Proverbs 15:16
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New International Version
Better a little with the fear of the LORD than great wealth with turmoil.

King James Bible
Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith.

Darby Bible Translation
Better is little with the fear of Jehovah than great store and disquietude therewith.

World English Bible
Better is little, with the fear of Yahweh, than great treasure with trouble.

Young's Literal Translation
Better is a little with the fear of Jehovah, Than much treasure, and tumult with it.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Better is little with the fear of the Lord - Because where the fear of God is, there are moderation and contentment of spirit.

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Proverbs 16:8 Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right.

Proverbs 28:6 Better is the poor that walks in his uprightness, than he that is perverse in his ways, though he be rich.

Psalm 37:16 A little that a righteous man has is better than the riches of many wicked.

1 Timothy 6:6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.


Proverbs 10:22 The blessing of the LORD, it makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.

Ecclesiastes 2:10,11,18-23 And whatever my eyes desired I kept not from them, I withheld not my heart from any joy; for my heart rejoiced in all my labor...

Ecclesiastes 5:10-12 He that loves silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loves abundance with increase: this is also vanity...

God, the All-Seeing One
A sermon (No. 177) delivered on Sabbath morning, February 14, 1858 At The Music Hall, Royal Surrey Gardens by C. H. Spurgeon. "Hell and destruction are before the Lord: how much more then the hearts of the children of men?" -- Proverbs 15:11. You have often smiled at the ignorance of heathens who bow themselves before gods of wood and stone. You have quoted the words of Scripture and you have said, "Eyes have they, but they see not; ears have they, but they hear not." You have therefore argued that
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs

How the Humble and the Haughty are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 18.) Differently to be admonished are the humble and the haughty. To the former it is to be insinuated how true is that excellence which they hold in hoping for it; to the latter it is to be intimated how that temporal glory is as nothing which even when embracing it they hold not. Let the humble hear how eternal are the things that they long for, how transitory the things which they despise; let the haughty hear how transitory are the things they court, how eternal the things they
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

An Exposition on the First Ten Chapters of Genesis, and Part of the Eleventh
An unfinished commentary on the Bible, found among the author's papers after his death, in his own handwriting; and published in 1691, by Charles Doe, in a folio volume of the works of John Bunyan. ADVERTISEMENT BY THE EDITOR Being in company with an enlightened society of Protestant dissenters of the Baptist denomination, I observed to a doctor of divinity, who was advancing towards his seventieth year, that my time had been delightfully engaged with John Bunyan's commentary on Genesis. "What,"
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3

In the reign of David and Solomon, Israel became strong among the nations and had many opportunities to wield a mighty influence in behalf of truth and the right. The name of Jehovah was exalted and held in honor, and the purpose for which the Israelites had been established in the Land of Promise bade fair of meeting with fulfillment. Barriers were broken down, and seekers after truth from the lands of the heathen were not turned away unsatisfied. Conversions took place, and the church of God on
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Cross References
1 Timothy 6:6
But godliness with contentment is great gain.

Psalm 37:16
Better the little that the righteous have than the wealth of many wicked;

Proverbs 15:15
All the days of the oppressed are wretched, but the cheerful heart has a continual feast.

Proverbs 16:8
Better a little with righteousness than much gain with injustice.

Ecclesiastes 4:6
Better one handful with tranquillity than two handfuls with toil and chasing after the wind.

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