| 16 Better a little with the fear of the LORD |
than great wealth with turmoil.
17 Better a meal of vegetables where there is love
than a fattened calf with hatred.
|Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith. Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith. |
| Better is a little with the fear of the LORD |
Than great treasure and turmoil with it.
Better is a dish of vegetables where love is
Than a fattened ox served with hatred.
|Proverbs 15:16-17 |
MacDonald, W., & Farstad, A. (1997, c1995). Believer's Bible Commentary : Old and New Testaments (Pr 15:17). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.
A number of proverbs have this form of direct comparison using the "better than" formula. (See Proverbs 15:16, 17; 16:8, 19, 32; 17:1, 12; 19:1)
Whitlock, L. G., Sproul, R. C., Waltke, B. K., & Silva, M. (1995). Reformation study Bible, the : Bringing the light of the Reformation to Scripture : New King James Version. Includes index. (Pr 12:9). Nashville: T. Nelson.