Proverbs 16:19
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New International Version
Better to be lowly in spirit along with the oppressed than to share plunder with the proud.

New Living Translation
Better to live humbly with the poor than to share plunder with the proud.

English Standard Version
It is better to be of a lowly spirit with the poor than to divide the spoil with the proud.

New American Standard Bible
It is better to be humble in spirit with the lowly Than to divide the spoil with the proud.

King James Bible
Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Better to be lowly of spirit with the humble than to divide plunder with the proud.

International Standard Version
Better to be humble among the poor, than to share what is stolen with the proud.

NET Bible
It is better to be lowly in spirit with the afflicted than to share the spoils with the proud.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The humble spirit and humble eyes are better than he that divides loot with the mighty.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Better to be humble with lowly people than to share stolen goods with arrogant people.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Better it is to be of a lowly spirit with the humble, Than to divide the spoil with the proud.

New American Standard 1977
It is better to be of a humble spirit with the lowly,
            Than to divide the spoil with the proud.

Jubilee Bible 2000
It is better to humble your spirit with the lowly than to divide the spoil with the proud.

King James 2000 Bible
Better it is to be of a humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.

American King James Version
Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.

American Standard Version
Better it is to be of a lowly spirit with the poor, Than to divide the spoil with the proud.

Douay-Rheims Bible
It is better to be humbled with the meek, than to divide spoils with the proud.

Darby Bible Translation
Better is it to be of a humble spirit with the meek, than to divide the spoil with the proud.

English Revised Version
Better it is to be of a lowly spirit with the poor, than to divide the spoil with the proud.

Webster's Bible Translation
Better it is to be of a humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.

World English Bible
It is better to be of a lowly spirit with the poor, than to divide the plunder with the proud.

Young's Literal Translation
Better is humility of spirit with the poor, Than to apportion spoil with the proud.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
16:12. The ruler that uses his power aright, will find that to be his best security. 13. Put those in power who know how to speak to the purpose. 14,15. Those are fools, who, to obtain the favour of an earthly prince, throw themselves out of God's favour. 16. There is joy and satisfaction of spirit, only in getting wisdom. 17. A sincerely religious man keeps at a distance from every appearance of evil. Happy is the man that walks in Christ, and is led by the Spirit of Christ. 18. When men defy God's judgments, and think themselves far from them, it is a sign they are at the door. Let us not fear the pride of others, but fear pride in ourselves. 19. Humility, though it exposes to contempt in the world, is much better than high-spiritedness, which makes God an enemy. He that understands God's word shall find good. 21. The man whose wisdom dwells in his heart, will be found more truly prudent than many who possess shining talents. 22. As waters to a thirsty land, so is a wise man to his friends and neighbours. 23. The wise man's self-knowledge, always suggests something proper to be spoken to others. 24. The word of God cures the diseases that weaken our souls. 25. This is caution to all, to take heed of deceiving themselves as to their souls. 26. We must labour for the meat which endureth to everlasting life, or we must perish.
Study Bible
The Tongue's Answer is from the Lord
18Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before stumbling. 19It is better to be humble in spirit with the lowly Than to divide the spoil with the proud. 20He who gives attention to the word will find good, And blessed is he who trusts in the LORD.…
Cross References
Exodus 15:9
"The enemy said, 'I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; My desire shall be gratified against them; I will draw out my sword, my hand will destroy them.'

Judges 5:30
'Are they not finding, are they not dividing the spoil? A maiden, two maidens for every warrior; To Sisera a spoil of dyed work, A spoil of dyed work embroidered, Dyed work of double embroidery on the neck of the spoiler?'

Proverbs 1:13
We will find all kinds of precious wealth, We will fill our houses with spoil;

Proverbs 1:14
Throw in your lot with us, We shall all have one purse,"

Proverbs 3:34
Though He scoffs at the scoffers, Yet He gives grace to the afflicted.

Proverbs 29:23
A man's pride will bring him low, But a humble spirit will obtain honor.

Isaiah 57:15
For thus says the high and exalted One Who lives forever, whose name is Holy, "I dwell on a high and holy place, And also with the contrite and lowly of spirit In order to revive the spirit of the lowly And to revive the heart of the contrite.
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Psalm 34:18 The LORD is near to them that are of a broken heart; and saves such …

Psalm 138:6 Though the LORD be high, yet has he respect to the lowly: but the …

Isaiah 57:15 For thus said the high and lofty One that inhabits eternity, whose …

Matthew 5:3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Luke 1:51-53 He has showed strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in …

Luke 18:13,14 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as …

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Isaiah 9:3 You have multiplied the nation, and not increased the joy: they joy …

Isaiah 10:6,13-15 I will send him against an hypocritical nation, and against the people …

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