Proverbs 15:17
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New International Version
Better a small serving of vegetables with love than a fattened calf with hatred.

New Living Translation
A bowl of vegetables with someone you love is better than steak with someone you hate.

English Standard Version
Better is a dinner of herbs where love is than a fattened ox and hatred with it.

New American Standard Bible
Better is a dish of vegetables where love is Than a fattened ox served with hatred.

King James Bible
Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened ox with hatred.

International Standard Version
A vegetarian meal served with love is better than a big, thick steak with a plateful of animosity.

NET Bible
Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened ox where there is hatred.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Better is a meal of vegetables and the love of The Name, than Fattened oxen with hatred.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Better to have a dish of vegetables where there is love than juicy steaks where there is hate.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, Than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.

New American Standard 1977
Better is a dish of vegetables where love is,
            Than a fattened ox and hatred with it.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Better is a dinner of vegetables where love is than a fatted calf and hatred therewith.

King James 2000 Bible
Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a fatted ox with hatred.

American King James Version
Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.

American Standard Version
Better is a dinner of herbs, where love is, Than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.

Douay-Rheims Bible
It is better to be invited to herbs with love, than to a fatted calf with hatred.

Darby Bible Translation
Better is a meal of herbs where love is, than a fatted ox and hatred therewith.

English Revised Version
Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.

Webster's Bible Translation
Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred with it.

World English Bible
Better is a dinner of herbs, where love is, than a fattened calf with hatred.

Young's Literal Translation
Better is an allowance of green herbs and love there, Than a fatted ox, and hatred 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
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. 18A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, But the slow to anger calms a dispute.…
Cross References
Matthew 22:4
Again, he sent other servants and said, 'Tell those who have been invited that I have prepared my dinner. My oxen and fatlings have been killed, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding banquet.'

Luke 15:23
Bring the fatted calf and kill it. Let us feast and celebrate.

Proverbs 17:1
Better is a dry morsel and quietness with it Than a house full of feasting with strife.

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