New American Standard Bible
Better is a dry morsel and quietness with it Than a house full of feasting with strife.
King James Bible
Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife.
Darby Bible Translation
Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than a house full of feasting with strife.
World English Bible
Better is a dry morsel with quietness, than a house full of feasting with strife.
Young's Literal Translation
Better is a dry morsel, and rest with it, Than a house full of the sacrifices of strife.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Sacrifices - The feast accompanied the offerings Proverbs 7:14. Part of the victims were burned upon the altar, the rest was consumed by the worshipper and his friends. The "house full of sacrifices" was therefore one abounding in sumptuous feasts.
LibraryThe Unrivalled Friend
A sermon (No. 899) delivered on Lord's Day morning, November 7th, 1869, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity."--Proverbs 17:17. There is one thing about the usefulness of which all men are agreed, namely, friendship; but most men are soon aware that counterfeits of friendship are common as autumn leaves. Few men enjoy from others the highest and truest form of friendship. The friendships of this world are …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
The Raising of the Young Man of Nain - the Meeting of Life and Death.
Better is a dish of vegetables where love is Than a fattened ox served with hatred.
A servant who acts wisely will rule over a son who acts shamefully, And will share in the inheritance among brothers.
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