KJV with Strong's
He that is despised and hath a servant is better than he that honoureth himself and lacketh bread
משלי 12:9 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
טֹ֣וב נִ֭קְלֶה וְעֶ֣בֶד לֹ֑ו מִ֝מְּתַכַּבֵּ֗ד וַחֲסַר־לָֽחֶם׃
משלי 12:9 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
משלי 12:9 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
משלי 12:9 Hebrew Bible
Parallel VersesNew American Standard Bible
Better is he who is lightly esteemed and has a servant Than he who honors himself and lacks bread.
King James Bible
He that is despised, and hath a servant, is better than he that honoureth himself, and lacketh bread.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
Better to be dishonored, yet have a servant, than to act important but have no food.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
he that is or rather, as in the old translation 'He that is despised, and is his own servant, is better than he that boasteth himself and wanteth bread;' with which the versions generally agree. That is, it is better to be in lowness and obscurity, and to support oneself by manual labour, than to want the necessaries of life, through a foolish vanity, or with the pride of birth, which refuses to labour.
Proverbs 13:7 There is that makes himself rich, yet has nothing: there is that …
Luke 14:11 For whoever exalts himself shall be abased; and he that humbles himself …
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