Compare Translations for Proverbs 19:7

Proverbs 19:7 ASV
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.
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Proverbs 19:7 BBE
All the brothers of the poor man are against him: how much more do his friends go far from him! ...
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Proverbs 19:7 CEB
All the relatives of the poor hate them; even more, their friends stay far from them. When they pursue them with words, they aren't there.
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Proverbs 19:7 CJB
A poor man's relatives all hate him; even more his friends stay away from him. He may pursue them with entreaties, but they aren't there to be found.
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Proverbs 19:7 RHE
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.
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Proverbs 19:7 ESV
All a poor man's brothers hate him; how much more do his friends go far from him! He pursues them with words, but does not have them.
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Proverbs 19:7 GW
The entire family of a poor person hates him. How much more do his friends keep their distance from him! When he chases them with words, they are gone.
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Proverbs 19:7 GNT
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.
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Proverbs 19:7 HNV
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.
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Proverbs 19:7 CSB
All the brothers of a poor man hate him; how much more do his friends keep their distance from him! He may pursue [them with] words, [but] they are not [there].
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Proverbs 19:7 KJV
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.
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Proverbs 19:7 LEB
All the brothers of the poor, [if] they hate him, how much more will his friends keep away from him. He pursues [them with] words, [and] they are gone.
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Proverbs 19:7 NAS
All the brothers of a poor man hate him; How much more do his friends abandon him! He pursues them with words, but they are gone.
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Proverbs 19:7 NCV
Poor people's relatives avoid them; even their friends stay far away. They run after them, begging, but they are gone.
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Proverbs 19:7 NIRV
A poor person is avoided by his whole family. His friends avoid him even more. The poor person runs after them to beg. But he can't find them.
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Proverbs 19:7 NIV
A poor man is shunned by all his relatives-- how much more do his friends avoid him! Though he pursues them with pleading, they are nowhere to be found.
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Proverbs 19:7 NKJV
All the brothers of the poor hate him; How much more do his friends go far from him! He may pursue them with words, yet they abandon him.
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Proverbs 19:7 NLT
If the relatives of the poor despise them, how much more will their friends avoid them. The poor call after them, but they are gone.
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Proverbs 19:7 NRS
If the poor are hated even by their kin, how much more are they shunned by their friends! When they call after them, they are not there.
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Proverbs 19:7 RSV
All a poor man's brothers hate him; how much more do his friends go far from him! He pursues them with words, but does not have them.
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Proverbs 19:7 DBY
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].
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Proverbs 19:7 MSG
When you're down on your luck, even your family avoids you - yes, even your best friends wish you'd get lost. If they see you coming, they look the other way - out of sight, out of mind.
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Proverbs 19:7 WBT
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].
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Proverbs 19:7 TMB
All the brethren of the poor hate him--how much more do his friends go far from him! He pursueth them with words, yet they are not forthcoming to him.
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Proverbs 19:7 TNIV
The poor are shunned by all their relatives-- how much more do their friends avoid them! Though they pursue them with pleading, they are nowhere to be found.
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Proverbs 19:7 WEB
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.
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Proverbs 19:7 WYC
The brethren of a poor man hate him; furthermore and the friends went away far from him. He that followeth words only, shall have nothing; (The brothers of a poor man hate him; and furthermore his friends shall go far away from him. He who followeth after only words, shall soon have nothing;)
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Proverbs 19:7 YLT
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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Proverbs 19 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 19

Verse 1 A poor man who fears God, is more honourable and happy, than a man without wisdom and grace, however rich or advanced in rank. Verse 2 . What good can the soul do, if without knowledge? And he sins who will not take time to ponder the path of his feet. Verse 3 . Men run into troubles by their own folly, and then fret at the appointments of God. Verse 4 . Here we may see how strong is men's love of money. Verse 5 . Those that tell lies in discourse, are in a fair way to be guilty of bearing false-witness. Verse 6 . We are without excuse if we do not love God with all our hearts. His gifts to us are past number, and all the gifts of men to us are fruits of his bounty. Verse 7 . Christ was left by all his disciples; but the Father was with him. It encourages our faith that he had so large an experience of the sorrows of poverty. Verse 8 . Those only love their souls aright that get true wisdom. Verse 9 . Lying is a damning, destroying sin. Verse 10 . A man that has not wisdom and grace, has no right or title to true joy. It is very unseemly for one who is a servant to sin, to oppress God's free-men. Verse 11 . He attains the most true glory who endeavours most steadily to overcome evil with good. Verse 12 . Christ is a King, whose wrath against his enemies will be as the roaring of a lion, and his favour to his people as the refreshing dew. Verse 13 . It shows the vanity of the world, that we are liable to the greatest griefs where we promise ourselves the greatest comfort. Verse 14 . A discreet and virtuous wife is more valuable than house and riches. Verse 15 . A sluggish, slothful disposition makes men poor; it brings them to want. And this applies both to the present life and that which is to come. Verse 16 . If we keep God's word, God's word will keep us from every thing really hurtful. We abuse the doctrine of free grace, if we think that it does away the necessity and advantage of obedience. Those that live at random must die. This truth is clearly taught in words enough to alarm the stoutest sinner. Verse 17 . God has chosen the poor of this world, to be rich in faith, and heirs of his kingdom. Verse 18 . When parents keep under foolish tenderness, they do their best to render children a comfort to them, and happy in themselves. Verse 19 . The spared and spoiled child is likely to become a man of great wrath. Verse 20 . Those that would be wise in their latter end, must be taught and ruled when young. Verse 21 . What should we desire, but that all our purposes may agree with God's holy will? Verse 22 . It is far better to have a heart to do good, and want ability for it, than to have ability for it, and want a heart to it. Verse 23 . Those that live in the fear of God, shall get safety, satisfaction, and true and complete happiness. Verse 24 . Indolence, when indulged, so grows upon people, that they have no heart to do the most needful things for themselves. Verse 25 . A gentle rebuke goes farthest with a man of understanding. Verse 26 . The young man who wastes his father's substance, or makes his aged mother destitute, is hateful, and will come to disgrace. Verse 27 . It is the wisdom of young men to dread hearing such talk as puts loose and evil principles into the mind. Verse 28 . Those are the worst of sinners, who are glad of an opportunity to sin. Verse 29 . The unbelief of man shall not make God's threatenings of no effect. Christ himself, when bearing sins not his own, was not spared. Justice and judgment took hold of our blessed Surety; and will God spare obstinate sinners?

Proverbs 19 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

CHAPTER 19

Proverbs 19:1-29 .

1. (Compare Proverbs 28:6 ). "Rich" for fool here. Integrity is better than riches ( Proverbs 15:16 Proverbs 15:17 , 16:8 ).

2. The last illustrates the first clause. Rashness, the result of ignorance, brings trouble.

3. perverteth . . . way--turns him back from right ( Proverbs 13:6 , 1:13 ); and he blames God for his failures.

4. (Compare Proverbs 14:20 ). Such facts are often adduced with implied disapprobation.

5. Compare Proverbs 19:9 , where perish explains not escape here (compare Psalms 88:9 Psalms 88:10 ).

8. (Compare Margin; Proverbs 15:32 ).
loveth . . . soul--or, "himself," which he evinces by regarding his best interests.
keepeth--or, "regards."

10. (Compare Proverbs 17:7 ). The fool is incapable of properly using pleasure as knowledge, yet for him to have it is less incongruous than the undue elevation of servants. Let each abide in his calling ( 1 Corinthians 7:20 ).

11. (Compare Proverbs 14:29 , 16:32 ). This inculcation of a forgiving spirit shows that true religion is always the same ( Matthew 5:22-24 ).

12. (Compare Proverbs 16:14 Proverbs 16:15 , 20:2 ). A motive to submission to lawful authority.

13. calamity--literally, "calamities," varied and many.
continual dropping--a perpetual annoyance, wearing out patience.

14. A contrast of men's gifts and God's, who, though author of both blessings, confers the latter by His more special providence.
and--or, "but," implying that the evils of Proverbs 19:13 are only avoided by His care.

15. a deep sleep--a state of utter indifference.
idle soul--or, "person" (compare Proverbs 10:4 , 12:24 ).

16. (Compare Proverbs 10:17 , 13:13 ).
despiseth . . . ways--opposed to keeping or observing, neglects ( Proverbs 16:17 ) (as unworthy of regard) his moral conduct.

17. (Compare Proverbs 14:21 , Psalms 37:26 ).
hath pity--shown by acts (compare Margin).

18. (Compare Proverbs 13:24 , 23:13 ).
let not . . . spare--literally, "do not lift up thy soul" ( Psalms 24:4 , 25:1 ), that is, do not desire to his death; a caution to passionate parents against angry chastisement.

19. Repeated efforts of kindness are lost on ill-natured persons.

20. (Compare Proverbs 13:18-20 ).
latter end--( Proverbs 5:11 ). In youth prepare for age.

21. (Compare Proverbs 16:1 Proverbs 16:9 , Psalms 33:10 Psalms 33:11 ). The failure of man's devices is implied.

22. desire--that is, to do good, indicates a kind disposition ( Proverbs 11:23 ); and the poor thus affected are better than liars, who say and do not.

23. The fear . . . life--(Compare Proverbs 3:2 ).
abide--or, "remain contented" ( 1 Timothy 4:8 ).
not visited with evil--( Proverbs 10:3 , Psalms 37:25 ), as a judgment, in which sense visit is often used ( Psalms 89:32 , Jeremiah 6:15 ).

24. bosom--literally, a wide dish in which the hand was plunged in eating ( Matthew 26:23 ). Compare Proverbs 26:15 , the sentiment expressed with equal irony and less exaggeration.

25. Such is the benefit of reproof; even the simple profit, much more the wise.

26. Unfilial conduct often condemned ( Proverbs 17:21-25 , 20:20 , Deuteronomy 21:18 Deuteronomy 21:21 ).

27. Avoid whatever leads from truth.

28. ungodly witness--(Compare Margin), one false by bad principles (compare Proverbs 6:12 ).
scorneth judgment--sets at naught the dictates of justice.
devoureth--literally, "swalloweth," as something delightful.

29. Their punishment is sure, fixed, and ready (compare Proverbs 3:34 , 10:13 ).