Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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

Amplified


Better is the little of the righteous [who seek the will of God]
Than the abundance (riches) of many wicked (godless).

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;

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.

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 shall enter into their own heart. Their bows shall be broken. 16 Better is a little that the righteous has, than the abundance of many wicked. 17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken, but Yahweh upholds the righteous.


Cross References

Proverbs 16:8

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

Proverbs 15:16-17

Better is little, with the fear of Yahweh, than great treasure with trouble.

1 Timothy 6:6

But godliness with contentment is great gain.

Proverbs 3:33

Yahweh's curse is in the house of the wicked, but he blesses the habitation of the righteous.

Proverbs 13:25

The righteous one eats to the satisfying of his soul, but the belly of the wicked goes hungry.

Proverbs 30:9

lest I be full, deny you, and say, 'Who is Yahweh?' or lest I be poor, and steal, and so dishonor the name of my God.

Ecclesiastes 2:26

For to the man who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy; but to the sinner he gives travail, to gather and to heap up, that he may give to him who pleases God. This also is vanity and a chasing after wind.

Ecclesiastes 4:6

Better is a handful, with quietness, than two handfuls with labor and chasing after wind.

Matthew 6:11

Give us today our daily bread.

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