New American Standard Bible
Better is a dish of vegetables where love is Than a fattened ox served with hatred.
King James Bible
Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.
Darby Bible Translation
Better is a meal of herbs where love is, than a fatted ox and hatred therewith.
World English Bible
Better is a dinner of herbs, where love is, than a fattened calf with hatred.
Young's Literal Translation
Better is an allowance of green herbs and love there, Than a fatted ox, and hatred with it.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
A dinner of herbs - The meals of the poor and the abstemious. The "stalled ox," like the "fatted calf" of Luke 15:23, would indicate a stately magnificence.
LibraryGod, 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 .
"Again he sent out other slaves saying, 'Tell those who have been invited, "Behold, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and my fattened livestock are all butchered and everything is ready; come to the wedding feast."'
and bring the fattened calf, kill it, and let us eat and celebrate;
Better is a dry morsel and quietness with it Than a house full of feasting with strife.
One hand full of rest is better than two fists full of labor and striving after wind.
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