Parallel Verses

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.

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 man who walks in his integrity than he who willfully goes in double and wrong ways, 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.

The Emphasized Bible

Better a poor man walking in his integrity, than one who is crooked - turning two ways, though, he, be 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 Evil men do not understand justice; but those who seek the LORD understand it fully. 6 Better is the poor who walks in his integrity, than he who is perverse in his ways, and he is rich. 7 Whoever keeps the Law is a wise son; but he who is a companion of gluttons shames his father.



Cross References

Proverbs 19:1

Better is the poor who walks in his integrity than he who is perverse in his lips and is a fool.

Proverbs 28:18

Whoever walks blamelessly is kept safe; but one with perverse ways will fall suddenly.

Proverbs 16:8

Better is a little with righteousness, than great revenues with injustice.

Proverbs 19:22

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

Luke 16:19-23

"Now there was a certain rich man, and he was clothed in purple and fine linen, living in luxury every day.

Acts 24:24-27

But after some days, Felix came with Drusilla, his wife, who was a Jewess, and sent for Paul, and heard him concerning the faith in Christ Jesus.

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