New International Version
Better a little with righteousness than much gain with injustice.
King James Bible
Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right.
Darby Bible Translation
Better is a little with righteousness, than great revenues without right.
World English Bible
Better is a little with righteousness, than great revenues with injustice.
Young's Literal Translation
Better is a little with righteousness, Than abundance of increase without justice.
Proverbs 16:8 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
When a man's ways please the Lord - God is the guardian and defense of all that fear and love him; and it is truly astonishing to see how wondrously God works in their behalf, raising them up friends, and turning their enemies into friends.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryApril 27. "The Sweetness of the Lips" (Prov. xvi. 21).
"The sweetness of the lips" (Prov. xvi. 21). Spiritual conditions are inseparably connected with our physical life. The flow of the divine life-currents may be interrupted by a little clot of blood; the vital current may leak out through a very trifling wound. If you want to keep the health of Christ, keep from all spiritual sores, from all heart wounds and irritations. One hour of fretting will wear out more vitality than a week of work; and one minute of malignity, or rankling jealousy or envy …
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The Providence of God
Better the little that the righteous have than the wealth of many wicked;
Better a little with the fear of the LORD than great wealth with turmoil.
When the LORD takes pleasure in anyone's way, he causes their enemies to make peace with them.
In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps.
Better one handful with tranquillity than two handfuls with toil and chasing after the wind.
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