Parallel Verses

Amplified

Better is a little with righteousness (uprightness in every area and relation and right standing with God) than great revenues with injustice.

New American Standard Bible

Better is a little with righteousness Than great income with injustice.

King James Version

Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right.

Holman Bible

Better a little with righteousness
than great income with injustice.

International Standard Version

A little gain with righteousness is better than great income without justice.

A Conservative Version

Better is a little, with righteousness, than great revenues with injustice.

American Standard Version

Better is a little, with righteousness, Than great revenues with injustice.

Bible in Basic English

Better is a little with righteousness, than great wealth with wrongdoing.

Darby Translation

Better is a little with righteousness, than great revenues without right.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Better is a little with righteousness than a great number of fruits with injustice.

Julia Smith Translation

Good a little with justice above abundance of increase with no judgment

King James 2000

Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without justice.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Better is little with righteousness than great income with no justice.

Modern King James verseion

Better is a little with righteousness than great gain without right.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Better it is to have a little thing with righteousness, than great rents wrongfully gotten.

NET Bible

Better to have a little with righteousness than to have abundant income without justice.

New Heart English Bible

Better is a little with righteousness, than great revenues with injustice.

The Emphasized Bible

Better a little with righteousness, than large revenues, without justice.

Webster

Better is a little with righteousness, than great revenues without right.

World English Bible

Better is a little with righteousness, than great revenues with injustice.

Youngs Literal Translation

Better is a little with righteousness, Than abundance of increase without justice.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
is a little
מעט מעט 
M@`at 
Usage: 101

צדקה 
Ts@daqah 
Usage: 157

תּבוּאה 
T@buw'ah 
Usage: 42

References

Hastings

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

7 When a man's ways please the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. 8 Better is a little with righteousness (uprightness in every area and relation and right standing with God) than great revenues with injustice. 9 A man's mind plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps and makes them sure.



Cross References

Psalm 37:16

Better is the little that the [uncompromisingly] righteous have than the abundance [of possessions] of many who are wrong and wicked.

Proverbs 15:16

Better is little with the reverent, worshipful fear of the Lord than great and rich treasure and trouble with it.

Proverbs 21:6-7

Securing treasures by a lying tongue is a vapor driven to and fro; those who seek them seek death.

Jeremiah 17:11

Like the partridge that gathers a brood which she did not hatch and sits on eggs which she has not laid, so is he who gets riches by unjust means and not by right. He will leave them, or they will leave him, in the midst of his days, and at his end he will be a fool.

Micah 6:10

Are there not still treasures gained by wickedness in the house of the wicked, and a scant measure [a false measure for grain] that is abominable and accursed?

1 Timothy 6:6-9

[And it is, indeed, a source of immense profit, for] godliness accompanied with contentment (that contentment which is a sense of inward sufficiency) is great and abundant gain.

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