And without all contradiction the less is blessed of the better.
a. NLT: And without question, the person who has the power to give a blessing is greater than the one who is blessed.
b. NIV: And without doubt the lesser is blessed by the greater.
c. YLT: and apart from all controversy, the less by the better is blessed --
d. Amplified Bible: Yet it is beyond all dispute that the lesser person is always blessed by the greater one.
e. Worrell Translation: And, without any dispute, the less is blessed by the better.
1. And without all contradiction the less is blessed of the better.
a. and [1161 * de] [Strong: a primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.:--also, and, but, moreover, now (often unexpressed in English).]
b. without [5565 * choris] [Strong: adverb from 5561; at a space, i.e. separately or apart from (often as preposition):--beside, by itself, without.]
c. all [3956 * pas] [Strong: including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole:--all (manner of, means), alway(-s), any (one), X daily, + ever, every (one, way), as many as, + no(-thing), X thoroughly, whatsoever, whole, whosoever.]
d. contradiction [485 * antilogia] [Strong: from a derivative of 483; dispute, disobedience:--contradiction, gainsaying, strife.]
e. the less [1640 * elasson, or elatton] [Strong: comparative of the same as 1646; smaller (in size, quantity, age or quality):--less, under, worse, younger.]
f. is blessed [2127 * eulogeo] [Strong: from a compound of 2095 and 3056; to speak well of, i.e. (religiously) to bless (thank or invoke a benediction upon, prosper):--bless, praise.]
g. of [5259 * hupo] [Strong: a primary preposition; under, i.e. (with the genitive case) of place (beneath), or with verbs (the agency or means, through); (with the accusative case) of place (whither (underneath) or where (below) or time (when (at)):--among, by, from, in, of, under, with. In the comparative, it retains the same general applications, especially of inferior position or condition, and specially, covertly or moderately.]
h. the better [2909 * kreitton] [Strong: comparative of a derivative of 2904; stronger, i.e. (figuratively) better, i.e. nobler:--best, better.]