English Standard Version
Better is a dry morsel with 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.
Better is a dry morsel with joy, than a house full of victims with strife.
English Revised Version
Better is a dry morsel and quietness therewith, than an house full of feasting with strife.
Webster's Bible Translation
Better is a dry morsel, and quietness with it, than a house full of sacrifices with strife.
Proverbs 17:1 Parallel
CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
28 A man of falsehood scattereth strife,
And a backbiter separateth confidential friends.
Regarding תּהפּכות (מדבר) אישׁ, vid., Proverbs 2:12, and מדון ישׁלּח, Proverbs 6:14; the thought of 28b is found at Proverbs 6:19. נרגּן (with ן minusculum, which occurs thrice with the terminal Nun) is a Niphal formation from רגן, to murmur (cf. נזיד, from זיד), and denotes the whisperer, viz., the backbiter, ψίθυρος, Sir. 5:14, ψιθυριστής, susurro; the Arab. nyrj is abbreviated from it, a verbal stem of נרג (cf. Aram. norgo, an axe, Arab. naurag, a threshing-sledge equals מורג) cannot be proved. Aquila is right in translating by τονθρυστής, and Theodotion by γόγγυσος, from רגן, Hiph. נרגּן, γογγύζειν. Regarding אלּוּף, confidential friend, vid., p. 82; the sing., as Proverbs 18:9, is used in view of the mutual relationship, and מפריד proceeds on the separation of the one, and, at the same time, of the other from it. Luther, in translating by "a slanderer makes princes disagree," is in error, for אלּוּף, φύλαρχος, is not a generic word for prince.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Better is a dinner of herbs where love is than a fattened ox and hatred with it.
A servant who deals wisely will rule over a son who acts shamefully and will share the inheritance as one of the brothers.
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