7 The poor are shunned by all their relatives— how much more do their friends avoid them! Though the poor pursue them with pleading, they are nowhere to be found.a

Read Proverbs 19:7 Using Other Translations

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 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.
The relatives of the poor despise them; how much more will their friends avoid them! Though the poor plead with them, their friends are gone.