New International Version
Better a small serving of vegetables with love than a fattened calf 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.
Proverbs 15:17 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Better is a dinner of herbs - Great numbers of indigent Hindoos subsist wholly on herbs, fried in oil, and mixed with their rice.
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A sermon (No. 177) delivered on Sabbath morning, February 14, 1858 At The Music Hall, Royal Surrey Gardens by C. H. Spurgeon. "Hell and destruction are before the Lord: how much more then the hearts of the children of men?" -- Proverbs 15:11. You have often smiled at the ignorance of heathens who bow themselves before gods of wood and stone. You have quoted the words of Scripture and you have said, "Eyes have they, but they see not; ears have they, but they hear not." You have therefore argued that …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
How the Humble and the Haughty are to be Admonished.
An Exposition on the First Ten Chapters of Genesis, and Part of the Eleventh
"Then he sent some more servants and said, 'Tell those who have been invited that I have prepared my dinner: My oxen and fattened cattle have been butchered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding banquet.'
Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let's have a feast and celebrate.
Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife.
Better one handful with tranquillity than two handfuls with toil and chasing after the wind.
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