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.


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