Proverbs 16:8

“Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Proverbs 16:8

Better is a little with righteousnesse, then great reuenewes without right.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Better is a little with righteousness Than great income with injustice.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Better is a little, with righteousness, Than great revenues with injustice.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Better is a little with righteousness, than great wealth with wrongdoing.
- Basic English Bible

Better is a little with righteousness, than great revenues without right.
- Darby Bible

Better is a little with righteousness, than great revenues without right.
- Webster's Bible

Better is a little with righteousness, than great revenues with injustice.
- World English Bible

Better [is] a little with righteousness, Than abundance of increase without justice.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues with injustice.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Proverbs 16:8

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 16:8


16:6 By mercy - By a merciful and just and faithful frame of heart and course of life. Is purged - As they qualify a man to offer up acceptable prayers to God for the pardon of his sins. By fear - By a filial reverence unto God. Depart - They are kept from abusing pardoning mercy, and from returning to folly or wickedness.

16:9 Deviseth - Proposes what he will do. Directeth - Over - rules and disposes all his designs and actions.

16:10 A divine sentence - Great sagacity and piercing judgment. Of the king - Of wise kings; who only are worthy of that name and office.


Discussion for Proverbs 16:8

  • Paulo Zensei Heshiki on Proverbs 16:8
    The little with God is a lot, lot without God is nothing.
  • Salomão on Proverbs 16:8
    Better is little with righteousness than great revenues with injustice, because great revenues obtained in unrighteous are good for nothing, and they can stand the test of time, to say everything gain in unrighteous for sure will be lost.


 

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