English Standard Version
Better is a little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble with it.
King James Bible
Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith.
American Standard Version
Better is little, with the fear of Jehovah, Than great treasure and trouble therewith.
Better is a little with the fear of the Lord, than great treasures without content,
English Revised Version
Better is little with the fear of the LORD, than great treasure and trouble therewith.
Webster's Bible Translation
Better is little with the fear of the LORD, than great treasure and trouble with it.
Proverbs 15:16 Parallel
CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
10 Sharp correction is for him who forsaketh the way;
Whoever hateth instruction shall die.
The way, thus absolute, is the God-pleasing right way (Proverbs 2:13), the forsaking of which is visited with the punishment of death, because it is that which leadeth unto life (Proverbs 10:17). And that which comes upon them who leave it is called מוּסר רע, castigatio dura, as much as to say that whoever does not welcome instruction, whoever rejects it, must at last receive it against his will in the form of peremptory punishment. The sharp correction (cf. Isaiah 28:28, Isaiah 28:19) is just the death under which he falls who accepts of no instruction (Proverbs 5:23), temporal death, but that as a token of wrath which it is not for the righteous (Proverbs 14:32).
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
1 Timothy 6:6
But godliness with contentment is great gain,
Better is the little that the righteous has than the abundance of many wicked.
All the days of the afflicted are evil, but the cheerful of heart has a continual feast.
Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues with injustice.
Better is a handful of quietness than two hands full of toil and a striving after wind.
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