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

New Living Translation
Better to have little, with fear for the LORD, than to have great treasure and inner turmoil.

English Standard Version
Better is a little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble with it.

New American Standard Bible
Better is a little with the fear of the LORD Than great treasure and turmoil with it.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Better a little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure with turmoil.

International Standard Version
Better is a little accompanied by fear of the LORD than abundant wealth with turmoil.

NET Bible
Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great wealth and turmoil with it.

New Heart English Bible
Better is little, with the fear of the LORD, than great treasure with trouble.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
To worship Lord Jehovah a little is better than the great treasures of the evil.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Better to have a little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and turmoil.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Better is little with the fear of the LORD, Than great treasure and turmoil therewith.

New American Standard 1977
Better is a little with the fear of the LORD,
            Than great treasure and turmoil with it.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith.

King James 2000 Bible
Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure with trouble.

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

American Standard Version
Better is little, with the fear of Jehovah, Than great treasure and trouble therewith.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Better is a little with the fear of the Lord, than great treasures without content,

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

English Revised Version
Better is little with the fear of the LORD, than great treasure and trouble therewith.

Webster's Bible Translation
Better is little with the fear of the LORD, than great treasure and trouble with it.

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.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
15:16,17. Believers often have enough when worldly eyes see little; the Lord is with them, without the cares, troubles, and temptations which are with the wealth of the wicked. 18. He that is slow to anger, not only prevents strife, but appeases it, if kindled. 19. Those who have no heart to their work, pretend that they cannot do their work without hardship and danger. And thus many live always in doubt about their state, because always in neglect of some duty. 20. Those who treat an aged mother or a father with contempt or neglect, show their own folly. 21. Such as are truly wise, study that their thoughts, words, and actions should be regular, sincere, and holy. 22. If men will not take time and pains to deliberate, they are not likely to bring any thing to pass. 23. Wisdom is needed to suit our discourse to the occasions. 24. A good man sets his affections on things above; his way leads directly thither.
Study Bible
A Gentle Answer Turns Away Wrath
15All the days of the afflicted are bad, But a cheerful heart has a continual feast. 16Better is a little with the fear of the LORD Than great treasure and turmoil with it. 17Better is a dish of vegetables where love is Than a fattened ox served with hatred.…
Cross References
1 Timothy 6:6
Of course, godliness with contentment is great gain.

Psalm 37:16
Better is the little of the righteous Than the abundance of many wicked.

Proverbs 15:15
All the days of the afflicted are bad, But a cheerful heart has a continual feast.

Proverbs 16:8
Better is a little with righteousness Than great income with injustice.

Ecclesiastes 4:6
One hand full of rest is better than two fists full of labor and striving after wind.
Treasury of Scripture

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

little

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 …

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.

great

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 …

Ecclesiastes 5:10-12 He that loves silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that …

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