Proverbs 16:8

8 Better a little with righteousness than much gain with injustice.

Proverbs 16:8 in Other Translations

KJV
8 Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right.
ESV
8 Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues with injustice.
NLT
8 Better to have little, with godliness, than to be rich and dishonest.
MSG
8 Far better to be right and poor than to be wrong and rich.
CSB
8 Better a little with righteousness than great income with injustice.

Proverbs 16:8 In-Context

6 Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for; through the fear of the LORD evil is avoided.
7 When the LORD takes pleasure in anyone’s way, he causes their enemies to make peace with them.
8 Better a little with righteousness than much gain with injustice.
9 In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps.
10 The lips of a king speak as an oracle, and his mouth does not betray justice.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Psalms 37:16
  • 2. S Proverbs 15:16; Proverbs 17:1; Ecclesiastes 4:6
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