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Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife.
King James Bible
Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife.
American Standard Version
Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, Than a house full of feasting with strife.
Young's Literal Translation
Better is a dry morsel, and rest with it, Than a house full of the sacrifices of strife.
Proverbs 17:1 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Better is a dry morsel - Peace and contentment, and especially domestic peace, are beyond all other blessings.
A house full of sacrifices - A Hindoo priest, who officiates at a festival, sometimes receives so many offeringss that his house is filled with them, so that many of them are damaged before they can be used - Ward.
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