49

References

Hastings

Context Readings

How To Avoid Fools And Foolishness

6 Many court the favour of a noble; and every one is friend to a man that giveth. 7 All the brethren of a poor man hate him; how much more do his friends go far from him: he pursueth them with words, they are not to be found. 8 He that getteth sense loveth his own soul; he that keepeth understanding shall find good.



Cross References

Psalm 38:11

My lovers and mine associates stand aloof from my stroke; and my kinsmen stand afar off.

Proverbs 19:4

Wealth addeth many friends; but the poor is separated from his friend.

Proverbs 18:23

He that is poor speaketh with supplications, but the rich answereth roughly.

Psalm 88:8

Thou hast put my familiar friends far from me; thou hast made me an abomination unto them: I am shut up, and I cannot come forth.

Psalm 88:18

Lover and associate hast thou put far from me: my familiar friends are darkness.

Proverbs 14:20

He that is poor is hated even of his own neighbour; but the rich hath many friends.

Proverbs 21:13

Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also himself shall cry, and shall not be heard.

Ecclesiastes 9:15-16

and there was found in it a poor wise man, who by his wisdom delivered the city; but no man remembered that poor man.

Luke 18:38-40

And he called out saying, Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me.

James 2:6

But ye have despised the poor man. Do not the rich oppress you, and do not they drag you before the tribunals?

James 2:15-16

Now if a brother or a sister is naked and destitute of daily food,

1 John 3:17-18

But whoso may have the world's substance, and see his brother having need, and shut up his bowels from him, how abides the love of God in him?

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