New International Version
The poor are shunned by all their relatives-- how much more do their friends avoid them! Though the poor pursue them with pleading, they are nowhere to be found.
King James Bible
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.
Darby Bible 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].
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.
Young's 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!
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Do hate him - They shun him as they do the person they hate. They neither hate him positively, nor love him: they disregard him; they will have nothing to do with him. שנא sana signifies not only to hate, but to show a less degree of love to one than another. So Jacob loved Rachel, but hated Leah - showed her less affection than he did to Rachel.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
[This chapter is based on 2 Kings 5.] "Now Naaman, captain of the host of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master, and honorable, because by him the Lord had given deliverance unto Syria: he was also a mighty man in valor, but he was a leper." Ben-hadad, king of Syria, had defeated the armies of Israel in the battle which resulted in the death of Ahab. Since that time the Syrians had maintained against Israel a constant border warfare, and in one of their raids they had carried away a …
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings
Second Journey through Galilee - the Healing of the Leper.
The Knowledge of God
My friends and companions avoid me because of my wounds; my neighbors stay far away.
The wealth of the rich is their fortified city, but poverty is the ruin of the poor.
The poor are shunned even by their neighbors, but the rich have many friends.
The poor plead for mercy, but the rich answer harshly.
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