Proverbs 19:4
New International Version
Wealth attracts many friends, but even the closest friend of the poor person deserts them.

New Living Translation
Wealth makes many “friends”; poverty drives them all away.

English Standard Version
Wealth brings many new friends, but a poor man is deserted by his friend.

Berean Study Bible
Wealth attracts many friends, but a poor man is deserted by his friend.

King James Bible
Wealth maketh many friends; but the poor is separated from his neighbour.

New King James Version
Wealth makes many friends, But the poor is separated from his friend.

New American Standard Bible
Wealth adds many friends, But a poor person is separated from his friend.

NASB 1995
Wealth adds many friends, But a poor man is separated from his friend.

NASB 1977
Wealth adds many friends, But a poor man is separated from his friend.

Amplified Bible
Wealth makes many friends, But a poor man is separated from his friend.

Christian Standard Bible
Wealth attracts many friends, but a poor person is separated from his friend.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Wealth attracts many friends, but a poor man is separated from his friend.

American Standard Version
Wealth addeth many friends; But the poor is separated from his friend.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Possessions add many friends and the poor is separated from his friends.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Wealth acquires many friends; but the poor is deserted even of the friend he has.

Contemporary English Version
The rich have many friends; the poor have none.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Riches make many friends: but from the poor man, even they whom he had, depart.

English Revised Version
Wealth addeth many friends: but the poor is separated from his friend.

Good News Translation
Rich people are always finding new friends, but the poor cannot keep the few they have.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Wealth adds many friends, but a poor person is separated from his friend.

International Standard Version
Wealth brings many friends, but a poor man is deserted by his friend.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Wealth addeth many friends; But as for the poor, his friend separateth himself from him.

Literal Standard Version
Wealth adds many friends, And the poor is separated from his neighbor.

NET Bible
Wealth adds many friends, but a poor person is separated from his friend.

New Heart English Bible
Wealth adds many friends, but the poor is separated from his friend.

World English Bible
Wealth adds many friends, but the poor is separated from his friend.

Young's Literal Translation
Wealth addeth many friends, And the poor from his neighbour is separated.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Man of Integrity
3A man’s own folly subverts his way, yet his heart rages against the LORD. 4Wealth attracts many friends, but a poor man is deserted by his friend. 5A false witness will not go unpunished, and one who utters lies will not escape.…

Cross References
Proverbs 14:20
The poor man is hated even by his neighbor, but many are those who love the rich.

Proverbs 19:5
A false witness will not go unpunished, and one who utters lies will not escape.


Treasury of Scripture

Wealth makes many friends; but the poor is separated from his neighbor.

maketh

Proverbs 19:6,7
Many will intreat the favour of the prince: and every man is a friend to him that giveth gifts…

Proverbs 14:20
The poor is hated even of his own neighbour: but the rich hath many friends.

Luke 15:13-15
And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living…

the poor

Proverbs 10:15
The rich man's wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the poor is their poverty.

Job 6:15-23
My brethren have dealt deceitfully as a brook, and as the stream of brooks they pass away; …

Job 19:13-17
He hath put my brethren far from me, and mine acquaintance are verily estranged from me…









(4) The poor is separated from his neighbour.--Or, but the feeble, his friend separates himself (from him). It was just in order to counteract these selfish instincts of mankind that the merciful provisions of such passages as Deuteronomy 15:7. sqq., and Luke 14:13, were laid upon God's people.

Verse 4. - Wealth maketh many friends (vers. 6, 7; Proverbs 14:20). A Greek gnome expresses the same truth -

Ἐὰν δ ἔχωμεν χρήμαθ ἕξομεν φίλους. The poor is separated from his neighbour. But it is better to make the act of separation emanate from the friend (as the Hebrew allows), and to render, with the Revised Version, The friend of the poor separateth himself from him. The word for "poor" is here dal, which means "feeble," "languid;" so ver. 17; and the came word (rea), "friend" or "neighbor," is used in both clauses. The idea of man's selfishness is carried on in vers. 6 and 7. The Law of Moses had tried to counteract it (Deuteronomy 15:7, etc.), but it was Christianity that introduced the practical realization of the law of love, and the honouring of the poor as members of Christ. Septuagint, "But the poor is deserted even by his whilom friend."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Wealth
ה֗וֹן (hō·wn)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1952: Wealth, sufficiency

attracts
יֹ֭סִיף (yō·sîp̄)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3254: To add, augment

many
רַבִּ֑ים (rab·bîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 7227: Much, many, great

friends,
רֵעִ֣ים (rê·‘îm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 7453: Friend, companion, fellow

but a poor man
וְ֝דָ֗ל (wə·ḏāl)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1800: Dangling, weak, thin

is deserted
יִפָּרֵֽד׃ (yip·pā·rêḏ)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6504: To break through, spread, separate

by his friend.
מֵרֵ֥עהוּ‪‬ (mê·rê·‘·hū)
Preposition | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 7453: Friend, companion, fellow


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