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He that is despised, and hath a servant, is better than he that honoureth himself, and lacketh bread.
- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
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Other Translations of Proverbs 12:9
Hee that is despised and hath a seruant, is better then he that honoureth himselfe, and lacketh bread.- King James Version (1611)
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Better is he who is lightly esteemed and has a servant Than he who honors himself and lacks bread.- New American Standard Version (1995)
Better is he that is lightly esteemed, and hath a servant, Than he that honoreth himself, and lacketh bread.- American Standard Version (1901)
He who is of low position and has a servant, is better than one who has a high opinion of himself and is in need of bread.- Basic English Bible
Better is he that is lightly esteemed, and hath a servant, than he that honoureth himself, and lacketh bread.- Darby Bible
Better is the poor man that provideth for himself, than he that is glorious and wanteth bread. - Douay Rheims Bible
He that is despised, and hath a servant, is better than he that honoreth himself, and is destitute of bread. - Webster's Bible
Better is he who is lightly esteemed, and has a servant, than he who honors himself, and lacks bread.- World English Bible
Better [is] the lightly esteemed who hath a servant, Than the self-honoured who lacketh bread.- Youngs Literal Bible
Better is he that is lightly esteemed, and hath a servant, than he that playeth the man of rank, and lacketh bread.- Jewish Publication Society Bible
View Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 12:9
12:9 Despised - That lives in a mean condition. Honoureth - That glories in his high birth or gay attire.
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