17 Better a small serving of vegetables with love
    than a fattened calf with hatred.(A)

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16 Better the little that the righteous have
    than the wealth(A) of many wicked;
17 for the power of the wicked will be broken,(B)
    but the Lord upholds(C) the righteous.

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A person’s riches may ransom their life,
    but the poor cannot respond to threatening rebukes.(A)

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Better a little with righteousness
    than much gain(A) with injustice.(B)

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17 Better a dry crust with peace and quiet
    than a house full of feasting, with strife.(A)

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