Proverbs 14:20

20 The poor are shunned even by their neighbors, but the rich have many friends.

Proverbs 14:20 in Other Translations

KJV
20 The poor is hated even of his own neighbour: but the rich hath many friends.
ESV
20 The poor is disliked even by his neighbor, but the rich has many friends.
NLT
20 The poor are despised even by their neighbors, while the rich have many “friends.”
MSG
20 An unlucky loser is shunned by all, but everyone loves a winner.
CSB
20 A poor man is hated even by his neighbor, but there are many who love the rich.

Proverbs 14:20 In-Context

18 The simple inherit folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
19 Evildoers will bow down in the presence of the good, and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
20 The poor are shunned even by their neighbors, but the rich have many friends.
21 It is a sin to despise one’s neighbor, but blessed is the one who is kind to the needy.
22 Do not those who plot evil go astray? But those who plan what is good find love and faithfulness.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Proverbs 19:4,7
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