New International Version
Better the little that the righteous have than the wealth of many wicked;
King James Bible
A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked.
Darby Bible Translation
The little that the righteous hath is better than the abundance of many wicked;
World English Bible
Better is a little that the righteous has, than the abundance of many wicked.
Young's Literal Translation
Better is the little of the righteous, Than the store of many wicked.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A little that a righteous man hath - This is a solid maxim.
Whatever a good man has, has God's blessing in it; even the blessings of the wicked are cursed.
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LibraryNovember 13. "Delight Thyself in the Lord" (Ps. xxxvii. 4).
"Delight thyself in the Lord" (Ps. xxxvii. 4). Daniel's heart was filled with God's love for His work and kingdom and his prayers were the mightiest forces of his time, through which God gave to him the restoration of Israel to their own land, and the acknowledgment by the rulers of the world of the God of whom he testified and for whom he lived. There is a beautiful promise in the thirty-seventh Psalm, "Delight thyself in the Lord, and He will give thee the desires of thine heart," which it is, …
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April 24. "Fret not Thyself in any Wise" (Ps. xxxvii. 8).
Christian Devotion to God's Will.
Better a little with the fear of the LORD than great wealth with turmoil.
Better a little with righteousness than much gain with injustice.
or built houses to live in or had vineyards, fields or crops.
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