Psalm 37:16
New International Version
Better the little that the righteous have than the wealth of many wicked;

New Living Translation
It is better to be godly and have little than to be evil and rich.

English Standard Version
Better is the little that the righteous has than the abundance of many wicked.

Berean Study Bible
Better is the little of the righteous than the abundance of many wicked.

New American Standard Bible
Better is the little of the righteous Than the abundance of many wicked.

King James Bible
A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked.

Christian Standard Bible
The little that the righteous person has is better than the abundance of many wicked people.

Contemporary English Version
It is better to live right and be poor than to be sinful and rich.

Good News Translation
The little that a good person owns is worth more than the wealth of all the wicked,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The little that the righteous man has is better than the abundance of many wicked people.

International Standard Version
Better is the little that the righteous have than the abundance of many wicked people.

NET Bible
The little bit that a godly man owns is better than the wealth of many evil men,

New Heart English Bible
Better is a little that the righteous has, than the abundance of many wicked.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A little that a righteous one has is better than the many possessions of the wicked

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The little that the righteous person has is better than the wealth of many wicked people.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Better is a little that the righteous hath Than the abundance of many wicked.

New American Standard 1977
Better is the little of the righteous Than the abundance of many wicked.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Tet A little that a righteous man has is better than the many riches of the sinners.

King James 2000 Bible
A little that a righteous man has is better than the riches of many wicked.

American King James Version
A little that a righteous man has is better than the riches of many wicked.

American Standard Version
Better is a little that the righteous hath Than the abundance of many wicked.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A little is better to the righteous than abundant wealth of sinners.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Better is a little to the just, than the great riches of the wicked.

Darby Bible Translation
The little that the righteous hath is better than the abundance of many wicked;

English Revised Version
Better is a little that the righteous hath than the abundance of many wicked.

Webster's Bible Translation
A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches 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.
Study Bible
Do Not Envy Those who Do Wrong
15But their swords will pierce their own hearts, and their bows will be broken. 16Better is the little of the righteous than the abundance of many wicked. 17For the arms of the wicked will be broken, but the LORD upholds the righteous.…
Cross References
Proverbs 15:16
Better a little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure with turmoil.

Proverbs 16:8
Better a little with righteousness than great gain with injustice.

Jeremiah 35:9
Nor have we built houses to live in or had vineyards, fields, or crops.

Treasury of Scripture

A little that a righteous man has is better than the riches of many wicked.

Proverbs 3:33
The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the just.

Proverbs 13:25
The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul: but the belly of the wicked shall want.

Proverbs 15:16,17
Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith…







Lexicon
Better [is]
טוֹב־ (ṭō·wḇ-)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

the little
מְ֭עַט (mə·‘aṭ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4592: A little, fewness, a few

of the righteous
לַצַּדִּ֑יק (laṣ·ṣad·dîq)
Preposition-l, Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6662: Just, righteous

than the abundance
מֵ֝הֲמ֗וֹן (mê·hă·mō·wn)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1995: A noise, tumult, crowd, disquietude, wealth

of many
רַבִּֽים׃ (rab·bîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7227: Much, many, great

wicked.
רְשָׁעִ֥ים (rə·šā·‘îm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7563: Wrong, an, bad person
(16) A little.--A natural reflection, when it is remembered that great riches bring corresponding cares (Proverbs 15:16), and often lead to ruinous indulgence and luxury (Proverbs 13:25; Job 20:12.) Besides, the contentment which is often enjoyed in virtuous poverty seldom dwells with the mammon of unrighteousness.

Verse 16. - A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked (comp. Proverbs 15:16; Proverbs 16:8). 37:7-20 Let us be satisfied that God will make all to work for good to us. Let us not discompose ourselves at what we see in this world. A fretful, discontented spirit is open to many temptations. For, in all respects, the little which is allotted to the righteous, is more comfortable and more profitable than the ill-gotten and abused riches of ungodly men. It comes from a hand of special love. God provides plentifully and well, not only for his working servants, but for his waiting servants. They have that which is better than wealth, peace of mind, peace with God, and then peace in God; that peace which the world cannot give, and which the world cannot have. God knows the believer's days. Not one day's work shall go unrewarded. Their time on earth is reckoned by days, which will soon be numbered; but heavenly happiness shall be for ever. This will be a real support to believers in evil times. Those that rest on the Rock of ages, have no reason to envy the wicked the support of their broken reeds.
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