Proverbs 15:16
Good News Translation
Better to be poor and fear the LORD than to be rich and in trouble.

Contemporary English Version
It's better to obey the LORD and have only a little, than to be very rich and terribly anxious.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Better is a little with the fear of the Lord, than great treasures without content.

New American Bible
Better a little with fear of the LORD than a great fortune with anxiety.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Better is a little with the fear of the Lord, than great treasures without content.

little

Proverbs 16:8 Better is a little with justice, than great revenues with iniquity.

Proverbs 28:6 Better is the poor man walking in his simplicity, than the rich in crooked ways.

Psalm 37:16 Better is a little to the just, than the great riches of the wicked.

1 Timothy 6:6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.

great

Proverbs 10:22 A fool worketh mischief as it were for sport: but wisdom is prudence to a man.

Ecclesiastes 2:10,11,18-23 And whatsoever my eyes desired, I refused them not: and I withheld not my heart from enjoying every pleasure, and delighting itself in the things which I had prepared: and esteemed this my portion, to make use of my own labour. . . .

Ecclesiastes 5:10-12 A covetous man shall not be satisfied with money: and he that loveth riches shall reap no fruit from them: so this also is vanity. . . .

Context
A Gentle Answer Turns Away Wrath
15All the days of the poor are evil: a secure mind is like a continual feast. 16Better is a little with the fear of the Lord, than great treasures without content.17It is better to be invited to herbs with love, than to a fatted calf with hatred.…
Cross References
1 Timothy 6:6
But godliness with contentment is great gain.

Psalm 37:16
Better is a little to the just, than the great riches of the wicked.

Proverbs 15:15
All the days of the poor are evil: a secure mind is like a continual feast.

Proverbs 16:8
Better is a little with justice, than great revenues with iniquity.

Ecclesiastes 4:6
Better is a handful with rest, than both hands full with labour, and vexation of mind.

Additional Translations
Better a little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure with turmoil.Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith.

Better is little, with the fear of Jehovah, Than great treasure and trouble therewith.

Better is a small portion with the fear of the Lord, than great treasures without the fear of the Lord.

Better is little with the fear of Jehovah than great store and disquietude therewith.

Better is little with the fear of the LORD, than great treasure and trouble therewith.

Better is little with the fear of the LORD, than great treasure and trouble with it.

Better is little, with the fear of Yahweh, than great treasure with trouble.

Better is a little with the fear of Jehovah, Than much treasure, and tumult with it.
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