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

Bible commentary

Discussion for Proverbs 15

  • Jim
    Verse 6: I like to comment on verses about being wise with what God provides; in this case treasures including money. Nothing positive about debt is mentioned in the Bible. And yet, many Christians are sinking in debt and are slaves to it. Becoming debt free years ago, I know that it allows you to prepare for emergencies, provide for your family and give generously!
  • Obbie Beal

    Verse:21 'Folly' is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom...

    WOW! this is the answer to why one will will not turn from wicked ways.... wickedness become a joy to such a person...
  • BSP
    Verse 28: The person who thinks before he or she speaks is considered righteous to God.
  • BSP
    Verse 30: Hearing a good report can make us feel good not only mentally, but also physically. We should try to fill our mind with positive and upbuilding things.
  • Lu2677
    Proverbs15:16"Better is little with fear of the Lord, than great treasure and trouble therein." (have better life even if you do not have much material things, if you be afraid of God,"fear" 26"The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the Lord,but the words of the pure are pleasant words."(thoughts of the wicked;Talking about mere thoughts, not just wicked thoughts.)pure heart=pure words.
  • BSP
    Verse 19 shows how Jehovah God views laziness. He views it in a negative way and we should avoid it.

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