New Living Translation
Better to live humbly with the poor 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
CommentaryProverbs 16:19 Parallel Commentaries
LibraryTrust in God --True Wisdom
A sermon (No. 392) delivered on Sunday Morning, May 12th, 1861, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he."--Proverbs 16:20. Wisdom is man's true path--that which enables him to accomplish best the end of his being, and which therefore gives to him the richest enjoyment and the fullest play for all his powers. Wisdom is the compass by which man is to steer across the trackless waste …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
A Wise Desire
"The enemy boasted, 'I will chase them and catch up with them. I will plunder them and consume them. I will flash my sword; my powerful hand will destroy them.'
'They must be dividing the captured plunder--with a woman or two for every man. There will be colorful robes for Sisera, and colorful, embroidered robes for me. Yes, the plunder will include colorful robes embroidered on both sides.'
Think of the great things we'll get! We'll fill our houses with all the stuff we take.
Come, throw in your lot with us; we'll all share the loot."
The LORD mocks the mockers but is gracious to the humble.
Pride ends in humiliation, while humility brings honor.
The high and lofty one who lives in eternity, the Holy One, says this: "I live in the high and holy place with those whose spirits are contrite and humble. I restore the crushed spirit of the humble and revive the courage of those with repentant hearts.
Jump to PreviousApportion Better Divide Gentle Humble Humility Lowly Meek Oppressed Part Plunder Poor Pride Proud Rewards Share Spirit Spoil War
Jump to NextApportion Better Divide Gentle Humble Humility Lowly Meek Oppressed Part Plunder Poor Pride Proud Rewards Share Spirit Spoil War
LinksProverbs 16:19 NIV
Proverbs 16:19 NLT
Proverbs 16:19 ESV
Proverbs 16:19 NASB
Proverbs 16:19 KJV
Proverbs 16:19 Bible Apps
Proverbs 16:19 Biblia Paralela
Proverbs 16:19 Chinese Bible
Proverbs 16:19 French Bible
Proverbs 16:19 German Bible
Proverbs 16:19 Commentaries