Proverbs 15:16

16 Better a little with the fear of the LORDthan great wealth with turmoil.

Proverbs 15:16 in Other Translations

KJV
16 Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith.
ESV
16 Better is a little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble with it.
NLT
16 Better to have little, with fear for the LORD, than to have great treasure and inner turmoil.
MSG
16 A simple life in the Fear-of-God is better than a rich life with a ton of headaches.
CSB
16 Better a little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure with turmoil.

Proverbs 15:16 In-Context

14 The discerning heart seeks knowledge, but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly.
15 All the days of the oppressed are wretched, but the cheerful heart has a continual feast.
16 Better a little with the fear of the LORDthan great wealth with turmoil.
17 Better a small serving of vegetables with love than a fattened calf with hatred.
18 A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict, but the one who is patient calms a quarrel.

Cross References 1

  • 1. ver 17; Psalms 37:16-17; Proverbs 13:8; Proverbs 16:8; Proverbs 17:1; 1 Timothy 6:6
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