Parallel Verses

Amplified

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

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

The little that the righteous man has is better
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.

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 The swords [of the wicked] shall enter their own hearts, and their bows shall be broken. 16 Better is the little that the [uncompromisingly] righteous have than the abundance [of possessions] of many who are wrong and wicked. 17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken, but the Lord upholds the [consistently] righteous.


Cross References

Proverbs 16:8

Better is a little with righteousness (uprightness in every area and relation and right standing with God) than great revenues with injustice.

Proverbs 15:16-17

Better is little with the reverent, worshipful fear of the Lord than great and rich treasure and trouble with it.

1 Timothy 6:6

[And it is, indeed, a source of immense profit, for] godliness accompanied with contentment (that contentment which is a sense of inward sufficiency) is great and abundant gain.

Proverbs 3:33

The curse of the Lord is in and on the house of the wicked, but He declares blessed (joyful and favored with blessings) the home of the just and consistently righteous.

Proverbs 13:25

The [uncompromisingly] righteous eats to his own satisfaction, but the stomach of the wicked is in want.

Proverbs 30:9

Lest I be full and deny You and say, Who is the Lord? Or lest I be poor and steal, and so profane the name of my God.

Ecclesiastes 2:26

For to the person who pleases Him God gives wisdom and knowledge and joy; but to the sinner He gives the work of gathering and heaping up, that he may give to one who pleases God. This also is vanity and a striving after the wind and a feeding on it.

Ecclesiastes 4:6

Better is a handful with quietness than both hands full with painful effort, a vain striving after the wind and a feeding on it.

Matthew 6:11

Give us this day our daily bread.

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