Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

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

What is desirable in a man is his fidelity;
better to be a poor man than a liar.

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 desirable in a man is his loyalty and unfailing love,
But it is better to be a poor man than a [wealthy] 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.

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.

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 the heart of a man, but the purpose of Yahweh will be established. 22 The craving of a man [is] his steadfast loyalty, and [it is] better [to be] poor than a {liar}. 23 Fear of Yahweh [leads] to life; he who is filled [with it] will rest--he will not suffer harm.



Cross References

1 Chronicles 29:2-3

So I have provided for the house of my God according to all my strength, the gold for the things of gold, the silver for the things of silver, the bronze for the things of bronze, the iron for the things of iron, and the wood for the things of wood, [along with] an abundance of onyx stones, stones for settings, stones of turquoise, and variegated stones, and all [kinds of] precious stones and alabaster stones.

1 Chronicles 29:17

And I know, my God, that you yourself test the heart and are pleased with uprightness. I, in the uprightness of my heart, have willingly offered all these [things], and now I have seen your people who are found here willingly offer to you.

2 Chronicles 6:8

But Yahweh said to David my father, '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 companions are treacherous like a torrent-bed; like a streambed of wadis they flow away,

Job 17:5

He denounces friends for reward, so his children's eyes will fail.

Psalm 62:9

Only a vapor [are] men of low degree, a deception [are] men of high degree. {Weighed} in a balance, together they [are lighter] than a vapor.

Proverbs 19:1

Better a poor person walking in integrity than one who is perverse {in his speech} and is a fool.

Mark 12:41-44

And he sat down opposite the contribution box [and] was observing how the crowd was putting coins into the contribution box. And many rich people were putting in many [coins].

Mark 14:6-8

But Jesus said, "Leave her alone. Why do you cause trouble for her? She has done a good deed to me.

2 Corinthians 8:2-3

that with a great ordeal of affliction, the abundance of their joy and the extreme depth of their poverty have overflowed to the wealth of their generosity.

2 Corinthians 8:12

For if the eagerness is present {according to what one has}, [it is] acceptable not {according to what one does not have}.

Titus 1:2

in the hope of eternal life which God, who does not lie, promised before eternal ages,

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