Psalm 37:16 {36:16}
Good News Translation
The little that a good person owns is worth more than the wealth of all the wicked,

Contemporary English Version
It is better to live right and be poor than to be sinful and rich.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Better is a little to the just, than the great riches of the wicked.

New American Bible
Better the meagerness of the righteous one than the plenty of the wicked.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Better is a little to the just, than the great riches of the wicked.

Proverbs 3:33 He shall scorn the scorners, and to the meek he will give grace.

Proverbs 13:25 The just eateth and filleth his soul: but the belly of the wicked is never to be filled.

Proverbs 15:16,17 Better is a little with the fear of the Lord, than great treasures without content. . . .

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

Proverbs 30:9 Lest perhaps being filled, I should be tempted to deny, and say: Who is the Lord? or being compelled by poverty, I should steal, and forswear the name of my God.

Ecclesiastes 2:26 God hath given to a man that is good in his sight, wisdom, and knowledge, and joy: but to the sinner he hath given vexation, and superfluous care, to heap up and to gather together, and to give it to him that hath pleased God: but this also is vanity, and a fruitless solicitude of the mind.

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

Matthew 6:11 Give us this day our supersubstantial bread.

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

Context
Do Not Envy Those who Do Wrong
15Let their sword enter into their own hearts, and let their bow be broken. 16Better is a little to the just, than the great riches of the wicked.17For the arms of the wicked shall be broken in pieces; but the Lord strengtheneth the just.…
Cross References
Proverbs 15:16
Better is a little with the fear of the Lord, than great treasures without content.

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

Jeremiah 35:9
Nor to build houses to dwell in, nor to have vineyard, or field, or seed:

Additional Translations
Better is the little of the righteous than the abundance of many wicked.A little that a righteous man has is better than the riches of many wicked.

Better is a little that the righteous hath Than the abundance of many wicked.

A little is better to the righteous than abundant wealth of sinners.

The little that the righteous hath is better than the abundance of many wicked;

Better is a little that the righteous hath than the abundance of many wicked.

A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked.

Better is a little that the righteous has, than the abundance of many wicked.

Better is the little of the righteous, Than the store of many wicked.
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