Treasury of Scripture
He that is despised, and has a servant, is better than he that honors himself, and lacks bread.
he that is or rather, as in the old translation 'He that is despised, and is his own servant, is better than he that boasteth himself and wanteth bread;' with which the versions generally agree. That is, it is better to be in lowness and obscurity, and to support oneself by manual labour, than to want the necessaries of life, through a foolish vanity, or with the pride of birth, which refuses to labour.
Proverbs 13:7 There is that makes himself rich, yet has nothing: there is that makes himself poor, yet has great riches.
Luke 14:11 For whoever exalts himself shall be abased; and he that humbles himself shall be exalted.
Strong's Concordance[He that is] despised, and hath a servant, [is] better than he that honoureth himself, and lacketh bread.
Topical BibleBetter Bread Despised Destitute Esteemed Honoreth Honors Honoureth Humble Lacketh Lacks Lightly Low Nobody Opinion Playeth Plays Position Pretend Rank Self-honoured Servant Somebody Standing Works Yet
Proverbs Chapter 12 Verse 9
Alphabetical: a and be Better bread esteemed food has have he himself honors is lacks lightly no nobody pretend servant somebody than to who yet
OT Poetry: Proverbs 12:9 Better is he who is lightly esteemed (Prov. Pro Pr)