Psalm 37:16
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English Standard Version
Better is the little that the righteous has than the abundance 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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Better is a little to the just, than the great riches of the wicked.

English Revised Version
Better is a little that the righteous hath than the abundance of many wicked.

Webster's Bible Translation
A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The protasis in Psalm 37:10 is literally: adhuc parum (temporis superest), עוד מעט ו, as e.g., Exodus 23:30, and as in a similar connection מעט ו, Job 24:24. והתבּוננתּ also is a protasis with a hypothetical perfect, Ges. ֗155, 4, a. This promise also runs in the mouth of the Preacher on the Mount (Matthew 5:5) just as the lxx renders Psalm 37:11: οἱ δὲ πρᾳεῖς κληρονομήσουσι γῆν. Meekness, which is content with God, and renounces all earthly stays, will at length become the inheritor of the land, yea of the earth. Whatever God-opposed self-love may amass to itself and may seek to acquire, falls into the hands of the meek as their blessed possession.

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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.

Cross References
Proverbs 15:16
Better is a little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble with it.

Proverbs 16:8
Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues with injustice.

Jeremiah 35:9
and not to build houses to dwell in. We have no vineyard or field or seed,

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