New International Version
Better to be lowly in spirit along with the oppressed than to share plunder with the proud.
King James Bible
Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.
Darby Bible Translation
Better is it to be of a humble spirit with the meek, than to divide the spoil with the proud.
World English Bible
It is better to be of a lowly spirit with the poor, than to divide the plunder with the proud.
Young's Literal Translation
Better is humility of spirit with the poor, Than to apportion spoil with the proud.
Proverbs 16:19 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Pride goeth before destruction - Here pride is personified: it walks along, and has destruction in its train.
And a haughty spirit before a fall - Another personification. A haughty spirit marches on, and ruin comes after.
In this verse we find the following Masoretic note in most Hebrew Bibles. חצי הספר chatsi hassepher: "the middle of the book." This verse is the middle verse; and the first clause makes the middle of the words of the book of Proverbs.
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LibraryApril 27. "The Sweetness of the Lips" (Prov. xvi. 21).
"The sweetness of the lips" (Prov. xvi. 21). Spiritual conditions are inseparably connected with our physical life. The flow of the divine life-currents may be interrupted by a little clot of blood; the vital current may leak out through a very trifling wound. If you want to keep the health of Christ, keep from all spiritual sores, from all heart wounds and irritations. One hour of fretting will wear out more vitality than a week of work; and one minute of malignity, or rankling jealousy or envy …
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The enemy boasted, 'I will pursue, I will overtake them. I will divide the spoils; I will gorge myself on them. I will draw my sword and my hand will destroy them.'
Are they not finding and dividing the spoils: a woman or two for each man, colorful garments as plunder for Sisera, colorful garments embroidered, highly embroidered garments for my neck-- all this as plunder?'
we will get all sorts of valuable things and fill our houses with plunder;
cast lots with us; we will all share the loot"--
He mocks proud mockers but shows favor to the humble and oppressed.
Pride brings a person low, but the lowly in spirit gain honor.
For this is what the high and exalted One says-- he who lives forever, whose name is holy: "I live in a high and holy place, but also with the one who is contrite and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite.
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