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Psalm 37:16–17

16 rA little that a righteous man has

Is better than the riches of many wicked.

17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken,

But the Lord upholds the righteous.

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Psalm 37:16–17 — The New International Version (NIV)

16 Better the little that the righteous have

than the wealth of many wicked;

17 for the power of the wicked will be broken,

but the Lord upholds the righteous.

Psalm 37:16–17 — English Standard Version (ESV)

16 Better is the little that the righteous has

than the abundance of many wicked.

17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken,

but the Lord upholds the righteous.

Psalm 37:16–17 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

16 A little that a righteous man hath

Is better than the riches of many wicked.

17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken:

But the Lord upholdeth the righteous.

Psalm 37:16–17 — New Living Translation (NLT)

16 It is better to be godly and have little

than to be evil and rich.

17 For the strength of the wicked will be shattered,

but the Lord takes care of the godly.

Psalm 37:16–17 — New Century Version (NCV)

16 It is better to have little and be right

than to have much and be wrong.

17 The power of the wicked will be broken,

but the Lord supports those who do right.

Psalm 37:16–17 — American Standard Version (ASV)

16 Better is a little that the righteous hath

Than the abundance of many wicked.

17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken;

But Jehovah upholdeth the righteous.

Psalm 37:16–17 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

16 The little that the righteous hath is better than the abundance of many wicked; 17 for the arms of the wicked shall be broken, but Jehovah upholdeth the righteous.

Psalm 37:16–17 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

16 The little that the righteous person has is better 

than the wealth of many wicked people. 

17 The arms of wicked people will be broken, 

but the Lord continues to support righteous people. 

Psalm 37:16–17 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

16 The little that the righteous man has is better

than the abundance of many wicked people.

17 For the arms of the wicked will be broken,

but the Lord supports the righteous.

Psalm 37:16–17 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

16 Better is a little that the righteous person has

than the abundance of many wicked.

17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken,

but the Lord upholds the righteous.

Psalm 37:16–17 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

16 The little belonging to the righteous is better

than the wealth of many wicked.

17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken,

but Yahweh supports the righteous.

Psalm 37:16–17 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

16 Those who do what is right may have very little.

But it’s better than the wealth of many sinners.

17 The power of those who are evil will be broken.

But the Lord takes good care of those who do what is right.

Psalm 37:16–17 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

16 Better is the little of the righteous

Than the abundance of many wicked.

17 For the arms of the wicked will be broken,

But the Lord sustains the righteous.


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