Proverbs 12:9

He that is despised, and hath a servant, is better than he that honoureth himself, and lacketh bread.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 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) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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

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

Bible Commentary for Proverbs 12:9

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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