Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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! ...

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.

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 seek a ruler’s favor,
and everyone is a friend of one who gives gifts.
7 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.
8 The one who acquires good sense loves himself;
one who safeguards understanding finds success.



Cross References

Psalm 38:11

My loved ones and friends stand back from my affliction,
and my relatives stand at a distance.

Proverbs 19:4

Wealth attracts many friends,
but a poor man is separated from his friend.

Proverbs 18:23

The poor man pleads,
but the rich one answers roughly.

Psalm 88:8

You have distanced my friends from me;
You have made me repulsive to them.
I am shut in and cannot go out.

Psalm 88:18

You have distanced loved one and neighbor from me;
darkness is my only friend.

Proverbs 14:20

A poor man is hated even by his neighbor,
but there are many who love the rich.

Proverbs 21:13

The one who shuts his ears to the cry of the poor
will himself also call out and not be answered.

Ecclesiastes 9:15-16

Now a poor wise man was found in the city, and he delivered the city by his wisdom. Yet no one remembered that poor man.

Luke 18:38-40

So he called out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”

James 2:6

Yet you dishonored that poor man. Don’t the rich oppress you and drag you into the courts?

James 2:15-16

If a brother or sister is without clothes and lacks daily food

1 John 3:17-18

If anyone has this world’s goods and sees his brother in need but closes his eyes to his need—how can God’s love reside in him?

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