Proverbs 14:20
New International Version
The poor are shunned even by their neighbors, but the rich have many friends.

New Living Translation
The poor are despised even by their neighbors, while the rich have many "friends."

English Standard Version
The poor is disliked even by his neighbor, but the rich has many friends.

Berean Study Bible
The poor man is hated even by his neighbor, but many are those who love the rich.

New American Standard Bible
The poor is hated even by his neighbor, But those who love the rich are many.

King James Bible
The poor is hated even of his own neighbour: but the rich hath many friends.

Christian Standard Bible
A poor person is hated even by his neighbor, but there are many who love the rich.

Contemporary English Version
You have no friends if you are poor, but you have lots of friends if you are rich.

Good News Translation
No one likes the poor, not even their neighbors, but the rich have many friends.

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

International Standard Version
The poor person is shunned by his neighbor, but many are the friends of the wealthy.

NET Bible
A poor person is disliked even by his neighbors, but those who love the rich are many.

New Heart English Bible
The poor person is shunned even by his own neighbor, but the rich person has many friends.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The poor is hated by his neighbors and the friends of the rich are many.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A poor person is hated even by his neighbor, but a rich person is loved by many.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The poor is hated even of his own neighbour; But the rich hath many friends.

New American Standard 1977
The poor is hated even by his neighbor, But those who love the rich are many.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The poor is hated even of his own neighbour, but many are those who love the rich.

King James 2000 Bible
The poor is hated even of his own neighbor: but the rich has many friends.

American King James Version
The poor is hated even of his own neighbor: but the rich has many friends.

American Standard Version
The poor is hated even of his own neighbor; But the rich hath many friends.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The poor man shall be hateful even to his own neighbour: but the friends of the rich are many.

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

English Revised Version
The poor is hated even of his own neighbour: but the rich hath many friends.

Webster's Bible Translation
The poor is hated even by his own neighbor: but the rich hath many friends.

World English Bible
The poor person is shunned even by his own neighbor, but the rich person has many friends.

Young's Literal Translation
Even of his neighbour is the poor hated, And those loving the rich are many.
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
The Wise Woman
19The evil bow before the good, and the wicked at the gates of the righteous. 20The poor man is hated even by his neighbor, but many are those who love the rich. 21He who despises his neighbor sins, but blessed is he who shows kindness to the poor.…
Cross References
Proverbs 19:4
Wealth attracts many friends, but a poor man is deserted by his friend.

Proverbs 19:7
All the brothers of a poor man hate him--how much more do his friends avoid him! He may pursue them with pleading, but they are nowhere to be found.

Treasury of Scripture

The poor is hated even of his own neighbor: but the rich has many friends.

poor

Proverbs 10:15 The rich man's wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the …

Proverbs 19:7 All the brothers of the poor do hate him: how much more do his friends …

Job 6:21-23 For now you are nothing; you see my casting down, and are afraid…

Job 19:13,14 He has put my brothers far from me, and my acquaintance are truly …

Job 30:10 They abhor me, they flee far from me, and spare not to spit in my face.

but

Proverbs 19:4,6 Wealth makes many friends; but the poor is separated from his neighbor…

Esther 3:2 And all the king's servants, that were in the king's gate, bowed, …

Esther 5:10,11 Nevertheless Haman refrained himself: and when he came home, he sent …

the rich hath many friends or many are the lovers of the rich.







Lexicon
The poor [man]
רָ֑שׁ (rāš)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7326: To be in want or poor

is hated
יִשָּׂ֣נֵא (yiś·śā·nê)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8130: To hate

even
גַּם־ (gam-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

by his neighbor,
לְ֭רֵעֵהוּ (lə·rê·‘ê·hū)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7453: Friend, companion, fellow

but many are those
רַבִּֽים׃ (rab·bîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7227: Much, many, great

who love
וְאֹהֲבֵ֖י (wə·’ō·hă·ḇê)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 157: To have affection f

the rich.
עָשִׁ֣יר (‘ā·šîr)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6223: Rich
(20) The poor is hated even of his own neighbour.--This sad experience of life is repeated in Proverbs 19:7. The following verse serves as a corrective of this selfish tendency of mankind.

Verse 20. - The poor is hated even of his own neighbour (Proverbs 19:4, 7). This sad experience of selfishness (comp. Ecclus. 6:8, etc.; 12:8) is corrected by the following verse, which must be taken in connection with this; at the same time, it is a truth which has been expressed in various ways by many moralists and satirists. Says the Greek Theognis -

Πᾶς τις πλούσιον ἄνδρα τίει ἀτίει δὲ πενιχρόν.

"The rich all honour, but the poor man slight." Says Ovid, 'Trist.,' 1:9. 6 -

"Donec eris felix, multos numerabis amicos;
Tempora si fuerint nubila, solus eris."

"Prosperous, you many friends will own;
In cloudy days you stand alone." In the Talmud we find (Dukes, 'Rabb. Blum.'), "At the door of the tavern there are many brethren and friends, at the poor man's gate not one." The rich hath many friends. Says Theognis again -

Αϋ μεν ἔχοντος ἐμοῦ πολλοὶ φίλοι η}ν δέ τι δεινον
Συγκύρσῃ παῦροι πιστὸν ἔχουσι νόον And again, a distich which might have been written today -

Πλήθει δ ἀνθρώπων ἀρετὴ μία γίγνεται ἥδε
Πλουτεῖν τῶν δ ἄλλων οὐδὲν ἄρ η΅ν ὄφελος

"One only virtue you must needs possess
(As say the most of men), and that is wealth;
All others are of small account."
14:18. Sin is the shame of sinners; but wisdom is the honour of the wise. 19. Even bad men acknowledge the excellency of God's people. 20. Friendship in the world is governed by self-interest. It is good to have God our Friend; he will not desert us. 21. To despise a man for his employment or appearance is a sin. 22. How wisely those consult their own interest, who not only do good, but devise it! 23. Labour of the head, or of the hand, will turn to some good account. But if men's religion runs all out in talk and noise, they will come to nothing. 24. The riches of men of wisdom and piety enlarge their usefulness. 25. An upright man will venture the displeasure of the greatest, to bring truth to light. 26,27. Those who fear the Lord so as to obey and serve him, have a strong ground of confidence, and will be preserved. Let us seek to this Fountain of life, that we may escape the snares of death. 28. Let all that wish well to the kingdom of Christ, do what they can, that many may be added to his church. 29. A mild, patient man is one that learns of Christ, who is Wisdom itself. Unbridled passion is folly made known. 30. An upright, contented, and benevolent mind, tends to health. 31. To oppress the poor is to reproach our Creator. 32. The wicked man has his soul forced from him; he dies in his sins, under the guilt and power of them. But godly men, though they have pain and some dread of death, have the blessed hope, which God, who cannot lie, has given them. 33. Wisdom possesses the heart, and thus regulates the affections and tempers. 34. Piety and holiness always promote industry, sobriety, and honesty. 35. The great King who reigns over heaven and earth, will reward faithful servants who honour his gospel by the proper discharge of the duties of their stations: he despises not the services of the lowest.
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