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Proverbs 17:1

    Proverbs 17:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, Than a house full of feasting with strife.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Better a bit of dry bread in peace, than a house full of feasting and violent behaviour.

    Webster's Revision

    Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, Than a house full of feasting with strife.

    World English Bible

    Better is a dry morsel with quietness, than a house full of feasting with strife.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Better is a dry morsel and quietness therewith, than an house full of feasting with strife.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 17:1

    Better is a dry morsel - Peace and contentment, and especially domestic peace, are beyond all other blessings.

    A house full of sacrifices - A Hindoo priest, who officiates at a festival, sometimes receives so many offeringss that his house is filled with them, so that many of them are damaged before they can be used - Ward.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 17:1

    Sacrifices - The feast accompanied the offerings Proverbs 7:14. Part of the victims were burned upon the altar, the rest was consumed by the worshipper and his friends. The "house full of sacrifices" was therefore one abounding in sumptuous feasts.

    Verses Related to Proverbs 17:1

    Ephesians 2:17 - And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.
    Isaiah 48:18 - O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments! then had thy peace been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea:
    Psalms 34:14 - Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.