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1 Every friend will say: “I also am a close friend.” But there is a friend who is a friend in name only. Is this not a grief even unto death?
1 Every friend saith, I am his friend also: but there is a friend, which is only a friend in name.
2 But a companion and friend may turn into an enemy.
2 Is it not a grief unto death, when a companion and friend is turned to an enemy?
3 O wicked presumption! From what were you created that you would cover the dry land with your malice and deceitfulness?
3 O wicked imagination, whence camest thou in to cover the earth with deceit?
4 A companion may rejoice with his friend in good times, but in a time of tribulation, he will be an adversary.
4 There is a companion, which rejoiceth in the prosperity of a friend, but in the time of trouble will be against him.
5 There is a companion who commiserates with a friend for the sake of the stomach, but he will shield himself from the enemy.
6 You should not forget your friend in your soul, and you should not be unmindful of him in your wealth.
6 Forget not thy friend in thy mind, and be not unmindful of him in thy riches.