Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

What is desirable in a man is his kindness, And it is better to be a poor man than a liar.

King James Version

The desire of a man is his kindness: and a poor man is better than a liar.

Holman Bible

A man's desire should be loyalty to the covenant; better to be a poor man than a perjurer.

International Standard Version

Human beings long for grace, and it's better to be poor than a man of deceit.

A Conservative Version

That which makes a man to be desired is his kindness, and a poor man is better than a liar.

American Standard Version

That which maketh a man to be desired is his kindness; And a poor man is better than a liar.

Amplified

That which is desired in a man is loyalty and kindness [and his glory and delight are his giving], but a poor man is better than a liar.

Bible in Basic English

The ornament of a man is his mercy, and a poor man is better than one who is false.

Darby Translation

The charm of a man is his kindness; and a poor man is better than a liar.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Contentment is unto men to show mercy, but it is better to do it unto the poor than to the liar.

Julia Smith Translation

The desire of man his mercy: and the poor good above the man of falsehood.

King James 2000

The desire of a man is his kindness: and a poor man is better than a liar.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The craving of a man [is] his steadfast loyalty, and [it is] better [to be] poor than a {liar}.

Modern King James verseion

The charm of a man is his kindness, and a poor man is better than a liar.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

It is a man's worship to do good; and better it is to be a poor man, than a dissembler.

NET Bible

What is desirable for a person is to show loyal love, and a poor person is better than a liar.

New Heart English Bible

That which makes a man to be desired is his kindness. A poor man is better than a liar.

The Emphasized Bible

The charm of a man, is his lovingkindness, - and better a poor man, than one who deceiveth.

Webster

The desire of a man is his kindness: and a poor man is better than a liar.

World English Bible

That which makes a man to be desired is his kindness. A poor man is better than a liar.

Youngs Literal Translation

The desirableness of a man is his kindness, And better is the poor than a liar.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
תּאוה 
Ta'avah 
Usage: 20

of a man
אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

and a poor man
רוּשׁ 
Ruwsh 
Usage: 24

אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

References

Hastings

Context Readings

A Foolish Son Brings Ruin To Others

21 Many plans are in a man's heart, But the counsel of the LORD will stand. 22 What is desirable in a man is his kindness, And it is better to be a poor man than a liar. 23 The fear of the LORD leads to life, So that one may sleep satisfied, untouched by evil.



Cross References

1 Chronicles 29:2-3

"Now with all my ability I have provided for the house of my God the gold for the things of gold, and the silver for the things of silver, and the bronze for the things of bronze, the iron for the things of iron, and wood for the things of wood, onyx stones and inlaid stones, stones of antimony and stones of various colors, and all kinds of precious stones and alabaster in abundance.

1 Chronicles 29:17

"Since I know, O my God, that You try the heart and delight in uprightness, I, in the integrity of my heart, have willingly offered all these things; so now with joy I have seen Your people, who are present here, make their offerings willingly to You.

2 Chronicles 6:8

"But the LORD said to my father David, 'Because it was in your heart to build a house for My name, you did well that it was in your heart.

Job 6:15

"My brothers have acted deceitfully like a wadi, Like the torrents of wadis which vanish,

Job 17:5

"He who informs against friends for a share of the spoil, The eyes of his children also will languish.

Psalm 62:9

Men of low degree are only vanity and men of rank are a lie; In the balances they go up; They are together lighter than breath.

Proverbs 19:1

Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity Than he who is perverse in speech and is a fool.

Mark 12:41-44

And He sat down opposite the treasury, and began observing how the people were putting money into the treasury; and many rich people were putting in large sums.

Mark 14:6-8

But Jesus said, "Let her alone; why do you bother her? She has done a good deed to Me.

2 Corinthians 8:2-3

that in a great ordeal of affliction their abundance of joy and their deep poverty overflowed in the wealth of their liberality.

2 Corinthians 8:12

For if the readiness is present, it is acceptable according to what a person has, not according to what he does not have.

Titus 1:2

in the hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised long ages ago,



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