Parallel Verses

The Emphasized Bible

Better a poor man walking in his integrity, than one who is crooked - turning two ways, though, he, be rich.

New American Standard Bible

Better is the poor who walks in his integrity
Than he who is crooked though he be rich.

King James Version

Better is the poor that walketh in his uprightness, than he that is perverse in his ways, though he be rich.

Holman Bible

Better a poor man who lives with integrity
than a rich man who distorts right and wrong.

International Standard Version

It's better to be poor and live a blameless life than to be rich but crooked in one's lifestyle.

A Conservative Version

Better is the poor man who walks in his integrity, than he who is perverse in [his] ways, though he be rich.

American Standard Version

Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, Than he that is perverse in his ways, though he be rich.

Amplified


Better is the poor who walks in his integrity
Than he who is crooked and two-faced though he is rich.

Bible in Basic English

Better is the poor man whose ways are upright, than the man of wealth whose ways are not straight.

Darby Translation

Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse, double in ways, though he be rich.

Julia Smith Translation

Good the poor one going in his integrity above him perverting the ways, and he the rich.

King James 2000

Better is the poor who walks in his uprightness, than he that is perverse in his ways, though he be rich.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Better [to be] poor and walking in one's integrity than to be crooked of ways when one [is] rich.

Modern King James verseion

Better is the poor who walks in his uprightness than he who is perverse in his ways, though he is rich.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A poor man leading a godly life, is better than the rich that goeth in froward ways.

NET Bible

A poor person who walks in his integrity is better than one who is perverse in his ways even though he is rich.

New Heart English Bible

Better is the poor who walks in his integrity, than he who is perverse in his ways, and he is rich.

Webster

Better is the poor that walketh in his uprightness, than he that is perverse in his ways, though he is rich.

World English Bible

Better is the poor who walks in his integrity, than he who is perverse in his ways, and he is rich.

Youngs Literal Translation

Better is the poor walking in his integrity, Than the perverse of ways who is rich.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
is the poor
רוּשׁ 
Ruwsh 
Usage: 24

הלך 
Halak 
go, walk, come, ...away, ...along,
Usage: 1545

עקּשׁ 
`iqqesh 
Usage: 11

in his ways
דּרך 
Derek 
Usage: 704

Verse Info

Context Readings

All About Life

5 Wicked men, consider not justice, but, they who seek Yahweh, consider everything. 6 Better a poor man walking in his integrity, than one who is crooked - turning two ways, though, he, be rich. 7 He that keepeth instruction, is a son with discernment, but, a companion of squanderers, bringeth shame to his father.



Cross References

Proverbs 19:1

Better is a poor man, walking in his integrity, than one of perverse lips, and, he, a dullard.

Proverbs 28:18

He that walketh with integrity, shall be saved, but, he that is crooked, turning two ways, shall fall in one.

Proverbs 16:8

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

Proverbs 19:22

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

Luke 16:19-23

Now, a certain man, was rich, and he used to clothe himself with purple and fine linen, making merry day by day, brilliantly.

Acts 24:24-27

And, after certain days, Felix having arrived, with Drusilla his own wife, who was, a Jewess, he sent for Paul, and heard him concerning the faith, respecting Christ Jesus.

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