Proverbs 15:17
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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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Barnes' 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.

Proverbs 15:17 Parallel Commentaries

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

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
Matthew 22:4
"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."'

Luke 15:23
and bring the fattened calf, kill it, and let us eat and celebrate;

Proverbs 17:1
Better is a dry morsel and quietness with it Than a house full of feasting with strife.

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

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