|New International Version (© 2011)|
Better the little that the righteous have than the wealth of many wicked;
King James Bible
A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked.
American Standard Version
Better is a little that the righteous hath Than the abundance of many wicked.
Young's Literal Translation
Better is the little of the righteous, Than the store of many wicked.
Psalm 37:16 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A little that a righteous man hath - This is a solid maxim.
Whatever a good man has, has God's blessing in it; even the blessings of the wicked are cursed.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Proverbs 3:33 The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked: but he blesses the habitation of the just.
Proverbs 13:25 The righteous eats to the satisfying of his soul: but the belly of the wicked shall want.
Proverbs 15:16,17 Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith...
Proverbs 16:8 Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right.
Proverbs 30:9 Lest I be full, and deny you, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.
Ecclesiastes 2:26 For God gives to a man that is good in his sight wisdom, and knowledge, and joy: but to the sinner he gives travail...
Ecclesiastes 4:6 Better is an handful with quietness, than both the hands full with travail and vexation of spirit.
Matthew 6:11 Give us this day our daily bread.
1 Timothy 6:6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.
Psalm 37:16 Parallel CommentariesAbundance Better Evil-Doers Good Little Riches Righteous Store Wealth WickedAbundance Better Evil-Doers Good Little Riches Righteous Store Wealth WickedTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Proverbs 15:16 Better a little with the fear of the LORD than great wealth with turmoil.
Proverbs 16:8 Better a little with righteousness than much gain with injustice.
Jeremiah 35:9 or built houses to live in or had vineyards, fields or crops.