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

Other Translations of Proverbs 14:20

King James Version

20 The poor is hated even of his own neighbour: but the rich the rich...: Heb. many are the lovers of the rich hath many friends.

English Standard Version

20 The poor is disliked even by his neighbor, but the rich has many friends.

The Message

20 An unlucky loser is shunned by all, but everyone loves a winner.

New King James Version

20 The poor man is hated even by his own neighbor, But the rich has many friends.

New Living Translation

20 The poor are despised even by their neighbors, while the rich have many "friends."

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 14:20

Commentary on Proverbs 14:20

(Read Proverbs 14:20)

Friendship in the world is governed by self-interest. It is good to have God our Friend; he will not desert us.