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Proverbs 16:8 | A Little Righteousness

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Week 17: Proverbs 16:8

Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right.

Scripture Memory

Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right. Proverbs 16:8

Better ia little with righteousness than great revenues without right. Proverbs 16:8

B_____ i_ a l_____ w___ r____________ t___ g____ r_______ w______ r____. Proverbs 16:8

Bible Context

Who?

King Solomon

When?

Early in his reign, after 970 B.C.

Why?

To apply God’s wisdom to daily life.

For whom?

Israelites (The Jewish People).

Word Studies

Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right. Proverbs 16:8

Little | מְעַט

mᵊʿaṭ

Pronunciation: meh-at'

Definition:

  • Hardly
  • Shortly
  • Little worth

Translations:

  • Little 49x
  • Few 23x
  • Small thing 4x

righteousness | צְדָקָה

ṣᵊḏāqâ

Pronunciation: tsed-aw-kaw'

Definition:

  • Justice
  • Truthfulness
  • Righteousness (as vindicated of God)

Translations:

  • Righteousness 128x
  • Justice 15x
  • Right 9x

Great | רֹב

rōḇ

Pronunciation: robe

Definition:

  • Multitude
  • Abundance
  • greatness

Translations:

  • multitude 70x
  • abundance 35x
  • great 9x

Revenues | תְּבוּאָה

tᵊḇû'â

Pronunciation: teb-oo-aw'

Definition:

  • produce, product, revenue
  • income
  • gain (of wisdom)

Translations:

  • increase 23x
  • fruit 13x
  • revenue 5x
  • gain 1x

right | מִשְׁפָּט

mišpāṭ

Pronunciation: mish-pawt'

Definition:

  • justice
  • judgement
  • right, privilege, due
  • proper, fitting

Translations:

  • judgement 296x
  • manner 38x
  • right 18x
  • lawful 7x

Paraphrase

Better is a [little worth] with [truthfulness] than [an abundance of] [income, gain] without [justice]. Proverbs 16:8

Bible Cross References

Proverbs 15:16

Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith.

Jeremiah 17:11

As the partridge sitteth on eggs, and hatcheth them not; so he that getteth riches, and not by right, shall leave them in the midst of his days, and at his end shall be a fool.

1 Timothy 6:7-9

For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.

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