New International Version
Better a dry crust with peace and quiet 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.
Proverbs 17:1 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Better is a dry morsel - Peace and contentment, and especially domestic peace, are beyond all other blessings.
A house full of sacrifices - A Hindoo priest, who officiates at a festival, sometimes receives so many offeringss that his house is filled with them, so that many of them are damaged before they can be used - Ward.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryApril 8. "A Merry Heart Doeth Good Like a Medicine" (Prov. xvii. 22).
"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine" (Prov. xvii. 22). King Solomon left among his wise sayings a prescription for sick and sad hearts, and it is one that we can safely take. "A merry heart doeth good like a medicine." Joy is the great restorer and healer. Gladness of spirit will bring health to the bones and vitality to the nerves when all other tonics fail, and all other sedatives cease to quiet. Sick one, begin to rejoice in the Lord, and your bones will flourish like an herb, and your cheeks …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
An Analysis of Augustin's Writings against the Donatists.
An Exhortation to Peace and Unity
Better a small serving of vegetables with love than a fattened calf with hatred.
A prudent servant will rule over a disgraceful son and will share the inheritance as one of the family.
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