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Proverbs 19:4


Wealth adds many friends, but a poor person is separated 1  from his friend. 2 


Job 6:15-23; Job 19:13-17; Pr 10:15; Pr 14:20; Pr 19:6,7; Lu 15:13-15

NET © Notes

tn The Niphal imperfect probably should be taken in the passive sense (the poor person is deserted by his “friend,” cf. NAB, NIV) rather than as a direct middle (the poor person deserted his friend).

sn This proverb simply makes an observation on life: People pursue wealthy folk hoping that they can gain something from the rich, but the poor are deserted even by friends, who fear that the poor will try to gain something from them.

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