Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

Better a little with righteousness than great income 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.

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.

Amplified

Better is a little with righteousness (uprightness in every area and relation and right standing with God) 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 a little with righteousness than great income with injustice. 9 A man's heart plans his way, but the Lord determines his steps.



Cross References

Psalm 37:16

Better the little that the righteous man has than the abundance of many wicked people.

Proverbs 15:16

Better a little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure with turmoil.

Proverbs 21:6-7

Making a fortune through a lying tongue is a vanishing mist, a pursuit of death.

Jeremiah 17:11

He who makes a fortune unjustly is [like] a partridge that hatches eggs it didn't lay. In the middle of his days [his riches] will abandon him, so in the end he will be a fool.

Micah 6:10

Are there still the treasures of wickedness and the accursed short measure in the house of the wicked?

1 Timothy 6:6-9

But godliness with contentment is a great gain.

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