Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

It is better to be humble in spirit with the lowly Than to divide the spoil with the proud.

King James Version

Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.

Holman Bible

Better to be lowly of spirit with the humble
than to divide plunder with the proud.

International Standard Version

Better to be humble among the poor, than to share what is stolen with the proud.

A Conservative Version

Better it is to be of a lowly spirit with the poor, than to divide the spoil with the proud.

American Standard Version

Better it is to be of a lowly spirit with the poor, Than to divide the spoil with the proud.

Amplified

Better it is to be of a humble spirit with the meek and poor than to divide the spoil with the proud.

Bible in Basic English

Better it is to have a gentle spirit with the poor, than to take part in the rewards of war with men of pride.

Darby Translation

Better is it to be of a humble spirit with the meek, than to divide the spoil with the proud.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

It is better to humble your spirit with the lowly than to divide the spoil with the proud.

Julia Smith Translation

Good the cast down of spirit with the humble more than to divide the spoil with the proud.

King James 2000

Better it is to be of a humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Better a lowly spirit with the poor than dividing the spoil with the proud.

Modern King James verseion

It is better to be of an humble spirit with the lowly than to divide the spoil with the proud.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Better it is to be of humble mind with the lowly, than to divide the spoils with the proud.

NET Bible

It is better to be lowly in spirit with the afflicted than to share the spoils with the proud.

New Heart English Bible

It is better to be of a lowly spirit with the poor, than to divide the plunder with the proud.

The Emphasized Bible

Better is lowliness of spirit, with the patient, than a portion of spoil, with the proud.

Webster

Better it is to be of a humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.

World English Bible

It is better to be of a lowly spirit with the poor, than to divide the plunder with the proud.

Youngs Literal Translation

Better is humility of spirit with the poor, Than to apportion spoil with the proud.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
it is to be of an humble
שׁפל 
Shaphal 
Usage: 18

רוּח 
Ruwach 
Usage: 378

with the lowly
עניו ענו 
`anav 
Usage: 21

the spoil
שׁלל 
Shalal 
Usage: 73

References

American

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

18 Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before stumbling. 19 It is better to be humble in spirit with the lowly Than to divide the spoil with the proud. 20 He who gives attention to the word will find good, And blessed is he who trusts in the LORD.



Cross References

Exodus 15:9

"The enemy said, 'I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; My desire shall be gratified against them; I will draw out my sword, my hand will destroy them.'

Isaiah 57:15

For thus says the high and exalted One Who lives forever, whose name is Holy, "I dwell on a high and holy place, And also with the contrite and lowly of spirit In order to revive the spirit of the lowly And to revive the heart of the contrite.

Psalm 34:18

The LORD is near to the brokenhearted And saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Psalm 138:6

For though the LORD is exalted, Yet He regards the lowly, But the haughty He knows from afar.

Proverbs 29:23

A man's pride will bring him low, But a humble spirit will obtain honor.

Isaiah 9:3

You shall multiply the nation, You shall increase their gladness; They will be glad in Your presence As with the gladness of harvest, As men rejoice when they divide the spoil.

Isaiah 10:6

I send it against a godless nation And commission it against the people of My fury To capture booty and to seize plunder, And to trample them down like mud in the streets.

Isaiah 10:13-15

For he has said, "By the power of my hand and by my wisdom I did this, For I have understanding; And I removed the boundaries of the peoples And plundered their treasures, And like a mighty man I brought down their inhabitants,

Isaiah 53:12

Therefore, I will allot Him a portion with the great, And He will divide the booty with the strong; Because He poured out Himself to death, And was numbered with the transgressors; Yet He Himself bore the sin of many, And interceded for the transgressors.

Matthew 5:3

"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Luke 1:51-53

"He has done mighty deeds with His arm; He has scattered those who were proud in the thoughts of their heart.

Luke 18:13-14

"But the tax collector, standing some distance away, was even unwilling to lift up his eyes to heaven, but was beating his breast, saying, 'God, be merciful to me, the sinner!'

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