Parallel Verses

World English Bible

Better is a dry morsel with quietness, than a house full of feasting with strife.

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife.

Holman Bible

Better a dry crust with peace
than a house full of feasting with strife.

International Standard Version

Dry crumbs in peace are better than a full meal with strife.

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

Better is a dry morsel with quietness than a house full of feasting [on offered sacrifices] with strife.

Bible in Basic English

Better a bit of dry bread in peace, than a house full of feasting and violent behaviour.

Darby Translation

Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than a house full of feasting with strife.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Better is a dry morsel in peace than the house of contention full of sacrifices for a feast.

Julia Smith Translation

Good a dry morsel and peace with it, above a house full of sacrifices of contention.

King James 2000

Better is a dry morsel, with quietness, than a house full of sacrifices with strife.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Better a dry morsel and quiet with it than a house filled [with] feasts of strife.

Modern King James verseion

Better is a dry piece of bread, and quietness with it, than a house full of sacrifices with fighting.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Better is a dry morsel with quietness, than a full house and many fat cattle with strife.

NET Bible

Better is a dry crust of bread where there is quietness than a house full of feasting with strife.

New Heart English Bible

Better is a dry morsel with quietness, than a house full of feasting with strife.

The Emphasized Bible

Better a dry morsel, and peace therewith, than a house full of contentious sacrifices.

Webster

Better is a dry morsel, and quietness with it, than a house full of sacrifices with strife.

Youngs Literal Translation

Better is a dry morsel, and rest with it, Than a house full of the sacrifices of strife.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
is a dry
חרב 
Chareb 
Usage: 10

פּת 
Path 
Usage: 15

and quietness
שׁלוה 
Shalvah 
Usage: 8

בּית 
Bayith 
Usage: 2053

מלא 
Male' 
Usage: 63

זבח 
Zebach 
Usage: 162

References

Hastings

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

1 Better is a dry morsel with quietness, than a house full of feasting with strife. 2 A servant who deals wisely will rule over a son who causes shame, and shall have a part in the inheritance among the brothers.



Cross References

Proverbs 15:17

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

Proverbs 21:9

It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than to share a house with a contentious woman.

Proverbs 21:19

It is better to dwell in a desert land, than with a contentious and fretful woman.

Psalm 37:16

Better is a little that the righteous has, than the abundance of many wicked.

Proverbs 7:14

"Sacrifices of peace offerings are with me. This day I have paid my vows.

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