פת חרבה שלווה בה

English translation: Better a dry morsel and quietness therewith

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Hebrew term or phrase:פת חרבה שלווה בה
English translation:Better a dry morsel and quietness therewith
Entered by: Dana Cohen
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09:01 Jan 1, 2002
Hebrew to English translations [PRO]
Hebrew term or phrase: פת חרבה שלווה בה
Resiging oneself to poverty.

Is there an equivalent expression in English?
Dana Cohen
Israel
Local time: 14:05
Better a dry morsel and quietness therewith than a house full of sacrifices with strife
Explanation:
This is an incomplete quote from Proverbs Ch. 17 Verse 1. It is missing the word "and" before the word which means "resignation".
As it is I would suggest an incomplete line from Yeat's poem: "He wishes for the Cloths of Heaven: "I being poor have only my dreams".
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Eric Isaacson
Israel
Local time: 14:05
Grading comment
Thank you. Stupid of me not to check if it's a quote. It wasn't presented as one.
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4Better a dry morsel and quietness therewith than a house full of sacrifices with strife
Eric Isaacson


  

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Better a dry morsel and quietness therewith than a house full of sacrifices with strife


Explanation:
This is an incomplete quote from Proverbs Ch. 17 Verse 1. It is missing the word "and" before the word which means "resignation".
As it is I would suggest an incomplete line from Yeat's poem: "He wishes for the Cloths of Heaven: "I being poor have only my dreams".

Eric Isaacson
Israel
Local time: 14:05
PRO pts in pair: 36
Grading comment
Thank you. Stupid of me not to check if it's a quote. It wasn't presented as one.
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