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Proverbs 15:15–16

15  All the days of the afflicted are evil,

but athe cheerful of heart has a continual feast.

16  bBetter is a little with the fear of the Lord

than great treasure and trouble with it.

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Proverbs 15:15–16 — The New International Version (NIV)

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 Lord

than great wealth with turmoil.

Proverbs 15:15–16 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

15 All the days of the afflicted are evil:

But he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.

16 Better is little with the fear of the Lord

Than great treasure and trouble therewith.

Proverbs 15:15–16 — New Living Translation (NLT)

15 For the despondent, every day brings trouble;

for the happy heart, life is a continual feast.

16 Better to have little, with fear for the Lord,

than to have great treasure and inner turmoil.

Proverbs 15:15–16 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

15 All the days of the afflicted are evil,

But he who is of a merry heart has a continual feast.

16 Better is a little with the fear of the Lord,

Than great treasure with trouble.

Proverbs 15:15–16 — New Century Version (NCV)

15 Every day is hard for those who suffer,

but a happy heart is like a continual feast.

16 It is better to be poor and respect the Lord

than to be wealthy and have much trouble.

Proverbs 15:15–16 — American Standard Version (ASV)

15 All the days of the afflicted are evil;

But he that is of a cheerful heart hath a continual feast.

16 Better is little, with the fear of Jehovah,

Than great treasure and trouble therewith.

Proverbs 15:15–16 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

15 All the days of the afflicted are evil; but a cheerful heart is a continual feast.

16 Better is little with the fear of Jehovah than great store and disquietude therewith.

Proverbs 15:15–16 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

15 Every day is a terrible day for a miserable person, 

but a cheerful heart has a continual feast. 

16 Better to have a little with the fear of the Lord 

than great treasure and turmoil. 

Proverbs 15:15–16 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

15 All the days of the oppressed are miserable,

but a cheerful heart has a continual feast.

16 Better a little with the fear of the Lord

than great treasure with turmoil.

Proverbs 15:15–16 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

15 All the days of the poor are hard,

but a cheerful heart has a continual feast.

16 Better is a little with the fear of the Lord

than great treasure and trouble with it.

Proverbs 15:15–16 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

15 All the days of the poor are hard,

but goodness of heart is a continuous feast.

16 Better is little with the fear of Yahweh

than great treasure and trouble with it.

Proverbs 15:15–16 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

15 All the days of those who are crushed are filled with pain and suffering.

But a cheerful heart enjoys a good time that never ends.

16 It is better to have respect for the Lord and have little

than to be rich and have trouble.

Proverbs 15:15–16 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

15 All the days of the afflicted are bad,

But a cheerful heart has a continual feast.

16 Better is a little with the fear of the Lord

Than great treasure and turmoil with it.


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