Proverbs 15:17

“Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Better is a dinner of herbes where loue is, then a stalled oxe, and hatred therewith.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Better is a dish of vegetables where love is Than a fattened ox {served} with hatred.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Better is a dinner of herbs, where love is, Than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Better is a simple meal where love is, than a fat ox and hate with it.
- Basic English Bible

Better is a meal of herbs where love is, than a fatted ox and hatred therewith.
- Darby Bible

Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred with it.
- Webster's Bible

Better is a dinner of herbs, where love is, than a fattened calf with hatred.
- World English Bible

Better [is] an allowance of green herbs and love there, Than a fatted ox, and hatred with it.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Proverbs 15

  • Kenny j
    Steve: have you not heard of tormented Spirits/men??? why do you call a man "wicked" as though he is "wicked intentionally"???? or did I misunderstand your comment?? kenny james
  • I AM
    Tell ye, what is the Name of Jesus Christ? For his Name shall be called Jesus as he is the Deliverer, sent by God. And he is certainly the Christ, the Son of the living God. Yet, what is the Name of the only begotten Son of God? For how can a man call on the Name of The LORD if he does not know his Name? Or how can a man be saved if he will not confess the NAME of The LORD JESUS CHRIST?
  • A disciple
    Steve M; It is not a wicked heart which has departed from the LORD, who expounds the Scriptures and the Doctrine of God with wisdom of the Spirit teaching! If I speak not according to the Word, show it! But if I do teach what the Teacher has taught me so that I should "feed His lambs and feed His sheep; why does that offend you? Judge righteous judgment and put away envyings and strifes!
  • A disciple
    Steve M; "These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so." What things? The words that the Apostles were proclaiming and teaching in the Name of JESUS CHRIST; which they had not up to then heard nor understood! Except we receive them as a little child we cannot be saved!
  • Steve morrow
    a disciple -- JEREMIAH 17:5 thus saith THE LORD cursed be the man that trusteth in man and maketh flesh his arm and whose heart departeth from THE LORD PSALM 118:8 it is better to trust in THE LORD than to put confidence in man *** JOHN 6:63 it is --- THE SPIRIT --- that quickeneth the flesh profiteth nothing the words that --I SPEAK-- unto you they are spirit and they are life
  • Steve morrow
    a disciple -- 2 TIMOTHY 3:16 ALL SCRIPTURE is given by inspiration of GOD and is profitable for doctrine for reproof for correction for instruction in righteousness ACTS 17:11 these were more noble than those in Thessalonica in that they received the word with all readiness of mind and searched the -- SCRIPTURES -- daily whether those things were so

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