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.

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

New King James Version
The poor man is hated even by his own neighbor, But the rich has many friends.

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

NASB 1995
The poor is hated even by his neighbor, But those who love the rich are many.

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

Amplified Bible
The poor man is hated even by his neighbor, But those who love the rich are many.

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

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

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

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

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Friends will hate poor friends; but the friends of the rich are many.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
The poor is hated even of his neighbor, And those loving the rich [are] many.

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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
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 poor is their poverty.

Proverbs 19:7
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.

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

but

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

Esther 3:2
And all the king's servants, that were in the king's gate, bowed, and reverenced Haman: for the king had so commanded concerning him. But Mordecai bowed not, nor did him reverence.

Esther 5:10,11
Nevertheless Haman refrained himself: and when he came home, he sent and called for his friends, and Zeresh his wife…









(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 - . . .

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

even
גַּם־ (gam-)
Conjunction
Strong's 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 7453: Friend, companion, fellow

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

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

the rich.
עָשִׁ֣יר (‘ā·šîr)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 6223: Rich


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