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Proverbs 17

Prov. 17:1 KJV (With Strong’s)

towb (Hebrew #2896)
good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun, both in the masculine and the feminine, the singular and the plural (good, a good or good thing, a good man or woman; the good, goods or good things, good men or women), also as an adverb (well)
KJV usage: beautiful, best, better, bountiful, cheerful, at ease, X fair (word), (be in) favour, fine, glad, good (deed, -lier, -liest, -ly, -ness, -s), graciously, joyful, kindly, kindness, liketh (best), loving, merry, X most, pleasant, + pleaseth, pleasure, precious, prosperity, ready, sweet, wealth, welfare, (be) well ((-favoured)).
Pronounce: tobe
Origin: from 2895
is a dry
chareb (Hebrew #2720)
parched or ruined
KJV usage: desolate, dry, waste.
Pronounce: khaw-rabe'
Origin: from 2717
path (Hebrew #6595)
a bit
KJV usage: meat, morsel, piece.
Pronounce: path
Origin: from 6626
, and quietness
shalvah (Hebrew #7962)
security (genuine or false)
KJV usage: abundance, peace(-ably), prosperity, quietness.
Pronounce: shal-vaw'
Origin: from 7951
therewith, than an house
bayith (Hebrew #1004)
a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.)
KJV usage: court, daughter, door, + dungeon, family, + forth of, X great as would contain, hangings, home(born), (winter)house(-hold), inside(-ward), palace, place, + prison, + steward, + tablet, temple, web, + within(-out).
Pronounce: bah'-yith
Origin: probably from 1129 abbreviated
male' (Hebrew #4392)
full (literally or figuratively) or filling (literally); also (concretely) fulness; adverbially, fully
KJV usage: X she that was with child, fill(-ed, -ed with), full(-ly), multitude, as is worth.
Pronounce: maw-lay'
Origin: from 4390
of βsacrifices
zebach (Hebrew #2077)
properly, a slaughter, i.e. the flesh of an animal; by implication, a sacrifice (the victim or the act)
KJV usage: offer(- ing), sacrifice.
Pronounce: zeh'-bakh
Origin: from 2076
with strife
riyb (Hebrew #7379)
from 7378; a contest (personal or legal)
KJV usage: + adversary, cause, chiding, contend(-tion), controversy, multitude (from the margin), pleading, strife, strive(-ing), suit.
Pronounce: reeb
Origin: or rib {reeb}
or, good cheer.

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Ministry on This Verse

 It will be remembered that portions of the peace offerings were eaten by the offerer and his friends. These are the sacrifices referred to. Such a feast would be supposed to indicate great piety on the part of the host and his intimate associates; but if marred by discord and contention, it lost all its precious character. (Proverbs Seventeen by H.A. Ironside)

J. N. Darby Translation

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

JND Translation Notes

Lit. "sacrifices," Zevach. see Note, Deut. 12.21.