Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Better is he who is lightly esteemed and has a servant Than he who honors himself and lacks bread.

King James Version

He that is despised, and hath a servant, is better than he that honoureth himself, and lacketh bread.

Holman Bible

Better to be dishonored, yet have a servant, than to act important but have no food.

International Standard Version

It's better to be unimportant, yet have a servant, than to pretend to be important, but lack food.

A Conservative Version

Better is he who is lightly esteemed, and has a servant, than he who honors himself, and lacks bread.

American Standard Version

Better is he that is lightly esteemed, and hath a servant, Than he that honoreth himself, and lacketh bread.

Amplified

Better is he who is lightly esteemed but works for his own support than he who assumes honor for himself and lacks bread.

Bible in Basic English

He who is of low position and has a servant, is better than one who has a high opinion of himself and is in need of bread.

Darby Translation

Better is he that is lightly esteemed, and hath a servant, than he that honoureth himself, and lacketh bread.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

He that despises himself and becomes a slave is better than he that honours himself and lacks bread.

Julia Smith Translation

He is good being despised, and a servant to him above him, honoring himself, and wanting bread.

King James 2000

He that is despised, and has a servant, is better than he that honors himself, and lacks bread.

Lexham Expanded Bible

It is better to be lowly and a servant {to someone} than self-glorifying and lacking food.

Modern King James verseion

Better is one despised, and having a servant, than he honoring himself and lacks bread.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A simple man which laboureth and worketh, is better than one that is gorgeous and lacketh bread.

NET Bible

Better is a person of humble standing who nevertheless has a servant, than one who pretends to be somebody important yet has no food.

New Heart English Bible

Better is he who is lightly esteemed, and has a servant, than he who honors himself, and lacks bread.

The Emphasized Bible

Better slighted, and have a servant, than to honour oneself, and come short of bread.

Webster

He that is despised, and hath a servant, is better than he that honoreth himself, and is destitute of bread.

World English Bible

Better is he who is lightly esteemed, and has a servant, than he who honors himself, and lacks bread.

Youngs Literal Translation

Better is the lightly esteemed who hath a servant, Than the self-honoured who lacketh bread.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
He that is despised
קלה 
Qalah 
Usage: 6

and hath a servant
עבד 
`ebed 
Usage: 800

חסר 
Chacer 
Usage: 18

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

8 A man will be praised according to his insight, But one of perverse mind will be despised. 9 Better is he who is lightly esteemed and has a servant Than he who honors himself and lacks bread. 10 A righteous man has regard for the life of his animal, But even the compassion of the wicked is cruel.



Cross References

Luke 14:11

"For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."

Proverbs 13:7

There is one who pretends to be rich, but has nothing; Another pretends to be poor, but has great wealth.



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