New Living Translation
Better to be an ordinary person with a servant than to be self-important but have no food.
King James Bible
He that is despised, and hath a servant, is better than he that honoureth himself, and lacketh bread.
Darby Bible Translation
Better is he that is lightly esteemed, and hath a servant, than he that honoureth himself, and lacketh bread.
World English Bible
Better is he who is lightly esteemed, and has a servant, than he who honors himself, and lacks bread.
Young's Literal Translation
Better is the lightly esteemed who hath a servant, Than the self-honoured who lacketh bread.
Proverbs 12:9 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
12:9 Despised - That lives in a mean condition. Honoureth - That glories in his high birth or gay attire.
Library"But Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God, and his Righteousness, and all These Things Shall be Added unto You. "
Matth. vi. 33.--"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you." The perfection even of the most upright creature, speaks always some imperfection in comparison of God, who is most perfect. The heavens, the sun and moon, in respect of lower things here, how glorious do they appear, and without spot! But behold, they are not clean in God's sight! How far are the angels above us who dwell in clay! They appear to be a pure mass of light and …
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning
These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.
A sensible person wins admiration, but a warped mind is despised.
The godly care for their animals, but the wicked are always cruel.
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