Proverbs 12:9
English Standard Version
Better to be lowly and have a servant than to play the great man and lack bread.

American Standard Version
Better is he that is lightly esteemed, and hath a servant, Than he that honoreth himself, and lacketh bread.

Berean Study Bible
Better to be lightly esteemed yet have a servant, than to be self-important but lack food.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Better is the poor man that provideth for himself, than he that is glorious and wanteth bread.

English Revised Version
Better is he that is lightly esteemed, and hath a servant, than he that honoureth himself, and lacketh bread.

King James Bible
He that is despised, and hath a servant, is better than he that honoureth himself, and lacketh bread.

World English Bible
Better is he who is lightly esteemed, and has a servant, than he who honors himself, and lacks bread.

Young's Literal Translation
Better is the lightly esteemed who hath a servant, Than the self-honoured who lacketh bread.

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