Proverbs 28:6
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
2896a: pleasant, agreeable, goodfrom tob
is the poorרָ֭שׁ
7326: to be in want or poora prim. root
who walksהֹולֵ֣ךְ
1980: to go, come, walka prim. root
in his integrityבְּתֻמֹּ֑ו
8537: completeness, integrity, also part of the high priest's breastplatefrom tamam
4480: froma prim. preposition
he who is crookedמֵעִקֵּ֥שׁ
6141: twisted, pervertedfrom aqash
though he be rich.עָשִֽׁיר׃
6223: richfrom ashar

KJV Lexicon
towb  (tobe)
good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun
is the poor
ruwsh  (roosh)
to be destitute -- lack, needy, (make self) poor (man).
that walketh
halak  (haw-lak')
to walk (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively)
in his uprightness
tom  (tome)
completeness; figuratively, prosperity; usually (morally) innocence -- full, integrity, perfect(-ion), simplicity, upright(-ly, -ness), at a venture. See 8550.
than he that is perverse
`iqqesh  (ik-kashe')
distorted; hence, false -- crooked, froward, perverse.
in his ways
derek  (deh'-rek)
a road (as trodden); figuratively, a course of life or mode of action, often adverb
though he be rich
`ashiyr  (aw-sheer')
rich, whether literal or figurative (noble) -- rich (man).
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
Better is the poor who walks in his integrity Than he who is crooked though he be rich.

King James Bible
Better is the poor that walketh in his uprightness, than he that is perverse in his ways, though he be rich.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Better a poor man who lives with integrity than a rich man who distorts right and wrong.

International Standard Version
It's better to be poor and live a blameless life than to be rich but crooked in one's lifestyle.

NET Bible
A poor person who walks in his integrity is better than one who is perverse in his ways even though he is rich.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The poor walks in integrity and the rich perverts his way.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Better to be a poor person who has integrity than to be rich and double-dealing.

King James 2000 Bible
Better is the poor who walks in his uprightness, than he that is perverse in his ways, though he be rich.
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