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

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

Darby Bible Translation
Wealth addeth 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.

Proverbs 19:4 Parallel
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The poor is separated from his neighbor - Because he has the "disease of all-shunned poverty."

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Proverbs 19:6,7 Many will entreat the favor of the prince: and every man is a friend to him that gives gifts...

Proverbs 14:20 The poor is hated even of his own neighbor: but the rich has 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...

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 brothers have dealt deceitfully as a brook, and as the stream of brooks they pass away...

Job 19:13-17 He has put my brothers far from me, and my acquaintance are truly estranged from me...

[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.
A DAY and an evening such as of that Sabbath of healing in Capernaum must, with reverence be it written, have been followed by what opens the next section. [2299] To the thoughtful observer there is such unbroken harmony in the Life of Jesus, such accord of the inward and outward, as to carry instinctive conviction of the truth of its record. It was, so to speak, an inward necessity that the God-Man, when brought into contact with disease and misery, whether from physical or supernatural causes,
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

The Knowledge of God
'The Lord is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.' I Sam 2:2. Glorious things are spoken of God; he transcends our thoughts, and the praises of angels. God's glory lies chiefly in his attributes, which are the several beams by which the divine nature shines forth. Among other of his orient excellencies, this is not the least, The Lord is a God of knowledge; or as the Hebrew word is, A God of knowledges.' Through the bright mirror of his own essence, he has a full idea and cognisance
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

Christian Meekness
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth Matthew 5:5 We are now got to the third step leading in the way to blessedness, Christian meekness. Blessed are the meek'. See how the Spirit of God adorns the hidden man of the heart, with multiplicity of graces! The workmanship of the Holy Ghost is not only curious, but various. It makes the heart meek, pure, peaceable etc. The graces therefore are compared to needlework, which is different and various in its flowers and colours (Psalm 45:14).
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12

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