Proverbs 19:7
Good News Translation
Even the relatives of a poor person have no use for him; no wonder he has no friends. No matter how hard he tries, he cannot win any.

Contemporary English Version
If you are poor, your own relatives reject you, and your friends are worse. When you really need them, they are not there.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The brethren of the poor man hate him: moreover also his friends have departed far from him. He that followeth after words only, shall have nothing.

New American Bible
All the kin of the poor despise them; how much more do their friends shun them!

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

The brethren of the poor man hate him: moreover also his friends have departed far from him. He that followeth after words only, shall have nothing.

the brethren

Proverbs 19:4 Riches make many friends: but from the poor man, even they whom he had, depart.

Proverbs 14:20 The poor man shall be hateful even to his own neighbour: but the friends of the rich are many.

Psalm 38:11 My friends and my neighbours have drawn near, and stood against me. And they that were near me stood afar off:

Psalm 88:8,18 Thou hast put away my acquaintance far from me: they have set me an abomination to themselves. I was delivered up, and came not forth: . . .

Ecclesiastes 9:15,16 Now there was found in it a man poor and wise, and he delivered the city by his wisdom, and no man afterward remembered that poor man. . . .

James 2:6 But you have dishonoured the poor man. Do not the rich oppress you by might? And do not they draw you before the judgment seats?

he

Proverbs 21:13 He that stoppeth his ear against the cry of the poor, shall also cry himself, and shall not be heard.

Luke 18:38-40 And he cried out, saying: Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me. . . .

yet

Proverbs 18:23 The poor will speak with supplications, and the rich will speak roughly.

James 2:15,16 And if a brother or sister be naked and want daily food: . . .

1 John 3:17,18 He that hath the substance of this world and shall see his brother in need and shall shut up his bowels from him: how doth the charity of God abide in him? . . .

Context
The Man of Integrity
6Many honour the person of him that is mighty, and are friends of him that giveth gifts. 7The brethren of the poor man hate him: moreover also his friends have departed far from him. He that followeth after words only, shall have nothing.8But he that possesseth a mind, loveth his own soul, and he that keepeth prudence, shall find good things.…
Cross References
Psalm 38:11
My friends and my neighbours have drawn near, and stood against me. And they that were near me stood afar off:

Proverbs 10:15
The work of the just is unto life: but the fruit of the wicked unto sin.

Proverbs 14:20
The poor man shall be hateful even to his own neighbour: but the friends of the rich are many.

Proverbs 18:23
The poor will speak with supplications, and the rich will speak roughly.

Additional Translations
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.All the brothers of the poor do hate him: how much more do his friends go far from him? he pursues them with words, yet they are wanting to him.

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.

Every one who hates his poor brother shall also be far from friendship. Good understanding will draw near to them that know it, and a sensible man will find it. He that does much harm perfects mischief; and he that used provoking words shall not escape.

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].

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.

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.

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.

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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