Proverbs 16:8

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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

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Discussion for Proverbs 16

  • Brianna
    Vs. 9 TRUTH! Let us not become down hearted when a situation does not go the way intended. If we have prayed for God direction, and allow him to act in our behalf, then perhaps Jehovah God will do things in a way that will be beneficial in the long run.
  • Irene123
    To Robt. Androvic, Pro.16:1 on 7/18/'15; As many times as I've read that scripture - I never saw that!! Thank-you. (Acts2:38)
  • Irene123
    V. 9 - man proposes, God disposes
  • Created life
    God created the heavens and the earth nothing come through the father except through him.
  • Joyce Ballentine
    Proverbs 16:16 "How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver." MY MY MY!!! ONLY THE LORD THROUGH HIS WORD CAN GIVE US THE INSIGHT TO LIVE A BLESSED AND SUCCESSFUL LIFE IN THIS WORLD THAT IS FULL OF SIN AND DECIET! SATAN, WHO IS THE PRINCE OF THIS WORLD TRIES TO MAKE US THINK MONEY WILL SOLVE EVERYTHING, BUT ITS A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO HAD MONEY OVERDOSING OR COMMITTING SU
  • Joyce Ballentine
    Proverbs 16:9 "In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps." LOOKING BACK OVER MY LIFE I KNOW THAT GOD HAS ALREADY ESTABLISHED MY STEPS NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES I MADE THE WRONG STEPS. TRULY HIS GRACE IS SUFFICIENT IN MY LIFE! REMEMBER: THE LORD HAS THE BEST PLANS FOR OUR LIVES RATHER WE KNOW IT OR NOT! AMEN! GLORY BE TO GOD!!!

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