New International Version
Better a little with the fear of the LORD than great wealth with turmoil.
King James Bible
Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith.
Darby Bible Translation
Better is little with the fear of Jehovah than great store and disquietude therewith.
World English Bible
Better is little, with the fear of Yahweh, than great treasure with trouble.
Young's Literal Translation
Better is a little with the fear of Jehovah, Than much treasure, and tumult with it.
Proverbs 15:16 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Better is little with the fear of the Lord - Because where the fear of God is, there are moderation and contentment of spirit.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryGod, the All-Seeing One
A sermon (No. 177) delivered on Sabbath morning, February 14, 1858 At The Music Hall, Royal Surrey Gardens by C. H. Spurgeon. "Hell and destruction are before the Lord: how much more then the hearts of the children of men?" -- Proverbs 15:11. You have often smiled at the ignorance of heathens who bow themselves before gods of wood and stone. You have quoted the words of Scripture and you have said, "Eyes have they, but they see not; ears have they, but they hear not." You have therefore argued that …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
How the Humble and the Haughty are to be Admonished.
An Exposition on the First Ten Chapters of Genesis, and Part of the Eleventh
1 Timothy 6:6
But godliness with contentment is great gain.
Better the little that the righteous have than the wealth of many wicked;
All the days of the oppressed are wretched, but the cheerful heart has a continual feast.
Better a little with righteousness than much gain with injustice.
Better one handful with tranquillity than two handfuls with toil and chasing after the wind.
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