Parallel Verses

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.

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 hate him;
How much more do his friends abandon 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.

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.

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 will seek favor before the generous, and everyone [is] the friend of a man of gifts. 7 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. 8 He who acquires wisdom loves himself; he who guards understanding [loves] to find good.



Cross References

Psalm 38:11

My friends and companions stand aloof from my affliction, and my relatives stand afar off.

Proverbs 19:4

Wealth adds many friends, but the poor will be left by his friends.

Proverbs 18:23

The poor may speak entreaties, but the rich will answer roughly.

Psalm 88:8

You have removed my acquaintances far from me. You have made me detestable to them. [I am] confined and cannot go out.

Psalm 88:18

You have removed loved one and friend far from me, my acquaintances [far from my] darkness.

Proverbs 14:20

The poor is disliked even by his neighbor, but the lovers of the rich are many.

Proverbs 21:13

He who closes his ear from the cry of the poor, he also will cry out and not be heard.

Ecclesiastes 9:15-16

Now, a poor wise man was found in it, and he delivered the city by his wisdom.

Luke 18:38-40

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

James 2:6

But you have dishonored the poor! Are not the rich exploiting you and they themselves dragging you into the courts?

James 2:15-16

If a brother or a sister is poorly clothed and lacking food for the day,

1 John 3:17-18

But whoever has the world's material possessions and observes his brother {in need} and shuts his heart against him, how does the love of God reside in him?

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