Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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.

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 comes before destruction,
and an arrogant spirit before a fall.
19 Better to be lowly of spirit with the humble
than to divide plunder with the proud.
20 The one who understands a matter finds success,
and the one who trusts in the Lord will be happy.



Cross References

Exodus 15:9

The enemy said:
“I will pursue, I will overtake,
I will divide the spoil.
My desire will be gratified at their expense.
I will draw my sword;
my hand will destroy them.”

Isaiah 57:15

For the High and Exalted One
who lives forever, whose name is Holy says this:
“I live in a high and holy place,
and with the oppressed and lowly of spirit,
to revive the spirit of the lowly
and revive the heart of the oppressed.

Psalm 34:18

The Lord is near the brokenhearted;
He saves those crushed in spirit.

Psalm 138:6

Though the Lord is exalted,
He takes note of the humble;
but He knows the haughty from a distance.

Proverbs 29:23

A person’s pride will humble him,
but a humble spirit will gain honor.

Isaiah 9:3

You have enlarged the nation
and increased its joy.
The people have rejoiced before You
as they rejoice at harvest time
and as they rejoice when dividing spoils.

Isaiah 10:6

I will send him against a godless nation;
I will command him to go
against a people destined for My rage,
to take spoils, to plunder,
and to trample them down like clay in the streets.

Isaiah 10:13-15

For he said:I have done this by my own strength
and wisdom, for I am clever.
I abolished the borders of nations
and plundered their treasures;
like a mighty warrior, I subjugated the inhabitants.

Isaiah 53:12

Therefore I will give Him the many as a portion,
and He will receive the mighty as spoil,
because He submitted Himself to death,
and was counted among the rebels;
yet He bore the sin of many
and interceded for the rebels.

Matthew 5:3

“The poor in spirit are blessed,
for the kingdom of heaven is theirs.

Luke 1:51-53

He has done a mighty deed with His arm;
He has scattered the proud
because of the thoughts of their hearts;

Luke 18:13-14

“But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even raise his eyes to heaven but kept striking his chestand saying, ‘God, turn Your wrath from me—a sinner!’

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