Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Better is a dish of vegetables where love is Than a fattened ox served with hatred.

King James Version

Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.

Holman Bible

Better a meal of vegetables where there is love
than a fattened ox with hatred.

International Standard Version

A vegetarian meal served with love is better than a big, thick steak with a plateful of animosity.

A Conservative Version

Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a fatted ox and hatred with it.

American Standard Version

Better is a dinner of herbs, where love is, Than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.

Amplified

Better is a dinner of herbs where love is than a fatted ox and hatred with it.

Bible in Basic English

Better is a simple meal where love is, than a fat ox and hate with it.

Darby Translation

Better is a meal of herbs where love is, than a fatted ox and hatred therewith.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Better is a dinner of vegetables where love is than a fatted calf and hatred therewith.

Julia Smith Translation

Good a ration of herbs and love there, above an ox of the stall and hatred with it.

King James 2000

Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a fatted ox with hatred.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Better [is] a dinner of vegetables when love [is] there than a fattened ox and hatred with it.

Modern King James verseion

Better is a dinner of vegetables where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred with it.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Better is a mess of pottage with love; than a fat ox with evil will.

NET Bible

Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened ox where there is hatred.

New Heart English Bible

Better is a dinner of herbs, where love is, than a fattened calf with hatred.

The Emphasized Bible

Better is an allowance of herbs, and love, there, than a fatted ox, and hatred therewith.

Webster

Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred with it.

World English Bible

Better is a dinner of herbs, where love is, than a fattened calf with hatred.

Youngs Literal Translation

Better is an allowance of green herbs and love there, Than a fatted ox, and hatred with it.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
is a dinner
ארחה 
'aruchah 
Usage: 6

of herbs
ירק 
Yaraq 
Usage: 5

אהבה 
'ahabah 
Usage: 36

is, than a stalled
H75
אבס 
'abac 
Usage: 2

ox
שׁור 
Showr 
ox, bullock, cow, bull, wall
Usage: 78

and hatred
שׂנאה 
sin'ah 
Usage: 17

References

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Smith

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

16 Better is a little with the fear of the LORD Than great treasure and turmoil with it. 17 Better is a dish of vegetables where love is Than a fattened ox served with hatred. 18 A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, But the slow to anger calms a dispute.



Cross References

Proverbs 17:1

Better is a dry morsel and quietness with it Than a house full of feasting with strife.

Psalm 133:1-3

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brothers to dwell together in unity!

Proverbs 21:19

It is better to live in a desert land Than with a contentious and vexing woman.

Matthew 22:4

"Again he sent out other slaves saying, 'Tell those who have been invited, "Behold, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and my fattened livestock are all butchered and everything is ready; come to the wedding feast."'

Luke 15:23

and bring the fattened calf, kill it, and let us eat and celebrate;

Philippians 2:1

Therefore if there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and compassion,

1 John 4:16

We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.

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