Proverbs 15:16
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New American Standard Bible
Better is a little with the fear of the LORD Than great treasure and turmoil with it.

King James Bible
Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith.

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
Better is a little with the fear of Jehovah, Than much treasure, and tumult with it.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

This proverb has its completion in the teaching of Matthew 6:33.

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God, the All-Seeing One
We have in our text, first of all, a great fact declared,--"Hell and destruction are before the Lord ;" we have, secondly, a great fact inferred,--"How much more then the hearts of the children of men?" I. We will begin with THE GREAT FACT WHICH IS DECLARED--a fact which furnishes us with premises from which we deduce the practical conclusion of the second sentence--"How much more then the hearts of the children of men?" The best interpretation that you can give of those two words, "hell" and "destruction,"
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 4: 1858

Epistle cxxii. To Rechared, King of the visigoths .
To Rechared, King of the Visigoths [82] . Gregory to Rechared, &c. I cannot express in words, most excellent son, how much I am delighted with thy work and thy life. For on hearing of the power of a new miracle in our days, to wit that the whole nation of the Goths has through thy Excellency been brought over from the error of Arian heresy to the firmness of a right faith, one is disposed to exclaim with the prophet, This is the change wrought by the right hand of the Most High (Ps. lxxvi. 11 [83]
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great

Proverbs
Many specimens of the so-called Wisdom Literature are preserved for us in the book of Proverbs, for its contents are by no means confined to what we call proverbs. The first nine chapters constitute a continuous discourse, almost in the manner of a sermon; and of the last two chapters, ch. xxx. is largely made up of enigmas, and xxxi. is in part a description of the good housewife. All, however, are rightly subsumed under the idea of wisdom, which to the Hebrew had always moral relations. The Hebrew
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
1 Timothy 6:6
But godliness actually is a means of great gain when accompanied by contentment.

Psalm 37:16
Better is the little of the righteous Than the abundance of many wicked.

Proverbs 15:15
All the days of the afflicted are bad, But a cheerful heart has a continual feast.

Proverbs 16:8
Better is a little with righteousness Than great income with injustice.

Ecclesiastes 4:6
One hand full of rest is better than two fists full of labor and striving after wind.

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