Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Better is the little of the righteous Than the abundance of many wicked.

King James Version

A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked.

Holman Bible

Better the little that the righteous man has than the abundance of many wicked people.

International Standard Version

Better is the little that the righteous have than the abundance of many wicked people.

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

Better is a little that the righteous hath Than the abundance of many wicked.

Amplified

Better is the little that the [uncompromisingly] righteous have than the abundance [of possessions] of many who are wrong and wicked.

Bible in Basic English

The little which the good man has is better than the wealth of evil-doers.

Darby Translation

The little that the righteous hath is better than the abundance of many wicked;

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Tet A little that a righteous man has is better than the many riches of the sinners.

Julia Smith Translation

A little to the just one is good more than the wealth of many unjust.

King James 2000

A little that a righteous man has is better than the riches of many wicked.

Lexham Expanded Bible

[The] little belonging to the righteous [is] better than [the] wealth of many wicked.

Modern King James verseion

A little to the righteous is better than the riches of many wicked.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A small thing that the righteous hath, is better than the great riches of the ungodly.

NET Bible

The little bit that a godly man owns is better than the wealth of many evil men,

New Heart English Bible

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

The Emphasized Bible

Better the little of the righteous man, than the abundance of the lawless who are mighty;

Webster

A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked.

World English Bible

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

Youngs Literal Translation

Better is the little of the righteous, Than the store of many wicked.

Devotionals

Devotionals about Psalm 37:16

Context Readings

Instruction In Wisdom

15 Their sword will enter their own heart, And their bows will be broken. 16 Better is the little of the righteous Than the abundance of many wicked. 17 For the arms of the wicked will be broken, But the LORD sustains the righteous.


Cross References

Proverbs 16:8

Better is a little with righteousness Than great income with injustice.

Proverbs 15:16-17

Better is a little with the fear of the LORD Than great treasure and turmoil with it.

1 Timothy 6:6

But godliness actually is a means of great gain when accompanied by contentment.

Proverbs 3:33

The curse of the LORD is on the house of the wicked, But He blesses the dwelling of the righteous.

Proverbs 13:25

The righteous has enough to satisfy his appetite, But the stomach of the wicked is in need.

Proverbs 30:9

That I not be full and deny You and say, "Who is the LORD?" Or that I not be in want and steal, And profane the name of my God.

Ecclesiastes 2:26

For to a person who is good in His sight He has given wisdom and knowledge and joy, while to the sinner He has given the task of gathering and collecting so that he may give to one who is good in God's sight This too is vanity and striving after wind.

Ecclesiastes 4:6

One hand full of rest is better than two fists full of labor and striving after wind.

Matthew 6:11

'Give us this day our daily bread.

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